This chapter has covered the PtoP process that accounts for most of a company’s expenditures. Like the Order-to-Cash process, the purchasing component of the PtoP process fills a central coordinating role as it supports the supplies and inventory components of an organization’s operations.
The physical process implementation presented in this chapter evidences many attributes of the paperless office of the future. Are these visions of a paperless society that farfetched? Hardly. The technology exists today, and many companies have availed themselves of some, if not all, of that technology.