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Blendy, PayPal et Quickbooks pour facilier vos paiements client

Get your bills paid online with PayPal

PayPal, is the undisputed leader of online payment with about 9 million users in France. The advantage of PayPal is that once your account is created and the payment method defined, you can pay simply by entering an email address.

And web sites allowing PayPal payments are numerous. Even Air France will offer the purchase of airline tickets via PayPal by the end of March 2019.

But, did you know that your customers can also pay your bills via PayPal? And that, even if you are not an e-shop.

Simply synchronize your QuickBooks Online with your Professional PayPal account.

Easy and riskless

The invoices that you will create and transmit via QuickBooks will automatically include a “Pay Now” button. Your customers just have to click on this button and pay in a few clicks your bill online. They no longer have to look for their credit card, checkbook, or to connect to their bank account to make a transfer.

An additional service to stand out from your competitors and save your customers time. And for you, a simple way to reduce the risk of unpaid bills and late payments!

Time saving and reliable

By connecting PayPal and QuickBooks you will also save your manual data entries. All customer payments are automatically saved to your QuickBooks account. And the same goes for the PayPal processing fees associated with each online payment.

Thus, your accounting is up to date at any times and you have a greater visibility on your receivables. You gain time and peace of mind to manage your day-to-day business.

Easy set up

With Blendy by Cogesten, QuickBooks expert for nearly 15 years, you can rely on a experienced team. We support you for all possible configurations and connections.

And we also offer value-added services to help you make the right decisions at the right time to better drive the development of your business.


Blendy by Cogesten helps you accelerate the development of your business.

By Noham

Blendy by Cogesten (BbyC) – #ExpertsComptables3.0 – certified QuickBooks & Receipt Bank
Excellence for your growth!


Blendy et Depenses Express de Quickbooks

New QuickBooks feature for your expense receipts

Do you fight with your vouchers to make your expense reports? You had them stored somewhere in your wallet, but do not find them anymore right now…
As a result, you will again waste time and energy retrieving these tiny pieces of paper when you have to devote your attention to more important subjects…

Keep calm, QuickBooks has the solution! The QuickBooks app includes a dedicated feature, which will definitvely facilitate your life!

All you need is to take a picture of your receipts with your smartphone. They are then automatically imported into your QuickBooks account. It only takes a few seconds and you’re done. You will never waste time again having to find your receipts!

Look at this short video to discover in only 20 seconds how it works: Watch the video here

Currently available on iOS, the Android version will arrive very soon …


This feature complements the other options already available to send your accounting documents to your QuickBooks Accountant. Thus, 100% of your expense collection and transmission is now digitized.

Your documents are transfered in real time to your Online Accountant and your QuickBooks account is always up-to-date. The guarantee of saving valuable time in managing your administrative tasks.

Want to know more about QuickBooks and how to streamline your financial processes? Noham Layani, co-founder of Blendy, answers you here.


Blendy by Cogesten helps you to get rid of 100% of your tasks without added value.

By Noham

Blendy by Cogesten (BbyC) – #ExpertsComptables3.0 – certified QuickBooks & Receipt Bank
Excellence for your growth!

Blendy et Quickbooks pour des déclarations de TVA plus simple

How to manage your VAT statements (finally) without stress!

Like any business in France, you must declare to the tax authorities the output and input tax (based on your sales and purchase invoices) in order to determine the VAT that you must pay back.

However, these VAT statements are often a source of anxiety and stress, because you have to find all the documents to calculate the right amount and have enough cashflow to pay the due VAT at the right time … With QuickBooks, you will finally be able to blow and simplify you life.

The three VAT regimes in France

As a reminder, depending on the annual turnover and the legal status of your company, there are three different VAT regimes in France:

  • The actual VAT scheme

This applies if your turnover is above € 236,000 for services, or € 783,000 for commercial activities. In these cases, you must declare and pay VAT every month. You can optionally opt for a quarterly payment, if the annual amount of VAT is less than € 4,000.

