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Star announces new smart, data integrated payment portal with Apxium

The Apxium payment portal is a purpose-built solution to improve your firm’s cashflow;

  • Your billing paid faster and with less work

  • Choice of low-cost online payment methods

  • Payments are always identified and reconciled

  • Settled bills are automatically marked as paid in Star

  • Payments made outside the portal are automatically recognized

February 5th 2021. Star is pleased to announce a new smart payments portal integration with Apxium. Working with Apxium, a specialist payments portal vendor who are experienced in working with accounting firms, we have between us created a sophisticated interface between our two applications. Not only can client payments made via Apxium be automatically received into Star Practice Management, but the invoice allocations are also provided by the client when they make the payment. Details of all newly raised bills are passed across securely from Star to Apxium (including the PDF copy of the bill) along with a refresh of any recently received payments, so Apxium always has an up to date picture of unpaid invoices.

Clients can receive a notification of a new bill being available to view and pay and follow a secure link to quickly get them to the payment window where they can decide how much to pay and/or select what invoice(s) they are paying (or part paying). Clients can pay by Credit Card, Debit Card or via their bank account and all this data is then passed back into Star so the debtor position on the client record is automatically refreshed.

“Star and Apxium developers have been working together over recent months to make sure that the functionality is robust and the data security strong.” explains Apxium CEO Jeremy Coombe. “it’s been great to have the support of Star’s development team as it’s meant we have been able to develop a smart, fully data integrated solution that will always stay up to date with the Star practice management software. The smart payment portal solution was, in part, made possible by Star adding some additional functionality into their software.”

Star and Apxium have been working with a number of ‘early adopter’ clients and installations into other Star clients will commence in February.

“This is an exciting development which offers Star clients a substantially enhanced level of pay portal integration compared to what has generally been available previously to accounting firms.” adds Star Senior Manager Ian Thompson.

About Star

Star leads the market with the most innovative, functionally rich and technically advanced Practice Management software for CPA firms available today. Accounting firms and a variety of other professional services organizations of all sizes, worldwide, use Star’s software to help run their businesses. These include regional and national offices of the Big 4 global practices and many members of the main international associations.

Star has specialized in the development and supply of Practice Management solutions to medium and larger firms in the UK and Europe since 1973 and