Why AP Teams Should Automate Now

Why AP Teams Should Automate Now

It’s easy to feel stuck when you’re working in a small AP team. You spend your days manually processing stacks of paper invoices without any time left for the higher-value tasks you know you could be providing for the Finance department. And, understandably, you feel even more trapped as the organization grows and the number of invoices climb—but not by enough to justify adding another member to the AP team.

When you’re pressed for time and rushing to do more work without additional people, the opportunities for errors increase, especially when you don’t have the bandwidth to perform the required due diligence. But everything you do matters—there’s no one AP task that can take a back seat while you put out other fires.

Now, more than ever, especially with the current emphasis on working from home, AP teams need a platform that gives them the flexibility of working digitally from any location. But accurate payments, controls, and visibility into the AP operation are also of critical importance. You can’t afford to let any of that slip. So, what are your alternatives if you can’t hire more staff?

In an attempt to help AP professionals address these crucial issues, partnered with IOFM to explore the ways small to mid-sized AP teams can solve these unique challenges. Modern, cloud-based, AI-enabled technologies can help these teams boost efficiency in any environment, whether working in an office or from home, while also increasing transparency and control within the AP operation.

During the webinar, “Why AP Teams Should Automate Now,” Jess Scheer will unpack these issues for small to Mid-size businesses, with special attention to the issues of transparency, control, and scalability.

  1. How can you gain deeper insight from your own data, gaining better control over your cash management with more lead time, to help you navigate whatever lies ahead?
  2. Can freeing your AP department from the traditional bonds of paper improve the financial health of your organization while protecting the physical health of your employees?
  3. Will these solutions scale, allowing your organization to grow, with the flexibility you need to survive challenges and embrace opportunities when they come?

Join us on April 14, 2020, at 11am PDT to hear from IOFM’s Executive Editor, Jess Scheer, and Product Marketer at, Renard Ihlenfeld, as they share what AP teams at small to mid-size organizations are doing to overcome these challenges, plan strategically, find efficiencies, and maintain the financial health of their organizations.

At the end of the webinar, we’ll give you a copy of our complimentary white paper on the benefits of AP automation. We hope it will help you on your journey to becoming a more nimble and agile AP team.

Register here for the webinar and we’ll see you (virtually) on April 14, 2020.

April 1, 2020
Renard Ihlenfeld
Senior Manager, Product Marketing
Renard Ihlenfeld is a product marketer at He focuses on taking new products to market and helping his organization connect with customers. Previously Renard worked at Citrix and Intuit launching new collaboration platforms and managing the small business solutions product line. Renard holds his MBA from the University of Notre Dame with a concentration in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.