Bottomline Technologies Announces Partnership with QAD

17 December 2008

Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY), a leading provider of collaborative payment, invoice and document automation solutions, today announced a partnership agreement with QAD, a leading provider of enterprise software and services, offering its transactional document automation solutions to thousands of QAD customers in North America.

QAD’s solutions provide the functionality manufacturing companies need to manage resources and operations. In choosing to deploy Bottomline’s transactional document automation solutions, QAD users gain an alternative to custom programming often required to transform the efficiency and reduce the costs of creating and distributing standard ERP output such as invoices, purchase orders, bills of lading and payments.

“Faced with growing pressure to contain costs, operate as efficiently as possible and strengthen customer relationships, our customers are increasingly looking to make everyday transactional documents a more strategic component of their business,” said Gordon Fleming, Chief Marketing Officer, QAD. “By partnering with Bottomline, we’re providing our users with the opportunity to deploy best-in-class functionality for document process automation, which will enable them to accelerate the transition from paper to electronic and extend the value of their investment in our ERP platforms.”

Bottomline’s award-winning document process automation solutions allow organizations to streamline business processes that rely heavily on paper-based documents. By automating the composition, routing, delivery and storage of transactional documents, users can operate more efficiently and cost-effectively. Integrating with industry-leading ERP systems, Bottomline’s solutions enable users to deliver electronic documents across multiple communication channels.

“Through the combination of our solution functionality and domain expertise, we’ve established a reputation for helping companies achieve the return on investment they seek from their transactional document processes,” said Rick Bell, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Bottomline Technologies. “Organizations standardized on QAD face many of the same challenges related to transactional documents as users of other ERP systems, and we believe we will be able to deliver a similar level of customer value to this new group of users.”


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