The ultimate goal for the Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) process is to seamlessly send purchase orders to suppliers, and to receive and process invoice data without any human intervention. Most customers using SAP seek an end-to-end process with high degree of automation.
Today’s paper-based process, containing the cumbersome steps of containing scanning, interpretation, validation, enrichment and approval is clearly outdated. The cost for processing a single incoming invoice is remarkably high. Tasks like scanning and adjusting interpreted invoice data is definitely not value-adding in any sense. And it’s even worse getting incorrect invoices out of the system, invoices that shouldn’t have entered the system in the first place. We all know too well, the annoying process of having to deal with credit invoices.
A fully functional end-to-end process should include:
A complete end-to-end e-Invoice process goes way beyond receiving simple PDF-files or raw interpreted data. An automated process requires “SAP-ready” data quality!
All of the requirements above can be realized today. Your invoice management process can be highly electrified. With a robust and well-proven solution will you be able to receive High-quality, SAP-ready invoice data for seamless processing in your SAP-system.
The solution capable of to deliver on this high expectations is called “Pagero Online”. Pagero Online is a safe, cloud-based service for e-invoice data processing. Traditional e-invoice management brokers (VAN’s) simply pass on invoices from a supplier to a customer; a simple message hub with basically sender/receiver determination capability: crap out – crap in. And definitely not ready for processing in an ERP-system. Pagero instead, understand end-to-end processing and the true meaning of high data quality.
Rather than simply delivering an invoice, Pagero Online analyze the data within and determines Quality, Correctness and Completeness, based on the receiver’s specification. If something is wrong or incomplete, Pagero tries to adjust the content as far as possible – before sending the invoice to the customer’s ERP-application. If an invoice is completely wrong (again according to the receiver’s specification), Pagero notifies the supplier of the errors. Incorrect invoices will not be passed to the customers SAP-system.
Pagero Online has two unique capabilities, two fundamental pre-requisites enabling seamless processing: Validations and Enrichments:
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Validation stops incorrect invoices before they hit SAP. Enrichment transforms invoices to your specification.
Validations and Enrichments is a pre-requisite for End-to-End processing.