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BillsTrust and Xero

One of the many exciting things about being web-based is that Xero can connect to a wide range of solutions.

If you find that bills keep piling up, then you’ll be thrilled to learn about our latest Xero Network Partner in Australia, BillsTrust. In essence they pay your bills for you, by the due date. You just send them your bills by fax, email or web upload and they’ll contact your billers to arrange payment and remittance methods, all without troubling you.

One of the people behind BillsTrust is MYOB co-founder and now Xero non-executive director Craig Winkler.

“BillsTrust can take the stress out of your clients’ Accounts Payable – and yours too. I love services that make business easier and I’m enjoying BillsTrust immensely.”

Watch this short video for an overview of  BillsTrust.

 

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10 comments

Chris
13 May 2010 #

Say what? They want to pay them up to $49 per month so that they can pay the bills for me? Really? In this day and age bill-paying is easy, my bills are done within minutes all online. I don’t see the problem they are solving here and I’d be willing to bet that they won’t be around in 12 months (or at least their model radically changed).

pete samuels
13 May 2010 #

Cool idea and concept. I disagree with the previous commenter, I pay the bills for my fathers fruit storage business to help him out and can say none of his suppliers use BPay, and some don’t even put their bank details on their invoices so I’m always chasing up or forgetting.

Once a month I have to pay at least 15 bills and we’re always getting phone calls about being past due dates on terms, basically because I’m short on time in monitoring what is due and when.

This service is a go-er for people like me anyway and I’ll be giving their free trial a definite go.

Hugh
13 May 2010 #

I think it’s an excellent concept…. Excellent for a multiple office arrangement where bills can be snapped and sent direct without any involvement of an accounts payable department. I can see the potential…

Andrew Haynes
13 May 2010 #

Are you serious Chris? I bet there are loads of people who value the time they spend paying bills each month > $49

Chris
14 May 2010 #

I wouldn’t bet on it Andrew. I get a bill, I log into internet banking and I pay it. 1 minute spent on it, no more. This place wants me to get stickers, stick it on, fax or scan it into them and then pay them later – plus pay them for that service. This is actually creating more work and expense for me.

Hugh
14 May 2010 #

I agree with Andrew – my time is more valuable than the monthly fee. Adding new billers, saving new bill payees, entering a 20 digit customer reference number and finding Biller Codes…. it’s a time consuming procedure and I’m willing to give this a crack and see how it goes!

Summer
14 May 2010 #

Me too Hugh. I just got in. I’m looking at the pile of invoices on my desk. I thumb them after checking the bank balance every single day. None of them take bpay. One has bank details. The others I’ve written them on, after ringing them. I have to cut a cheque for a few who still won’t let me pay online too. I’m trying these guys because 70c a day… oop that was 70c worth of my time…

Cheryl
14 May 2010 #

Interesting service. I don’t have enough bills to use it myself, but my boss certainly does. Chris – 1 min per bill – I wish. Maybe for the Aurora Energy bill, but that is like once a quarter. The rest of the suppliers down here in Tassie aren’t organised enough for BPay.

BillsTrust and Xero
16 May 2010 #

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