Royal Decree number 87 Amendments to Billing Regulations. Ministerial Mandate number EHA뭚 of April 10th (entered in the Federal Registry on April 14th, 2007), which further develops specific provisions for telematic billing and digital storage of invoices, elaborating on Royal Decree number 1496 of November 28th, where the regulations governing billing_related obligations were adopted. Ministerial Mandate number PRE of October 5th (entered in the Federal Registry on October 15th, 2007) concerning invoices issued through electronic means when the recipient is the General State Administration or a public organization associated with or dependent on it, as well as the submission of invoices issued by individuals to the General State Administration or the public organizations that are associated with or dependent on it. Various self_governing provincial councils (in Alava, Guipuzcoa, Navarra and Vizcaya) have reproduced these same regulations, appending a translation of them in Basque dialect.
Non_PO related invoices need to be coded and approved by the original procurer. Previously this was an entirely manual process, with each invoice being posted via the internal mail from AP to the individual who codes the invoice, then returned to AP, then sent out to the procurer of the goods to authorise This process was not only time consuming but fraught with errors and the risk of invoices getting lost. IMS now routes each invoice to be coded and authorised by the correct individual. Some invoices are automatically sent by IMS and others are routed by the AP clerk If the system is not entirely confident of this selection, the AP user will initiate the distribution of the invoice to the procurer for authorisation. If they do not have the correct sign_off limit, IMS determines the appropriate individual to forward it to until final approval is achieved. Once the data has been captured from an invoice, it has been successfully matched to a PO or it has been approved by the business, it is posted automatically to the finance system for payment.
An additional benefit of the solution is that IMS reduces the possibility of duplicates being paid, the system includes validation that picks up possible duplicates and alerts the AP team. This will reduce the estimated Â£80ꯠ per year that was previously being spent on duplicate invoices. Summary of key benefits : Increased control _ Increased efficiency _ Reduction in AP headcount by 4 people _ Elimination of manual data entry _ Reduction in lost invoices _ Elimination of duplicate invoices _ Reduction in time spent locating and chasing invoices.