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Last Post 01/12/2017 7:37 AM by  Patricia Mane
Accounts Payable Invoice Automation
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01/11/2017 9:33 AM
    We are looking for third party solutions that integrate well with Lawson to automate our AP invoice process. This would include OCR to capture invoice data directly into Lawson AP and an approval process.  We are also looking for a vendor (ideally the same one) that processes employee expenses through a portal also. We have a couple in mind Concur, Lexmark or Ascend. Does anybody have any experience with an intergation of this type that they are willing to share?
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    01/11/2017 9:40 AM
    We are using Ascend currently. Although their product works, it is causing us a LOT more work than the previous solution would have. We had/have ImageNow.
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    01/11/2017 9:47 AM
    Not looking at Infor's APIA? I've had clients who have used Lexmark and can say there's always frustration implementing any new system.
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    01/11/2017 11:08 AM

    Our Infor rep recommended referred us  to a customer using Lexmark.

    He didnt even suggest an Infor solution. We find Infor solutions in general not to be very user friendly or sophisticated in terms of functionality. Perhaps it is a good solution. We are in the early stages of our search so we are open to anything at this point.

     

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    01/11/2017 12:02 PM
    Look at Recall/Iron Mountain. I have a client that uses them. They OCR mailed-in invoices, store-and-forward emailed invoices, and then send files with the images and AP data formatted for Lawson interface tables. That sounds like what you're looking for, correct?
    Thanks for using the LawsonGuru.com forums!
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    01/11/2017 2:10 PM
    Thanks for the suggestion.  Yes we are looking for that with a built in workflow approval process. We also want a way to process employee expenses (with an employee portal login). Ideally vendors could also log into a portal to check their payment status rather than calling AP.
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    01/11/2017 2:34 PM
    We went from MHC and are in a project for Highland OnBase to replace it.
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    01/11/2017 2:40 PM

    What are your reasons from moving from MHC?

    We use MHC Image Express but not for workflows or OCR.

    We werent sure if we should consider them or not but I heard somewhere they only dont offer line level approvals on invoices which is something we want

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    01/12/2017 7:37 AM

    We went live in 2015 with Lawson and Perceptive/ImageNow.  With this application, we have created three email addresses that will send data into Perceptive/ImageNow for processing, APInvoices, Check Request and Travel. 

    Users can scan and email from any Multi Function Device  or they can forward/send emails  from their PC's.    As well we have the majority of our vendors emailing invoices (if they are not EDI). 

    We Perspective's help, we have an approval matrix that we maintain and for those Non-PO invoices, we route them out for the necessary approval.  Once all of the appropriate approval stamps have been applied, the invoice data interface into Lawson for payment process. 

    Once the PO Invoices are matched within Perceptive, they will export into Lawson, and based on the matching criteria, they will either process for payment or end up on the MA54 for error correction.

     

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