Eliminating the Administrative Tedium of Order to Cash with Automation

Businesses all over the world are under ongoing pressure to reduce costs and streamline processes. In the Finance department, this often means adopting a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that can automate the order-to-cash process. This process can involve a multitude of tasks, including invoice creation, payment requests, and accounting reconciliation. Automating these activities with an easily-changeable software system offers businesses several potential advantages, such as quicker time-to-market, greater visibility into operations and the ability to cut manual labor costs.

At an executive level, it is important to ensure that the chosen SaaS solution meets the needs of the organization and aligns with business goals. To do so, it is necessary to thoroughly research the proposed software solution and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages it can bring to the company. To help make this process easier, we have put together this guide to using a SaaS solution for order-to-cash automation.

Step 1: Establish Your Needs

The first step in successfully using a SaaS solution for order-to-cash automation is to determine what your company needs from the software. Ask yourself these questions:

• What type of activities do you want to automate?

• What data will you need to collect?

• What type of processes should the software support?

• What specific features do you need?

These answers will help inform the selection of the right software.

Step 2: Research Potential Solutions

Once you’ve established your needs, it is time to start researching potential solutions. Start by creating a list of potential software solutions and examining their feature sets. Look for solutions that have native capabilities that meet your needs.