Automation in general is fought with resistance in its introduction, but as the technology improves a “new normal” sets in. Accounting professional can look at other industries that have automated like manufacturing or the automobile industries to understand the path to automation. Years ago when the auto industry wanted to automate people believed that there was no way a robot could do the work of a human. In the beginning it was true, however over time the auto industry is fully automated and there is no changing it.
This same idea is voiced when process invoices. However the better automation is understood, Accounts Payable can benefit greatly by eliminating manual task that does not take any “business intelligence” to do.