Kofax White Paper

Executive Summary

Mobile devices, including iPhones, iPads, and Android devices are an engaging and fast-growing method for enterprise interaction with business applications. This white paper addresses the integration challenges, approaches and benefits utilizing mobile devices within invoicing and accounts payable automation applications. Learn how mobile devices can be leveraged for invoice capture and data extraction, receipts, trailing documents, discrepancy resolution, approval workflows and additional processes. We will also discuss ERP integration, security and compliance.

Mobile Technology for Advanced AP Automation

Smartphones and tablet computers are the devices of choice for today’s business worker. Half of all adults have a smartphone. Android and iOS tablets and smartphones are the fastest growing computing devices in 2012, and applications that run on these devices are exploding. Typically, these are fun apps for consumers. But business applications for these devices are emerging. However they face a series of challenges, including security, compliance with internal policies, integration with systems of record and synchronization with enterprise software applications.

Finance executives, managers, and process owners are challenged to integrate these devices with process automation solutions. Accounts payable use cases include invoice scanning, invoice review and approval, receipt submission to expense reporting, the capture of miscellaneous documents such as 1099’s and applications and invoice inquiries. While applications for these use cases can reduce costs and increase process responsiveness, careful attention must be paid to the impact to core processes. Do they strengthen or weaken internal controls? Are they secure? Do they increase the quality of information or do they create new opportunities for errors? Is their information visible at all times? Are the functions they deliver to users identical to the functions that users can access from their desktops? 

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