Ascent Solutions

Ascent Solutions

Ascent Solutions is an end-to-end Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution providing an enterprise class inventory and order management solution.

About Ascent Solutions

It goes beyond inventory management. Ascent has Operations 360 that extends the utility of the Salesforce Sales Cloud with real-time inventory, purchase, sales, rental orders, finance management, and even reverse logistics data. Ascent Solutions basically arms business owners with the tools to help them make the best decision for their business based on real-time, accurate, and accessible information.

The company also gives businesses the ability to focus on big decisions. By automating some of order management and fulfilment processes, business owners can have more time developing the business rather than simply running it.

What makes them truly stand out from the rest of the ERPs available on the Salesforce platform is in how quick and easy it is to deploy the Ascent Solutions system. There’s no need for expensive and laborious network infrastructure or hardware set-up.

To help Ascent Solutions send automated invoices and accept a wider range of payment options, they decided to use Kulturra’s Payment Center.

Kulturra caught up with Ascent Solutions, to talk about how Payment Center has helped their company in giving their customers a truly hassle-free experience in dealing with the company.

According to Ascent Solutions Co-Founder and President, Shaun McInerny, processing credit card information was a sore point prior to deploying Kulturra’s Payment Center

“Ascent would have to enter a customer’s credit card information directly into the payment processor’s website. Then we would have to close out the invoice in Ascent and enter the payment details into our accounting system, Xero.”

Kulturra’s Payment Center made the process much easier by managing and safeguarding customer information. This allowed Ascent to enter customer information only once in the beginning and just retrieve the information when it’s needed again at the next billing cycle.

McInerny also likes Payment Center’s automated invoicing features. It streamlines the invoicing and payment processing which leads to savings in both time and effort.

“We have automated all of our monthly and quarterly recurring customers. There is zero human intervention with our recurring clients. Credit cards are processed automatically and invoices sent without any human intervention. If this process was still manual, we would need to dedicate 4 to 5 hours to complete the monthly tasks.”

If freeing up some precious time from draining work in invoicing and payment processing is important to you, then let Kulturra’s Payment Center take over for you. Contact us now!

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Smithbucklin

Smithbucklin

The association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other.

www.smithbucklin.com

About Smithbucklin

Smithbucklin is an association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other. They serve a wide range of industries and sectors such as trade associations, professional societies, technology communities, charitable organizations, and corporations.

They also provide a number of highly specialized professional services for specific functions and long-term projects by matching the right level of staff expertise and experience to client organization programs, activities, and objectives.

To help them handle their diverse payment options, Smithbucklin chose Kulturra’s Payment Center back in 2019 to take care of their payment processing needs. We caught up with Smithbucklin Sales Services Vice President Tom Myers to talk to him about the partnership.

What challenges were you looking to solve when you found Payment Center?

One of the services Smithbucklin offers is providing trade shows, events, and convention management. As such, they’ve had to handle booth-space payment processing from a lot of different organizations. With the varied ways that each organization handled their finances, it was difficult to process them all in one place. Kulturra’s Payment Center, therefore, was the perfect choice.

“Our unique multi-client Salesforce environment has been a challenge for many of the applications we investigated in the AppExchange. Payment Center is a Salesforce app we selected to automate the invoicing of vendor partners for the booth space, sponsorships or advertising they purchased from one of our client organizations.”

How has Kulturra Payment Center helped you solve the challenges?

While it was Payment Center’s versatility that initially drew them in, Smithbucklin and Thomas were pleasantly surprised that the whole system functioned so seamlessly. In a company that dealt with a copious amount of organizations, this seamless integration went a really long way

“Payment Center’s architecture is flexible and was able to support our requirements to manage invoicing on behalf of different clients whom we sell for and service. It has allowed us to move seamlessly from closing opportunities to invoicing to tracking payments, credit memos, etc. all within the same system. More efficient than re-entering order details into a separate invoicing system.”

Why would you recommend Payment Center and Kulturra?

There’s a whole lot more to like about Payment Center. Mr. Myers says that Payment Center’s versatility combined with an excellent post-sale support and ease-of-implementation make it an excellent value for money purchase for their business.

“What we liked best about Kulturra’s Payment Center is that it works with custom projects. It’s also priced competitively while also being one of the best in terms of ease of implementation and post-sale support.”

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Driver Defense Team

Driver Defense Team

We are Illinois-based law group that specialize in traffic-related cases

About Driver Defense Team

Driver Defense Team is an Illinois-based law group that specialize in traffic-related cases. The team consists of lawyers and legal assistants always ready to protect the legal rights of their clients in an array of scenarios.

The law group commonly gives advice on petty and misdemeanor traffic violations. However, the team is also fully equipped to handle more serious traffic cases such as DUI and driving under a suspended or revoked license.

