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AP Automation software

  • 1.  AP Automation software

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 17 days ago
    We are in the discovery/demo phase for an AP Automation solution to provide enhanced approval processes (web based/mobile device accessible) and OCR invoice scanning technology.

    These vendors made it to our short list.  Does anyone have any experience with these vendors that they'd be willing to share?
    Continnia
    Medius
    Concur
    iPayables

    I'm also interested in any general comments related to installing an AP Automation tool.  Please feel free to reach out to me in a private message if you'd prefer.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Kari Strandberg
    Director of Finance
    Bernatello's Foods
    Maple Lake, MN
    320-963-8331
    kstrandberg@bernatellos.com
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  • 2.  RE: AP Automation software

    Posted 14 days ago
    We are currently installing Continnia with our upgrade to BC.  for us they made the short list because of the OCR, easy to use app and the workflow approvals, which for us are pretty complex.
    Liberty Grove is the partner on this project.
    i'll let you know how it goes.  should be ready for testing late this week!!

    thanks
    cheryl

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    Cheryl Pflug
    Financial Officer
    Federation of Students
    Waterloo ON
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  • 3.  RE: AP Automation software

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 14 days ago
    Good luck with your Continnia installation.  I would love to hear some feedback as you get that deployed.

    Thanks!

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    Kari Strandberg
    Director of Finance
    Bernatello's Foods
    Maple Lake, MN
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  • 4.  RE: AP Automation software

    Posted 13 days ago
    Hi Kari,

    I recently implemented an AP Automation software.  It's funny, cause that's exactly what I called the project, "AP Automation".

    I looked at Medius Flow, Continia, Coupa, and Chrome River.

    I really wanted to go with Continia because it was fully integrated with NAV but they ended up going radio silent after a couple of discovery sessions when I was doing my comparison.  I know another company in Canada that implemented it a couple years back and he's quite disappointed because it does not handle Canada sales taxes (GST) very well.  I had an opportunity to watch a user attempt to use it at this other company and it appeared quite difficult to navigate.  So expect a learning curve here.

    As for myself, I ended up implementing Chrome River.  The UI is extremely slick and easy to use.  There are several ways a user could complete the same task so the project sponsor dictated how she wanted the users to use the product and that's how we trained.  Setup was quite difficult and it took a lot of time and effort to be able to launch the product.  However, that might have something to do with our chart of accounts not being straight forward.  The product is highly customizable which is good and bad.  The bad is that you go down a path that could take a lot of time to complete.  The good is that you can make it do almost anything you want.  The post go-live support at Chrome River is very good, the best I've every experienced.

    I hope my experience helps you choose your product.

    Jimmy

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    Jimmy Yu
    Enterprise Architect
    Step Energy Services Inc
    AB
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