In addition to the extra security from separation of responsibilities, going from paper to a digital system improves information security to your organization. While you might think of horror stories, like when Target and Home Depot had their credit card systems hacked, these stories are the rare anomalies, not the norm. Hacking can happen, but well designed, modern ERPs and AP systems are built to withstand virtually any attack.
In most cases, the worst-case scenario is a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack, where your systems are overloaded and inoperable. But this is more of a web problem than an AP problem, unless you are using a web-based provider that doesn’t take advantage of DDOS protection and cloud performance. Currently, no reputable company would offer an AP solution that is not thoroughly tested against hackers. Thanks to corporate firewalls and other anti-hacking tools, your data is safe and secure when you choose a trusted provider for your ERP and AP system needs.