Have you ever received a vendor invoice and start thinking you have already approved it for payment, , , but just can’t remember if you did?
You can’t remember for sure so you go down to Accounts Payable and check with someone to see if they have it, , , it sure looks like the same amount you approved recently.
This used to occur to me all the time, , , until I got tired of it and created a simple Invoice Approvals Log. When I approve an invoice, my secretary or I update this log so I can determine quickly if I’ve received a duplicate invoice later on.
Saves time, improves your productivity, , , and reduces “hassle factor”.