Accounts payable automation refers to the process of making the business method of their accounts payable department more efficient and effective by using simpler and better methods. The main function of the accounts payable department is to make sure that all unsettled invoices from their suppliers are permitted, processed, and paid. The process is very basic but can take a toll on the company, especially when the invoices are large in number. This is inflated when the process is carried out on a piece of paper. Thus, the goal of automating the accounts payable department is to restructure the invoicing process and make it obstacle free by eradicating probable human error, and lower the cost per invoice. Some of the most common AP automation solutions comprise E-invoicing, scanning and workflow, online tracking, reporting capabilities, electronic invoice user interfaces, supplier networks, payment services and spend analytics for all invoices.