Cash management, in all its various forms, is one of the primary features of any business. Whether you’re paying the bills or making the money necessary to pay the bills, your business lives and dies by its efficiency in managing cash. And one app that’s out to make paying the bills take a whole lot fewer skills to manage is PageOnce.
PageOnce offers cash management in both directions: incoming and outgoing. See, PageOnce is one of the rare services for your smartphone that allows bill payment; not even Mint and Intuit can offer that. It will allow for a listing of your income and your outflow, as well as giving you access to the balances of your current cash accounts that you’ve tied into the app, as well as allowing you to select which account you want to use to pay a bill, which is great for tax accounting purposes. And once you set it up properly, you’ll even get more information related to cash accounts, such as minutes on your smartphone bill, credit card charges, and what you owe on other bills.
You may be a little hesitant about handing over access to a large quantity of financial data to a smartphone app, especially considering how easy it is to lose the things…or have them stolen, which would almost be worse. But the folks behind PageOnce saw that coming too, and thus set up some security controls like a PIN number for the entire app, and the ability to go online from your home computer and lock access to the app should your phone turn up missing.
Essentially, PageOnce not only gives you access to everything you need to handle your business’ expenses, but it can also be used to make your home expenses a whole lot simpler to manage too, thus giving you more time to put into other areas. Basically, as a time saving system, it’s pretty nice indeed, though there is something of a down side here. The thing about PageOnce is that the app itself is free, but the various bill paying services it provides will be another bill, although it’s a pretty small one at $4.99 a month.
And of course, some might wonder why they should pay PageOnce $4.99 to do what they could do elsewhere for less or even free, and the answer here would be “convenience”. Instead of going to your bank, then to your cell phone provider, then to your credit card’s page, you can do everything from that one app.
It’s up to you, of course, whether your time is worth $4.99 a month, but it’s worth a try just to see if you really save any time, if nothing else.