Accounts Payable automation, invoice imaging and OCR for Workday

Scale your Accounts Payable department by unlocking more efficiencies from your Workday Financial Management system. Get better data with industry-leading Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and process invoices with fewer touches using automated Accounts Payable workflows. 

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Modernized Workday Accounts Payable automation

Process invoices with fewer touches

 Automatically route electronic documents for approval, store invoice and PO files in a central cloud-based repository and give your team immediate and secure access.

Increase data accuracy and invoice throughput

SmartTouch AP uses advanced OCR to eliminate data entry mistakes. Exceptions and inconsistencies are sent to a queue for approval to make sure the figures are right the first time. 

Automatically validate, pair and code information

Automatically validate and pair supplier, purchase order and contract term information. Non-PO invoices can be automatically coded based on prototypes or processing history.

The numbers speak for themselves


Less data entry, compared to manual invoice processing


Invoices processed in Workday Financial Management


Average time savings on invoice coding

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.


Start automating. Increase your capacity.

Talk with one of our experts today to discover how you can leave manual work behind and automate your accounts payable process.