Why Automate with Esker?

Esker’s Accounts Payable automation software allows businesses to eliminate the pains of manual AP invoice processing thanks to AI-driven data capture, touchless processing and electronic workflow capabilities. The end result? A simpler, more efficient, and highly visible way to manage cash flow and generate new revenue.

 

  • Simplify AP InvoicingReduce the effort needed to improve cash management, reduce operational costs, & speed up financial close & audit procedures.
  • Work Smart, Work MobileFrom invoice analytics, to performance monitoring, to mobile capabilities, let data drive your decisions — at the office or working remotely.
  • Become Supplier-FriendlyConsistently deliver accurate, on-time supplier payments, rapid dispute resolutions & real-time communication tools.

 

70%
Faster in processing invoices - Pet Lovers Centre
 
100%
Visibility thanks to Esker’s customisable dashboards - Luxasia
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Empower your team members with actionable data

Intelligent dashboards with real-time KPIs allow finance teams and accounts payable workflow users to customize AP metrics that are displayed on their interface in easy-to-read graphs and reports. This allows every action – from performing daily tasks to monitoring budgets – to be more strategic and value-added.

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    monitoring
    • Touchless rate trend
    • Invoices by month
      (PO vs. non-PO)
    • Reception method by month, etc.
  • Performance
    monitoring
    • DPO
    • On-time payment
    • Average processing time by month, etc.
  • Ongoing/in progress workload monitoring
    • Invoices to approve
    • Invoices pending review
    • Invoices on-hold
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Esker’s newest AI-based features for AP

Predictive coding, anomaly detection, auto-reject of non-compliant invoices Comms Elements

TOOLS TO WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER

Esker’s automated AP software is built off of 35+ years of field experience and features a wide range of intelligent and powerful functionalities, including:

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    AI-DRIVEN AUTOMATION

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    Esker’s AI Engine can extract key invoice data, suggest coding information, detect unusual amounts, automatically reject non-compliant invoices and suggest a split for a batch of multi-page invoices received for the first time. 

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    ERP INTEGRATION

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    Esker’s AP solution integrates with any ERP system and has standard connectors for SAP®, Oracle® and Microsoft, while providing simultaneous integration with multiple ERPs, simplifying diverse environments from M&A activity.

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    ESKER ANYWHERE™

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    The Esker Anywhere™ mobile app enables managers to review and approve supplier invoices and track KPIs whether they’re on the go or working remotely. Users can also enter comments for others involved in the workflow.

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    SUPPLIER PORTAL

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    A convenient online portal gives your suppliers self-service access to payment information — helping them get paid faster while saving your company time and money previously allocated to responding to invoice calls.

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On the go? Use Esker Anywhere.

Esker’s mobile requisition and invoice approval application allows you to:

  • Easily approve invoices and purchase requisitions anytime, anywhere from your Apple® or Android™ device.
  • Quickly resolve exceptions and approvals, helping foster positive relationships with your suppliers.
  • Increase efficiency in the P2P process due to fewer slowdowns and less effort needed for approval.
  • Keep an eye on key metrics. Dashboards are available on the go so that managers can keep track of their business anytime, anywhere.

 

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Get on the good side of your suppliers.

The relationship between you and your suppliers can finally be a mutually beneficial one (no, really). Using Esker’s self-service portal, businesses can collaborate with their suppliers online and in real time, and benefit from:

  • Painless supplier on-boarding
  • Reduced invoice status calls
  • Rapid dispute resolution
  • Less paper handling with e-invoices
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Financial Transformation

How AP & AR are coming together to better manage cash 

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$30k saved monthly in
early payment discounts

“Before, we had no approval controls in place for AP invoices. Now, all expenses are routed with full transparency and accountability.”

Accounting Manager — Parts Town
 
 

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Ensuring AP tax compliance

Keeping up with changing regulations is tricky and managing suppliers across borders adds even more complexity. Esker's AP e-invoicing solution delivers compliant, paperless invoice processing on a global scale. Archived invoices are kept secure for as long as the local authorities' laws dictate.

7 Steps To Easily Transform AP

From manual to touchless in an ERP environment

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A truly multi-channel invoice automation solution

With EDI invoice management, things aren't always straightforward. Exceptions occur more often than not. Esker makes it easy. Our multi-channel solution lets you process invoices in any format and from any input channel, whether received by mail, email, fax or EDI. By turning a machine-readable EDI invoice into a human-readable version, you can now apply standard AP processes to EDI invoices as well.

