By Mark Orttung, President and COO, Bill.com
One of our greatest successes this year has been the rapid growth of the Bill.com Business Payments Network. As of December 2013, our first-of-its-kind Network has enabled more than 275,000 members to pay and get paid millions of bills worth over $12 billion annually, and to share financial data and collaborate with trading partners.
To drive future growth, Bill.com is bringing the power and ease of Bill.com to serve new, broader markets. A key component of this initiative is the Bill.com App Center, which showcases partner applications with seamless integrations to the Bill.com Platform using the resources available in our Developer Program. These applications — along with connectors developed by integrators and custom applications designed by customers — create financial process efficiencies and capabilities previously unattainable by customers.
Since the App Center’s September roll out, our partners have enjoyed significant business upside, inspiring us to take the next step. I’m pleased that we can now offer a more comprehensive program that gives developers a simple way to integrate applications with the Bill.com Platform. The new developer website (accessible at http://developer.bill.com) presents the revamped Bill.com Developer Program and offers sample code, use cases and FAQs to help commercial application developers, integrators, and customers develop applications on the Bill.com Platform.
The Bill.com Platform provides application developers, integrators, and customers advantages unmatched by any other development platform. The Platform enables developers and integrators to add automated payments to their solutions, bridging the “last mile” between financial applications and payments. In addition, they are able to leverage financial and payment data across trading partners, with no data loss or inefficiencies. With the capabilities enabled by the Bill.com Platform, developers can easily create end-to-end solutions to support the workflows for financial professionals.
We thank the developer community for inspiring us to refine the Bill.com Developer Program. We look forward to seeing the new and exciting ways our powerful platform will be used for financial process innovations.