As companies strive to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced business landscape, optimizing their financial processes has become a top priority. In this regard, accounts payable invoice automation (APIA) is a game-changer. It streamlines the invoice processing workflow, reduces manual errors, and optimizes overall efficiency in finance departments and beyond. However, companies are only able to harness the full potential of AP invoice automation when they create the right conditions for it. For most of our customers, this means achieving a clean core to join SAP’s envisioned journey toward the cloud and increasing standardization. In this article, we will explore the future of intelligent invoice processing and the reasons why maintaining a clean core in SAP is so important for businesses’ long-term success.