Invoice Matching Made Easy: Automated Procure to Pay Solutions for Accounts Payable
Invoice matching is a critical step in the accounts payable process. Comparing vendor invoices to the corresponding purchase orders helps confirm that the charges are valid – but the process can be monotonous and time-consuming.
The good news: manual matching isn’t the only option. Computers can compare invoices to purchase orders and receipts, and it can do with a high level of accuracy. Software takes just seconds to do what a person needs an entire day to complete – helping companies increase productivity and reduce their costs.
Invoice Matching Software from IntelliChief
At IntelliChief, we created an AP automation program that can process many invoices straight through. And it doesn’t matter what type of documents you’re working with; our software can handle paper invoices, email invoices, and even faxed invoices.
With IntelliChief, you can have your documents sorted, matched, validated, and entered into your ERP with little (or no) effort from your team. Our software can instantly recognize quantities, unit prices, payment terms, and more – regardless of the layout of the page. And the more you use it, the “smarter” it gets – remembering suppliers and discounts for the next time it encounters them.
Automated Two-Way Invoice Matching
In a two-way match, IntelliChief matches invoices to purchase orders, line-item by line item. If the information is correct, the transaction can processed straight-through. From there, a voucher can be created and the invoice can be scheduled for payment.
Automated Three-Way Invoice Matching
In a three-way match, invoices are matched to both purchase orders and receipts. When doing this manually, it takes longer than a two-way match – but with IntelliChief’s invoice automation solutions, there’s no extra effort involved. IntelliChief can wait for all items to be received on its own without users having to enter the invoice first only to find out the freight has not received.
Resolving Invoice Discrepancies
When an invoice doesn’t match a purchase order, IntelliChief makes it easy to fix. Our software can independently solve certain discrepancies, like units of measure that don’t match up. For instance, if a purchase of 100 items appears as 100 units on your invoice, but 1 unit of 100 pieces on your purchase order, our system will note the difference and do the conversion automatically.
IntelliChief can also:
- Convert currencies
- Confirm local tax policies
- Note custom tolerances for prices, units, and percentages ordered and received
- Route price exceptions back to purchasing for resolution with the vendor
If our invoice system can’t find an immediate solution, it’ll notify one of your Accounts Payable specialists. The software clearly highlights the error, so there’s no confusion over what needs to be addressed. And with all the supporting documentation provided up front, your processors will have immediate access to everything they need to correct the discrepancy. They don’t even have to leave their core Accounts Payable application.
Approving Non-PO Invoices
Don’t have a purchase order to match your invoice to? Not a problem. IntelliChief can help you approve non-PO invoices more quickly as well. Electronic routing gets each document to the right person for review, right away. And, managers can approve invoices (or deny), GL code them, and natural language prompts tell the users exactly what they need to do. Mobile integration allows users to do what they need to do, even from mobile devices.
Learn More About IntelliChief’s Electronic Invoice Processing Software
To learn more about invoice automation, contact us today. Our software is designed to work with any Accounts Payable system that you already have in place – be it Oracle, SAP, JD Edwards, or even a completely custom system. No matter your technical needs, we can help you speed up your Accounts Payable process flow – and it all starts with a faster, more efficient approach to invoice matching.