Yes they still happen, quite often…
Your in-house systems may stop the obvious examples, but there are usually a lot more well-hidden items waiting to be recovered, our Duplicate Payment Audit will do just that.
Caatalyst produce over 50 reports that analyse your transaction data looking for duplicate payments and other payment errors. These reports match and analyse all possible combinations of variables within your accounts payable data.
Using fuzzy logic we can find overpayments where all key fields, for example date, vendor, reference and amount are all different. Payments may be made directly for a statement of account, for a purchase order, or for a value 10 or 100 times the correct invoice figure; our software searches for all of these and more.
We examine all types of erroneous payments including currency errors payments to incorrect vendors and paid credit notes.
As usual every claim is agreed with the vendor for deduction or refund making the approval process swift and efficient. All recoveries from the duplicate payment audit along with full back-up are accessible via our 24/7 Client Portal making the process simple and efficient for the Client finance team.
We can merge data sets of any size and from a variety of different sources to examine possible recoveries across group companies and organisations.
Our Audit Dashboard provides a live snapshot of audit results along with a summary of root cause analysis, recovery type and recovery date.