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Discover our selection of white papers that will guide you through the topic of accounts payable automation, including educational guides on how to drive accounts payable efficiency and fully touchless invoice processing.

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Ardent Partners Solution Spotlight: MediusFlow

Get a thorough analysis of MediusFlow – capabilities, services and market position – in this research report. 

Ardent Partners is a research firm focused on defining and advancing the supply management strategies, processes, and technologies that drive business value and accelerate organizational transformation.

In this Solution Spotlight report they have conducted a thorough analysis of MediusFlow including:

  • AP automation capabilities and features
  • Value adding services
  • Market position

Technology Guide: Automated Invoice Processing Dynamics 365

Get valuable tips on how to find the best accounts payable option for your Dynamics 365 ERP to enable a highly automated efficient AP process.

Get valuable tips on how to find the best accounts payable option for your Dynamics 365 ERP to enable a highly automated AP process.

Download this guide to learn:

  • The different options available for automated invoice processing in Dynamics 365 F&O
  • What to consider when selecting a solution such as level of automation provided, data connection and implementation
  • How to evaluate solutions, including a handy checklist of questions to ask solution providers 

A buyer's guide to AP invoice automation solutions

In this guide we’ll walk you through the 6 critical steps when considering investing in an AP invoice automation solution.
  1. Define your scope
  2. Map current AP process to identify your needs
  3. Identify system dependencies
  4. Capture IT requirements
  5. Research, audit, and compare solutions
  6. Build your business case

Access your free copy of the Buyer’s Guide now to get a detailed walk-through of each of the 6 steps, including defined, hands-on action points to get you started on the right track, right away.

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5 ways to drive AP to record touchless heights

So You Think You’ve Automated?

AP automation has been on the business agenda for more than a decade. However, many organizations have yet to initiate any automation and for those that have started, they may be stuck with a first generation solution with partly manual and paper-based processes that limit the success of touchless invoice processing.

In this white paper, you will discover:

  • The definition of touchless invoice processing and why this matters to the entire organization.
  • A foundation for driving change in those business areas that really affect the accounts payable process.
  • 5 tactics that will help your organization achieve the record heights associated with true touchless invoice processing.
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The modern AP manager's automation toolbox

5 KPIs to monitor and optimize

Consider this white paper the field guide to optimizing your accounts payable operation including the top 5 KPIs that you should track when striving to reach best-in-class efficiency and automation.

Download this white paper to learn:

  • The top 5 KPIs you need to evaluate your AP process performance
  • How to measure and monitor these KPIs on a regular basis
  • Why you need to use relevant benchmarks to compare your performance with peers
  • How to get started improving underperforming KPIs
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5 tactics to achieve true matching of invoices

Imagine a world where your supplier invoices all arrive in electronic format, float seamlessly through your AP workflow system, get automatically matched against purchase orders, contracts and receipts, then go straight through to your ERP for final posting and payment.

Within many retail and manufacturing organizations, this is still a dream scenario and in most cases invoices require a manual and time consuming review to be matched to a purchase order, goods receipt or contract. But the dream can come true: best practices show that organizations who focus on improving the level of automation can achieve up to 95% straightthrough processing of vendor invoices.

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Survey Report: Measure and Improve Your AP Flow

Medius and sharedserviceslink conducted a collaborative survey of finance executives to take the pulse of modern day accounts payable automation. Our goal was to understand the most common pain points, what processes are working well and where problems occur in the invoice journey. 

Our takeaway: Despite the growing market availability of new and improved AP invoice automation technology, many companies still share a common struggle to gain control of their accounts payable process. Some of the top pain points include: 

  • Manual steps in invoice intervention
  • Inability to efficiently handle non-purchase order based expense invoices
  • Lack of visibility over efficiency and no clear way to measure and improve

Access the full report to learn the other most common pain points as well as detailed recommendations on how to solve them. 

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The long awaited, 15th Annual State of ePayables Report was just released by Ardent Partners, detailing the market research survey results giving insight into the current landscape for accounts payable departments across all industries and company sizes. The results encapsulate how finance professionals are performing across targeted KPIs, as well as describing the goals and challenges they are facing this fiscal year.

Medius is proud to partner with Ardent Partners, sponsoring the 2020 edition of the State of ePayables report. As a cloud-based spend management platform, data and benchmarking are at the core of how we help our customers achieve unprecedented levels of process efficiency, cost saving opportunities and greater financial control.

To access your copy of the 2020 report, click here:

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5 reasons for AP invoice automation in the cloud

The AP invoice automation solutions of the future are built for the cloud. The list of advantages can be made long - availability anywhere and any time, fast and easy deployment and predictable cost over time are just a few.

However, you might have some questions to iron out before you are ready to decide to manage your business processes such as accounts payable fully in the cloud.

This white paper is your guide to cloud-based accounts payble automation where you'll discover the benefits that comes with the cloud and that will erase outstanding question marks within your organization.

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