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Robotic Process Automation: Changing the Way We Work White Paper

July 22nd, 2021 by Paul Actics

Robotic Process Automation: Changing the Way We Work White Paper

What is Robotic Process Automation? Simply put, robotic process automation, or RPA, is the application of technology to automate rules-based business processes. It has the ability to emulate any repetitive human actions to streamline workflows and increase...

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A Tale of Two Processes

July 8th, 2021 by Chris Ellis

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Recently, I had an experience that illustrates the futility of partially automated processes. I was selling my car and buying another. On the selling end, I had to return an inspection form that I was able to download and file online, but I still...

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Today’s a Good Day for AR Automation

July 6th, 2021 by Diana Eagen

Today’s a Good Day for AR Automation

In an increasingly uncertain world, getting everyone to maintain sustainability and cash flow is essential. Most companies face a wait time receiving customer payments that could range anywhere from 30 to 90 days to even longer. Payment delays...

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Digital Transformation Beyond the ERP: Simplifying Multi-ERP Environments with Automation

June 29th, 2021 by Daniel Reeve

Simplifying Multi-ERP Environments with Automation.

In today’s highly competitive business environment, many organizations are expanding through mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Unfortunately, success comes at a cost. Growth via M&A activity often involves absorbing disparate ERP applications, which,...

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What is Workflow Automation? Why It Matters and Why You Need It

June 24th, 2021 by Chris Davidson

What is Workflow Automation? Why It Matters and Why You Need It

While it's absolutely true that a lot of your business processes are important, they also expose your organization to a wide range of potential issues that you may not even realize. Every manual process performed by one of your actual human...

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Posted in: Document Management, Automation

The New Accounts Payable Department & the Future of Payables

June 22nd, 2021 by Taylor Bucher

The New Accounts Payable Department

Business disruption prompting business innovation We’ve all heard the phrase, “Necessity is the mother of innovation”. And if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that this is absolutely true. In the wake of the mass business disruption our...

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Think You’ve Got Your Order Management Under Control? Think Again.

June 15th, 2021 by Caitlyn Riedl

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A few months back a client asked if we could review their order entry process. They didn’t really think there was much room for order entry improvement but had a mandate to improve the customer experience and decrease operating costs. The...

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Stop letting money slip away: Making Collections Management Easy

June 8th, 2021 by Jon Seaman

Positive cash flow is what keeps businesses running smoothly, leaving it up to collections management to turn money that’s owed into money in the bank. Sounds easy, right? Not so much. Many AR departments continue to rely on manual methods in the collections...

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21 Things Companies Have Said About Esker’s Accounts Receivable Solution

May 13th, 2021 by Graham Smith

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Despite the fact that we live and work in a digital age, accounts receivable (AR) processes at many businesses remain a very manual and antiquated affair. Whether it’s manual invoice creation and delivery, back and forth emails and phone calls...

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Waiting to Kick Off Your AP Automation Project? Here’s What to Do in the Meantime

May 11th, 2021 by Jody Derr

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Recently I was asked by a customer what they can do right now as they wait to kick off an automation project. It forced me to think about examples of challenges that clients have faced and how they took those challenges head on as they prepared...

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3 Ways to Improve Vendor Relations & Liquidity

May 4th, 2021 by Brian Erlien

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Many companies today are looking for ways to strengthen vendor relationships and improve liquidity and working capital. Here are three areas to focus on and three solutions that can help you do just that. Vender & Supplier Communication ...

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5 Accounts Payable KPIs Worth Tracking

April 29th, 2021 by Justin Cunningham

5 accounts payable KPIs worth tracking

Is your accounts payable (AP) department being tasked to better monitor, track and improve key performance indicators (KPIs)? Then you’re well aware that it can be a daunting task. Why? There are an infinite number of KPIs that you could...

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How Automation in the Workplace Can Help Every Type of Business

April 13th, 2021 by Garrett Hollander

How DevOps Tools Are Contributing to Automation Initiatives Across the IT Landscape - DevOps.com

Automation in the workplace is when computers perform the types of tasks that would normally require human intervention, thus freeing up the valuable time of living, breathing employees so that they can focus on those matters that truly need them....

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HR Process Automation with Function4

April 5th, 2021 by Function4

HR Automation

Given the amount of information human resource departments are required to manage and secure, it is reasonable that these HR processes can become difficult to organize. Information management solutions provide tools that can assist in streamlining...

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Stop Money From Slipping Through the Cracks: Making Collections Management Easy

February 17th, 2021 by Jon Seaman

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Positive cash flow is what keeps businesses running smoothly, leaving it up to collections management to turn money that’s owed into money in the bank. Sounds easy, right? Not so much. Many AR departments continue to rely on manual methods in the collections...

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How to Approach The Future of Document Management

January 8th, 2021 by Max Queen

If you're adding a document management strategy to your business, it's important to realize that it won't be a one-step process. You'll need to decide which department could see the most immediate benefits and also understand that company-wide deployment...

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8 Best-in-Class Accounts Receivable Management Strategies

December 8th, 2020 by Bri Maas

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What used to be considered a back-office function has transformed into one of every organization’s largest assets: accounts receivable. Why? Because it deals with one very important asset that doesn’t appear on the balance sheet — customers. ...

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7 Ways to Better Manage Cash with AP Automation

October 14th, 2020 by Esker

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In a time like this, maintaining a strong cash flow is of utmost importance for businesses. Unfortunately for many organizations, large amounts of cash are being tied up in inefficient, back-office finance functions, and they’re quickly realizing that...

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Tips for How to Approach Your Document Management Transition

November 5th, 2018 by Function4

If you're adding a document management strategy to your business, it's important to realize that it won't be a one-step process. You'll need to decide which department could see the most immediate benefits and also understand that company-wide deployment...

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Accomplish More with a Document Management System

July 16th, 2018 by Function4

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Fitting more hours into a day is impossible. However, by working smarter, we can almost always fit more tasks into the day's available hours. One of the most effective ways to get more from your day is through technology. Work Smarter By leveraging the...

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