What is an Electronic Invoices or e_Invoices _ An electronic invoice (also called an e_invoice or eBill) is the result of a billing method that doesn't require a paper copy as a backup in order to demonstrate its authenticity. For this reason, an electronic invoice functions as a software_generated file, which compiles the information related to a commercial transaction, its payment and corresponding tax obligations.
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.
The decision to automate Accounts Payable _ Their Accounts Payable (AP) department consisted of 13 people processing in the region of 180ꯠ invoices per year from suppliers across Europe. Invoices need to be approved by 250 individuals from 3 offices in the UK, 11 depots and 2 manufacturing plants, in addition to users in mainland Europe.