By René Lacerte, Founder & CEO, Bill.com
It’s been just over a month since we launched the Bill.com App Center, and we are pleased to see that it is already capturing the hearts and minds of our always growing community. The Bill.com App Center is designed to solve financial professionals’ most common business needs, streamlining workflow by bringing together key tools, such as expense management, online mail management, and accounting systems with their backoffice through Bill.com.
For example, by combining Tallie and Bill.com, finance professionals are able to finally combine bill payment and expense report automation, two functions essential to sound financial management, which have historically not been integrated. Our customers told us how difficult expense management was for them prior to our App Center. And now I am happy to report that we are hearing how easy it has become thanks to the App Center.
Catching Clouds, which offers virtual accounting departments for small businesses lives by the Bill.com “No Check CEO” philosophy as well as any company can. Just consider their tagline: “We combine expert accounting skills, tools, and advice to help you manage your finances and allow you to run your business from any beach in the world.”
Great stuff and very true—except for the expense management part of the puzzle, which required a lot of inputting and tracking of data from multiple sources. But now, as users of the Tallie/Bill.com integration, Catching Clouds has seen a much improved workflow. In fact, Scott Scharf, co-founder, virtual CIO and virtual CTO of Catching Clouds, said that by using the Tallie/Bill.com solution data now goes to the right place in less time and with much better accuracy.
“Bill.com and Tallie are giving us the tools we need to have visibility into the overall process with more levels of approvals—and therefore checks and balances—than ever before possible,” Scott recently said in a video interview. “We are able to let our clients scale their businesses more easily, with no details bogging them down. And we are able to scale our own business more quickly because we can support more clients with less staff and still provide more value than ever before.”
Happy customers with happy clients. Scale that is effective and efficient. These are exactly the things we had in mind when we built the App Center. It is great to see in the first 30 days the App Center living up to its promise. We look forward to bringing more integrations—and innovations—in the coming months. So, as always, stay tuned.