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New Year’s Cheers to Crescent Crown & Smart AP

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image: shutterstock New Year’s Eve is approaching and plans are being set. You find yourself standing in front of a fridge at the beer store gazing upon rows and rows of grainy nectar. Decisions, decisions. Yet, we are generally unaware of why we have so many choices in front of us. How do they even get here? What does it take? Admittedly so, we don’t need to ask these question as distribution companies like Crescent Crown handles the logistics of your beer buying experience. Crescent Crown is the 11th largest beverage distributor in the United States and sell over 26 million cases annually. … Continue reading


AP Automation Series: Optimize Indexing in Your Enterprise Document Management System

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In Chapter One of this series, we outlined the Benefits and Capabilities of Document Management Technology and reviewed the elements of a basic content management system, including invoice capturing, indexing, workflow and storage, and how to implement DMS as a simple first step in the automated AP process. In Chapter Two, we discussed Utilizing Different Levels of Data Capture For Ease and Efficiency, including an overview of how various technologies can read data and how this information is shared from basic capture with structured templates to more advanced technology like barcode readers, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Intelligent Data Capture … Continue reading


AP Automation Series: Levels of Data Capture for Ease & Efficiency in Accounts Payable

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In our last post in our AP Automation series, discussed the elements of a basic content management system, including invoice capturing, indexing, workflow and storage and how to implement as a very easy first step in the electronic AP Process. In this post we will provide an overview of how various technologies can read data and how this information is shared. Additionally, we’ll explain  basic capture with structured templates to more advanced technology like barcode readers, Optical Character Recognition and Intelligent Data Capture, and the benefits of each. Now that we understand the basic elements of a Document Management System, we … Continue reading


AP Automation Series: How Much AP Automation Do You Need?

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No matter what business you are in – healthcare or law, automotive or manufacturing, Accounts Payable (AP) is central to your finance department. Traditionally mired in mounds of paperwork and suffering from the inefficiencies of manual processing, many AP departments have thrown up their hands in frustration while other areas of the business benefit from newer systems and better technology.  Businesses now have access to software to streamline everything from sales and marketing to HR, AR, payroll and customer communication. But too many times the AP team gets left in the dust. So what is the answer for AP? It’s … Continue reading


Harnessing The Power Of Millennials In Accounts Payable

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The digital age is upon us and businesses across the globe fight to find the best ways to take advantage of  this new landscape. Enter, the Millennials. While digital communications are new to the once vast majority of employees from GenX, Millennials have now taken over the workforce with a lifetime worth of experience connected to the digital world. We take a look at the world of Accounts Payable in particular, where there is a now a push towards automation software like DocStar ECM Smart AP to make the invoice process more profitable and efficient. This is where Millennials can lend … Continue reading