An Open Letter To Accounting Professionals Looking At AP Automation

Dear Accounting Professionals,

I hope this letter finds you well. Me, oh, staying busy with writing a new book as well as shamelessly promoting my other books, The 8 Pitfalls of Accounts Payable Automation, The Argument to Automate, and  The Princess and The Paper.

I am very much looking forward to seeing and spending time with you all at all of my upcoming events like, IOFM Controller’s Summit on September 16th where I talk about The Basis Point Myth, and GPUG’s NY Chapter Meeting, on September 18th where I give insight to the 7 1/2 Thing You Need To Know Before You Automate AP as well as The Partner Connection on September 13th and 14th, Change is Stupid and 10 Strategies of a Great Presentation. Then there is the GPUG Summit, September 17th, and The MRI IUC on October 21st. Then I will finish things up at the IOFM Annual AP Conference on October 26th and 27th talking about Steve Jobs and Basis Point Myth.

Now that the ruthless plugs are done… here is what I really want to write in my open letter. The summer is almost done and fall will lead to (football) budget season and winter. Which prompts companies to think that AP Automation would be a good thing to start at the beginning of the year to have an entire year of invoices paperless. Here is my advice, think about impact with time and cost reduction now, which will give you plenty of time to link up and evaluate AP Automation service providers without feeling pressed to get your due diligence done in less than a month.

I hope you all have a great end of summer, start of school for those of you that have kids and I look forward to seeing you all at one of the fall conferences.


Chris Elmore

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