Bill.com Integrates with NetSuite to Deliver Seamless Cloud-Based Financial Management
NetSuite customers now have integrated access to Bill.com’s best-in-class bill payment, approval and processing solution
PALO ALTO, CALIF. – May 15th, 2012 – Bill.com, the leader in integrated bill payment, online invoicing and cash flow management solutions for businesses, today announced seamless integration with NetSuite’s (NYSE: N) cloud computing platform. NetSuite is the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials/ERP software suites.
Bill.com’s award-winning Cash Flow Command and Control™ System provides NetSuite’s users with a new and easy way to automate their bill pay and workflow online. The ability to pay bills, eliminate redundant data entry, collaborate with vendors, simplify paper management and sync the entire bill payment process with NetSuite enables them to save time and get back to what matters most – their business, not their bills.
“Prior to Bill.com, we were preparing paper-based check runs and dealing with delays as we waited on CEOs for their signatures,” said Mairtini Ni Dhomhnaill, senior vice president, National Business Outsourcing Solutions of Accretive Solutions. “We have since integrated Bill.com with more than 65 of our clients who are currently using NetSuite.” Apart from the advantage of a paperless vendor payment process, the Bill.com Sync for NetSuite is more efficient, highly intuitive, extremely easy to use and very effective in helping us process our clients’ bills faster than before. Bill.com also enables us to be more nimble and focus on providing higher value services to our clients. The solution has allowed us to engage with more clients, serve existing clients better and make our practice more competitive.”
Key Benefits of the Bill.com Sync for NetSuite include:
•Reduction in payables time and expense of at least 50 percent
•The elimination of manual check printing and mailing
•The ability to pay anyone electronically: billers, smaller vendors and even employees
•End-to-end, document-centric payables workflow that ensures consistency and quality across all financial processes and reporting
•Elimination of check fraud: checks are written on Bill.com’s account; not the customers’ account
•No preset payment limits
•Super easy setup: get started in hours
•Elimination of double-data entry: all payables information is automatically synched including bills, payments, vendors, GL accounts, departments and locations
•Unlimited digital storage and end-to-end paper management for every transaction, leaving a complete audit trail
•Anywhere, anytime access to all documents, vendor bills, and payment processing from the office or in a mobile environment
•Comprehensive insight of cash flow forecasting and ability to take immediate action with Bill.com’s Cash Flow Command and Control™ System, the only solution that connects your banks, your books and your business
Bill.com’s two-way synchronization accelerates NetSuite’s robust business solution, which already provides support for financial documents, accounting, inventory, and e-commerce. The new financial transaction functionality offered by Bill.com has made manual check and lengthy payment approval processes a relic of the past. Bill.com eliminates the burdensome manual check-writing process by facilitating electronic payments to any vendor, or if needed, writing checks for them. It also maps to internal approval processes allowing for a seamless collaboration within the organization. And, with the click of a button on any mobile device or Web browser, users can sync data between Bill.com and NetSuite, efficiently streamlining business functions in real time.
“We are excited to bring new, extended capabilities to the NetSuite cloud computing platform that help customers eliminate hassles and simplify their entire bill payment and approval process,” said René Lacerte, CEO and Founder of Bill.com. “Now all NetSuite customers can benefit from Bill.com’s best-in-class solution.”
Pricing and Availability:
The Bill.com NetSuite Sync is available immeiately with pricing starting at $89.99/month. To learn more, prospective and existing customers should visit: http://www.bill.com/pricing/index.php
Bill.com is a cash flow command and control system that manages accounts payables and receivables for businesses of all sizes. Offering online bill pay, custom invoicing services, unlimited document storage, collaboration tools, and mobile access, Bill.com’s services easily syncs to customers’ accounting software programs and online bank accounts to better control company financials. Bill.com guards against errors and employs enterprise-class fraud protections that current methods cannot match. More than 100,000 companies are now getting paid and paying millions of bills worth billions of dollars using Bill.com. Financial institutions can now offer these benefits to their business customers by integrating Bill.com with their banking platform.
