Episode 33: Have RPA Software? 8 Steps to Automate Your Manual AP Processes

If you are like many Accounts Payable leaders, you know you have some lingering manual processes that the team is responsible for completing.  These processes are menial or only done rarely and may require using both excel and the Accounting System/ERP, and because of these reasons they are not considered for larger automation processes. It’s also inevitable that someone will forget the process and if there is turnover, it may be forgotten altogether until the department that needed the process to be done reaches out. 

Check out my website www.debrarrichardson.com if you need help cleaning your vendor master file or implementing authentication, internal controls and best practices to it from fraud. 

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Links mentioned in the podcast:  


·         RPA Tools & Vendors provided by AI Multiple.com. Click here for a list

·         Blog: “4 Vendor Maintenance Fraud Prevention Tasks That Can Be Automated Using RPA”

·         More ideas?  Email me at debra@debrarrichardson.com

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Debra R. Richardson,


Debra is an accounts payable speaker, consultant, and trainer with over 20 years of experience in AP, AR, general ledger, and financial reporting for Fortune 500 companies including Verizon, General Motors and Aramark.

For the past eight years, Debra has focused on Global Vendor Maintenance, and implemented a vendor self-registration portal for 140k+ global vendors across five Accounting Systems/ERPs. In her consultancy, she focuses on internal controls and authentication to prevent fraud in the vendor master file.