Read about the digital transformation of commercial payments and how to automate your enterprise cash cycle.
It's The End Of Interchange As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Jun 9, 2021 by Mark Fisher
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― Buckminster Fuller
EIPP Software's Future is in Blockchain: Issue #13
May 3, 2021 by Daniella Bourguetts
Editor’s note: Hello! 2021 is proving to be quite the year for a financial revolution – and now, in the middle of Q2, most companies are still in the process of adjusting to the new, post-COVID era. 78% of finance professionals predict that all future accounting methods will be automated, and we're seeing these changes happen sooner rather than later. This month, we're covering the rise of EIPP, a software that is moving the B2B payments industry forward. Subscribe now.
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How to Use the NetSuite Payment Plugin To Email An Invoice with a Digital ‘Pay Now’ Button in your e-Invoice
Feb 23, 2018 by Kenzie Earle
In our last article, we wrote about the features to consider when choosing a NetSuite payment plugin to cut costs, improve efficiency, and eliminate manual processing. These features will help you maximize your NetSuite investment.
Revenue Recognition, How It’s Changing and Why It Matters
Sep 12, 2017 by Kenzie Earle
On the surface, revenue recognition is a fairly simple concept: when it comes to presenting the true value of your business to investors, it is important to accurately report your revenue. That means reporting the actual cash earned in the course of your business. In essence, there are standards related to revenue recognition to protect potential investors from fraudulent business practices, which could allow businesses to overstate their value. If discovered, failures to properly document and report actual revenue can be severe and could damage the long-term value of your company. That's why automated accounting is becoming increasingly necessary and even expected in order to protect businesses, their shareholders, and their customers.
Surcharging 101: Understanding the Basics
Aug 17, 2017 by Kenzie Earle
For businesses that accept credit cards, processing fees are a constant pain. Varying pricing models, vague regulations and new technology often create unwanted expenses. In fact, 55 percent of America's 27 million small businesses do not accept credit cards. But with credit and debit cards being nearly as common as cash, merchants are starting to pay attention to accepting credit card transactions. Surcharging offers businesses a means of defraying costs associated with credit card acceptance by recovering the higher costs from the customer.
How the Interchange Fee Affects Business Revenues
Aug 15, 2017 by Kenzie Earle
What is the Interchange Fee? An interchange fee is a varied cost that is tied to each credit card transaction. To the consumer, this charge is usually invisible (unless the fee is surcharged). Usually for sales/services transactions it is a fee that a merchant's bank (the "acquiring bank") pays a customer's bank (the "issuing bank"); and for cash transactions the interchange fee is paid from the issuer to acquirer, often called reverse interchange. To the merchant, this is a constant thorn in the side of their ROI. Merchants are constantly seeking the lowest interchange fee. At the same time, the technology associated with interchange has transformed rapidly over the years. Merchants should be aware of this change and how it affects the interchange fee… Currently, an interchange fee includes an upfront charge ranging from $0.30 to a few dollars and then a percentage of the transaction, often between 2% and 4%. The vast majority of this money goes to the bank where your account is held or the credit card issuer. The remaining 10% to 20% of the fee goes to the credit card company with the logo on the card. Currently about $40+ billion per year is spent on interchange fees by merchants and consumers in this transaction. It facilitates over $2 trillion in annual spending.
Twelve Cloud Technologies Changing the Property Management Industry
Aug 3, 2017 by Kenzie Earle
Property management is defined as the coordination of residential, commercial and real estate structures, including apartments, detached housing, condominium units and shopping centers. The properties are overseen by a property manager, who acts on behalf of the owner to maintain the value of the property while increasing profitability. According to 2017 statistics, the property management industry makes an estimated $73 billion a year. About 60% of residents in San Francisco, Boston and New York are renters and nine million households have become renters in the last 10 years, the greatest increase in housing history. The property management industry has been slow to embrace innovations in technology. But investors watching the market trends are spending huge amounts of resources in cloud-based property management solutions. With mounting pressure to embrace the digital world, property managers are looking for software that is innovative, effective and user-friendly. Cloud-based computing offers both a dynamic and competitive advantage. By eliminating costs from outdated servers and manual processes, along with providing real- time data and remote access, cloud-based property management software is scalable for the future. Listed below are twelve suggested cloud software to utilize for property management in the rising renters market:
How eCheck Can Shrink Time on Your Accounts Receivables
Jul 26, 2017 by Kenzie Earle
Today there are numerous ways for businesses to accept payments online. Whether it is a credit card, eCash, ACH, or an eCheck, companies have multiple options to choose how they want to receive payments. To the average user, the go-to option for payment is usually a credit card or using a bank account via ACH. However, most users overlook two important differentiators between all four of these payment options: speed and cost. Taking a deeper look into each option can help your company make better, smarter decisions.
What Is Cash Application And Why Is It Important?
Jul 10, 2017 by Kenzie Earle
In the process of commercial transactions, the flow of goods and services often doesn't wait for payments to process. If the relationship between two businesses in good standing is solid, their accounts are assumed to be sufficient to cover regular exchanges of service. However, this agreeable arrangement makes for more complex accounting than business-to-consumer exchanges due to the delay in the transaction period and the vague and unpredictable quote to cash.
What to Look for When Choosing a Billing Portal
Jun 26, 2017 by Kenzie Earle
In our last look at traditional lockboxes, we learned what is entailed in the involved process and that there is a large margin for error. The current challenges include poor working capital optimization, zero cash visibility and friction in buyer-supplier relations due to frustrating limitations in the payments realm. One of the biggest issues in B2B payment processing is that both buyers and suppliers are comfortable with the way they’re processing payments now – even if the method is antiquated and ineffective. PayStand aims to stand by a progressive methodology in order to promote a higher standard in for players in the world of FinTech and the businesses that are impacted by it.
The First Three Things to Do When Faced with a Chargeback
Jun 2, 2017 by Kenzie Earle
Credit card charge disputes, or "chargebacks," are unfortunately a part of doing business. Reasons for chargebacks are numerous, from stolen credit cards to dissatisfaction with goods or services, and everything in between. Understanding chargebacks, and how your company should respond when faced with one can help make the process easier.
How PEOs Can Stay Relevant in the Wake of Digital Reformation
May 17, 2017 by Kenzie Earle
Being in the era of the technological revolution, there are expectations to deliver excellence via digital services. Though customer service is prevalent in the success of many companies, the option to utilize software and have a positive user experience on a digital platform has become equally important – and maybe even more relevant. Enterprises seek the ability to reform their business models with the use of digital technologies, the ability to create new revenue streams and innovative ways to connect with their market place. It has become a requirement for the service providers of today to play a part in the impact of the consumer experience, apply automation platforms, and work with those enterprises to collaboratively solve problems and foster growth. As a PEO, there is priceless value in the human element of your services, but that isn’t the end-all in todays day and age. Fortunately, there are a myriad of options in our software rich nation so that you don’t need to succumb to the inefficiencies that manual processing brings with it. In 2013, the PEO industry and health insurance brokers witnessed opposition emerge when HR software made its debut and inaugurated a new and simple concept - purchase your insurance from them, and they will provide the software to handle the HR element of your business. It was a pitch that investors certainly bought into. The business model became so dominant, that at one point, one of the top HR software companies was valued at $4.5 billion within two years of surfacing. So how to does a PEO marry its traditional business model and the digital reformation that has swept the competitive market place? Let’s take a look into becoming a business that offers the service AND the product.