Streamlining the Non-PO Invoicing Process

Description: While many companies have a well-designed process for handling invoices associated with purchase orders (POs), the non-PO related invoices can often be much more challenging and the cause of many exceptions. During this Peercast, our feature company will share the results of their recent efforts to streamline this important aspect of their Accounts Payable operation, including the challenges they faced and lessons they learned along the way.

Peercast Poll Results

Poll Title: Efforts to Streamline Non-PO Invoice Processing

Background: While many companies have a well-designed process for handling invoices associated with purchase orders (POs), the non-PO related invoices can often be much more challenging and the cause of many exceptions. This poll looks at the percentage of invoices that do not have PO's and the focus member companies are placing on reducing non-PO invoices.

Poll Question: Approximately what percentage of your invoices do not have a related purchase order (PO)?


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  None - All purchases must be made on a PO 0%
  Less than 5% 17%
  5% to 9% 22%
  10% to 19% 28%
  20% to 29% 17%
  30% or more 17%

Poll Question: What focus do you plan to place on reducing non-PO invoices within the next year?


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  Significant focus - processing these invoices is inefficient 47%
  Moderate focus 6%
  Little focus - this is not a high priority 24%
  None - this is not on our radar screen 6%
  None - PO's are already mandatory 0%
  None or very little - we will focus on streamlining the process instead 18%