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Automating invoice processes to benefit small business
According to a recent report on Australian small business owners, on average, they work an extra day each week to keep up with the administrative work. Administrative duties like invoicing frequently go neglected when time constraints are present. However, there is good news and a method to make this labour-intensive administrative component of running a business faster, less expensive, and more productive.

Adopting technology to automate invoice processing helps speed up payments to small firms, eliminates paperwork, and assists business growth.

I’ll give you four reasons why you should focus on automating your invoicing:

  1. Fewer human errors

Automation minimises or eliminates data entry errors. While a consumer might eventually overlook the mistakenly added zero to their invoice, those errors could cost you repeat business or any referrals.

It can also guarantee that procedures continue to be consistent. For instance, one person’s amount of information on an invoice can be different from another’s. This may cause problems, especially regarding client expectations (such as when to pay).


  1. Eliminate paper and manual data entry

Manually checking invoices and entering data locked on that paper is the only thing worse than heaps of paper. You can save time, space, and headaches by automating invoice processing instead of the manual procedure. Not to mention empowering your staff to do higher-value tasks.


  1. Stay on top of finances at a click of a button

By automating approvals based on payment amounts, vendor information, or other factors, an automated digital workflow sends invoices to decision-makers to approve or review. The automation prevents any balls from being dropped and seamlessly handles exceptions.


  1. Faster and easier financial reports

Getting reports when your digital invoices are in one location is quicker, simpler, and less stressful, especially if you need to do a spot-check audit.

Overall, invoice process automation can help your business save money and ultimately contribute to its growth and success.


If you haven’t already, you cannot afford to wait to put automated invoice processing into action!


Talk to us at Docuworx. We have a system that can automate your invoice process in only a few days—readying your business to grow in the new financial year.


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Author: Carlos Lucia
Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the document management industry. Skilled in sales, business development, document management solutions, marketing strategy, and building new business. Strong background in business finance and passionate about facilitating companies' digital transformations. Co-founder and Director of Docuworx, an Australian company that facilitates the digital transformations of businesses and organisations across Asia-Pacific.