For most organisations, half of all invoices still arrive as paper while the rest arrive via email and electronic data interchange (EDI). Without invoice scanning software, many AP departments are still bogged down by manual data entry, stacks of paperwork, lost invoices and a lack of visibility into invoice processing. All of this manual effort can lead to miss-keying data and human errors that delay the invoice cycle and cause duplicate work. Electronic invoice imaging enables the centralised capture of documents to reduce the manual handling of invoices so they can be processed accurately in a fraction of the time.
No matter how invoices arrive – by fax, mail, email, EDI, etc. – invoice scanning software solutions by Hyland capture invoices electronically using invoice optical character recognition (OCR) or intelligent capture technology to speed the invoice cycle and remove risks associated with manual data entry. With more accurate information being sent to your ERP, you are better equipped to make key financial decisions.
Electronic invoice capture benefits
Invoice OCR and intelligent capture technology reduce manual touch points, save time and allow you to reallocate AP staff to focus on handling exceptions and customer or vendor service. The instant boost in productivity and transparency can help eliminate late and duplicate payments, too. OnBase invoice scanning software helps organisations:
- Accelerate invoice cycle time
- Increase the accuracy of invoice data
- Reduce AP processing costs
- Eliminate late and duplicate payments
- Reduce physical document storage costs
How does invoice scanning work?
Invoice scanning software from Hyland does much more than digitise paper documents.
Hyland invoice capture software:
- Extracts line-item details from the invoice
- Automatically verifies purchase order and vendor information with data from the ERP
- Delivers the invoice images and data directly to your accounting, ERP and content management systems
It’s important to find the invoice capture solution that meets your organisation’s unique needs:
- Invoice OCR accelerates invoice processing by searching for specific keywords on an invoice and remembering the location of that data for each vendor invoice. This speeds the process the next time an invoice arrives from that same vendor.
- Intelligent data capture for invoices provides data extraction without requiring templates, minimising configuration time. Both offer significant benefits by eliminating bottlenecks associated with manual processing.