Billtrust, a billing service provider that has been busy building a client base among electrical distributors over the past few years, is launching EasyImport 2.0, an upgraded version of the software that allows bill recipients to download billing data received from their supplier directly into their accounting packages.

With the newest version, EasyImport can now download billing data into accounting packages including QuickBooks, Peachtree, Timberline, Viewpoint and Dexter & Chaney's Forefront. The data can also be downloaded into a CSV file.

The new release features an improved user interface with easier menus for generating downloadable files that can be accessed via e-mail or online.

EasyImport helps companies capture the value of electronic transfers without having to invest in everything it takes to do electronic data interchange (EDI). Even customers that are not EDI-capable can exchange a data file that can instantly be downloaded.

“EasyImport is one of the reasons our company chose to work with Billtrust,” said Jeff Corrick, vice president at Stoneway Electric Supply, Spokane, Wash. “It has helped our company quickly increase the percent of bills we send electronically to over 35 percent. Many of our customers have opted out of receiving paper bills and chose to get their invoicing data by e-mail because of the ability to download into their accounting system.”

“We love getting our invoices and statements by e-mail with the downloadable file”, said Patty Webb, at Webb Electric, a contractor customer of Stoneway Electric based in Seattle. “I can access the data files from different places and it has saved us countless hours of manual data entry.”

With EasyImport, bill recipients have two different options for receiving a downloadable file. They can choose to receive an e-mail daily that would include two attachments; a PDF file that contains an exact replica of the invoices generated for that day, and a data file that would be in the format to match the accounting system they specified.

Alternatively, they can choose to access their billing data via a secure online website where they can view, print, download and pay their bills.

“EasyImport works for the market because it benefits both the biller and bill recipient by ensuring the accurate and timely transfer of data”, said Mitch Rose, Billtrust's vice president of marketing. “An added benefit is its contribution to reducing the use of paper, an important priority for both Billtrust and our customers.”

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