Jacksonville-based OnPay Solutions recognized with Fintech award

Via Jacksonville Business Journal 

OnPay Solutions, a nationally accredited AICPA service organization headquartered in Jacksonville, has been named by CIOReview as one of the "20 Most Promising Corporate Finance Tech Solution Providers" by an industry publication.

OnPay Solutions offers turn-key accounts payable payment automation solutions that integrates with any ERP and accounting or accounts payable workflow system. OnPay's technology also greatly reduces accounts payable costs and fraud risk and can turn a company’s payables into rebates revenue.

“OnPay Solutions is shortlisted as one of the 20 Most Promising Corporate Finance Tech Solution Providers 2017 by CIOReview magazine based on its expertise in providing innovative software solutions and the ability to delight customers and facilitating return on investments through strategic relationships, services and programs,” said Jeevan George, managing editor of CIOReview.

Checks cost on average $3.50 to print and mail and require staff time for printing, stuffing and mailing checks. Reducing the number of printed checks reduces overall cost and allows staff to focus on what really matters — finances.

“By moving from costly paper check to automated electronic payment methods such as ACH, or single-issue virtual credit card for vendor payments, costs are reduced, time is saved, risk is minimized and efficiencies are maximized,” said president and CEO of OnPay Solutions Neal Anderson.

ePayments issued via OnPay Solutions’ systems provide greater security by directly linking a company’s accounting system to their bank for payments. OnPay is grateful for the honor, but they know there is work to be done.

"To us this award means we are being recognized for creating positive and streamlined change for organizations that can really make an impact," COO of OnPay Solutions, Juliet Negrete-Anderson said.

"Moving forward we must continue to talk to businesses about how they can better there business processes, reduce their costs, and reduce their fraud risks."

Junior Skepple

Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal

Jax-tech firm signs major contract with Visit Jacksonville

Via. Jacksonville Business Journal

Jacksonville-based tech firm IntoGo, an event and entertainment finder application for mobile devices, recently signed its largest, exclusive contract with Visit Jacksonville.

The company's app will replace the city tourism group's existing platform to connect users to the region's beaches, parks, cultural attractions and restaurants.

“More than ever, visitors are engaging with our destination via mobile. They are using their phones to research our website and connect with us via social media, so it is very fitting for us to solidify this partnership with intoGo and provide visitors comprehensive destination information specifically formatted for
their mobile devices,” said Katie Mitura, vice president of marketing and communication at Visit Jacksonville.

The app, which provides users with things to do and places to go by using machine learning to identify their preferences, was developed in Jacksonville in January 2016. After 11 months of testing, the app launched to the public. The app has received more than 12,000 downloads, most all in the Jacksonville area.

Since the deal was penned in April, IntoGo has already experienced a 10 percent increase in downloads, said CEO Zachary Schwartz.

He said he hopes to have at least 50,000 users and a strong presence in two additional markets within the year.

25th Annual Small Business Week Celebration

The PS27 Ventures team attended the 25th Annual Small Business Week Celebration at the University of North Florida. 

Jim Stallings, Founder and Managing Partner, at PS27 was awarded by the Small Business Development Center as "Small Business Advocate of the Year". Congratulations Jim!

How to Run Your Day Like Warren Buffet and Execute Like Steve Jobs

 PS27 companies and teams participated in a Leadership Week "micro-camp" workshop. The workshop was focused on how to run your day for maximum productivity and execute your plans the way Steve Jobs built Apple Computer.

Jenna Waites, one of the premier time management and operational excellence gurus in the region, lead the session.

Jenna Waites is the CEO and Founder of Waites Business Architecture, an operational efficiency consulting business. As a business strategist, her passion is working with overworked and overwhelmed business owners to help them reclaim their time. Jenna creates and implements easy to follow, step-by-step processes that eliminate the headaches of the day-to-day management of a business. For the past six years, she has been structuring businesses in a way that allows owners to spend time doing what they love while increasing profits.

PS27 Ventures' Jim Stallings Awarded "North Florida District Small Business Advocate of the Year"

Jacksonville, FLA. - The U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA) North Florida District Director Wilfredo J. Gonzalez is pleased to announce the winners of SBA's 2017 District and State of Florida Small Business Week Awards.

"Small Business Week is an opportunity for the SBA to recognize the hard-work and accomplishments of small business owners throughout the country. I am pleased to announce the winners in our area. These winners are highly deserving of their respective awards and recognition,” stated Gonzalez.  

PS27 Ventures's Jim Stallings was awarded "North Florida District Small Business Advocate of the Year".



Visit Jacksonville Partners with intoGo for First Official Destination Mobile App

--Partnership Will Give Visitors Direct Mobile Access to Jacksonville’s Top Attractions and Experiences--

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. April, 2017-- Jacksonville welcomes more than 20 million visitors each year looking to experience our beaches, parks, cultural attractions, restaurants and overall destination. To ensure they have the most memorable experiences in our destination, we have partnered with intoGo to make them the official app of Visit Jacksonville.

“More than ever, visitors are engaging with our destination via mobile. They are using their phones to research our website and connect with us via social media, so it is very fitting for us to solidify this partnership with intoGo and provide visitors comprehensive destination information specifically formatted for their mobile devices,” said Katie Mitura, VP of Marketing and Communication at Visit Jacksonville, the city’s destination marketing organization. 

The new official Visit Jacksonville app, intoGo, offers users lists of events, attractions and business to discover in Jacksonville and offers top picks and personalized recommendations based on the users’ preferences and likes and the distance from their location. The app also organizes attractions and business into itineraries or collections that group together suggestions for ‘a night out’, ‘hiking and biking trails’, ‘family fun’, ‘happy hour’ and ‘cool date ideas’ to name a few.

intoGo was created by Zachary Schwartz, who began his career in print guides. For five years now, Schwartz has been creating and re-creating digital, mobile guides. In 2015, Zachary won OneSpark with TheCity.Guide and shortly after raised funding from the Frisch Family to build intoGo. intoGo has been active since November 2016 and has quickly grown to become the #1 most downloaded and used mobile resource for Northeast Florida with over 10,000 active users.

“With mobile Technology being necessary to today's traveler, it's a relief to work with Visit Jacksonville to ensure our city’s visitors are covered from every angle. Together, we are going to move Jacksonville up on a travelers’ destinations list from a maybe to a must see!" said Zachary Schwartz, creator of intoGo.

The official app of Visit Jacksonville, intoGo, can be downloaded for free on apple and android devices. Visit Jacksonville will promote the new partnership to visitors at all visitor centers, in our destination website visitjacksonville.com, in our visitor magazine and through a targeted marketing campaign.

To ensure all local businesses and attractions are on the app, intoGo is asking them to connect with them to be added to the database. Businesses can contact Zachary at zachary@intogo.com or (904) 574-2494 for more information.

About Visit Jacksonville

Visit Jacksonville is a DMAI accredited Destination Marketing Organization contracted by the Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC) to champion the growth of business and leisure tourism in Northeast Florida. For a closer look at all there is to see and do in Jacksonville, go to www.VisitJacksonville.com or contact 800-733-2668.

About intoGo

The intoGo app focuses on places where people can go to enjoy life, create memories and share experiences. By simply swiping left or right, intoGo learns what you love, then makes personalized recommendations tailored just for you. As you swipe, your liked cards are stored in your profile and saved based on what’s nearby. Change your location to browse different parts of town or share cool places with your friends. http://intogo.com.