Ascend is also an Outsource Scanning Service Provider. You can prevent the need to purchase scanners, consumables, maintain the devices, receive hard copy invoices and perform document prep and scanning. Ascend also captures and OCR’s vendors email and electronic invoices. This “Zero Touch” Paperless Office configuration is one of many choices Ascend offers with their SmartTouch AP™ implementation.
Outsourcing your scanning eliminates all invoice handling, document prep, sorting, scanning, image validation and upgrading the scanning software. During our project Discovery phase you determine all the invoice index fields, such as invoice number, date, amount, vendor number, vendor name, PO number and others. You simply electronically receive the vendors invoice image from Ascend. The image can be intelligently routed to the approving department based on information on the invoice and other criteria or routed to AP department. This configuration provides the excellent cost savings and less effort.