Posts Tagged ‘AP automation’

The Importance of Analytics for AP Automation

December 10, 2014
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FileBound Marketing Director Jackie Risley discusses how analytics can add value to AP in a webinar.


AP can be overlooked as a strategic priority, Jackie Risley, director of FileBound marketing at Upland Software, says in a FileBound webinar.

So how can executives be convinced to look at AP more strategically?

The webinar, “Beyond Automation: How Predictive Analytics Add Value to AP,” demonstrates how analytics can raise the perception of the AP process.

“Analytics deliver real insight into your work processes so that you have real-time, actionable data,” she says.

Reporting looks backwards and looks at tactical items. Analytics looks toward the future and is more focused on strategy. For example, reporting will look at how many invoices have been processed in a certain time frame, while analytics will show opportunities to change.

“It’s much more than a visual representation of data that we normally see in tables,” Risley says.

AP automation technologies include workflow and capture. Mobile can also play a role in AP, Risley says, allowing employees to approve forms away from their computer in a BYOD environment.

Automation can have many benefits. Employees can be freed from tedious jobs, such as data entry, to focus on higher value tasks. Automation can help eliminate back logs and lead to fewer late payments.

But few organizations have fully automated their systems.

Less than 10 percent of organizations are highly automated, according to the Institute of Financial Operations 2014 AP Automation Study, meaning they receive less than 10 percent of their invoices on paper. Alternatively, almost 30 percent of organizations say that paper represents more than 90 percent of their invoices.

Analytics can help bring an executive on board to an AP automation project, Risley says. Showing the granular details can help increase the chances a project will be improved.

To learn more about the benefits of analytics and AP automation, watch our webinar.


Enterprise Content Management Industry Roundup: October 24, 2014

October 24, 2014


What’s new in the industry this week:

  1. Almost half of employees not required to use a personal device at work are using their own devices without their boss’s knowledge, according to a survey. Read how this could impact businesses and data security.
  1. Even if going paperless doesn’t seem possible, using less paper certainly is. Learn four tips for going paper-light.
  1. Mobile devices and applications could improve government fieldwork. See how providing caseworkers with better access to data could improve outcomes for citizens.
  1. Government regulations could be used to increase cloud utilization in the health care industry. See what changes cloud and health care professionals recommended.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

Senior Vice President of Technology at Upland Software and General Manager of FileBound, Sean Nathaniel, is joining Ovum for a webinar on reducing ECM complexity. Register for the November 12 event here.

Don’t miss us at the IOFM AP Conference West October 26-28 in Las Vegas, Nevada! Attend and learn how FileBound can revolutionize invoice processing. Learn more here. You can also register to join FileBound and Epson to learn about AP automation and receive a $10 casino chip during the conference.

Mark your calendars for April 27-30, 2015, and attend the second annual Upland User Conference! The FileBound team will be there in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., at Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club with the rest of the Upland Software family.