Today’s increasingly digital world has transformed how businesses operate, buy and sell goods, and pay for services. The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and other digital innovations have changed the way businesses process invoices, purchase orders, contracts and more. This also impacts the entire procurement and payment cycle; after all, a company must first identify what they need before they can purchase it. And while business processes have been streamlined in nearly every department over the years, many are still unnecessarily complex—and in some cases even redundant. The acquisition and payment cycle is one such area that could benefit from greater simplicity.