We pay & reconcile your bills, directly from Xero. 

You don't have to double handle or manually pay your bills anymore.  

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Our software handles all your bill payments (EFT, BPAY, Cards)  directly out of Xero. 

 

This means your Xero bills comes straight to Parakeet without any extra data-entry. 

After you approve the bills in Xero, we pay the bills from the account in your digital wallet or if selected,  generate the BPAY batch suitable for your internet banking.

Our software updates Xero with payment, reconciliation details and provide vendors with enhanced remittance data so everyone knows exactly which invoices were paid. 

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How we help you save time, errors & risk with bills

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Auto-pay to save time & remove errors

Save time and control the types and number of bills to you want to auto-pay out of Xero. 

Whether it's EFT/BPAY,  5,000 or 60 bills a month, we can automate it. 

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Vendors notified with useful remittance data

Save time and vendor payment queries with automated bulk vendor remittance advice, enhanced payment data and clear bank statement descriptions attached to each payment.

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Keep your banking credentials private

We don't need your bank login, access or details of your bank balance to pay your bills for you. 

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No more platform switching to pay bills

Our integrations lets you load, approve, pay and reconcile your bills straight out of Xero.

 

No more jumping in and out of platforms and less errors.  

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Quick win

Get going in 30 minutes.  No lengthy setup or configurations required.

Saving time for Australian businesses

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Just BPAY? Just EFT? Or both?  We can pay whichever you like.

It's easy to automate your bill payments

Pay bills from Xero

Update your contacts in Xero

Keep vendor's contact details up to date in Xero and your bills are ready for payment. 

For EFT (bank accounts), 5 fields are required.

(Contact, Primary Person, Email, Tax (ABN) & Financial Details field)

For BPAY, only 3 fields are required

(Contact, Tax (ABN) & BPAY details in Financial Details field) 

For BPAY

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Tell us when you want the bills paid

Load the bills as you would normally in Xero (via dext, hubdoc, etc) and we use the due date you set in Xero and schedule it for payment that day. 

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Pay bills from Xero
Pay bills from Xero
Pay bills from Xero

Your approve the bill

We will never pay a bill unless you have approved it in Xero. 

 

You can use any approval tools such as Xero's in-built approval button or another app like Approval Max.  

After you approve it from Xero, we automate the scheduling, payment and reconciliation of your bills. 

 

You can also add an extra layer of control by enabling Parakeet's in-build approval tool. 

Customise how you want to pay

Load the bank accounts and/or cards you like to use. 

Drag & Drop to prioritise them in the order you like and we will match your preferred payment method with your vendor's. 

After that, it is fully automated. 

What to use it as a budget tool? 

 

Set a limit and 'reset' date and we will make sure you stay within your monthly budget. 

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Pay bills from Xero

All invoices paid at the right time

We will automatically pay your bills so you don't need to worry about paying another bill or missing out on early payment discounts.   

Reconciliation

Finance, accounts and bookkeeping team will appreciate this... see below for full breakdown of the reconciliation process.

Remittance notices, bank description and useful data for vendors

Remittance notices are automatically emailed to your vendors with enriched data for easy vendor referencing and reconciliation.

Each remittance notice includes a CSV attachment detailing the invoice references, your name, amount and payment date that makes up the remittance.

In addition, your name is shown on your vendor's bank statement, providing certainty for everyone.   

This means you can stop emailing remittance notices and reduce the time spent on fielding payment queries. 

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Remittance and batch history updated in Xero

Finally, you will see the details of your batch remittance payment in Xero too, making it easier for you to identify the underlying Invoice Number & vendor that the batch payment relates to.   

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Save time, errors and risk

Whether you are paying 60 or 5,000 bills a month,  you will save time spent on paying bills, reduce errors, without providing any confidential access to your bank account or internet banking credentials to third parties.   

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"Absolute time saver! Spent several weeks having to jump in and jump out of various websites just to make payments......... this just makes life EASY! Def 10 out of 10! once it's setup it's practically automatic."

Shelly Wong

We help create your chart of accounts in Xero and...

Sort out the book keeping entries too

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Every bill paid is individually marked as paid in Xero and closed out correctly to save you time and effort.

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For discounts, we automatically create a 'Receive money' in Xero and record it against an interim clearing account (we establish for you) and book it under your new Discounts revenue account. 

 

Similarly for any surcharges on card payments, we create a 'spend money' in Xero and record it against the interim clearing account and book it under your new surcharge expense account.   

 

You can of course, customise where you like to book these entries.

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Finally, we 'net' the amount you paid into a 'Final Clearing' account (we establish for you)  so when you download and reconcile your bank statement, you will see the net amount, ready for you to 'match' off. 

 

In this example,  you paid 8 bills totalling $6,670.00 and you received $472.50 discount for paying early and paid $10.00 in surcharges. This means the net payment was $6,187.50. 

Now instead of your allocating the $6,187.50 entry to the 8 bills and accounting for the surcharge & discount manually, you simply have to do a "1 - click transfer" to your 'Parakeet AP Clearing (Final)' account.   

Reconciliation done.

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See it in Action

See how we pay & reconcile your bills from Xero