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By Anand Balasubramanian on December, 14 2021

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Anand Balasubramanian

Anand is the Head of Marketing at Glean

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Bill.com was founded in 2006 when it was recognized that business owners needed a way to simplify invoice data entry and payments.
2006 was also the year that Facebook was newly opened to non-university users, and no one knew what an iPhone was because it hadn’t been invented yet. 

Technology-wise, 2006 feels like a million years ago. 

Bill.com Automates. But You Need More Than Automation

Bill.com does exactly what it set out to do: it automates the invoice data entry process, routes invoices for approvals, alerts you when something is paid or unpaid, etc. Back in 2006, this was a really big deal and certainly saved people some time. 

But technology has come a long way, and advancements in AI have paved the way to a level of financial analytics and proactive spend management that would have made a CFO-circa-2006’s head explode. 

Glean Does the Whole Job   

Glean provides all the functionality that you’d expect in an AP Automation solution -  it automates and streamlines invoice processing, approval, payment, and synchronization with accounting systems. 

But Glean does a whole lot more.  In addition to automating invoice approvals and payments, Glean provides real-time analytics, trend analysis, anomaly identification, industry benchmarking, and more for each bill your team processes. Glean presents data via dashboards that provide an up-to-date tactical and strategic view of spend, making it easy for all stakeholders to understand, from finance teams to budget owners to C-level executives. 

As a finance professional, you are expected to have a solid grasp on your business’s big picture financials so that you can support solid decision-making across the organization. Glean gives you this clarity, at the click of a button.

Welcome to 2021!  Intelligent AP Is Here

You no longer rent movies from Blockbuster and you don’t look up phone numbers in the Yellow Pages. AP tools have also moved leaps and bounds, and Intelligent AP tools such as Glean are quickly becoming the new normal in leading finance teams across the US.

There is no reason to miss out. Glean is affordable, doesn’t charge per approver (as does Bill.com), is simple to use, and is easy to implement. Please contact us today at hello@gleancompany.com to learn more or to see it in action. 

And while we cannot guarantee that your head will explode, we are certain you will say ‘wow’ a lot!  


Glean vs. Bill.com


With Glean, you get line-item level insights to make better spend management decisions.