App center links online billing to back-office processes

New Bill.com platform enables small companies to connect the finance function with other related tasks, such as expense reporting and online mail management.
Written by Heather Clancy, Contributor

Billing and invoicing is one of those onerous tasks that challenges even the most organized entrepreneur, and Bill.com was created with the idea of streamlining those functions for smaller companies. 

Now, the company is reaching even further into the back office with a new application center that will include third party cloud services that integrate well with its core capabilities. Some of the processes being targeted with the Bill.com App Center include expense reporting, online mail management and accounting.

"Just as Bill.com pioneered sync in the payment space with seamless integration with all leading accounting software, we are now enabling data to be kept current across multiple systems," said Rene Lacerte, founder and CEO of Bill.com. "The Bill.com App Center will grow with our company's continued focus on finance professionals' needs in mind, with more self-service integrations chosen and added based on their business relevancy, ease of use and data accuracy."

One of the first integrations in App Center is for Tallie, a cloud expense reporting service from SpringAhead. The application scans, categorizes and matches receipt and credit card data, which helps automate the process of managing expenses. Using the Tallie and Bill.com integration, a small company's finance team (or bookkeeper) can streamline reconcilation between expenses and associated clients. This data can be synchronized with accounting applications including QuickBooks, Intacct, NetSuite and Zero.

Another App Center partner is Earth Class Mail, which lets small companies digitize paper bills and move to paperless processes more easily. The digital bills can then be categorized, approved and paid with the Bill.com online payment services.  

The Bill.com business payments network currently supports 250,000 users. Aside from the self-service integrations featured on the site, the company is providing new tools for developers interested in integrating other financial management and administrative services with the platform.



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