Network

Network

Introduction

Welcome

The Bill.com Network is expanding the ability to run a business as efficiently as possible. Our customers can connect with customers and vendors who already use Bill.com to get paid and to pay bills electronically.

Let's take a look into how the Bill.com Network works.

 

The Bill.com Network

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the Bill.com network
  • Identify the benefits of Bill.com’s network

Overview

Watch the video below to get an overview of the Network.

The Bill.com Network

Deep Dive

We'll review the various features available under the Network tab to illustrate how managing Network connections will help with the overall business process.

Overview

Keep track of existing connections - any companies using Bill.com that you are already connected with, and those vendors you've invited to receive ePayments via Bill.com. You can also connect with vendors you're already paying by check who may also use Bill.com, using Network Vendor Recommendations, and see how your rate of ePayment adoption compares with Bill.com's top ePayment users.

Payment Network ID (PNI)
Additionally, find any company in our network using their Payment Network ID, which you will need to obtain from them. Once you have their Payment Network ID, connecting is easy!

Setup your Bank Account
If you haven't set up a bank account in Bill.com yet the companies you're connected to won't be able to pay electronically - you'll receive check payments.

If a company you are connected to hasn't set up their bank account yet, it will show "ePayment Pending" on the Customer/Vendor page. Any payments you make to a vendor that hasn't set up their bank account yet will be check payments.

Invites
Here you can monitor the invitations you have sent and received, and sort them by status:

  • Any
  • Pending
  • Accepted
  • Rejected

Network button

In the Network button, there are five options:

  • Overview
  • Search
  • Connections
  • Invites
  • My Network Profile

Let's go into more detail on each of these.

Overview

On the Overview page, you'll see sections to Connect, Invite, and a view of how many Network connections you have in relation to other Bill.com users.

As you add more vendors and customers, the Connect section will recommend the vendors or customers who are in the Network so you can pay bills or get paid electronically.

Search

You can also manually search for a certain vendor or customer in the Search option.

  • You can search by business name or by Payment Network ID.

You can find your own Payment Network ID by going to your test account. On the Home page, you'll see a Bill.com Payment Network section. 

 

 

 

 

 

In order to obtain a business' Payment Network ID, you need to ask them for it.

Connections

The Connections page lists all the vendors or customers you are connected with. It can also display disconnected connections if you select the option.

You may also add a new connection from this page. It will take you to the Search page.

Invites

The Invites page displays invitations you have received from other Bill.com businesses and invitations you sent to other Bill.com businesses or vendors to sign up for a free Bill.com account to receive payments electronically.

My Network Profile

The My Network Profile page, shows you information including your company name, address, phone number, and Payment Network ID. You can also change these fields (expect Payment Network ID) from this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you click on Edit company profile, you will be able to modify many different options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your profile is how you are represented in the Bill.com Network - here you'll display your business contact information, your logo, and more. You can also control your profile visibility - read more about the different levels below.

  • Public: Your profile will be shareable with anyone outside of the Bill.com Network.
  • Limited: Other logged-in Bill.com members will be able to search for you, eliminating the need for others to invite you via email or Payment Network ID.
  • Private: Your profile can only be seen by Bill.com members who know your Payment Network ID, which you provide.

Knowledge Check 1

  • You can pay non Bill.com accounts through the Network

Knowledge Check 2

  • Overview
  • Search
  • Connections
  • Invites
  • My Network Profile
On which page can you directly connect with a business by searching by name or Payment Network ID

Knowledge Check 3

  • If you invite a vendor to the Network, the Bill.com account they sign up for is free.

Knowledge Check 4

Click on the option which will show you all the businesses you are connected with.

Knowledge Check 5

  • Public
    Your profile will be shareable with anyone outside of the Bill.com Network.
  • Limited
    Other logged-in Bill.com members will be able to search for you, eliminating the need for others to invite you via email or Payment Network ID.
  • Private
    Your profile can only be seen by Bill.com members who know your Payment Network ID, which you provide.