Benchmarking - Metric of the Month

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Benchmarking your performance against your peers is a crucial first step in any improvement efforts – no matter if you’re addressing your team’s training, processes or automation. After all, you can’t know where to concentrate your energies if you don’t know where there’s the most opportunity for more efficient or effective performance.

 

At the beginning of each month, IOFM will post a crucial AP metric to enable you to measure yourself against the profession's best. Bookmark this page and make a note to return again and again.

Something we’ve been talking a lot about lately is “type of decision-making.” This simply refers to how decisions are made about processing AP work. Do the individual processors

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One of the things that caught our attention in our soon-to-be-published 2021 Benchmarking Survey is how many organizations are automated, yet still using desk-level decision making. When everybody

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Unclaimed property is something that AP must address, but how prevalent is a UP audit and what are the repercussions? One in five of survey respondents said they’d undergone an audit, with some

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Unclaimed property is something that AP must address, but how prevalent is a UP audit and what are the repercussions? One in five of survey respondents said they’d undergone an audit, with some… Read More

How an AP team is structured has a strong correlation with productivity. This data, derived from IOFM’s most recent benchmarking survey, shows the correlation between how centralized an

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How an AP team is structured has a strong correlation with productivity. This data, derived from IOFM’s most recent benchmarking survey, shows the correlation between how centralized an… Read More

IOFM benchmarking data indicates there has been a steady increase in electronic invoice submittals over the past three years. With many finance teams still working from home, we can expect that trend

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IOFM benchmarking data indicates there has been a steady increase in electronic invoice submittals over the past three years. With many finance teams still working from home, we can expect that trend… Read More

2020 brought us more than a pandemic—it brought us significantly increased levels of AP automation. We expect to see that number continue to climb in 2021, as AP departments that had previously

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2020 brought us more than a pandemic—it brought us significantly increased levels of AP automation. We expect to see that number continue to climb in 2021, as AP departments that had previously

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