Date Added: Jan 2010
While SAP solutions empower businesses with accounts payable functionality and transaction data, manual entry and tracking of vendor invoices remains a barrier to full business process efficiency and return on investment in SAP solutions. Many businesses running SAP applications still employ conventional paper-driven accounts payable processes. As a result, they are limited in their ability to minimize per-invoice costs, prevent duplicate invoices and take advantage of fast-payment discounts. Financial planning, vendor relationships, employee productivity, inter-enterprise communication and even regulatory compliance efforts may suffer from lack of automation in accounts payable.