Manage your payments on the go
Once your bookkeeper enters and approves a bill in Xero, a payment request is automatically sent to your phone for approval. No need to log into Xero or a bank portal to complete the payment. You can action the request anytime, anywhere. View the details of the bill in the app before you schedule or pay. You can even answer questions from suppliers about scheduled or past payments from the history stored on your phone.
Bluechain is integrated into Xero Accounts Payable, reducing the workload on bookkeepers and simplifying the payment process for business owners. Approve bills individually or create a batch for bulk payment. Approved bills are sent to the business owner’s Bluechain phone app for payment, where they can view, revise and authorise each bill or the entire batch. The status of each bill is dynamically updated in Xero as it is scheduled and paid.
Integration is so seamless that there is no change to the bookkeeper’s normal daily routine and no additional training is required. Bluechain automates the entire payment process, reducing the workload on your bookkeeper. No need to create a bank file or create payments in the bank portal or chase the owner to approve the payment or mark bills as paid. It all happens automatically. Changes made by the owner in the app are automatically communicated back to the accounts in real time.
When you create a batch payment in the accounts, the batch comes through to the app as a single notification, allowing you to quickly pay all bills for a “planned date” in a single action. Each bill is processed individually, so it’s easy to reconcile payments with the bank feed. Importantly, a bill is only marked as paid in the accounts when it’s actually been paid or part-paid. The bookkeeper or accountant has total visibility as batches are built, modified, scheduled and paid, which means less work for the bookkeeper and greater convenience for the business.
It’s easy to get started
All you need is Xero, a Bluechain profile and a credit card.
Sign into Xero and create a Bluechain account.
Using the email link we send you, download the Bluechain app and then set up one or more credit cards in the app.
Add billers in the Bluechain portal or from the Xero bill.
Xero is world-leading online accounting software built for small business.
- Get a real-time view of your cashflow. Log in anytime, anywhere on your Mac, PC, tablet of phone to get a real-time view of your cash flow. It’s small business accounting software that’s simple, smart and occasionally magical.
- Run your business on the go. Use our mobile app to reconcile, send invoices, or create expense claims – from anywhere.
- Get paid faster with online invoicing. Send online invoices to your customers – and get updated when they’re opened.
- Reconcile in seconds. Xero imports and categorises your latest bank transactions. Just click ok to reconcile.
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