Paying a bill manually is becoming a thing of the past. Businesses are moving steadily toward digitization, with tech-savvy accountants and bookkeepers in the vanguard. The question is not whether you should use a bill pay service, but rather which one best suits you and your clients.
Choosing a bill pay solution impacts all aspects of your firm, from time management and productivity to client retention. That is why you can’t risk it with a bill pay service that falls short for you and your clients.
Meet Melio - a comprehensive, yet simple free bill pay solution designed to provide accountants and bookkeepers with all the tools they need to manage their clients’ bill pay.
Here are 4 reasons why you should consider Melio as your bill pay solution:
1. Simple to sign up, simple to onboard clients, simple to use
Simplicity is the name of the game, starting with the registration and onboarding process.
Overcomplicated apps with unnecessary "bells and whistles" require a long learning curve for your clients. A friendly, clear, and straightforward user experience is key to save onboarding time.
The same logic applies to daily work. Whether it’s you or your client handling bill pay, scheduling payments should take no more than a few clicks. Anything beyond can add up to hours a week and will curb productivity.
Melio puts simplicity and ease of use first, with a clear and friendly interface, so you can save precious time on managing clients’ bill pay.
2. AP/AR sync with leading accounting software
2-way sync with your accounting software saves precious time on data-entry and eliminates the risk of human error.
Melio syncs your accounts payable automatically with QuickBooks Online. A/R sync is available for QuickBooks Desktop and Freshbooks as well.
Here’s what Becky Rogoff, founder of Accounting Solution, has to share about Melio’s integration: “What’s great about Melio is how seamless the process is. With one click the bill is captured, payment processed, recorded, bank register adjusted and proof of payment is sent to the vendor.
3. Melio offers payment ubiquity and flexibility for your clients
With Melio payors can choose between payment methods - ACH or debit card, or even their credit card, and Melio will send out the payment for them. Payees can choose how to receive the payment - ACH or paper check, regardless of the payment method used by the payor.
Melio also enables you to schedule multiple and recurring payments to save even more time and hassle.
4. It’s free
Neither you or your clients should have to spend hundreds of dollars just to be able to pay and get paid online.
In fact, it doesn't have to cost anything at all. Melio has no sign up or subscription fees. All basic payment options are free, and adding users and approval levels are free as well. The only features Melio charges for are payment with a credit card (for the payor) and expedited payments.
David Perry, founder of Latitude Bookkeeping Services, shares his experience with Melio: “We’re saving hundreds of dollars a month per client. We’re talking $200-$300 a month per client, that we would have to pay with another app”.
Try Melio's free & simple bill pay solution for accountants & bookkeepers. Just click the link, follow the simple registration steps, and add your first client.