SmartTouch AP™ Overview
Advanced AP Automation Software
Your AP department is an ideal candidate for process improvement and cost reduction. With SmartTouch AP, many of your accounts payable processes may be automated, incorporating accurate, repeatable procedures into daily activities. Our system can produce rapid returns on investment and numerous other benefits, allowing you to:
- Eliminate lost discounts
- Eliminate late payment fees
- Reduced data entry errors and time associated with corrections
- Reduce manual steps in problem resolution
- Reduce vendor phone calls
- Reduce document look-up time for every user
- Reduced operational labor costs and increased efficiency
- Reduced training effort and costs
- Builds audit logs of activity to prove compliance
- Electronically capture reports and perform robust report bursting
These procedures are incorporated into the SmartTouch system and business process management eliminates redundant and routine tasks and frees employees for research and other projects best suited for the personal touch.
SmartTouch AP: Easy to set up, easy to use
SmartTouch AP delivers a complete solution designed to streamline Accounts Payable, and is renowned for:
AP business process improvement that pays
Properly automating your Accounts Payable departments goes far beyond imaging and workflow. Imaging can add effort to an already time-intensive invoice process. And workflow solutions amount to nothing more than a difficult-to-maintain electronic approval process. Paper handling may be reduced and automated processes may be achieved, but at what cost?
With SmartTouch AP, you improve your efficiencies far beyond automating manual invoice routing. Our system distinguishes invoices that need special attention from repetitive invoices that follow standard processing, eliminating thousands of touches each month. This is just the beginning of how Ascend can save an organization more than any other solution every day.
The smarts behind SmartTouch AP
How is SmartTouch AP different from other AP imaging and workflow products? SmartTouch AP advanced technology and design eliminates more steps or “touches” than a standard AP imaging and workflow solution, which explains the often more than doubled ROI.
SmartTouch AP™ captures invoices and supporting documents (e.g., imaging, FAXES, E-mails) through standard and advanced capture methods. Advanced document data recognition features are used such as OCR, ICR, OMR, and bar-coding. Our recognition software has learning capabilities to continually improve invoice data capture rates.
Ascend’s in-depth knowledge will streamline your AP processes and provide corporate controls, giving you the peace of mind that you’d expect from this type of investment.
Lower cost of ownership with Ascend
Typically, AP departments focus on their requirements during a system evaluation. But fulfilling a checklist of requirements is only the beginning. After an AP automated solution is implemented, ease-of-use and cost of administration are crucial but can be overlooked. Avoid losing some of your cost-saving benefits and increasing IT support costs with Ascend’s AP automation software. It’s easier and less costly to implement and maintain.