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Now is the Time! – I Love This Game!

The book is out! Time to buy! Click Here The 8 Pitfalls of Accounts Payable Automation I remember the day my family got an Atari 2600. We were a slow adaptors; my dad was waiting for it to drop under $100 before making the investment. The day we go it I played Defender until the images were so imprinted into my mind, when I closed my eyes that night I could still see the game and its actions clearly. Months later, and []

Business Day 2 – Pitfall 8 – The Future

The 8 Pitfalls of Accounts Payable Automation will be available on March 15th (That’s tomorrow)! Click Here for an Advanced Copy The Future: In this chapter, I offer my personal (Chris Elmore)  perspective on how AP Automation will evolve in the future as well as 5 technology ideas related to AP that you may want to consider as you evolve and grow into your “AP Automation Lifestyle”. The future is a difficult thing to predict, however with reviewing patterns of growth and leveraging new technology []

Business Day 4 – Pitfall 7 – Evaluation

The 8 Pitfalls of Accounts Payable Automation will be available on March 15th! Click Here for an Advanced Copy The Evaluation: Once you have completed your AP Automation project, this chapter will help you make sure that your goals for the project were achieved. This chapter will also help determine what lessons you learned and how to apply those lessons learned to future automation projects. When doing process change and improvement, like going from a Paper AP process to an Automated AP process, the project []

Business Day 5 – Pitfall 6 – The Training and Going Live

The 8 Pitfalls of Accounts Payable Automation will be available on March 15th! The Training: We will explore how to effectively deal with change management during the project and why end-user training is not about the software; it’s about dealing with change. This chapter has very practical advice on keeping training in the proper perspective. Meaning, if there is too much training on the features of the software and not enough on the process change there will be trouble when the project goes live. The []

Business Day 6 – Pitfall 5 – The Vendor

The 8 Pitfalls of Accounts Payable Automation will be available on March 15th! The Vendors: Find out what to tell your vendors or suppliers before you automate along with 15 questions to help you plan your vendor communications process. One of the consistent question asked is, “can my low tech vendors interact with an automated system?”It is an important question, because those vendors that may only own a cell phone and a van may be an important part of your business and you would []

Business Day 5 – Pitfall 4 – The Project

The 8 Pitfalls of Accounts Payable Automation will be available on March 15th! The Project: Discover the 6 Steps to AP project “Greatness”, how each step is defined and what to expect when managing an AP Automation project. In this chapter explore the basics of running an Accounts Payable Automation project. Scope – Current Environment + Completion Goals Build – Configure or Install Test – Examine all process and connection Train – Teach users the new process and software Go Live – Completion date []

Business Day 6 – Pitfall 3 – Getting Organized

The 8 Pitfalls of Accounts Payable Automation will be available on March 15th! Getting Organized:  Learn how to organize your company to get ready for AP Automation. There are 8 questions to determine the best type of automation project for your company as well as best practices for setting up workflow. This chapter will give you an idea of what type of automation project is best for your organization as well as frame-work on how to map a workflow process that fits your internal []

Business Day 7 – Pitfall 2 – The Selection

The 8 Pitfalls of Accounts Payable Automation will be available on March 15th! The Selection: This pitfall identifies the different types of vendors available as AP Automation service providers. This chapter will also give you a list of 10 questions you should ask your internal organization to determine the best vendor/service provider for your company. Selecting the correct partner to automate is critical. If you ask 60 automation service providers whether a direct seller or a value added reseller (VAR) what AP Automation is and []

Business Day 8 – Pitfall 1 – Current Environment

As mentioned in a previous post, The 8 Pitfalls of Accounts Payable Automation is coming out on March 15th. That is exactly 8 business days from now. In the spirit of explaining each pitfall for each business day, here is the 1st Pitfall: “Know Your Current Environment” The first pitfall will help you understand what best practices are good for your company and how goals can be set appropriately. In order for a best practice to be useful, it has to be []

Did you know…

Did you know there are 8 Pitfalls of Accounts Payable Automation! That’s right – 8 places where a company that is going from a paper accounts payable process to an automated process will have trouble (if not done right). I have spent a lot of time and energy with companies that are in the pit! It is expensive to be in the pit! It is no fun to be in the pit! So if you could stay out of the pit would []


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Your passion for the subject came through clearly and I loved the stories.  It helps me put the concept into context, and, relate it to my existing clients


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