The DDT Law Group has a lot on their plate in defending the legal rights of Illinois residents that come from different walks of life. It’s important, therefore, that invoicing and billing are not a hindrance to their workflow. Because of this need for versatility, they chose to deploy Kulturra’s Payment Center in their day-to-day operations.

We had a chat with Derek Martin, one of the firm’s partners, about how Kulturra Payment Center has made it possible for them to focus on their clients.

Derek Martin

Attorney/Partner

Driver Defense Team

What challenges were you trying to overcome before using Kulturra Payment Center?

The Driver Defense Team attracts clients from a diverse demographic. As such, their client’s preferred payment methods vary wildly. This makes Invoicing and billing complicated.

I implemented two other popular payment apps before testing Payment Center. They were never quite right. Our attorneys had difficulty billing clients on our previous Salesforce Financial app, as it could not handle our different payment options (cash, credit card, checks, money order, etc). We’d have to make 25 clicks just to accept a cash payment.

How has Payment Center helped you in solving the challenges?

Payment Center’s ability to handle an assortment of payment options attracted the Driver Defense Team. It gave the firm the ability to process their client’s payments with a few simple clicks.

Payment Center’s out-of-the-box features allow down payments and multiple installments that suits our needs. We now have a simplified way of billing our clients. It works perfectly and easily on all different payment options (credit card, check, cash, money orders, etc) including customized payment plans with different installment amounts. Also, we now have a good visibility of our cases, allowing us to see which one is paid, closed or still open. It allows for easier tracking, automatic notifications to our clients, and better insights on the status of all the cases we are handling.

Payment Center is the perfect solution for our law firm. It is extremely versatile which allows us to focus more on protecting our clients.

Why would you recommend Payment Center and Kulturra?

Versatility might have been what attracted DDT to Payment Center but it was Kulturra’s hands-on approach to solving the law group’s problems that made them fully commit. Kulturra’s team worked hard to provide the precise solution to the law firm’s unique requirements.

Kulturra’s Payment Center was very “out of the box” and after a phone call with the Payment Center support team, they customized it to be perfect for our needs. I cannot recommend them enough!

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Sage Music® ▶

Sage Music®

Custom music lessons for all ages and levels

Jason Sagebiel, founder of Sage Music®, talks about how they overcame their invoicing challenges with the help of Payment Center.

Sage Music Founder, Jason Sagebiel

Jason Sagebiel is not like any music teacher you may have encountered before. After suffering a traumatic brain injury in the Iraq war, his cognitive and motor skills were left impaired. He turned to music during his recovery and coincidentally began the next chapter in his life, as a music teacher.

Inspired by the research and therapy that helped him to recover from his injuries, he developed a pedagogy and approach to learning and teaching music using techniques based on the science and psychology of learning.

His inspiring story has been documented on TV, radio, and in two books: Jon Pieslak’s SoundTargets, and J. Martin Daughtry’s Listening To War.

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Fishbowl

Fishbowl

The #1 Manufacturing and Inventory Management Software for QuickBooks

Kulturra interviewed Taylor Boyer, Senior Salesforce Administrator, at Fishbowl.

What does Fishbowl do?

Fishbowl has an Inventory Management Software that is the #1 Manufacturing Software for QuickBooks. We help businesses track and streamline the automation of their inventory, while also providing a seamless integration with over 60 different software solutions.

Fishbowl also provides Hosting Services that give customers the ability to use Fishbowl without needing the IT knowledge or computing infrastructure to run it at their local environment. We understand inventory and provide a solution to managing it.

How long have you been using Payment Center?

We’ve been using Payment Center since December 2018. We discovered it while implementing Salesforce into our Organization through the Salesforce AppExchange.

What challenges were you looking to solve when you found Payment Center?

The Executive Team at Fishbowl wanted something that would easily integrate with our Salesforce CRM and could be customized to our business processes. Some of the other challenges included:

How did Payment Center solved your challenges?

Installing Payment Center is quick and easy, and hooking it up to Authorize.net took no time at all. Our Sales Team really enjoys the simplicity of sending invoices from within Salesforce, and allowing customers to click on the Pay Now link within the invoice to make a payment. After a payment is processed the customer gets a receipt, and everything in Salesforce is updated to reflect this. If needed, the customer can request a payment plan, which the user selects in Salesforce, and it will automatically bill the customer based on the terms of the payment plan.

Payment Center also has a nice management area within Salesforce where any of our Sales Admins can go to make changes to the app.

"Our Sales Team really enjoys the simplicity of sending invoices from within Salesforce, and allowing customers to click on the Pay Now link within the invoice to make a payment"

Why would you recommend Payment Center and Kulturra?

