Approving an Invoice in Certify AP


Once you've received products from a vendor, employees will submit the invoice internally. These invoices need to be approved by their designated approver in Certify AP.

This article will show you, a Certify AP Approver, how to approve an invoice.

Step 1: On your Certify AP Dashboard, click Invoices.


Step 2: This is your Approval Inbox. Click the Invoices tab to view what invoices have been submitted for your approval.


Step 3: Click the invoice to open it and view the details.


Depending on your company preferences, you may see Quick Approve. Click the checkbox to the left of the invoice and click Quick Approve if you'd like to approve the invoice without looking at the details.


Step 4: This is the Invoice Details page. Click the plus icon next to Invoice Header to view further details.


Step 5: From here, you can view any attachments uploaded to the invoice, view the approval chain, any comments, and view more detailed invoice information.


Step 6: Click the minus icon to minimize the invoice header.


Step 7: To open an expense line to view further details, click the plus icon to the left of the item.


Step 8: From this screen, you can edit the GL and the Project as well as see additional invoice information.


Step 9: Click the minus icon to minimize the item details.


Step 10: Click View/Edit under the Comments column to see if the submitter has entered any internal comments. You can also enter your own internal comments here.



Step 11: Under the Actions column you have three methods for handling line items:


  • Check Mark: Approve all expenses.
  • Question Mark: This indicates that you need to review this line item later.
  • X: Reject all expenses and send them back to the submitter.

Alternatively, you can approve/question/reject individual expense lines by using the icons to the right of the line item under the Actions column.


Step 12: Be sure that each expense item has been approved, questioned, or rejected before continuing.


Step 13: You have a few different methods to continue:


  • Close: Saves your current progress approving the invoice and returns you to your approval inbox.
  • Reset: Erases any changes you've made to the invoice and resets it to its original submitted status.
  • Add Approver: Send the invoice to an additional approver for approval.
  • Save: Saves your work as you continue working on the invoice.
  • Process: Approves the invoice and moves it forward in the approval workflow.

Step 14: Click Process.


Step 15: You'll be sent back to your Approval Inbox. approving_an_invoice_16.png



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