Cycle time in days from receipt of invoice until approved and scheduled for payment

This measure calculates the number of calendar days (including weekends) that elapse from receipt of an invoice until it is approved and scheduled for payment. It is part of a set of Cycle Time measures that help companies analyze the duration of the "process accounts payable (AP)" process from beginning to end.

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Measure Category:
Cycle Time
Measure ID:
100154
Total Sample Size:
6,010 All Companies
Performers:
25th Median 75th
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Key Performance Indicator:
Yes

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Units for this measure are days.

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Cycle time in calendar days from the receipt of an invoice to when it is approved and scheduled

Key Terms

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Cycle time is the total time from the beginning of the process to the end. This includes both time spent actually performing the process and time spent waiting to move forward.

An invoice is a bill prepared by a seller of goods or services and submitted to the buyer. Generally, an invoice contains all pertinent information about the transaction including the date, price, quantity, item number, and credit terms. An invoice can be in either electronic or hard copy form.

The metric value which represents the 50th percentile of a peer group. This could also be communicated as the metric value where half of the peer group sample shows lower performance than the expressed metric value or half of the peer group sample shows higher performance than the expressed metric value.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (7.3.1)

  • 9.6.1.1 - Verify AP pay file with purchase order vendor master file (10869)
  • 9.6.1.2 - Maintain/Manage electronic commerce (10870)
  • 9.6.1.3 - Audit invoices and key data in AP system (10871)
  • 9.6.1.4 - Approve payments (10872)
  • 9.6.1.5 - Process financial accruals and reversals (10873)
  • 9.6.1.6 - Process payables taxes (10874)
  • 9.6.1.7 - Research/Resolve payable exceptions (10875)
  • 9.6.1.8 - Process payments (10876)
  • 9.6.1.9 - Respond to AP inquiries (10877)
  • 9.6.1.10 - Retain records (10878)
  • 9.6.1.11 - Adjust accounting records (10879)