What Is A Customer Payment Portal?

Published on 09 May 2011 by john in AR, Greenbill

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Payment Portals and Electronic Invoicing
In their simplest form, Payment Portals are a way for customers to pay their bills without the need to print and mail a check. Combined with Electronic Invoicing, they can be a very powerful technology for both suppliers and their customers:

Customers can not only pay their bills online, but also [...]

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Getting Paid Painlessly

Published on 29 April 2011 by Ken Roberts in Blog, Go Green

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Everyone is hurting with the economy the way it is. Technology is adding to the confusion by providing new ways that customers want to pay at a blinding speed. It can get confusing with all the new options available, and it seems to take more resources than ever to handle all the possibilities.
How [...]

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The Automated Clearing House network (ACH) provides an extremely reliable and effective system to transfer funds electronically from one financial institution to another. This includes recurring billing, pre-authorized debits, internet / telephone payments and checks converted into ACH payments. It is estimated that the number of items paid through the ACH network will continue to double [...]

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The Cost of Paper

Published on 06 May 2009 by John in Blog, Go Green, Greenbill

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We all heard the stories, computers would eliminate paper. There would be no need to print pages and pages of hard copy, all your important documents would be available at your fingertips. Unfortunately with the evolution of the computer and increasingly cheaper plug and play printers, paper usage has increased tremendously.
With a simple mouse click [...]

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Measuring your efforts
In an earlier post I talked about calculating your DSO.  The most well know way to benchmark your A/R is by using the Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) calculation.  It’s a common, well understood indicator that is widely used. The fact that it is so common makes it easy to find DSO numbers for [...]

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DSO stands for Days Sales Outstanding
It is a commonly used measure for the invoicing collection process. Investopedia defines DSO as “A measure of the average number of days that a company takes to collect revenue after a sale has been made”. If you are strictly a cash business your DSO will be 0. If you [...]

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“It’s Easy Being Green”

Published on 25 March 2009 by John in Blog, Go Green

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With all the current focus on the world economy and the challenges we all face each day there has been a marked decrease in the “Green” campaigns which were so very prevalent just a year or two ago.  This was brought to my attention not only in print and other forms of media but right [...]

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We have received a number of questions on why you might need Greenbill if you are already using Quickbooks and emailing invoices. What does it offer? Why should you bother.  I traded a few emails with a friend David Mammano who suggested a simple top 10. Thanks for the idea Dave.
10. Seamless 2-way integration with [...]

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Invoices, Friend or Foe, Part 2

Published on 13 February 2009 by John in AR, Blog, Greenbill

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Now that your customer has been invoiced for your services or products the next step is to have them provide payment. That is the name of the game and this is the hard part. Although your customers are honest and trustworthy, getting them to pay sometimes can be a chore, and the easier it is, [...]

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Getting Things Done.

Published on 06 February 2009 by Ken Roberts in The Greenbill Team

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Business today is frantic.  It’s easy to get distracted by the latest emergency that hits your inbox.
It’s important to remember that someone else’s lack of planning is not always your emergency.  Even if their situation really is dire, and even if it directly impact’s you, your best course of action may be to put that [...]

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