I recently returned from Revolution 2018 - AvidXchange’s annual partner and customer conference - where I was honored to represent RKL eSolutions as recipient of the 2018 "Partner of the Year" award. As a technology consulting firm, we have lots of opportunities to partner with many different vendors to extend your Sage software investment. We’re proud to partner with AvidXchange, a leading supplier of AP Automation solutions, for three primary reasons that I'll share in this article.
1. AP automation solves significant challenges for our clients
Like most small and mid-sized companies today, many of our clients are still processing AP invoices with paper and email-based approvals. It's the way it's always been done, and it's costly, error-prone, and difficult to audit. AP automation streamlines invoice capture, approval, and payments – freeing the accounting team from pushing paper and enabling them to provide strategic value to the department and the organization.
And the rebate program with AvidPay is the icing on the cake. Avid works closely with our clients and their vendors to automate the payment process via check, enhanced ACH, or virtual credit card. Put it all together and AP automation allows our clients to save time, increase the value of their accounting team, and receive a cash rebate on vendor payments.
2. AP automation complements RKL’s other solutions
The majority of our clients have invested in a Sage ERP solution. For many, they’re eager to build on that success and streamline more of their core processes. AP automation is a great next step!
At the conference, Mike Praeger, AvidXchange President, mentioned that they’ll add about 1,000 new clients in 2018. About 99% of these customers will convert from paper and e-mail based processes! He also shared that analysts predict a 32% growth in e-payments over the next 3 years. Anytime that we can help our clients to be more strategic with limited resources and take advantage of a growing technology trend, we are all in.
3. AP automation enables RKL to be a better partner for our clients
At RKL, our goal is to be the premier technology consulting partner for each of our clients. To do that, we partner with other leaders. AvidXchange is a proven innovator. They’ve got the tenacity and foresight to continue to beat the competition. And they’ve demonstrated time and again that they are willing to do whatever it takes to help their partners and clients be successful.
AP Automation for Sage Customers
Is your AP process comprised of manual entry, lots of paper, and email-based approvals? Is AP Automation a new initiative for you and your team?
If you answered yes, then you'll want to request a copy of our ‘AP Automation for Sage Customers’ whitepaper to explore the benefits today.