"Solid product that integrates with Salesforce CRM"

"Kulturra Support is great to work with and their knowledge base online is fantastic"

We would recommend Payment Center for the following reasons:

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AmeriClerkships Medical Society ▶

WE MAKE DOCTORS

Pedram Mizani, MD, CEO of AmeriClerkships, talks about how they consolidated their payments and invoices in Salesforce using Payment Center.

About

AmeriClerkships Medical Society (AMS) was established on March 12, 2007, to help U.S. medical educators meet the challenges of improving resident preparation and selection process.

AMS is also the intellectual property owner of the "World’s Largest Online Booking Platform for U.S. Internships, Externships & Clerkships", known as MyClinicals. This live online system enables prospective physicians to choose to be mentored by any of AMS’ 700+ affiliated U.S. physicians.

Today, AMS and MyClinicals together are a powerful professional physician network that streamline and accelerate physician career development in the United States.

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Americord®​

Cord Blood Banking

with Americord®

About Americord®​

Americord is a leader in the advancement of umbilical cord blood, cord tissue and placental tissue banking. As a private bank, Americord collects, processes and stores stem cells for future medical or therapeutic use by the family who saves them.

Americord provides expecting parents with flexible payment options for storing their newborns' stem cells.

Americord Registry, Inc is an Inc 5000 fastest growing company for 2015-2019.

Kulturra interviewed Nina Gonzalez, Data Management and System Integration for Americord, about their use of Payment Center.

Q

How long have you been using Kulturra’s Payment Center?

We started using Payment Center in 2016 after doing extensive research for a payment program that integrates with Salesforce, our website and client portal.

Payment Center user since 2016

Q

What challenges were you looking to solve when you found Payment Center?

Americord was looking for a payment solution that was scalable and secure. We required a solution that can handle recurring payments and automated billing. The new system needed to integrate seamlessly with Salesforce, an ecommerce website and a client portal. We needed the flexibility to change installment plans, charge monthly fees, and use different credit cards. We wanted a system that would alert our customers if a payment failed and also a way to alert customers when their credit cards are about to expire. Plus, we wanted a system that would make it easy for customers to provide a new credit card and make payments.

"Looking for a payment solution that was scalable and secure"

Q

How has Payment Center helped you solved the problems?

We worked with three other systems prior to moving to Payment Center and Payment Center is significantly better than any other product. It is stable and reliable. It integrates well with Salesforce. Payment Center has APIs that are easy to use for website and client portal integration. Also, our business model requires some unique features and the Kulturra team has been very reliable in providing assistance for our custom integration.

"We worked with three other systems prior to moving to Payment Center and Payment Center is significantly better than any other product."

Q

Why would you recommend Payment Center and Kulturra?

Payment Center is a product that has a lot of options and flexibility, but it is not complicated to use. Americord is a fast growing company, and our requirements continue to evolve. Payment Center has enough flexibility to continue to meet our needs.

The Kulturra team has consistently proven to be an excellent and reliable vendor with dependable customer service. They are available, knowledgeable, professional and timely with their support.

"The Kulturra team has consistently proven to be an excellent and reliable vendor with dependable customer service."

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Move For Hunger

Mobilizing the relocation industry to reduce food waste and fight hunger

Fighting Hunger, One Move at a Time

More than 40 million Americans face hunger every day. Meanwhile, 40% of the food produced in the United States every year is wasted. Move For Hunger offers a sustainable solution to this inexcusable paradox.

Their network of socially-responsible relocation companies provides their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also volunteer to host/assist with community food drives, participate in cause marketing campaigns, and create employee giving programs. Since 2009, they have delivered more than 21.1 million pounds of food to food banks across the United States and Canada. That’s the equivalent of 17.7 million meals.

And they are just getting started.

Payment Center for Move For Hunger

Move For Hunger has been using Kulturra Payment Center since 2018.

As their growing network expands, their accounting team needed a solution for creating invoices that is not cumbersome and won't take so much of their time. According to Adam Lowy, Move For Hunger's Executive Director, Kulturra Payment Center has been a gamechanger for their organization!

Gamechanger

“This app has literally saved hours of time for my team members - giving us more time to focus on the work we’re doing to fight hunger across the country. Customer service has also been super fast, with some additional great resources located on their website. I’d definitely recommend to anyone looking to streamline their invoicing process.“
Adam Lowy
Founder & Executive Director

Here are other team members that are using Payment Center on what they think about the app and how it helped them on a daily basis.​

The Best Payment App!​​

“This app has been a LIFESAVER. Before Kulturra Payment Center, our team had to inefficiently create an invoice manually. When your team has a few hundred invoices to send, this can get very tedious and time consuming! In using the Payment Center, we have been able to cut down on our administrative time for invoices, and get back to doing our jobs more efficiently.“
Bridget Foley
Director of Multi-family programs

Saves us so much time as an organization!​

“Previous to using this, we had to manually create PDF invoices as well as enter the information into Salesforce. While it doesn’t sound like this would take up so much time, the Kulturra Payment Center has made a world of difference! It has allowed our non-profit organization to utilize our time much more efficiently.”
Kelly DePinho
Program Director

Very helpful app!

