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There is no doubt that we are a nation that is constantly on the go and mobility is a way of life for most of us. From remote and field service location workers to businesses and personal travelers, we expect that we should be able to receive all information we need or want regardless of where we are. 

Key drivers of mobility include technological advances and cultural shifts; ultimately, changing the way we work. Companies are able to break the physical barrier restraints of a traditional office because of the cloud, which makes it possible to stay connected to apps and databases from anywhere. The advancement of mobile devices, which are becoming smarter, allows us to access the internet wherever we are and access the cloud and many other apps and tools. Today, more than 81 percent of Americans have smartphones, according to Pew Research.

The cost of real estate also has played a factor to the increase in mobile workers. Companies are finding that it is more cost-effective to supply hoteling and shared office space rather than keeping all of their employees tied down to a specific desk or office. At the same time, cultural changes have increased the momentum and desire for mobility. Millennials are paving the way in demanding a better work/life balance with more flexible work arrangments and companies are working to accommodate these needs. As a result, everywhere we go, we see employees, part-time workers, freelancers, and entrepreneurs conducting their jobs in locations of their choice.

In addition to all of the above, traveling for business is growing. Business travel spending is predicted to hit $1.7 trillion by 2022 according to Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). In today's global market, multinational firms have offices located around the world and customers and partners everywhere, causing us to constantly be on the move.

Workers still expect the same type of connection and immediate access to their apps as they always have, despite constantly being on the move. Also, workers are demanding the same user-friendly interface that they are used to from their consumer apps.

This demand is placing a big responsibility on tech providers' shoulders because they realize they must go mobile or die off. Tech providers must include robust capabilities within their offer and at the same time an easy convenience to support field workers, remote employees, and road warriors. The pace of business cannot stop - and if anything, it's accelerating.

The world of Accounts Payable is no different. Invoices that need to be reviewed or approved can not wait for someone to return back from their travel. We must be able to accommodate remote workers - whether it be from a coffee shop, airport or home office. Any delays in processing invoices can lead to inefficiencies, late invoices, and potentially late payment penalties.

By utilizing the mobile capabilities to process invoices, you can gain greater visibility - regardless of whether the reviewers, approvers, or AP personnel are in the office. As a result, companies can improve their purchase-to-pay processes, while increasing efficiencies and cost-effectiveness.

With Dooap, invoice processing is as easy on your smartphone as it is on your desktop.

  • Review: Swipe through open invoices and review them easily.
  • Approve: Approve invoices on the go — anywhere, anytime.
  • Code: Code your invoices with the fully featured mobile app.
  • Comment: Ask questions, post comments, collaborate — just Dooap it.

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