Route receipt-matching problems to the PO owner or requester as a watcher to help clear the exception. Route non-PO invoices for approval to the requester identified by the supplier on the invoice.

 

Matching a purchase order (PO) to an invoice is a longstanding accounts payable (AP) best practice for processing invoices and ensuring compliance. Yet most organizations also have some portion of spend that does not involve POs, making effective processing of non-PO invoices crucial as well. By automating invoice processing, organizations can effectively implement a wide array of best-practice strategies that transform the efficiency of AP operations—enabling them to compress PO and non-PO invoice processing from months or weeks to days or hours, eliminate exceptions that require manual resolution, remove virtually all non-PO manual touch points, and expand the capture of early payment discounts to every invoice.  Companies that continue to rely on paper-based methods face extensive challenges that make it difficult or impossible to process invoices effectively. As a result, they can't achieve substantial time and cost savings that can improve their bottom line.

 

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