Bill.com Buddies Up with Wells Fargo for Bill Manager

Bill.com Buddies Up with Wells Fargo for Bill Manager

Bill.com and Wells Fargo have announced a new solution to help small and medium-sized businesses automate and simplify their accounts payable and receivables processes. The new joint offering – Bill Manager – integrates Bill.com’s cloud-based financial operations software with Commercial Electronic Office, Wells Fargo’s digital banking service, and gives SMEs a simple, transparent way to pay bills and get paid.

Bill Manager enables customers to capture paper bills and invoices electronically and have them digitally routed through a straightforward review and approval workflow. The technology allows businesses to track invoices in real-time, review and approve invoices from any device, store documents online, and automatically sync transactions with their accounting system to support fast data entry and easy account reconciliation. Customers can also use Bill.com’s Intelligent Virtual Assistant to make invoice capture and data entry process automatic, accelerating the bill creation process further. Bill Manager can also be used to request payments by building and sending electronic invoices and payment reminders.

“We are thrilled to bring our long-standing relationship with Wells Fargo to fruition through Bill Manager to accelerate small and midsize businesses’ shift to the cloud,” Bill.com SVP of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development Josh Goines said. “With Bill Manager, SMBs can go live with digitally automating their accounts payable processes in a matter of hours, helping them to put their back office in their back pocket.”

Bill Manager is powered by Bill.com Connect, the company’s business payments platform. Introduced four years ago, Bill.com Connect provides banks with a single platform for business payments that scales as their business customers do. The platform offers bill pay and invoicing functionality, increases client engagement, and gives customers access to a business payment network with more than 1.4 million members.

“Collaborating with a leading fintech like Bill.com solves a critical customer need – managing and paying bills in a consistent way,” Wells Fargo SVP and head of Treasury Management Product Innovation and Partnerships Chris Noe said. “Our customers access this technology directly through the digital banking experience they use every day, supported by their familiar Wells Fargo treasury management consultant and customer service team. Meeting our customers where they already spend their time is a priority as we innovate new solutions to help make managing finances convenient and simple.”

A Finovate alum since 2010, Bill.com was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Going public in 2019, the company has a market capitalization of over $10 billion. René Lacerte is founder and CEO.

Bill.com Begins Trading on NYSE at $22 per Share

Bill.com Begins Trading on NYSE at $22 per Share

Bill.com marked a win this week as it finalized its debut on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker BILL. The business payments platform priced its shares at $22, which is higher than the previously anticipated $16 to $18 per share amount.

The raise equates to about a $216 million raise, which is more than double the $100 million figure we reported last month, when pricing terms had not yet been shared publicly. Bill.com’s market capitalization now sits at $1.56 billion.

There has been plenty of positivity about Bill.com’s public debut, including the Wall Street Journal’s article about the IPO being “worth the tab” and Forbes’ discussion about Bill.com’s stock “taking off on IPO day.”

Before today’s public debut, the California-based company had raised $347 million in 11 rounds of funding from investors including Franklin Templeton, JPMorgan Chase, Union Square Ventures, CapitalG (Google Capital), Microsoft, Baidu, Qualcomm, Fidelity, Silicon Valley Bank, American Express, and more.

With 500 employees in offices across Palo Alto, California and Houston, Texas, Bill.com helps businesses manage accounts payables and receivables with online billpay, custom invoicing, document storage, collaboration tools, and more. The company’s platform moves $70 billion and 45 million documents on an annual basis and facilitates 8,000+ customer messages per day.

At the time of publication, Bill.com’s stock price is up over 60% at $35.33 per share.

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Bill.com Preps for $100M IPO

Bill.com Preps for $100M IPO

Intelligent business payments platform Bill.com aims to raise $100 million in an initial public offering (IPO), according to a recent filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), reports Ruby Hinchliffe of Fintech Futures, Finovate’s sister publication.

Underwriters listed for Bill.com’s IPO include Goldman Sachs, Bank of America (BofA) Securities, Jefferies and William Blair. Pricing terms have not yet been shared publicly.

The fintech provides cloud-based software that simplifies, digitizes, and automates back-office financial processes for small and mid-sized businesses (SMB). Bill.com has customers including company calling service Dialpad, benefits and human resource manager and fellow Finovate alum Gusto, and local professional search engine Thumbtack.

With $347.1 million already in the bank according to Crunchbase, the 2006-founded company has gathered investors such as MasterCard, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and BofA.

Talking about how the procure-to-pay landscape is converging, Mercator Advisory Group’s commercial and enterprise payments director Steve Murphy said: “That’s led technology companies such as Bill.com to add virtual cards to automate accounts payable for small businesses through partnerships with Amex and Mastercard.”

Set up by PayCycle’s co-founder René Lacerte, Bill.com now has more than three million members and processes $60 billion in yearly payments, according to its announcement in April 2019 following its most recent funding round of $80 million.

Bill.com demonstrated its technology at FinovateSpring 2012. More recently, the company launched a new suite of solutions for midmarket companies to help them automate their AR/AP processes to boost efficiency. The Palo Alto, California-based company was founded in 2006.

