E-commerce platforms partner with external vendors for the purposes of fulfillment. Upon completion of the sale or contracted services, the e-commerce platform may owe money to the associated vendors that deliver their services to the end customer, or the vendor may owe money to the e-commerce platform for selling their service. This disclosure describes techniques to automate billing/accounting validation and account/transaction reconciliation between an e-commerce platform and its vendors. A one-time setup procedure enables a user to define rules for data extraction, to set up mappings of data elements that originate from different sources, etc. A data mapper identifies data elements that come from source and target data sources and selects mapping rules used for comparison. A reconciliation (data comparator) module compares data from various sources using data elements and mapping rules. An output handler generates invoices, payments, discrepancy reports, etc.
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Shiramshetti, Nagaraju, "Continuous Data Reconciliation and Automatic Billing", Technical Disclosure Commons, (June 25, 2023)