Coprocess has launched version 3 of its netting system. The new version adds a reconciliation module on to the existing netting platform to allow corporates to use the system both for intercompany netting and for month end reconciliation.
The previous version allowed for the upload of both accounts payable (A/P) and accounts receivable (A/R) items, in addition to the matching, discussion and dispute of these items. As well as reconciliation, version 3 also allows the linking of the invoice to a scanned image of the invoice.
“Frequently an intercompany invoice is not paid because it is not booked on the A/P side,” explained Andrew Goldie, managing director of Coprocess. “If you can link the invoice in the netting to a scanned image of this invoice then this reason loses veracity. The company’s analysis shows that on average 80% of mismatches at month end are either from non-booked A/P items or non-approved A/P items.
“In either case the ability to link to an image, to match and discuss the invoice online can greatly reduce the number of mismatches at month end,” said Goldie. “Because our netting system already allowed for the upload of intercompany A/P and A/R items directly from the ERP [enterprise resource planning] and the automatic matching, it was a relatively simple and logical step to make this work for all open intercompany items on the sub ledgers not just those that were going to be settled in the netting.”
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