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Workflow Automation Examples For Small and Mid-Size Companies

Posted by Recordsforce on Sep 20, 2022 3:19:53 PM

Regardless of industry or size, companies around the world are onboarding automated workflows into their processes to make their work more effective and efficient. A workflow is an implemented software or service that manages a business process. They help to eliminate the manual and repetitive tasks within a process, usually a document-heavy one. Workflow automation can be used in virtually any industry or department, from HR to Accounts Payable, and even Facilities Management. 

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Topics: #Digitization, Security, Automate, Efficiency, Accounts Payable, Accounts Payable Automation, Human Resources, Workflow, Cloud Services, Document Management, Real Estate

What is Data Extraction on a Document Scanning Project?

Posted by Recordsforce on Apr 14, 2022 9:50:32 AM

What is data extraction?

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Topics: Documents, Security, Data Extraction, Data, Accounts Payable, Data Entry

What's an example of a workflow?

Posted by Recordsforce on Feb 28, 2022 10:42:17 AM

An example of a workflow can be anything from automating an accounts payable invoice review process, to the hiring and onboarding of an employee, to the process of reviewing and signing a contract. When people refer to a workflow, they often mean an implemented software or service that manages that business process for them. A workflow helps to eliminate the manual and repetitive tasks within a process, usually a document-heavy one. 

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Topics: #Digitization, Organization, Documents, Paperless, Digitize, Efficiency, AP, Accounts Payable, Accounts Payable Automation, Workflow

What Is An Accounts Payable Workflow?

Posted by Recordsforce on Jan 28, 2022 8:45:12 AM

 

An accounts payable workflow is the automation of the end-to-end operation of invoice processing. It helps eliminate the manual and repetitive tasks within the process from document collection (paper or digital), to when invoices are paid. Workflows are essential to a consistent, accurate and efficient accounts payable (AP) process. When people refer to “accounts payable workflow” they often mean an implemented software or service that manages that business process. 

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Topics: Automate, Efficiency, AP, Accounts Payable, Accounts Payable Automation, Outsourcing, Workflow

How To Calculate Your Cost Per Invoice & Why It's Important

Posted by Recordsforce on Nov 30, 2021 3:56:06 PM

Processing invoices from intake through payment is not a profit center for any company. Because of this, many companies don’t spend much time, if any, optimizing this process.  Instead many rely on the age-old “this is how it’s always been done” mindset with no real measurement around it beyond “did it get paid in time.”  The best operations, however, are always boiling down each process to a cost per number. For accounts payable, that number is cost per invoice. When considering the options for AP process automation, it's impossible to determine if there is value in changing your current process if you don’t know what it's costing you to process an invoice today.  

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Topics: #Digitization, Documents, Efficiency, AP, Accounts Payable, Accounts Payable Automation, Outsourcing

Accounts Payable Shared Services Centers - What They Are & How To Utilize Them

Posted by Recordsforce on Nov 1, 2021 11:11:21 AM

A shared services center (SSC) is where back office functions, such as Accounts Payable (AP), are centralized. It allows a company to combine resources from multiple operating entities or even separate business units into one single layer center. For example, instead of having an AP department in every state or even country you operate in, you can have one regional or global AP shared services center. 

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Topics: #Digitization, Organization, Automate, Efficiency, AP, Accounts Payable, Accounts Payable Automation

Why You Should Automate Your Business Processes

Posted by Recordsforce on Jun 15, 2021 11:44:05 AM

Businesses of every size have processes that keep their businesses running. Many of these processes, from invoice processing to insurance claims and contract reviews, are done manually and even still on paper or in email inboxes. Companies may not realize how negatively this is impacting their business. These manual processes slow the company down, making them inefficient and unproductive, while the rest of their industry is making their processes faster. 

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Topics: #Digitization, Organization, Documents, Digitize, Automate, Efficiency, Remote Access, Accounts Payable

Recordsforce Cloud and QuickBooks

Posted by Recordsforce on May 14, 2021 8:51:16 AM

Keeping track of your accounts receivable and accounts payable is key to understanding profitability as a business.  Over the past decade, the majority of large corporations have found ways to leverage accounting software and data capture tools to automate their entire process around reviewing invoices.  Tools for this are expensive, but at their size, this is a necessity that ultimately produces an ROI for the company due to their large volumes of invoices every month.

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Topics: Automate, Efficiency, AP, Accounts Payable, Accounts Payable Automation, Cloud Services

Scaling With Accounts Payable Automation

Posted by Recordsforce on Jun 15, 2020 9:32:56 AM

With the onset of increased amounts of invoices due to your business growth, it is more challenging than ever for accounts payable departments to get their invoices reviewed, approved and paid on time. Not only is this a large concern for growing businesses, but so is the need to budget for more accounts payable employees to get through the workload if your process is not automated.

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Topics: #Scanning, #Digitization, Organization, Scan, Security, Paperless, Digitize, Automate, Efficiency, Work From Home, Remote Working, AP, Accounts Payable, Accounts Payable Automation