Bill.com is a financial application that helps professionals manage cash flow, invoices and bills. The user can manage their day to day finances through the application. Customers can be sent invoices online through Bill.com. The use can also pay vendors using Paypal, epayments or check without visiting a bank. Bill.com works with NetSuite, Intacct, Sage PeachTree and Intuit QuickBooks. Invoices and bills can be automated so the user doesn’t have to send individual requests each time payment is due. Bill.com also gives users an overview of all current and late invoices as well as scheduled payment tracking. The application can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection and Android, iPhone and Blackberry mobile devices. Users can centralize their money management tasks online using Bill.com.
Bill.com was founded in August of 2006 by Renao Lacerte. The application was originally named CashView. The application has been discussed under its recent name in a number of places, including a mention on PC Magazine’s website. For the most part, Bill.com has received positive reviews from users because of its convenient automated features. Some noted that the application can be a bit confusing and takes some time to master.
Bill.com doesn’t introduce anything new to the world of finance management however it has compiled a list of tools and features that users will find attractive. The application is available online and as a mobile version for any smartphone. The user can set up payments to vendors, receive payments from clients and handle all their invoices and expenses online. Invoices can be customized and maintain a professional appearance with a clean design.
Bill.com sticks with a simple, professional design and layout that seems a bit bland at times. Information is displayed in columns with light grey headers. There are hints of orange and blue scattered throughout, however these are few and far between. The application’s interface could benefit from a minor makeover with more personality added in the design. It is functional however a newcomer might be a bit intimidated at first as they learn each feature.
A new user can sign up for Bill.com by clicking the orange “Try Bill.com Risk Free!” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The registration form on the following page asks for a first and last name, email address, company name and optional phone number. After submitting the form, the user is advised that they must check their email inbox for a message from Bill.com. Once this has been accessed, the user can activate and access their account.
Users are given three subscription plans to choose from. The first is a Solo account which costs $24 per month and includes bill paying features or the ability to get paid and access for one user. Solo users can synchronize with QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online and PeachTree and access chat and email support. The Team plan costs $49 per month and include bill paying and getting paid features, access for up to five users, approvals and sign offs and phone support. The Corporate account costs $89 per month and includes access for up to 15 users, synchronization with Inacct and NetSuite and role customization.
Bill.com is a helpful tool for professionals and businesses. The application may be a bit pricy for startups or small businesses. Users who are looking for a cutting edge interface may be disappointed by the rather lain design offered by Bill.com. The application does provide a number of functions and features that can make life easier, once the user takes the time to learn how to utilize each.