Increasing transaction volumes and productivity demands have caused departments to look at automating processes in order to increase transaction throughput without adding people resources. One area that has traditionally challenged automation initiatives is the accounts payable function since it deals with a myriad suppliers with various invoice formats. These suppliers include institutional ones, like utilities, that have their specific invoice/bill formats and are not conducive to change. Automating the process of scanning and entering these invoices into ERP systems for payments is typically a very time-consuming and labor intensive process.

Oracle E-Business Suite does not have an out-of-box solution for AP Invoice automation. However, Oracle Cloud SaaS has a great AP automation solution that can be integrated with EBS to provide the automation benefits to customers.