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Bill.com’s New Release Targets Midmarket Companies

Bill.com’s New Release Targets Midmarket Companies

Business payments company Bill.com unveiled a new set of offerings for midmarket companies today. With the launch, the California-based company aims to help businesses automate their accounts payable and accounts receivable (AP/AR) functions to become more efficient.

“As companies scale, the advantages of AP and AR automation are magnified. Midsized companies can be in dire need of next-generation, end-to-end back office solutions that help them work smarter, faster and more efficiently,” said Bill.com CEO René Lacerte.

The new capabilities include:

  • Bill.com purchase orders: syncs purchase orders directly from Oracle NetSuite and Sage Intacct into the Bill.com platform.
  • Expanded international payments: increases coverage for cross-border payments to encompass 130+ countries and 106 currencies.
  • Intelligent virtual assistant (IVA): leverages AI to set up payments and incorporate information directly into the required payment fields.
  • Premium customer support: includes enhanced support service level options.

“These new offerings will provide insights for customers to act on and enable them to automate their AP/AR processes, thus saving significant time and money while greatly improving productivity,” added Lacerte.

Founded in 2006, Bill.com helps businesses manage accounts payables and receivables with online billpay, custom invoicing, document storage, collaboration tools, and more. At FinovateSpring 2012, Lacerte debuted the company’s CashView tools. Since then, Bill.com has grown to manage workflows and process payments. In fiscal year 2019, Bill.com processed over $70 billion for its network of three million members.

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Bill.com Boosts Support for International Payments Offering

Bill.com Boosts Support for International Payments Offering

Business payments company Bill.com is helping small businesses pursue international objectives– now in even more corners of the globe. This week, the California-based company doubled its International Payments offering by building out support for more than 70 countries and 50 currencies.

“Historically, innovation in international payments has been geared towards consumers,” said John Flora, VP of Product at Bill.com. “The sharp rise of cross border business growth and global interactions is driving demand for our International Business Payments platform which enables SMBs to easily and seamlessly do business globally.”

Launched last July, International Payments allows companies to conduct business abroad with visibility and payments control on a single platform. The tool offers the option for businesses to exchange payments by using a wire transfer for increased speed and security. When paying vendors in local currencies, there is no wire transfer fee. For international wires sent in U.S. dollars the fee is $9.99. The company estimates that this, combined with its competitive exchange rates, saves businesses up to 32% of the cost of traditional overseas transactions.

Flora noted that the company is far from finished building out International Payments. “We plan to aggressively expand our international payment capabilities in the coming months,” he said. In fact, Bill.com’s business as a whole seems to be bustling lately. Since the beginning of this year, the company’s payment volume has increased by 124% while monthly transactions have grown by 135%.

Founded in 2006, Bill.com helps businesses manage accounts payables and receivables with online billpay, custom invoicing, document storage, collaboration tools, and more. At FinovateSpring 2012, CEO Renee Lacerte debuted the company’s CashView tools. Since then, Bill.com has grown to process more than $60 billion each year for its network of three million members.

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Bill.com Unveils New Intelligent Business Payments Platform

Bill.com Unveils New Intelligent Business Payments Platform


Financial process automation innovator Bill.com has launched its new Intelligent Business Payments platform, a solution that puts AI to work to bring end-to-end automation to financial workflows. The platform leverages its Intelligent Virtual Assistant capacities to automatically capture data from invoices and start the approval process, as well as recognize workflows, and create new business rules.

The new solution also drives payment flexibility, enabling international payments, virtual cards, and other options to accelerate the payment process; and supports auto pay for recurring bills.

“Our new intelligent platform, which is the most significant update to Bill.com since its inception, is built on ten years of experience managing business payments and hundreds of millions of bills and invoices to train the AI,” Bill.com CEO and founder Rene Lacerte said. “Increasing the speed and ease of payments will help businesses get ahead.”

The company said that customers in a recent survey reported averages weekly savings of 5.5 hours, more than 35 business days a year, using Bill.com’s process automation solution. In a statement noting that many companies spend nearly a quarter of the work day managing manual processes, Bill.com suggested there was a growing need for work flow automation technology.

“Bill.com has focused on developing new technologies that help SMBs grow,” Lacerte said. “Automating the back office is a huge industry-wide need.”

The company’s latest announcement comes a little over a month since it picked up $88 million in new funding in a round led by Franklin Templeton. The investment boosted Bill.com’s total capital to $275 million, and puts the company’s valuation above $1 billion. Also this year, Bill.com teamed up with American Express to offer a new AP solution, VendorPay for the firm’s business and corporate cardholders.

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Bill.com demonstrated its CashView Command and Control system at FinovateSpring 2012. The technology helps businesses better manage their accounts payables and receivables, and provides online billpay, custom invoicing, unlimited document storage, collaboration tools, and mobile access.

With more than $60 billion in payments managed every year and a network of three million members, Bill.com works with 70+ of the top 100 accounting firms, as well as accounting software providers like NetSuite and fellow Finovate alum Xero. The company is also CPA.com’s preferred provider of digital payments.