Brightflag launches new intelligent PDF invoice validation feature

New York-headquartered legal operations platform Brightflag has launched a new feature that will help its corporate counsel clients to automate PDF invoice validation.

PDF Check scans PDF invoices automatically and validates that details such as the bill-to entity, matter reference, and purchase order numbers are correct –  freeing in-house teams and their colleagues in finance to focus on higher value tasks and putting an end to mistakes from manual data verification.

A significant portion of invoices received by corporate legal teams globally remain in PDF format, a trend that shows no sign of slowing as the LEDES format remains limited to the largest law firms and more countries pass e-billing legislation including requirements for PDF invoicing.

As a result, time-consuming manual review is needed to ensure key information is accurate. And due to the manual nature of the review, errors frequently go unnoticed, resulting in invoices being sent for payment only to be rejected by finance departments. When this happens, the entire invoice submission and review process has to start over from the beginning, putting teams and relationships under pressure.

“PDF Check has been a huge time-saver for our legal operations team,” said Alisa De Dominicis, VP of global, legal, and E&C operations at enterprise software support services vendor Rimini Street, adding: “The most significant benefit is the improved relationship with finance, as PDF Check has eliminated errors and extra work for them.”

Brightflag’s AI engine helps legal teams to validate billing data, apply guidelines, and generate analytics to help in-house teams make informed decisions.

To learn more, join Chief Customer Officer Kevin Cohn on February 28th and hear how PDF Check and Brightflag help companies like Dropbox, Zillow, and WD-40 manage their legal spend.