When choosing an invoice factoring partner, it's important to select the right kind of company to work with you and your customers. Here are some important considerations to keep in mind: What type of reputation and track record does the company have? When you turn over your customers, make sure they're in good hands and that the factoring company is capable of providing the funding you need. How much is the invoice factoring company charging? Evaluate all the components of the price, including any fees, the interest rate and the portion of your invoice that is held back in 'reserve'. What are you going to get for your money? Determine the company's accounting, reporting and other capabilities. How will the invoice factoring company treat your clients? The company will have to communicate with your customers after they take over your invoices. You want to be sure the interaction that takes place is positive. If it isn't, it may reflect negatively on your own relationship with these customers. Invoice factoring is a powerful tool for companies needing to meet short_term cash flow needs. In this article we will go into more detail on the following questions questions about electronic invoices: What is an electronic invoice? What are the benefits of implementing electronic invoices? What are the principal laws governing the use of electronic invoices in Spain? Which types of electronic invoices are recognized in Spain? How can I convert paper invoices into electronic invoices and vice versa? First of all, we want to point out that there are many synonyms for digital billing: digital invoicing, electronic billing, electronic invoicing, e_billing, e_invoicing, telematic billing, telematic invoicing, etc.
Dealing with this volume in a manual operation was causing several problems. Invoice processing was extremely paper intensive; a considerable amount of time and effort was spent data inputting, chasing paper invoices and filing. It was often difficult to locate invoices and the AP team would waste time contacting the business users to trace invoices. This resulted in a lack of efficiency and a lack of control over the process. There had also been an issue of making a number of duplicate payments.
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.