PCI Compliance & Security Provider ControlScan Announces Acquisition of CRE Secure Acquisition helps online merchants significantly reduce scope of PCI ATLANTA, May 9, 2012 – ControlScan announced today that it has acquired Atlanta-based CRE Secure, the industry’s most advanced cloud-based secure payment solution for online merchants. The acquisition officially closed on April 30, with financial terms left undisclosed. A level one PCI DSS-certified service provider, CRE Secure provides a hosted payment page that utilizes patent-pending HTML cloning technology to deliver a more consistent experience for the online consumer as well as a secure, PCI-compliant ecommerce solution for the merchant. CRE Secure’s technology and existing partnerships with payments industry leaders complement ControlScan’s PCI compliance and security solutions. The CRE Secure solution offers ecommerce merchants, and the acquirers who serve them, a way to significantly reduce PCI scope, making the compliance process simpler and more affordable. “The combination of ControlScan and CRE Secure is a natural fit that provides increased value for our current ISO, acquirer and processor partners who are looking for a full suite of PCI compliance and security solutions for their merchants,” said Joan Herbig, CEO of ControlScan. “By adding CRE Secure’s ecommerce products, ControlScan will now offer a solution that advances our mission to further simplify the process of compliance for ecommerce merchants.” Payment providers and merchants have benefitted from CRE Secure’s unified technology, which employs a single, cloud-based system to support the merchant’s payment channels, including online, mobile and MOTO (mail order/telephone order). Platform plug-ins enable merchants to connect with their preferred payment processor and existing ecommerce solutions. These benefits translate into a seamless, simple and secure customer experience at a lower cost to the merchant. “This is an exciting time for ControlScan and CRE Secure as we combine forces to further the technologies and services that help merchants secure sensitive data across all their payment platforms,” said Kevin Lee, president and CEO of CRE Secure. “CRE Secure will continue to provide the same great service customers have come to expect, and over time, will integrate with ControlScan in ways that will benefit our companies and customers alike.” With the inclusion of CRE Secure technologies, ControlScan foresees new opportunities in the card-not-present (CNP) space. As EMV gains acceptance in the United States, the threat of fraud in CNP transactions is likely to increase. ControlScan plans to advance the CRE Secure product to further protect online merchants, who are working with payment data from cards not physically swiped by a reader. While specific transaction details of the acquisition were not disclosed, ControlScan did confirm that the majority of CRE Secure’s staff will join ControlScan at its corporate headquarters, also in Atlanta. About PCI Compliance Provider, ControlScan Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan is the leading provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance and Security services designed to meet the unique needs of small to mid-sized merchants and the acquirers that serve them. The company’s flexible solutions, easy-to-use online tools and personalized support significantly simplify PCI and security for its clients. In addition, as an Approved Scanning Vendor and a Qualified Security Assessor, ControlScan is positioned to help merchants meet compliance requirements and maintain secure business environments for their customers. For more information about ControlScan and its cloud-based solutions visit www.controlscan.com or call 1-800-940-5941.Continue Reading »
Denver, CO – Apr 17, 2012: ARM Insight and IP Commerce announced today a new alliance to redefine how card-linked offers work, by closing the loop from online publishing to onsite redemption at any point-of-sale (POS). As a result of this alliance, smarter, more effective online and mobile offers will become more broadly available. Today, retailers of all sizes are involved in publishing location-based daily deals and brand loyalty offers via websites and applications. Those offers may come into merchant locations wrapped in slick mobile apps, but most are still basically just coupons and, frankly, not too smart. For instance, most mobile or online offers are not linked to consumer cards. Most require a manual redemption and reconciliation process that limits what consumer intelligence the merchant can gather from the offer. Through its CardPower platform, ARM Insight is already powering credit card-linked offers for deal providers, web publishers, and significantly, on Facebook through its iFan Loyalty app for offline merchants. IP Commerce offers an open commerce development platform, The IP Commerce Platform™ and an associated Online2Onsite™ (O2O) Commerce Playlist, which provides software developers with the tools to enable real-time redemption of offers though any POS software. Currently, IP Commerce software is the driving force behind more than $3 billion in annual transactions. Leveraging all of the strengths of both platforms, this new technology alliance can now: •Effectively close the loop on online offers by enabling intelligent, real-time redemption for any merchant through their existing payment processor relationship(s) and without added lane friction •Empower retailers and other sellers (e.g. brands and advertisers) to create targeted offers that are tied