Technology Record - Issue 33: Summer 2024

65 VIEWPOINT Improving work and profits AI-enhanced accounts payable automation tools that integrate with Microsoft Dynamics are transforming finance teams into strategic partners for businesses Artificial intelligence-driven accounts payable (AP) automation is a transformative force for finance teams. By using AP automation solutions like MetaViewer, which feature robust AI capabilities that integrate seamlessly with Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning tools, organisations can automate and streamline processes. They can also elevate their finance teams from operational entities to strategic partners for businesses, where employees feel empowered to take on new initiatives, making work more satisfying and improving the bottom line. AI-enhanced AP automation empowers Dynamics users by effectively automating the tedious and time-consuming tasks of data entry and financial analysis. Machine learning algorithms analyse invoices and extract relevant data without human intervention. This automation reduces the risk of errors and frees up finance professionals to concentrate on more strategic and important tasks such as cash flow management, cost control and financial forecasting. A critical advantage of using Dynamics with AI-enhanced AP automation is its ability to provide real-time insights into financial data. Finance teams can use these insights to make informed decisions quickly, identifying opportunities for cost savings and effectively managing supplier relationships. Predictive analytics capabilities allow finance teams to anticipate future expenses and budgetary challenges, empowering them to address potential issues before they impact the business. AI also facilitates a stronger connection with customers and vendors by ensuring that payments are processed efficiently and accurately. This reliability enhances customer trust and satisfaction, which are crucial for long-term business relationships. Dynamics tools also support customised communication with vendors and customers, allowing for automated yet personalised interactions that can improve engagement and loyalty. When integrated with Dynamics, AI-driven AP automation is not just about enhancing efficiency; it’s about transforming finance teams into pivotal players in business strategy. By automating routine tasks and generating valuable insights, finance professionals are able to focus on growth and innovation, thus driving their companies forwards in a competitive market. This strategic shift not only benefits the finance team but also has a positive ripple effect across the entire and its customers. Learn more about AI-powered AP automation at: Andy Birkey is marketing communications specialist at Metafile Information Systems ANDY BIRKEY: METAFILE INFORMATION SYSTEMS “It’s about transforming finance teams into pivotal players in business strategy”