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Why the Advantages of Procurement Automation are Not Limited to Procurement Managers?
Accounts payable (AP) automation enables one to digitally submit and approve purchase orders and invoices, giving one greater visibility and control over critical financial data. A simple AP automation solution makes procedures more accessible to all departments, not just finance.
Fremont, CA: Without a doubt, the pandemic has had a massive impact on businesses all over the world; the covid-19 crisis has halted growth, disrupted manufacturing, and broken supply chains. Companies that have accepted the inevitable change of automation, on the other hand, are successfully navigating this crisis. It is the same in procurement. With the increasing procurement challenges, the need for procurement automation is unavoidable.
How advantages of procurement automation go beyond procurement managers:
Helps in Decision Making
More commercial partners and suppliers are brought on board as a company grows. Internal and external teams exchange communications, contracts, purchase orders, and invoices every day. Maintaining quality standards can be difficult when there is a large amount of data to record and store. Humans are prone to making mistakes, particularly when performing repetitive and tiring tasks. This is where automation comes into play.
All of this data is captured in a centralized repository with procurement automation, creating a single source of truth for all functions. Consider a sourcing event in which the buyer invites dozens, if not hundreds, of suppliers to submit bids. Even if bids are quickly collected using an e-sourcing tool rather than manually in a spreadsheet, automated features can quickly examine the bid data for completeness, outliers, consistency, accuracy, and formatting. Decision-making becomes easier with all of this high-quality data and insights.
Assists Human Resource Management
Work-from-home is the new normal for most organizations as a result of the pandemic. In such an environment, ensuring that all employees are adequately facilitated in working towards the organization's strategic goals is complicated for the human resources department.
Even after the pandemic has passed, the innovation that arose as a result of the crisis is well-positioned to benefit the future of work.
Revolutionizes Accounts Payable
Accounts payable (AP) automation enables one to digitally submit and approve purchase orders and invoices, giving one greater visibility and control over critical financial data. A simple AP automation solution makes procedures more accessible to all departments, not just finance. Other teams can safely and efficiently file purchase orders with a system that guides them through each step. As a result, they require far less assistance than they did previously.
One can track the entire history of invoice processing with AP automation software. This includes information such as when the invoice was received, how it was processed, and what changes were made. This makes it simple for auditors to obtain real-time invoice-related information for a thorough audit. Because of automation and data analysis tools, the AP team also has a lot of data to work with. This data can be used to identify process flaws, improve back-office operations, and make better decisions.