Aberdeen, PayStream Advisors and other industry analysts have published numerous research studies related to financial automation.

As a resource to Global 3000 organizations that are interested in AP automation, AR automation, e-invoicing, supplier portals and epayments, we have aggregated the financial automation research studies and reports below.

Financial Automation Research

Beyond Payables: The Evolution of the Modern Financial Ecosystem - Aberdeen Group ResearchReceivables and Payments Study: Are Corporates and Banks in Sync? - A recent study conducted by Blue Hill Consulting and sponsored by PAYBOX® demonstrated that banks have a solid understanding of their clients’ needs and pain points. But the study also revealed several important insights about the ways banks and corporates perceive the receivables and payments process.

Beyond Payables: The Evolution of the Modern Financial Ecosystem - Aberdeen Group ResearchBeyond Payables: The Evolution of the Modern Financial Ecosystem - Based on an aggregated view of research surveys, interviews, and data analysis, Aberdeen Group analysts discuss how organizations should manage the modern financial ecosystem. In order to thrive, organizations must embrace a holistic approach for conducting business, where AP, AR, trade finance and global payments are functionally integrated. The report includes numerous recommendations to assist organizations in deriving more benefits from their financial ecosystem and improving visibility into enterprise cash flow. (Q3 2012)

Automating Payables for the SME Market: A Big Bang for the BuckAutomating Payables for the SME Market - Historically, accounts payable automation initiatives have been limited to Fortune 1000 companies and enterprises capable of implementing and managing AP automation technologies. This report by PayStream Advisors discusses how Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are getting in on the payables automation game and using technology to accelerate approval cycles, improve productivity, capture discounts, strengthen working capital positions and improve trading relationships. (Q2 2012)

SAP E-Invoicing -AP Automation-Solutions for SAP Accounts PayableAutomation Solutions for SAP - PayStream Advisors research shows that solutions streamlining the receipt-to-pay cycle have only been adopted by 45 percent of Global 2000-sized North American companies -- including a large number of SAP users. In this white paper, PayStream Advisors equips finance and IT directors of organizations with the information they need to achieve AP transformation by automating accounts payable functions in SAP environments. (Q2 2012)

eInvoicing Adoption Benchmark Report 2012eInvoicing Adoption Benchmarking Report 2012 - Accounts payable departments are under increasing pressure to do more with less by leveraging technology as a driver of operational efficiency. PayStream Advisors profiles the use of electronic invoicing, electronic payments and other strategies, revealing how enterprises can use centralization and automation to create a more efficient AP workflow. (Q1 2012)

eInvoicing Adoption Benchmark Report 2011eInvoicing Adoption Benchmarking Report 2011 - The need for affordable and efficient back-end solutions is causing many companies to increase their AP technology investments in 2011. PayStream Advisors reports on the latest trends in electronic invoicing and describes how centralization is driving a surge in e-invoicing adoption rates among U.S.-based enterprise organizations. (Q2 2011)

Dynamic Discount Management: Increasing Discount Capture through AP AutomationDynamic Discount Management - Early payment discounts enable companies to leverage AP as a driver of bottom line business outcomes. But despite renewed interest in the benefits of payment discounting, barely a quarter of all companies have payment processing cycles in place to capture all available discounts. In this report, PayStream Advisors discusses how enterprise organizations can use accounts payable automation as a strategy for increasing their discount capture rates. (Q4 2010)

Electronic Invoice Management-No More Recycling: Get Rid of Paper from the SourceElectronic Invoice Management - The accounts payable landscape is changing. For the first time, finance executives are seeing AP as a potential source of strategic benefits including enhanced supplier relations and working capital improvements. In this report, PayStream Advisors discusses the challenges enterprises face in transitioning from paper processing to electronic invoicing and how electronic invoice management is driving AP transformation in some of the world's most successful companies. (Q3 2010)

Aberdeen Group E-Payables Study / Research ReportAberdeen E-Payables Research Report - Aberdeen Group provides an in-depth look at the e-payables market. The research explores how enterprises can derive significant efficiency gains from AP automation, AR automation and electronic payments. (Q2 2010)

eInvoicing Adoption Benchmark Report 2010eInvoicing Adoption Benchmarking Report - According to current estimates, the volume of electronic invoices will surpass the volume of paper invoices by 2011. In this report, PayStream Advisors talks about how e-invoicing, electronic payments and other working capital technologies are revolutionizing the financial supply chain in small and medium sized businesses as well as Fortune 1000 companies. (Q1 2010)