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Why You Should Automate Your Accounts Payable

The Harding Group Automate Accounts Payable

You can save yourself a lot of time and headache when you automate your accounts payable.

Accounts Payable is an often overlooked but incredibly important part of any business. Even for those people in your business who know how important the accounts payable employees are, most of them don’t actually know the scope of the work that they do. All most of us know is that the invoice we submitted isn’t paid yet and we’re hearing about it. But when all of the work they do has to be done manually, it is easy to miss how time-consuming and intensive the work can be. Automating your accounts payable processes is a great way to free up those people to focus on other tasks and streamline the process so that the whole thing is more efficient. Read on to learn more about why you should automate accounts payable processes. 

Save Time

The most recognizable benefit of automation is that it speeds up most processes. Right now, all of your invoices and documentation have to be added and tracked manually. This is a very time-consuming process. Automation systems can be set up to send invoices and reminders automatically, which also helps decrease the lag time in many processes. 

Cut Costs

Many people avoid automation because they think that the costs that are cut by it are their job. This isn’t always the case. Even an automated system needs oversight and a living person to guide its processes. But the costs that are cut by automating are still significant – over time costs can be cut drastically, the costs of office supplies also usually decrease significantly, and You will have fewer errors and late payments that result in fees or fines. All of this together usually covers the cost of any automation software. 

Improve Accuracy

Most automation software has programming that is designed to prevent common errors. There are common errors that the software knows to look for, and this improved accuracy will also mean that you have staff spending less time backtracking and fixing old mistakes. 

Protect Against Fraud

Payment fraud is a huge risk in any industry and automated software can help control who can submit invoices and who can approve payments so that the risk of fraud is decreased. 

Improve Data Tracking

Finally, automated accounts payable software is designed to store, track, and allow you to access data about your processes much more easily than if it is all managed manually. Having all of this data at your fingertips allows for greater transparency and makes it easier to do your routine bookkeeping.

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Unlike other accounting firms, The Harding Group, located in Annapolis, MD, will never charge you for consultations and strive for open communication with our clients. 

Are you interested in business advising, tax preparation, bookkeeping and accounting, payroll services, training + support for QuickBooks, or retirement planning?  We have the necessary expertise and years of proven results to help. 

We gladly serve clients in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore, Severna Park, and Columbia. If you are ready to take the stress out of tax time, contact us online or give us a call at (410) 573-9991 for a free consultation. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn for more tax tips.

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