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9 Tips for Achieving a Work Life Balance, Maybe

One of the things I love most about working at Billtrust is the amazing work-life balance that employees truly get to enjoy. Our core values are not just written on the wall, they are what we live each and every day. My favorite is: “We were not put on this planet so...

Does Corporate Culture Really Matter?

In the immortal words of Peter Drucker, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. Billtrust has a reputation for having an outstandingly positive, hard-working, collaborative, fun, and authentic corporate culture. When I joined Billtrust 8 months ago, I knew what I was...

What Accounts Receivable Teams Can Learn From Netflix

It may be hard to remember, but prior to 2007, Netflix – now a global provider of streaming movies and TV series – was mailing DVDs to its customers. Netflix made their DVDs available through a monthly rental model, so customers were constantly receiving and returning...

5 Ways to Make Your Customers LOVE Paying You

Companies don’t love shelling out money – they want to keep as much of it as possible. That’s fair, it takes a lot of effort for them to earn it.  I’m not going to convince you that there are ways to make your customers enjoy giving up their money, but I can help them...

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Billers

When I visit with customers or prospects, I am often asked about the best practices of our client base and how they compare to the practices of successful organizations.  It’s a great question. We all want to know where we stand when we’re compared to the best....

Keeping it “Business as Usual” When Employees Vacation

If you run a team, department, or even a company you know that vacations are the best way to avoid employee burnout. Summer is one of the most popular times for travel in the US, and many of us take paid vacation time in order to travel, spend time with family and...

Business Lessons We Can Learn From Pokemon Go

By now you have probably heard about, seen, or even played Pokemon Go, the new mobile video game taking the world by storm. This unique game encourages players to be physically active, meet new people, and visit new places. But I bet you didn’t stop to consider that...

Why Payment Cycle Management Should Matter to You

When I started my career in sales at Control Data, I was given a desk, a phone, a list of zip codes and a stack of D&B cards that corresponded to the zip codes that made up my territory. My job seemed pretty simple. I just needed to look at the D&B card, find...

Why You Need to Join Billtrust’s Online Community

We all know that getting a back stage pass is exciting! You get to look behind the scenes and experience intimate interactions with talented performers who make our world a little happier. Well, what if there was a way to get a first look at new Billtrust products,...

The Quest for Operational Efficiency

Over the past three months I have been on the road meeting with CFO’s and CIO’s and their direct reports to better understand the challenges that they face in their businesses. One of the terms being used more frequently is “Operational Efficiency,” and it’s being...

The Digital Revolution is Here. Is Your Business Ready?

My, how times have changed. Back in the days our when our grandparents walked 10 miles to school in the snow with no shoes, uphill – both ways, they didn’t have Facebook to vent their frustration. Now, if you have a bad meal or a bad airline experience – you tell...

The Power of Storytelling

When was the last presentation you sat through that didn’t include PowerPoint? What about the last presentation you delivered? My guess is that you would probably have to be older than 45 to remember a time before PowerPoint existed. Why are presenters so dependent on...

What Really Keeps CFOs Up At Night

CFOs these days are among a company’s most strategic advisors and keeping a company both lean and successful falls squarely on their shoulders. Billtrust offers new insights on how these financial warriors can begin to fight off the issues that keeps them sleepless in...

Why I Love Working at Billtrust

Even as a very new Billtrust employee (start date 2/29/16!) – I totally get it. People who work at Billtrust are happy, it’s as simple as that. We’re excited about the work being done here, about the future of the organization, and we’re satisfied with our...

3 Ways to Keep Your AR Team Very Happy

Your accounts receivables department is the lifeblood of your company, so it’s vital that your team feels happy in order to keep cash flowing efficiently. We’ve put together a few smart ideas to keep your AR team motivated, attentive, and focused on helping your...

Use Data to Drive Your Business in the Right Direction

“Our belief is data is the new oil,” said Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour. “I think companies that will win are using math. As humans we make decisions but it’s important we have the best information to make our decisions.” In his March 14, 2016 keynote...

Your Supply Chain Doesn’t End Where You Think It Does

The physical supply chain is made up of thousands of moving parts, literally. Before it’s a laptop, your computer may have started as a screen from South Korea, a CPU from the United States, a processor from Japan, combined in China in a case from Taiwan, and shipped...

5 Non-Negotiables for Cash Application Automation

Any CFO will unabashedly admit that the cash application process is critical to an organization’s cash flow – after all “cash is the oxygen” of a business. Companies cannot realize cash until payments are properly matched and applied to the right accounts. Ironically,...

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