Bottomline Technologies. has filed a patent for an apparatus designed to match payments from a remitter to multiple invoices generated by a beneficiary against invoices of customers associated with the remitter. The apparatus includes modules for receiving payments, displaying total amounts, listing invoices, and splitting payments to match invoice amounts accurately. GlobalData’s report on Bottomline Technologies gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Payment matching apparatus for multiple invoices from different customers

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Bottomline Technologies Inc

The patent application (Publication Number: US20230394539A1) describes an apparatus and method for matching payments received from a remitter for multiple invoices generated by a beneficiary against invoices of various customers associated with the remitter. The apparatus includes a storage unit, a graphical user interface, and a processing unit that work together to process computer program instructions. These instructions involve modules such as payment receive, total amount display, customer account listing, and split payment to accurately allocate received payments to corresponding customer invoices. Additionally, the apparatus includes a notification module to inform the remitter about payment receipts and an allocation module to display the allocated amounts.

Furthermore, the patent application details a method and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium with similar functionalities as the apparatus. The method involves storing computer program instructions, displaying graphical outputs, and processing the instructions to match payments with invoices accurately. Similar to the apparatus, the method includes modules for payment receiving, total amount display, customer account listing, split payment allocation, notification to the remitter, and displaying allocated amounts. The non-transitory computer-readable storage medium stores these instructions and facilitates the matching process. Additionally, the method and storage medium incorporate a machine-learning artificial intelligence neural network within the split payment module to automate the splitting of received payments into amounts that match customer invoices, enhancing efficiency and accuracy in the payment matching process.

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