Automatic Cash Application Rate

Benchmarking Report

Automatic Cash Application Rate

This PDF report includes benchmarking data (in a visual, chart-based format), a comprehensive KPI definition, characteristics of high performers and technical details on measuring Automatic Cash Application Rate. Purchase and download this easy-to-understand, presentation-ready report immediately to compare performance levels, set attainable performance targets, and push towards best-in-class performance for this KPI.

What is Automatic Cash Application Rate?

The number of payments received by the company that are automatically matched to invoices divided by the total number of payments received by the company over the same period of time, as a percentage.

Why should Automatic Cash Application Rate be measured?

Automatic Cash Application Rate measures the company’s ability to automatically match payments with their corresponding invoices. A relatively low value for this metric can be indicative of highly manual (i.e., error prone) matching processes, poor payment and invoice data quality and data governance policies and sub-par Accounts Payable (AP) Department employee training and performance. Each of these factors can lead to prolonged invoice processing cycle times which increases vendor disatisfaction and can potentially reduce the likelihood of future discounts, preferred deals, or even continued business with the vendor.

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