- AP Automation Guide
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.
A few of our partners using Ascend and Workday to automate accounts payable:
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.
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.
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.
Automatic pass-through to Workday.
Invoices processed in Workday Financial Management
Faster processing of invoices
Capture information from invoices with highly-accurate advanced Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
Get immediate access to invoice data in Workday for fast archival and retrieval.
Automatically validate and pair supplier, purchase order and contract term information.
Automatically check for duplicate invoices and prevent double entry and payments.
Code Worktags and spend categories using three coding methods including learning.
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.
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.