I recently had a chat with the head of the finance and accounts department of a company and he shared some of the issues that his department was facing despite automating the accounts payable process. They were experiencing delays in approving invoices, which was affecting the overall productivity of the department, along with some service-level agreement breaches.

The Obstacles

When it comes to accounts payable, there are a number of purchase orders and invoice approval requests that have to be managed and approved on time, every day. All these requests must be approved by the head of the finance and accounting department. It is a document-intensive function with opaque processes that make it difficult for managers to gain visibility.

Due to several commitments, the department head was unable to devote time to routine tasks and was always swamped with multiple requests. That is when he decided to reach out to our mobility center of excellence and we knew exactly what his department was lacking.

Missing Piece of the Puzzle

The company required an easy-to-use, efficient monitoring and tracking mechanism to enable faster processing of invoices while avoiding payment delays and higher penalties. We recommended a mobile application to allow real-time monitoring, while ensuring rapid delivery of information and faster decision making.

Using the low code mobility framework, our team built an “accounts payable approval” application to help the company map the entire process flow and identify bottlenecks as they begin to form. The application featured a login page for security, a dashboard to view the status of invoices, a document viewer, and a section where managers could review vendor details associated with accounts payable and approve, reject, or give remarks on assigned work items.

The mobile application streamlined the accounts payable process and provided several other features including:

  • Advanced form layouts with a comprehensive navigational view
  • Smooth capture and attachment of images and signatures, based on compliance mandates
  • A file explorer to browse through different files and documents on the user device
  • Availability of the app’s core features in offline mode

The low code enterprise mobility application is hybrid in nature—it is platform and device-agnostic. The application can also allow access to data from anywhere in the world and enable executives to work even while travelling.

Every Enterprise Needs Mobility!

With the increase in remote working and the shift to digital operations, mobile applications can make business happen anytime, anywhere and create a boundary-less workplace.

To learn more about how an enterprise mobility framework, backed by a smart process application infrastructure, can help you achieve rapid mobility and a superior customer experience, click here.