purchase-to-pay process

Solutions around the Purchase to Pay process

Purchase to Pay is a term that describes the process from procurement to payment, including all sub-steps such as ordering, invoicing and dunning. The mapping of a digital purchase to pay process leads to sustainable cost savings in the processes and an enormous increase in efficiency. 

This process can already be digitally mapped to a large extent with standard means within an SAP system. And if requirements go beyond the classic standard, these can be implemented via 

purchase to pay process
process purchase to pay areas

SAP integrations and developments as an individual solution. Here the CLC experts support with the concrete requirement solutions, whether with existing "home remedies", Add-ons or new Product enhancements

The most important questions and answers on the subject

1. why companies benefit from the digital mapping of the purchase to pay process?
Corporate structures can sometimes be very complex and extensive, as can the associated processes. It is of elementary importance that all process-relevant data and information is made accessible to all process participants. For example, processes in purchasing have a direct impact on working capital management in the company.

2. what disadvantages arise if the process is not fully digitally mapped?
Lack of control in order processes, long waits for approvals that lead to reminder fees or the loss of discounts, as well as a high amount of work and time required for manual processing. In addition to the economic disadvantages, an incomplete digital process also leads to frustration and dissatisfaction among employees.

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Advantages of a digital purchase to pay process at a glance

  • Fast turnaround times
    Processes are managed systemically and not manually, which reduces the runtimes of the overall process. Thus, stagnant processes are avoided and the workload is reduced.
  • Holistic process mapping
    A complete mapping in the leading ERP system enables a holistic representation of business processes with an accompanying gain in efficiency and significant cost savings.
  • Avoidance of media discontinuities
    The media discontinuity between procurement application, order and invoice is eliminated, thus reducing time and personnel expenditure and increasing the quality of data exchange.
  • Achievement of special conditions and discounts
    Due to the fast process flow, pre-negotiated advantages such as special conditions and discounts can be used.
  • Overview in liquidity planning
    By optimally linking procurement and finance, monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements can be prepared and completed more quickly in accounting. In addition, real-time transparency offers advantages in liquidity planning.

Solution examples for the process steps


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