9 Best Practices for Automating your AP Department: Part 3 of 3

by Frank Davis

9 Best Practices for Automating your AP Department: Part 3 of 3

In this third and final part of our three-part series, we will conclude our discussion on accounts payable best practices fueled by the excellent article "9 Best Practices for Automating Your AP Department" written by David Schmidt and Katie McMurry for the third-quarter printing of Financial Operations Matters. It provides an excellent roadmap for automation that is both commonsensical and actionable.

Accounts Payable, Expense Management, Invoice Management

A Solid Case for Accounts Payable Automation - Harry Townsend

A Solid Case for Accounts Payable Automation - Harry Townsend

To my mind, it seems absurd that one organization selling products or services to another submits a printed paper invoice via their billing system and an employee at the purchasing company manually enters the same invoice into their accounts payable system. Not only is this an inefficient and expensive exercise, but it is totally eco-unfriendly!

Invoice Management

Top 5 Productive Ways to Spend a Flight Delay

by Connie Moser

Top 5 Productive Ways to Spend a Flight Delay

For many business travelers, airline travel is the fastest way to get from Point A to Point B, unless a flight delay upsets a perfectly crafted schedule, leaving unplanned downtime in place of progress. Use the interruption to your itinerary to get a head start on pre- or post-travel agendas by putting these efficient business-travel tips into practice.

Business Travel, Expense Reports

9 Best Practices for Automating your AP Department: Part 2 of 3

by Frank Davis

9 Best Practices for Automating your AP Department: Part 2 of 3

In this second part of a three-part series, we will resume our discussion of Accounts Payable Best Practices (Part 1) fueled by an excellent article entitled "9 Best Practices for Automating Your AP Department," written by David Schmidt and Katie McMurry. Their work appeared in the Third Quarter printing of Financial Operations Matters and provides an excellent road map for automation that is both commonsensical and actionable.

Accounts Payable, Expense Management, Expense Reports, Invoice Management

Top Ways to Save Money and Time on a Business Trip

by Connie Moser

Top Ways to Save Money and Time on a Business Trip

Although it is often essential to the success of a business, employee travel can be very expensive. Whether professionals are traveling through the United States or to destinations overseas, they will inevitably incur costs for meals, hotels and transportation. Through expense management and by limiting these costs as much as possible, businesses can save more money for other travel activities, like impressing potential clients.

Business Travel, Expense Management

9 Best Practices for Automating your AP Department: Part I of 3

by Frank Davis

9 Best Practices for Automating your AP Department: Part I of 3

Recently I had the good fortune to stumble across an excellent article entitled "9 Best Practices for Automating Your AP Department" in the third-quarter printing of Financial Operations Matters. This little gem was written by David Schmidt and Katie McMurry and offers a viewpoint on AP Automation that is very much aligned with my own personal opinions on this topic.

Expense Management, Expense Reports, Invoice Management

The Secret Of Breaking the Spreadsheet Cycle

by Connie Moser

The Secret Of Breaking the Spreadsheet Cycle

Spreadsheet expense reporting can be overwhelming, stressful and downright confusing for everyone involved. With so many people playing a role in the reporting and accounting process, some expenses may be recorded twice, while others may never be documented at all. Fortunately, you can break the usual spreadsheet cycle with a single tool: the online expense reporting program.

Expense Management, Expense Reports

End-of-Year Expense Reports: 10 Tips for Getting a Head Start

by Connie Moser

End-of-Year Expense Reports: 10 Tips for Getting a Head Start

End-of-year expense reports are extremely important for any business. Using the information on your report, you can complete your tax return, analyze your profits, and plan for the following year. However, too many business owners wait until the last minute to start compiling information for this essential document. Below are 10 tips you can use to get a head start and ensure that you don't miss anything important.

Expense Reports

International Expense Reporting: What You Need to Know Before You Go

by Connie Moser

International Expense Reporting: What You Need to Know Before You Go

International business travel is accompanied by a slew of challenges for both travelers and financial managers. Language barriers, jet leg and jam-packed itineraries only scratch the surface for this breed of travel. Luckily, there are corporate travel tips all over the Internet to help guide international jetsetters. Here are a few things you'll want to know before you go.

Business Travel
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We are excited to be able to enforce much more stringent compliance to our expense guidelines and significantly enhance our expense reporting and analytics. By automating these processes, we will be able to free up AP time formerly spent on manual administrative tasks, and enhance the role by being much more strategic. Ben Zastrow Zelle