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This article orginally ran in Accounting Today on April 29, 2014.
I admit it. I am a control fanatic. And if you’re reading this, you probably are, too.
The other day, a friend’s daughter made sure to share her sweets with me – by leaving a handprint on my new shirt. Like her lollipop, it was bright, big, and especially sticky.
“No worries,” I thought. “I can wash it out.”
At Bill.com, we are honored and amazed by all the awards our young company has won. We’ve received more than 40 awards from some of the most prestigious institutions in our market. But none mean more to me than our most recent award—The San Francisco Business Times Best Places to Work 2014.
In April, Bill.com reached out to about 2,000 customers, requesting feedback on new product concepts. Customers who reviewed the new ideas and responded to survey questions were placed in a random drawing for an Amazon Kindle Fire HDX.
Between the rigors of growing a customer base, marketing, managing employees, creating partnerships, and planning for the company’s future, business owners often have a very limited pool of time at their disposal. Every iota of their time – plus their employees’ time – should be spent on high-value activities that can support the company’s growth. More sales or customer services. Less administrative work.
If you had to choose between a rotary phone and a smartphone, which one would you select?
Sure, the landline phone has a certain nostalgia. But it does take a minute or so to dial out on it. The smartphone not only calls, but offers an array of apps that make your life decidedly easier.
So which phone wins? I don’t think there’s much of a guessing game here.
Rest assured, Bill.com is not affected by the Heartbleed bug. With that news out of the way, we want to share some thoughts and additional information about security.
This has been a monumental week for Bill.com. We won two prestigious payments industry awards—the NACHA George Mitchell Excellence in Payments Award and the Barlow Research Monarch Innovation Award. In addition, Bank of America Merrill Lynch announced its CashPro® BillPay product, which is provided by the bank through its relationship with Bill.com.
A significant component that impacts the accounting profession is the resiliency (or lack of resiliency) to change. One very important variable toward change is the adoption of cloud technology.