to product (or inventory SKU) data •Collect and analyze consumer and product-specific redemption data for retailers, brands, advertisers, social networks, etc. The leaders of both companies commented on the new alliance. “Our goal is to create a platform that closes the online-to-offline loop with maximum flexibility and convenience, as well as the broadest reach for consumers, merchants and brands. Our technology partnership with IP Commerce provides the infrastructure we need to meet that goal,” said Dan Afrasiabi, co-founder and CEO of Arm Insight. Alfred “Chip” Kahn, founder and CEO of IP Commerce added, “We are very pleased to be working with ARM Insight. They are an innovative partner taking full advantage of our O2O Commerce Playlist functionality and capabilities in ways that benefit retailers, consumers and POS software developers, which is driving further interest and participation from all of these audiences.” Together, these two tech companies are effectively solving the main stumbling blocks to greater adoption of daily deals and other types of online-to-onsite offers. Additionally, they are providing retailers and other sellers with a deeper level of control over offer creation, along with valuable intelligence on offers and related purchase activity. About ARM Insight Founded in 2010, ARM Insight Inc. is based in Portland, Oregon. They offer a platform for card-linked offers and other applications that closes the loop between online promotions and offline transactions. Leveraging ARM’s APIs, partners can create and offer a variety of card-linked applications to consumers, publishers, retailers and brands in a matter of days. ARM specializes in enabling online partners and offline merchants, to utilize incentive-based marketing for customer loyalty, acquisition and promotions. For more information, visit http://www.arminsight.com About IP Commerce, Inc. With offices in San Francisco and Denver, IP Commerce® provides a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) which effectively functions as an OS for Commerce. IP Commerce works with software developers and technology companies to create innovative commerce applications. The open and easy-to-use IP Commerce Platform™ enables developers to create customized, multi-channel commerce applications and workflows that allow retailers to support customers across all touch points. Additionally, IP Commerce provides the only open, single-integration platform that allows you to easily integrate and maintain the widest range of Online-to-Onsite solutions: the Online2Onsite™ Commerce Playlist. IP Commerce maintains partnerships with some of the world’s most respected financial institutions and technology companies. Their corporate website is at http://www.ipcommerce.com. Media Contacts For ARM Insight: Name: Dan Afrasiabi Title: CEO, Founder Email: dafrasiabi (at) arminsight (dot) com Phone: (503) 546-2288 For IP Commerce: Name: Donne Whitlow Title: Marketing Communications Strategist Email: dwhitlow (at) ipcommerce (dot) com Phone: (303) 357-5425Continue Reading »
Bluepoint Solutions Unveils FASTdocs 5 March 19th, 2012 by admin –Next-generation ECM solution redesigned with added functionality, improved user experience– Washington DC— March 19, 2012— Bluepoint Solutions today released FASTdocs 5 during the 2012 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC). The latest release of Bluepont’s flagship enterprise content management (ECM) application is a browser-based application that includes new features and incorporates the latest best practices in content management and user experience design. Bluepoint Solutions provides remotedepositcapture, itemprocessing and enterprisecontentmanagementsolutions to more than 1,800 financial institutions nationwide. The redesign of FASTdocs for use within a web browser allows it to be centrally installed and maintained by a financial institution to facilitate faster deployment across an organization of any size. The ability to centrally administer the application also allows updates to be completed faster and with fewer demands on internal IT resources, reducing the cost of managing the system. The latest release features a new user interface modeled after Microsoft Office 2010’s familiar user interface making FASTdocs 5 easy to navigate and requiring minimal training for employees. New features include expanded search and browse functionality, tabbed browsing that allows users to view and work with multiple work spaces simultaneously, an improved viewing and editing toolkit, faster document scanning and import, and expanded use of document templates. “Everything about FASTdocs 5 is different,” said Andrew Tilbury, chief marketing officer for Bluepoint Solutions. “We took our in-depth knowledge of content management best practices and involved our customers at every stage of development to create an application specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of users in financial institutions. This release builds upon the most popular features of previous versions and adds new features that will improve an institution’s operations and member service. FASTdocs 5 will redefine how financial institutions interact with their documents and content.” Bluepoint will be presenting a live webcast on May 17, 2012 featuring an in-depth product presentation highlighting new features and improvements included in the newest release of FASTdocs. Click here to register to attend. About Bluepoint Solutions Vista, Calif.