We’re making 2012 the “Year of the Blog.” This wasn’t a New Year’s resolution, but writing a blog seems like a great way to share our enthusiasm for automated AP. We see it as a business practice with real, transformative power and our collective experience at Anybill has value worth passing along.
We have two objectives for this platform, and the first is straightforward: We want to provide you with updates on everything new at Anybill; product launches, new hires, tips and best practices, and special events. Our ambition is to make reading this blog a rewarding use of your time, and we’ll provide fresh, ready-to-use content as an incentive to keep you checking in regularly.
Our second objective is to give you a sense of who we are and how we think. Anybill is operating in an exciting new space, the transition of Accounts Payable from manual to digital processing, and this blog will give you a background for understanding the issues we face and decisions we make.
This, in fact, is a great launching point for our inaugural blog post. One of the things that truly defines Anybill is our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We believe our business is inextricably woven through the fabric of our community – not only through our homes, friends and families, and local organizations that we support—but also the sense of responsibility and pride that comes with being a good neighbor.
Although the “Doing Good is Good for Business” philosophy has always been part of our corporate culture, we took it to a new level in 2011. Anybill was very involved in the support of Companies for Causes and the Catalogue for Philanthropy—Greater Washington, as well as the development of our own in-house CSR program, Pay It Forward (Click here to learn more).
Because Pay It Forward hit the streets as we entered the holidays and end-of-year rush, we haven’t had much time to reflect on our achievements. Our team is now working locally with the Healthy Baby Organization, helping families begin 2012 with good health and in good cheer. In our next posting we’ll share some of our experiences and hopes for the coming year.
Launching this social engagement portal has been a learning experience and a lot of hard work. But the enthusiasm we see here, and the excitement of our philanthropic colleagues, allows us to say with confidence that Pay It Forward will be a success and a positive force in our community.
We look forward to sharing our experiences with you in the coming weeks and months. Please rejoin us here to see pictures and hear stories from our holiday season. Until then, we wish for your peace, health and prosperity.
Matt & Peter