AP Automation

AP Automation

What is AP Automation?

AP Automation software enables organizations to process large volumes of invoices and transactions by automating typical process workflows such as data entry, document capture, and digitizing paper invoices thus reducing manual labor and human error. The software tracks amounts owed and provide a repository for users to store, search, and find AP documents. Some functionalities common to AP automation software can be found in larger accounting platforms; however, these functionalities are often limited, and do not extend to what specialized AP automation software can offer. It is expected that AP automation software can straightforwardly integrate with a wide range of accounting software, ERP platforms, or corporate performance management systems.

Common Features

  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Automated Workflow
  • Reconciliation
  • Payments Scheduling
  • Batch Processing
  • Payment Tracking
  • Fraud Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Content Repository
  • Self Service Portal

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Top AP Automation 2024

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8.5 /10
CX Score
8.7 /10

Yooz provides the smartest, most powerful and easiest-to-use cloud-based E-invoicing and Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) automation solution. It delivers unmatched savings, speed and security with affordable zero-risk subscriptions to more than 5,000 customers and 300,000 users worldwide. Yooz’s unique solution leverages Artificial Intelligence and RPA technologies to deliver an amazing level of automation with extreme simplicity, traceability and end-to-end customizable features. It simply integrates E-invoicing and AP Automation into information systems or ERPs with more than 250 native connectors, exceeding any other solution on the market.

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  • Efficient Service
  • Caring
  • Respectful
  • Acts with Integrity
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Composite Score
8.3 /10
CX Score
8.6 /10

Airbase modern spend management combines guided procurement, accounts payable automation, expense management, and corporate cards. It’s the best way to control spending, close the books faster, build a culture of compliance, and make teams more productive. Airbase brings efficiency to approvals, accounting, and payments with a process employees love.

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Pros

  • Continually Improving Product
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing
  • Enables Productivity
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Sage Group

Sage Intacct

Composite Score
8.2 /10
CX Score
8.5 /10

Sage Intacct helps organizations thrive in today’s ever-changing, digital world with seamlessly connected solutions across accounting & ERP, planning, analytics, and payroll. Get instant insights to make data-driven decisions, using up-to-the-minute, multi-dimensional reporting and dashboards and plug-and-play advanced analytics. Armed with insights and more time for strategy, you can focus on growing your business and people.

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  • Reliable
  • Enables Productivity
  • Trustworthy
  • Saves Time
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Composite Score
8.1 /10
CX Score
8.2 /10

Stampli is an Accounts Payable Automation (AP Automation) software that centers communications on top of the invoice so that AP collaborates better with approvers, vendors, and anyone involved with purchases to quickly resolve issues and questions, resulting in 5x faster approvals. Automating accounts payable in this way gives users visibility into bill activities, statuses, and ownership with greater transparency and accountability. Audit-ready histories of approved bills are stored in the Stampli AP Automation system, and invoices can be downloaded anytime.

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  • Helps Innovate
  • Continually Improving Product
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing
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Composite Score
8.0 /10
CX Score
8.0 /10

The intelligent way to create and pay bills, send invoices, and get paid. Get started with Bill.com.

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  • Respectful
  • Includes Product Enhancements
  • Helps Innovate
  • Continually Improving Product
AvidXchange

AvidInvoice

Composite Score
7.9 /10
CX Score
8.2 /10

AvidInvoice – AvidXchange's automated invoice management software powered by machine learning – streamlines your entire invoice process while matching your current approval workflows. With automated invoice processing powered by advanced machine learning, all your invoices can be automatically coded, assigned to the appropriate workflow, and routed electronically for approval – no matter how many you have.

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Pros

  • Continually Improving Product
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing
  • Enables Productivity
Composite Score
7.7 /10
CX Score
7.8 /10

Automate AP management to be more efficient, increase profitability, and get more visibility into spending. Vendor payments can impact profitability just as much as revenue. Yet, many businesses continue to use inefficient manual processes to manage AP. By automating invoice management, your business can get more visibility into spending, reduce tedious tasks, and improve your bottom line.

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  • Helps Innovate
  • Reliable
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Fair
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Composite Score
7.6 /10
CX Score
7.8 /10

Spendesk is an all-in-one spend management solution that delivers more control, visibility, and automation to today's finance teams. Combine spend approvals, virtual cards, physical cards, expense reimbursements, and invoice management into a single source of truth. With automated reconciliation processes and complete pre-spend control, finance teams are empowered to make smarter spending decisions.

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  • Helps Innovate
  • Trustworthy
  • Efficient Service
  • Effective Service

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Composite Score
7.2 /10
CX Score
7.6 /10

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.

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Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Continually Improving Product
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing
Beanworks Solutions Inc

Quadient Invoice Automation

Composite Score
7.1 /10
CX Score
7.1 /10

Empower your accounting team by reducing data entry and approval follow-ups, making your accounts payable process more cost-effective and less prone to errors.

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Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Continually Improving Product
  • Reliable
  • Respectful

Cons

  • Under Delivered