Bottomline Technologies Launches Transform 5.0

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Feb. 20, 2013 – Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY), a leading provider of cloud-based payment, invoice and banking solutions, today announces the latest release of its Document Process Automation solution, Transform 5.0.

The new solution further extends the capabilities of Transform – a suite of software tools that enables businesses to manage and automate all of their inbound and outbound document processes through one central system. The new release further extends Bottomline’s relationship with Microsoft by making Transform available on the latest Microsoft platforms.

Ian Bamber, Global Product Manager for Transform at Bottomline Technologies, says, “Transform 5.0 is the next step in the evolution of document process automation, enabling businesses to further streamline the flow and distribution of documents within the organisation. We have dramatically elevated the user experience of Transform 5.0 accelerating and simplifying the manner in which documents are created, shared and accessed.”

Transform 5.0 includes enhanced design features which enable users to create rich document designs quickly and easily, together with simplified printing configuration, making it easier to create documents that work on multiple printers. The software has also been specifically developed to provide faster print performance for complex documents and ease hardware management by separating the responsibility for document design from printer management – all of which help to reduce the total cost of ownership.

This latest release of Transform is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and includes an enhancement to the XPS import wizard, making it simple and straight-forward to upload document templates directly into Transform to create new document designs. The wizard also enables content and information from other systems to be dynamically incorporated into Transform during the document creation process, saving time and reducing manual administration.

Commenting on the benefits of Transform 5.0, Johan Capiau, Managing Director at CW Consulting, says, “As a service supplier and reseller of software solutions, it is very important to know that vendors such as Bottomline are continuing to invest in their software and deliver more value to users. Our customers are always looking for improvements in functionality, flexibility, ease of use and performance, and having seen Transform 5.0 the software includes several enhancements in all of these areas which help companies to maximise their investment in DPA technology.”

Colin Brimson, Director at D-Flo Ltd, says, “Transform 5.0 offers a number of benefits to users, from Windows 8 compatibility and SharePoint integration, through to faster document creation and better print performance. The Transform product suite adds significant value to our customers that want to optimise business processes, reduce manual intervention in document processing and eliminate multiple data entry – as well as being able to deliver information to whoever needs it in whatever format they require.”
Transform 5.0 is available through Bottomline and its channel partners from today. Specific enhancements within Transform 5.0 include:
· Ease of use – Transform 5.0 is functionally rich, making it easy for users to create, share and access business-critical documents, whilst offering faster print performance across multiple print devices.

· Efficient workflow and design – Improved design features make it easier to create documents and deliver workflow without the need for expensive development resources.

· Better integration with Microsoft’s platforms – a new SharePoint Connector enables users to store documents directly to specific libraries or folders in SharePoint. Transform 5.0 is also compatible with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.