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What Makes an Accounts Payable Software Feature Delightful?


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This Mother’s Day, are you planning on giving your mom the same run-of-the-mill gift—the standard sentimental card, bouquet of flowers, etc.—or will you shake things up with something unexpected? Maybe this means sending your mom off for a massage or cooking a delectable brunch with her favorite dessert. While these unexpected gifts will delight your mom on Mother’s Day, we’d like to share with you three accounts payable and expense reporting software features that will delight your employees every day.

What qualifies as a “delightful” feature? Quite simply, “an attribute of a product that customers love but do not expect” (see original blog post: http://www.nirandfar.com/2015/04/apple-watch-kano-model.html). We’re delighted to share with you the following accounts payable invoice automation and expense reporting features in our Ariett Touch interface that we think will wow your employees.

1) Delightful Feature #1: Quick Add Screen

Ariett’s Cloud Document Service, Box4Dox, has created quite a bit of buzz in customers’ accounts payable departments. The source of this excitement?—vendors who are set up in Box4Dox can email invoices directly to the accounts payable department and an accounts payable transaction with the document attached is automatically created. Now, employees can use Ariett’s new Quick Add screen for a side-by-side view of the invoice when reviewing and editing transaction information. Employees are delighted to discover how easy it is to manage and submit accounts payable transactions for approval.

Here’s a quick peek at what our Quick Add screen looks like:
Quick Add Screen

2) Delightful Feature #2: Mileage Calculator with Map

Your employees most likely expect any expense reporting solution to have a field for entering miles traveled and, in some instances, a field for entering destinations. Employees are thrilled when they can use a familiar tool like Google Maps to plot their origin and destination point(s) and when Ariett automatically calculates the number of miles traveled for each stop. Employees no longer have to guesstimate or manually record their travel—Ariett ensures accurate reporting of mileage on expense reports and delights your employees with a simple solution.

Here’s a quick peek of what our Mileage Calculator looks like:
Ariett Mileage Calculator

3) Delightful Feature #3: Flexible Search Screens

This third feature will delight you and your employees by providing information at your fingertips without having to run a report or scroll through transaction details. Ariett’s new Search Screens can also be used across the Ariett Purchase and Expense product suite on any device – laptop, tablet or smartphone. To tailor your view, you can sort columns in ascending or descending order or enter keywords in the global search or column search areas. For instance, if your Accounts Payable managers want to review spending for a specific vendor, they can enter the vendor’s name in the vendor column and a complete list of invoices will appear. You can also use filtering to refine your search and, if you need to perform further analysis, simply export the results to Excel.

Here's a quick peek of what our new Search Screens look like:

Search Screens

As you head out of the office this weekend, we hope you find something unique that your mother will enjoy. And, when you return to the office, you might want to take a closer look at how Ariett’s new features for AP invoice automation and expense management can deliver delight to your employees. To view some of these features in action, click the link to our product videos: http://www.ariett.com/campaign/simplify-purchase-and-expense-management.

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