Date Added: May 2011
Managing accounts payable is a common practice in every commercial establishment. Whether one deal with goods or provide services, materials and supplies have to be purchased to conduct ordinary business. However, recent changes to network infrastructure have made it possible for businesses to streamline this process. Purchase orders, invoices, and other documents can now reach their destination using any number of protocols on the Internet, such as e-mail. These tools allow organizations like ones' to lessen the amount of paper produced and handled, which increases productivity and reduces overhead costs. This paper provides an overview of using document management software to move away from a paper-based accounts-payable process.