“Our org has been using this app and it has truly made a difference in how we manage invoicing. We are able to easily create, send, and follow up with our donations. Love how they are connected to the opportunity and do not need to be uploaded as an attachment. Thanks for making our lives more efficient so we are able to focus on fighting hunger!”
Alexandra Marcus
Partner Relations & Engagement Manager

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HAVEN Home

ALWAYS AT HOME WITH HAVEN

Where Design, Function + Service Unite For Powerful Results

HAVEN is a home staging firm with over 11 years of experience transforming spaces into memorable havens. With a focus on Chicago's urban neighborhoods, they offer a warehouse of on-trend designer curated furnishings that help sell properties faster and for more money. HAVEN offer a variety of services, including vacant, partially occupied, and occupied staging along with occupied and video consultations.

They stage empty properties with their own on-trend furnishings or combine their inventory with clients' own furniture — condos to single family homes, entry-level to high-end.

They pride themselves on clear communication and thorough site visits. They take detailed measurements, notes and photos, so each of their team members can interchangeably work on any part of the process.

They use the latest technology to ensure a smooth transaction — from e-signature to online payment.

Unlike most Chicago staging companies, HAVEN offers a month-to-month contract and provides the best staging product for a swift sale, which results in fewer mortgage payments and carrying costs.

"We have been using Kulturra Payment Center for the past 18 months. The Kulturra team is so helpful in answering our questions. They're always willing to jump on a call to further clarify solutions for us and help us brainstorm. They are a great partner in our business operations. "
Deniz Hedden
Operations Manager

According to Deniz Hedden, HAVEN's operations manager, invoicing and payments took up a substantial amount of their day-to-day time.

“Invoices had been handled manually (PDF) for 10 years; we were looking to automate the process to free up the owner of the company's time as well as resolve outstanding balances. The owner felt she was in a position of a debt collector because payments were not automated. It took up a substantial amount of her day-to-day, not allowing her to focus on big picture business items.”

After implementing Payment Center, they've collected more outstanding cash and substantially cut their time doing invoicing and payments.

“We resolved over $60k in outstanding cash at any given time by automating credit card payments using Kulturra Payment Center. Clients were always happy to leave a credit card on file, we just did not have the means with which to do so prior. Our day-to-day invoicing runs in a much more automated manner with Kulturra Payment Center. We set up recurring payments as new projects arise and just monitor ongoing payments.”

"Resolved $60K in outstanding cash at any given time."

Just like HAVEN, you can also take back your time and let Payment Center do the invoicing and payments for you. Contact us today.

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Real Thread

Custom
Printed
T-Shirts

Founded: 2009
Headquarters: Orlando, Florida
Industry: Apparel and Fashion
www.realthread.com

Dru Dalton

CEO of Real Thread

Kulturra's app has become an integral part of our business and our team loves using it. It makes processing cards from within Salesforce a breeze! Their support is great and were very willing to help us with whatever we needed to make this app work for our business! Highly recommend!

About Real Thread

Real Thread creates custom printed t-shirts, hats, bags, face masks and more with super soft and sustainable printing style. Their services includes screen printing, embroidery, helps with fundraising, and handling fulfillment. Kulturra have spoken with Dru Dalton, Real Thread's CEO, on how Payment Center has helped his organization optimize their payments and invoices.

How long have you been using Payment Center?

"We have been a customer of Payment Center since 2013. We discovered it when we were looking for a payment processing on the Salesforce AppExchange."

What challenges were you looking to solve when you found Payment Center?

"We wanted a fast and easy way to let our customers pay for their orders. We wanted it to be fast for our team to send invoices and collect payment, as well as fast for our back office team to track, apply, and reconcile payments."

How did the Payment Center solution solve your challenges?

"Payment Center solved both of our desires and more. Since our accounting application (Accounting Seed) is also built natively inside Salesforce, our back office saves a lot of time not having to manually add any card transactions to our Accounting system, they're all immediately and automatically added when a payment is made with Payment Center.

Payment Center is super fast and easy to create payment options for customers based on the data in Salesforce. It can be automated and is turnkey with no or minimal development cost."

Like Real Thread, you can also streamline your payments and invoices With Payment Center. Contact us today.

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