The Accounts Payable (AP) department is responsible for the auditing and processing of invoices and payments for The University of Iowa. Invoices, credits, vouchers, and payments are processed on line through the Accounts Payable/Purchase Order (AP/PO) System.
Effective 2/5/13, Accounts Payable and Purchasing partnered with GHX (Global Healthcare Exchange) to implement a new electronic invoicing solution. Primarily healthcare related, our initial vendors are Owens & Minor, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical and Stryker Sustainability Solutions. This solution enables suppliers to send electronic invoices to the University of Iowa in an integrated electronic format instead of sending a paper invoice. Electronic invoicing helps us drive down cost and is better for the environment since paper invoices will no longer be received. Voucher Reports on our APPO web pages will indicate an electronic invoice on these vendors.
Utilizing ACH payment processing is more efficient for your business and better for the environment.
The Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network is an electronic batch processing system used by the Federal Reserve. Instead of using paper to carry necessary transaction information, (like a check), ACH transactions are transmitted electronically between financial institutions. Because ACH is electronic, transactions are processed faster than paper checks which must be handled manually.