  • Access EDI invoices as PDFs from your ERP system
  • Eliminate the need for IT support to resolve EDI issues
  • Increase “touchless” processing rates for EDI invoices
  • Enhance invoice visibility across all formats and reception channels

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Frequently Asked Questions About Accounts Payable System

We’ve compiled answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Esker and our suite of process automation solutions.

What is Accounts Payable software?

Accounts Payable software is built to handle your Accounts Payable processes according to rules and specifications set by the user. Information related to your payment processes, such as invoices from vendors, no longer need to be manually entered as they can now be logged by the software. Accounts Payable software also speeds up invoice processing, as well as providing better visibility across the board when it comes to financial information.

Accounts Payable software seeks to eliminate manual processes, which is not only tedious and time-consuming but also highly susceptible to human error. What can Accounts Payable software accomplish? The solution helps your accounts payavble team speed up invoice processing, as well as providing better visibility across the board when it comes to financial information.

What is Accounts Payable automation?

Accounts Payable automation seeks to eliminate manual processes, which is not only tedious and time-consuming but also highly susceptible to human error. What can Accounts Payable automation accomplish? Using machine learning, processes like inputting data via invoices are done automatically. Our Accounts Payable system helps your business increase efficiency by reducing errors.

Esker’s Accounts Payable automation allows businesses to eliminate the manual pains of traditional AP invoice processing. Esker’s Accounts Payable system helps your business increase efficiency by reducing errors. With AI-driven data capture, automated processing and electronic workflow — helping businesses save time and money while improving supplier relationships. Esker's mobile application, Esker Anywhere™, gives managers the ability to review, approve and reject purchase requisitions and supplier invoices, remove process holdups, and follow their P2P process performance trends anytime, anywhere.

What is the process flow of Accounts Payable?

It’s not uncommon for Accounts Payable staff members to spend much of their time on manual tasks (e.g. entering invoice data into the ERP, hunting down approvals, printing and collecting documents, etc.) Esker’s AI-driven Accounts Payable automation solution takes care of all those repetitive, low-value admin activities so you don’t have to. As a result, your team is free to focus on more strategic activities that impact cash management and your supplier relationships.

How does Esker’s Accounts Payable system increase employee productivity?

It’s not uncommon for Accounts Payable staff members to spend much of their time on manual tasks (e.g. entering invoice data into the ERP, hunting down approvals, printing and collecting documents, etc.) Esker’s AI-driven Accounts Payable automation solution takes care of all those repetitive, low-value admin activities so you don’t have to. As a result, your team is free to focus on more strategic activities that impact cash management and your supplier relationships.

What advantages will I see with Esker’s automated Accounts Payable invoicing solution?

Users of Esker’s Accounts Payable software can expect to see a number of transformational benefits once they’re on board with Esker. From an operational standpoint, Accounts Payable automation often translates to faster invoice processing times, lower costs, simplified IT environment, and enhanced visibility over invoices and closing procedures (just to name a few). For your customers and staff, Accounts Payable automation can mean greater collaboration and overall satisfaction. Lastly, for business, Esker’s solution can ultimately lead to more business opportunities, expansion into new markets, and increased fraud prevention. Additionally, if you’re looking for an easy way to lower credit risks and accelerate payment, try out Esker’s Accounts Receivable solution.

Does Esker’s Accounts Payable software integrate with all ERPs?

Yes, Esker’s Accounts Payable software can be fully integrated with any ERP. To date, Esker has over 70 unique ERP or home-grown solutions. Our ERP connectivity suite also provides simultaneous integration with multiple ERPs, which simplifies diverse environments resulting from M&A activity, streamlines onboarding, and supports shared services center initiatives.

Does Esker replace my ERP system?

No! Esker’s automated Accounts Payable system is not designed to replace ERPs; rather, the solution works alongside whatever existing IT system currently in place to fill in the manual gaps most conventional ERPs can’t handle. This helps invoices get processed faster and more accurately, while also helping your company maximise its ERP investment.

Accounts Payable software is just one tool in Esker’s complete suite of automation solutions for business. Our automation solutions are designed to let you focus on what drives profits without being slowed down by repetitive, laborious tasks. If you have any queries about services, feel free to contact us via phone call or email. Alternatively, you can also discover what our collection management software and auto cash application can do for your business.

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