Press Release

Positive Coaching Alliance Cuts Invoice Processing Time in Half with MineralTree Invoice-to-Pay

National Non-profit uses MineralTree to Save Time, Eliminate Paper Invoices, Ease Approval Process and Gain Greater Visibility into AP

Cambridge, Mass., April 27, 2016

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit group transforming the culture of youth sports, has streamlined its invoice-to-pay process and eliminated paper checks with MineralTree. MineralTree’s Invoice-to-Pay solution enables organizations like PCA to easily capture, approve, authorize and pay invoices from any device.

Prior to implementing MineralTree, PCA’s invoice processing was cumbersome. With multiple offices and many approvers, the process often included mailing and forwarding physical invoices between office locations. To remedy these problems and make the process more efficient, PCA selected MineralTree’s Invoice-to-Pay solution.

“We needed a solution that would eliminate the time we were spending on collecting paper, tracking down approvals, and processing checks, said Judy Dillenbeck, Senior Accountant at PCA. “With MineralTree Invoice-to-Pay, everything is handled electronically and the time I spend on Accounts Payable is much more enjoyable.”

In addition to core AP and payment processing functionality, PCA was also looking for a solution that could handle the organization’s rapidly growing business and headcount, eliminate the challenges of a geographically dispersed workforce, and improve visibility into the invoice-to-pay process for all parties involved.

One of the major benefits for PCA is the ability to approve invoices and payments on-the-go from any device. For Positive Coaching Alliance’s CFO, Cathie Whalen, MineralTree Invoice-to-Pay eliminates the need to physically sign paper checks. She said, “When I work remotely, it used to be impossible to sign checks, which could cause payment to be delayed by several days. With MineralTree, I can approve payment anywhere, anytime.”

With MineralTree Invoice-to-Pay, users can generate payment reports with the availability to search for specific invoices and see payment history in one place for greater visibility. This helps to eliminate missed or late payments and easily resolves any discrepancies.

MineralTree Invoice-to-Pay has enabled PCA to cut the time they spend on processing invoices and executing payments in half. In addition, with MineralTree, Positive Coaching Alliance no longer has to sort through filing cabinets or email approvals for long-lost invoices.

“MineralTree understands how to simplify the accounts payable process. With automated invoice approval, single-sign on with NetSuite, and a proactive and responsive support team, the benefits go beyond just the cost savings and increased efficiency,” added Dillenbeck.

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About MineralTree

MineralTree provides the easiest to use Accounts Payable (AP) and Payment Automation solutions for finance professionals at growing organizations. MineralTree streamlines AP, giving customers unparalleled visibility and significant cost savings in an affordable, integrated platform that is guaranteed secure. For more information visit www.mineraltree.com.

About Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to 1,000+ free audio-video and printable tips and tools at www.PCADevZone.org, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,000 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.

PCA workshops and courses, which have impacted more than 7.5 million youth, strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development ZoneTM culture, where the goal is to develop Better Athletes, Better People and the following become the prevailing models in youth and high school sports:

  • The Double-Goal Coach®, who strives to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports
  • The Second-Goal Parent®, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
  • The Triple-Impact Competitor®, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.

PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson, and many other top coaches, athletes, organization leaders and academics who share PCA’s mission.