Automated Accounting and Invoice Approval
A comprehensive service model covering all steps of the invoice processing process ( invoice approval workflow) including applications and back-office accounting services.
easyap has placed at its clients' disposal the tools for the automation (easyapIP) of all the steps in invoice processing from invoice receipt until its automatic recording in the business management system, optimizing the process of exception resolution and invoice validation through the appropriate synchronization of all parties in the process (provider, buyer, warehouse, finance and approver).
Benefits of Invoice Workflow
- Transforming fixed costs into variables
- The identification of exceptions identifies clear points for improvement in associated processes
- Increase in productivity of the actors in the process, resulting in cost savings
- Electronic register of all actions in the process, improving internal control
- Reduction in time necessary to resolve exceptions and the approval process
- Improves Treasury planning
- Visibility of the status of each and every invoice Automatic assignment of tasks to managers on business rules
What is easyap Invoices?
An automatic online processing of invoices platform complemented by expert accounting services.
Covering all stages of invoices, with or without purchase order, and automating all invoice matching and approval tasks.
Who is it for?
Companies of any size who want to increase the productivity of their accounts payable department while improving and optimizing the accounting processes of invoices of their suppliers.
Why use it?
- Cost savings of up to 45%.
- No startup investment.
- Variable cost depending on number of invoices processed.
- No internal developments required.
Invoice Approval Workflow Feature Highlights
Receipt in various formats.
Possibility to have a unique entrance for invoice independent of their format Invoices can be received electronically or by email, paper...all will have the same entrance. Certified digitalization allows the destruction of paper invoices.
Various output formats, depending, on invoice destination.
Invoices can be sent to an accounting system with a specific file or to an operating system with a different one. Be flexible in the choice of output format.
Invoice approval workflow.
Extendible and with various steps which allow an easy process to one more complex with features such as: account coding, invoice validation circuits, automatic confirmation/matching and exception resolution. Output in an accounting file for ERP, if required.
Without system requirements or the need to acquire any type of hardware or software. With just a browser and an internet connection.
Powerful Automatic Matching motor.
Obtain automatic confirmation percentages superior to 90% by using various criteria.
Complete Visibility for the financial area.
Ability to check online and at anytime the state and person responsible for each and every invoice.
All-event Register with user.
Date and time, comments and type of action. Useful information for auditing and action control.
Online archive during the agreed period.
Access to all images/data of all filed archived invoices.
What is the supplier invoice automation process like?
The easyapIP electronic invoicing portal has workflows specifically designed for the automation of supplier invoices and to cover the particular casuistry of processing the receipt of third party invoices. The following is a graphic of the usual invoice circuits with or without purchase order.
1. Invoice Reception:
Invoice Reception: any format
2. Invoice Validation:
Validation: of different types, formal, duplication, data...
3. Invoice Identification:
Automatic Identification of invoice type: with or without purchase order / other appropriate circuits implemented logically based on invoice information,provider characteristics
Comparison against purchase order (comparison of purchase order number and amounts)
Comparison with purchase order and delivery note: order number, delivery note number, units, unit price and any other element
Coding: accounting allocation, account and elements of analytical accounting(until 5 levels): Automatic based on information in the invoice, provider Manual, with upload from xls
Approval: automatic assigning to one or multiple users (sequence)for electronic signature, based on the company rules easily configurable for provider, amount, cost centre, account...
5. Incident Resolution
Detailed categorization of problem type and automatic assigning to the correct supervisor for resolution. Options for further action depending on problem type
Automatic creation of accounting notes suitable for the erp
Advanced Invoice Workflow
Coding of Invoices Without Order
The absence of a Purchase Order/Purchase Order requires ex-post approval of the expenditure. Obtaining this approval involves a lot of effort and time. This phenomenon occurs a lot in "emergencies", violating the foundations of internal control. The absence of a Purchase Order encourages ignorance of the occurrence of expenses, causing the appearance of surprises.
These are, at a very high level, the steps that the information follows in the non-ordered invoice processing process from invoice entry and verification to the subsequent payment information.
Invoice to Order Matching
On average, 15% of invoices processed have exceptions. The cost of processing an invoice with exception is 20 times higher to that of an invoice without incident. In the majority of the cases, it is accounts payable that is charged with dealing with the exception when it does not have the authority to resolve it.
These are, very roughly, the steps that the information follows in the process of processing invoices with purchase order from invoice entry and verification to the subsequent payment information.
Invoice Digitalization and Capture
Usually invoice processing is slow, inefficient and expensive.
Because of great variety of invoices layout and deficient identification of invoice line item detail, even invoice OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology results are limited when performing automatic data capture.
Our certified digitization proposal
Easyap has found the right balance between technology and human intervention offering optimum and consistent results.
easyap is approved by the Spanish Tax Office for the certified digitalization of invoices. With this new process the obligation of physical archiving of invoices is eliminated because the digital documents generated comply with all the fiscal/legal requirements.
- Transformation of fixed costs into variable costs
- Cost Savings
- Invoice booking cycle reduction
- Invoice accessibility improvement
- Invoice loss minimized