Breaking: Harnessing AI to Optimize B2B Payments: Insights from Billtrust’s Ahsan Shah

Breaking: Harnessing AI to Optimize B2B Payments: Insights from Billtrust’s Ahsan Shah

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer a futuristic concept; it’s a reality that is reshaping numerous sectors, including the realm of Business-to-Business (B2B) payments. The potential for AI to revolutionize accounts receivable (AR) processes is immense, and this transformation is becoming increasingly crucial as AR and accounts payable (AP) evolve from traditional back-office functions to strategic business components.

Unleashing the Power of Generative AI

Ahsan Shah, SVP of analytics and AI at Billtrust, illuminates the path to this transformation. He advocates for the integration of generative AI into AR processes, promising advancements in interpreting unstructured data, automating processes, resolving disputes, and providing personalized recommendations. The transition from rule-based systems to language-driven ones is a significant leap forward, opening a trove of new possibilities in the payments sector.

Immediate Impacts and Preparations for AI Integration

The influence of AI on B2B payments is already perceptible. Insights into payment trends and behavior, risk analysis, anomaly detection—these are just a few examples of the immediate impacts of AI implementation. However, Shah cautions companies to ensure data readiness before embarking on AI integration. Understanding the nuances between structured and unstructured data is paramount to harnessing the full power of AI.

AI: The Future Orchestrator of B2B Payments

Looking ahead, Shah predicts a seismic shift towards agentic AI, which will act as an orchestrator across various domains and tasks. This evolution will lead to optimized AR processes and strategic decision-making, transforming B2B payments into a streamlined, efficient, and data-driven endeavor. The integration of AI into B2B payments is not merely a trend—it’s becoming an essential tool for organizations aiming to remain competitive in an increasingly digital landscape.

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