Computer Guidance Corp., www.computerguidance.com, Scottsdale, Ariz., a developer of ERP (enterprise resource planning) software solutions for the construction industry has partnered with electronic payment provider Comdata, www.comdata.com, Brentwood, Tenn., to offer customers integrated solutions that automate vendor payment and expense management processes.

The upshot of this collaboration is that Comdata Virtual Payment MasterCard seamlessly integrates with Computer Guidance’s eCMS Construction ERP solution to eliminate challenges associated with traditional expense management, expense reimbursement, vendor payment, and bank reconciliation.

eCMS Connect for Comdata Virtual Payment MasterCard links eCMS Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable applications with Comdata solutions for end-to-end automation of vendor payment processing and bank reconciliation of these payment transactions. In addition, eCMS Connect and Comdata support the automation of expense transaction tracking, payments, and reimbursements.

“Computer Guidance customers now have a more efficient way to pay their employees, vendors, and suppliers,” announces Eric Newton, senior vice president of construction at Comdata. “By integrating Comdata’s Virtual Payment MasterCard with eCMS Connect, our mutual clients can pay their employees and vendors on time without the complications of setting up bank accounts or delivering payroll checks to their employees on jobsites.”

According to Computer Guidance Corp. President Mike Bihlmeier, “Commercial contractors in today’s business environment demand continuous process improvements to heighten productivity, reduce unnecessary expenses, and drive every competitive advantage possible to strengthen their profitability.

“Leading contractors want added functionality through integrated solutions to avoid endless manual processes and labor-intensive tasks,” concludes Bihlmeier, “And eCMS Connect for Comdata delivers a simple yet sophisticated solution that can overcome these obstacles and add profit back to the bottomline.”

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