Powerful AP Automation. Built for Workday Financials

It's Time to Automate Accounts Payable

Why? Because Ascend users automatically pass through 80 to 90 percent of their invoices to Workday. Some are passing even more! The few invoices that are left are processed 4 to 5 times faster with automated accounts payable workflows.

How do they do that? Ascend SmartTouch AP is the most flexible AP Automation solution out there. Our experts customize the platform to fit your unique AP Process and maximize effectiveness. Then, the software takes over with industry-leading Optical Character Recognition (OCR), machine learning that improves recognition over time, and complete integration to Workday Financials.

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Trusted by more Workday customers than any other automation provider

A few of our partners using Ascend and Workday to automate accounts payable: 


Pass-through 80% to 90% of invoices to Workday automatically

Users with auto-pass enabled are saving thousands of hours in invoice processing time, paying invoices early, and eliminating errors like duplicate payments.

SmartTouch combines industry-leading OCR and recognition software with powerful machine learning, plus a team of AP experts to maximize automatic pass-through of invoices. 

Advanced Reporting and Analytics

Productivity Overview helps you quickly understand your overall capacity, throughput, hours, and cost savings. Everything is in real-time so there is no waiting for batched updates.

Supplier Insights lets you easily identify opportunities for cost savings and efficiency gains, including pass-through rate.

Stalled Invoices Overview shows a real-time view of stalled and past due invoices, as well as the processor working on them and other relevant information.

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Process invoices 4 to 5 times faster with automatic validation, pairing, and coding

 Validate and pair supplier, purchase order and contract term information for PO and Non-PO Invoices. 

Automatically route electronic docs for approval, store invoice and PO files in a central cloud-based repository.

The numbers speak for themselves


Automatic pass-through to Workday.


Invoices processed in Workday Financial Management


Faster processing of invoices

Unlock more efficiencies with SmartTouch AP™

Report on key performance indicators

Keep track of key metrics to show efficiency gains and make sure nothing falls through the cracks.

Get accurate, automatic data entry

Capture information from invoices with highly-accurate advanced Optical Character Recognition (OCR).

Integrate with Workday real-time

Get immediate access to invoice data in Workday for fast archival and retrieval.

Eliminate manual processing tasks

Automatically validate and pair supplier, purchase order and contract term information. 

Automatically check for duplicates

Automatically check for duplicate invoices and prevent double entry and payments.

Automate invoice coding

Code Worktags and spend categories using three coding methods including learning.

See what our customers are saying

We were really focused on solutions that were approved by Workday. Ascend’s user interface really feels like Workday’s to us. It's very natural to go to certain fields and say, ‘Okay, this is what it means in Workday, so this is what it means in Ascend.’ To me, it felt very instinctive.

Brett Anderson

After a three-company review, we automated our AP process with Ascend. Compared to the other two companies, Ascend was by far the easiest to use.

Tony Lutz

Ascend feeds into Workday so well, we don’t even have to think about it. If something works so well that it doesn’t even demand your attention, well to me that’s when you have your most success.

Jaycee Bridges
St. Charles Health System

The process efficiency and visibility that we get with Ascend is key. Having PO data extracted automatically and the PO image and PDF to match to the invoice is a big gain for us. We used to have piles and piles of invoices and the process has become much, much faster.

Lorenzo Calviello,
The Gym Group



Workday Certified solution

In 2016, Ascend embarked on a journey to become the first Certified Solution Partner for Accounts Payable imaging and automation for Workday’s Financial Management platform. Workday software engineers conducted an in-depth analysis of the performance, functionality, and integration of our Accounts Payable automation solutions. SmartTouch AP™ was extensively examined by Workday to ensure it met the same reliability and security standards that customers have come to expect from Workday.

Fast, stable and secure updates

This partnership ensures coordinated product version releases for pre-release testing and fine-tuning – which means you can be confident that updates to Workday or SmartTouch AP™ will not cause any downtime or system interruptions for you and your team.

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