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Modulr makes paying bills simple, secure and automated with Xero 

by LLB Finance Reporter
2nd Oct 23 9:01 am

Modulr, the embedded payments platform, today announces its new integration with Xero, the online accounting software provider, to make supplier payments simple, secure, and automated.

Helping accountants and businesses to tackle long-standing frustrations and save time by removing manual processes has long been an important objective for Modulr. Modulr’s partnership with Xero enables accountants and SMEs to automate accounts payable within Xero which completely removes the need to download and export files from Xero and then upload to the customer’s banking portal.

Now, payments can be processed as single, or in batch, to remove inefficiencies when handling high volumes of transactions. Plus, unique to the Modulr-Xero partnership, for payments where there are multiple payments to the same beneficiary, Modulr enables them to be consolidated into a single payment, saving businesses and accountants valuable time and money on transaction fees.

The integration also allows customers to synchronise payment information within Xero, which enables automatic reconciliation of those payments. Now, the traditionally sluggish and error-prone process is transformed to an automated workflow that is quick, secure and intuitive.

By giving back valuable time to accountants, the Modulr-Xero integration can also help them turn payments into a profitable service. Accountants who manage their clients’ books can now offer a new, chargeable and superior payments service – boosting their revenues to provide an essential service to clients.

Further, they can meet the expectations of changing client needs and complex pay runs as Modulr enables payments to be paid on time, every time and correctly, which avoids missed deadlines and associated late payment fees.

Additionally, accountants can use the time saved from improved processes to provide added value services. Leveraging real time insights and having greater visibility over cash flow within their Modulr customer portal, accountants can give timely advice on business performance and how to improve cash flow position, to enhance their customer service experience.

For those small businesses that manage their own bookkeeping within Xero, this integration will also save them valuable time and money.

Later on this year, payroll payments will be added to the Modulr-Xero integration, further enhancing the benefits that accountants and small businesses will experience.

Darcie Robinson, Head of Operations at Accounts and Legal comments, “Using the traditional approach, we might see 10 payments to 6 different suppliers had been made by a client, but whoever was doing the bookkeeping couldn’t see what those 10 payments were for. With Modulr’s integrated payment technology through Xero, everything is linked so all that reconciliation is done automatically. The time spent on admin tasks has been reduced from two hours to 30 minutes. It’s so impressive.”

Steve Bradford MD of Channel and Strategic Partnerships at Modulr comments, “Small businesses, accountants and bookkeepers across the UK trust Xero with their numbers. This exciting partnership between Modulr and Xero offers them faster, more streamlined payment processes, richer client insights and automated workflows. On top of that, they’ll benefit from our payment consolidation feature, making this integration a truly one-stop-shop solution.

He continues, “Modulr’s mission is to unlock the embedded payment opportunity for every business and this integration with Xero is the next stage of our journey – transforming how accountants and SMEs make and manage payments, whilst enabling firms to make better informed decisions from insights on cashflow and business performance.”

Modulr is the payments partner of choice for leading accountancy software vendors including Sage, IRIS and BrightPay, and is already trusted by thousands of accountants and businesses. It’s integration with Xero takes it another step closer to partnering with the leading accounting software vendors – so accountants and businesses can use Modulr within their software of choice, whatever that may be.

Thanks to Modulr’s direct access to the UK’s real-time payments network, Faster Payments, all payments clear within 90 seconds, even on weekends and bank holidays. The chance of missing or making an incorrect payment is greatly reduced because payments can be made and changed right up until the last minute.

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