-based Bluepoint Solutions is a leading innovator in remote deposit capture (RDC), image-based item processing, enterprise content management and receipt management. Adhering to strict best practice standards, Bluepoint delivers proven technology solutions and consulting services designed to achieve the strategic goals of increased employee productivity, reduced operating costs, and improved customer service. Bluepoint’s family of products and services offer a complete, end-to-end, image-based item capture and payment processing solution. For more information, visit www.bluepointsolutions.com. About FASTdocs FASTdocs is the only enterprise content management solution designed to meet the specific needs of financial institutions. Based on a member-centric filing system, FASTdocs allows for complete management of all types of content within a credit union, including both member-realted and internal documents. FASTdocs is the flagship product in Bluepoint’s electronic content management suite which is in use at over 100 financial institutions nationwide. For more information, visitContinue Reading »
ControlScan Eliminates Firewall Management Burden, Security Gaps for Small Businesses with Managed Network Firewall
ControlScan Eliminates Firewall Management Burden, Security Gaps for Small Businesses with Managed Network Firewall PCI compliance, security solutions provider offers network protection, visibility to Level 4 merchants via managed security service ATLANTA, GA., March 15, 2012 – For many merchants, attempts at in-house firewall configuration and management often lead to simple-to-make mistakes that result in misconfigured security systems, unnecessary data exposure and risk of non-compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS). ControlScan, the leading provider of PCI compliance and security solutions designed for small merchants and the ISOs and acquirers that serve them has added ProTect Network Firewall to its ProTect Managed Security Services to manage the installation, administration and monitoring of network firewalls specifically for Level 4 merchant businesses. “Network firewall errors or gaps for any merchant – large or small – can result in business-damaging lapses in security,” said Joan Herbig, CEO of ControlScan. “Despite this fact, we found that no managed network firewalls were tailored to the resource and budget limitations, unique operating demands and PCI compliance requirements of small businesses. Our ProTect Network Firewall fills that gap by pairing Mako Networks’ cloud-managed network security technology with ControlScan’s Level 4 concentration and service.” By providing affordable and continuous network monitoring and 24/7 protection against outside threats, ProTect Network Firewall improves the overall security posture of a small business, such as Pearl Specialty Market & Spirits in Portland, Ore., IT director, Murad Pirani, found ProTect Network Firewall attractive for his business, because it locked down his card data environment per pre-defined PCI DSS rules, ensured all updates and upgrades were made in a timely manner and in accordance with changes to the PCI standard and increased Internet productivity by reporting on how the network is being used and by whom. “A network firewall managed from the cloud is an ideal way for Level 4 merchants to secure their network without requiring a great deal of technical expertise,” said Simon Gamble, president, North America for Mako Networks. “The reduced cost of business operation – such as ongoing maintenance and upgrades – allows merchants to focus on their business and not worry about security. It’s all taken care of for them.” “It is not just merchants that benefit from a managed network firewall,” adds Herbig. “Their acquirers do as well. As an additional service, ProTect Network Firewall can build merchant loyalty, reduce attrition, provide a new revenue stream, minimize portfolio risk and make it easier for merchants to achieve, maintain and reduce the scope of PCI compliance.” Finally, ProTect Network Firewall simplifies network segmentation to aid small merchants in reducing the scope of PCI compliance. By enabling just one network segment to communicate with the payment processor, merchants can offer customer benefits, such as secure WiFi, without exposing cardholder data to possible theft. About PCI Compliance Provider, ControlScan (www.controlscan.com) Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan is the leading provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance and Security services designed to meet the unique needs of small to mid-sized merchants and the acquirers that serve them. The company’s flexible solutions, easy-to-use online tools and personalized support significantly simplify PCI and security for its clients. In addition, as an Approved Scanning Vendor and a Qualified Security Assessor, ControlScan is positioned to help merchants meet compliance requirements and maintain secure business environments for their customers. For more information about ControlScan and its cloud-based solutions visit www.controlscan.com or call 1-800-771-8603. About Mako Networks Mako Networks is a cloud-based network management company, providing services and managed appliances that connect businesses to the Internet and protect them from the threats it contains. Mako Networks helps merchants that process, transmit or store cardholder data to comply with the stringent Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).The company is certified as a PCI DSS Level 1 service provider, and currently operates from offices in Auckland, New Zealand, London and San Francisco.Continue Reading »