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Smart invoice management: The foundation for a healthy financial supply chain

Invoice automation can lower processing costs by about 60 percent – reason enough to use invoice management software. But only SAP Ariba offers smart invoicing through SAP Business Network. With smart invoicing, network business rules alert suppliers about errors and prevent incorrect invoices from entering your process workflow or back-end system. What’s more, you can capture and automate the processing of all your invoices, including PDF invoices, non-PO invoices, and invoices for complex services. This enables close to 100 percent touchless processing, as well as:

  • Accelerated cycle time
  • Automated exception-handling
  • Stronger compliance
  • Reduced savings leakage
  • Supplier visibility into payment status
  • Improved cash flow for your suppliers
  • Automated capture of negotiated terms

Now, instead of spending its time handling paper, exceptions, and phone calls, your AP team can focus on more strategic pursuits. Like helping to free up cash and optimize working capital.

Solution Capabilities

  • The SAP Ariba smart invoice reconciling screen shows invoice line items and includes tax in the total amount due.


    The received-invoice screen includes invoice line items and includes tax in the total amount due.

  • Laptop screen showing SAP Ariba's invoice management to invoice approval steps


    SAP Ariba dashboard shows the status of your invoices and the required actions to take.

  • Laptop with SAP Ariba's Invoice Management Invoicing Paying application on screen


    Invoice in paying status (approved, not paid yet) shows amount due and amount remaining, so you can enforce compliance to contracts.