American Gas Association Invites BillingTree to Speak on 'The New Mobile Billing and Payment Frontier' at 2011 Uncollectibles Workshop

Session profiles BillingTree utility clients who recently implemented text notifications, billing and payments

Phoenix, Ariz. – August 30, 2011BillingTree, one of the nation's leading on-demand payment processors announced today it will be presenting on September 22 during the American Gas Association Uncollectibles Workshop. The conference, now in its 8th year, is traditionally attended by credit and collections managers from utilities across the nation.

According to Pew Research Center, 72% of American adults send and receive text messages. Therefore, harnessing this vital new communication channel to improve relationships with gas customers is fast becoming no longer an option but a necessity.

BillingTree's presentation will profile two utility customers' recent implementations of text notification, billing and payments. Additional content will include tips, tricks and lessons learned from the first few months of this offering including how they deployed, signed-up customers and encouraged adoption, the impact on their DSO, paper bill suppression and more.

"We are pleased to have BillingTree return for a second year as a key content provider and speaker at the AGA Uncollectibles Workshop," commented Jim Linn, American Gas Association’s Managing Director of Information Technology. "BillingTree's presentation on the SMS Text Notification and payments addresses many of the questions our members have posed leading up to this year’s event and I am excited to learn about the successful use of this new technology within our industry."

BillingTree supplies the leading fully integrated, multi-channel electronic payment platform to a growing list of Industries, including Insurance, Utilities (such as energy, cable, municipal, and phone), as well as Healthcare and Subscription-billed services. Benefits of electronic payment solutions include an accelerated availability of consumer funds, reduced costs associated with manual-payment processing, improved cash management, and integrated processing by managing all payments, returns, and corrections through a single portal.

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About BillingTree
The proven leader in on-demand payment processing, BillingTree empowers customers with competitive advantage through a simplification of the billing and receivables process. By delivering the most innovative technology while making it as easy and inexpensive as possible to accept payments, BillingTree has revolutionized the payments landscape. Our software-as-a-service (SaaS) model delivers industry-leading payment solutions, proven integration, and point-and-click simplicity. BillingTree’s focus on innovation has allowed us to help more than 1,800 customers eliminate manual processes and automate their payment cycles. BillingTree – Growth is our Business. For more information, visit or call 877.4.BILLTREE.

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