  • The simplified VAT scheme

It concerns companies whose turnover is between € 32,900 and € 236,000 for services, and between € 82,200 and € 783,000 for commercial and hosting activities. Payment is due by semester, with a deposit in July and the balance in December. If the annual amount of your VAT payable is greater than € 15,000, the actual VAT regime does apply.

  • The simplified agricultural VAT scheme

This concerns farms, whose annual turnover exceeds € 46,000. The statement is made annually, and the payment quarterly.

Automate your tax returns now with QuickBooks

With QuickBooks, you will finally gain serenity and time on your VAT returns.

  • Configuration

You first need to set up in QuickBooks the applicable VAT for each product and/or service that you will bill to your customers. As described in one of our previous articles, QuickBooks helps you to generate, record and track all your customer and supplier invoices (read the article).

  • Automated calculation

Then, from the recorded invoices, QuickBooks automatically calculates in real time the amount of the VAT to be refunded to the tax authorities. This way, you know where you are at any time, and can anticipate future payments more easily.

  • Pre-filling

And QuickBooks goes even further in its automation process. In order to prepare your returns faster and easier, QuickBooks pre-filles your statements. You just have to validate them and pay the amount accordingly.

In addition, QuickBooks gives you access to all our previous statements. This allows you again to anticipate the next deadlines and balances due.


So, whether you need to pay your VAT monthly, quarterly or annually, with QuickBooks everything becomes so much simpler. You gain visibility and effortlessly anticipate your cashflow and legal obligations.

Du you have questions about the French VAT system? Do you want to simplify your VAT returns? Ask Blendy by Cogesten, QuickBooks certified Accountant. We support you at every step to set up and automate your accounting processes and your finance function.


With BbyC, your Digital QuickBooks Accountants, use automated solutions to streamline the management of your company.

By Noham

BbyC – #ExpertsComptables3.0 – Certified QuickBooks Premium
Excellence for your growth!

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Blendy GoCardless et Quickbooks et satisfaction client

With GoCardless increase your customer satisfaction!

To access your services, do your customers pay a monthly subscription, quarterly or even one-off invoices?

So you probably know, running every month after client payements is time-consuming and weary. Between reminders, manual cheque entry and card payments follow-up, and in addition book entry, you spend at least one day a month, if not more.

Automate your Direct Debit collection

With GoCardless, a smart banking solution for small and large businesses, you can now save time and efficiency. This online payment platform allows you to collect easily Direct Debit payments, whether for recurring or one-off invoices.

You simply create your account and then configure the details of your offer: amount, frequency and duration. Then, simply send your client a link or an email via the platform, and GoCardless takes care of the rest.

For recurring withdrawals, the process is almost identical. Invite your customers to complete once a Direct Debit mandate. Then simply schedule the upcoming payments and GoCardless handles the rest for you.

Manage the unexpected

With GoCardless you follow in detail your payments. So you can easily achieve your bank reconciliation, and above all better manage outstanding payments.

Furthermore, you are informed in real time when a Direct Debit is refused because of an insuffent credit of your client. Thus, you can immediately make the necessary steps, like alert your customer or even stop his subscription. This will substantially reduce your losses.

And make customers happy

So, no need to send a Direct Debit request by mail or email to your customer, wait for him to return it, and then transfer it to your bank or manually enter it into your account.

With GoCardless, everything is handled online, securely and automatically. Necessarily, you will gain time on the your payment collection. Time your customers have saved just like you, as they do not have to worry about making a transfer in due time, nor to check if the cheque has been sent …

In addition, your customers receive an automatic reminder before the upcoming Direct Debit. And on their bank statement they will see the name of your company with the debit. This facilitates their bank reconciliation as well. And avoid them calling you several times to check if the debit has been done properly.

In short, you have both, you and your client, saved time you can use to discuss strategy and development rather than paperwork …

And of course, at Blendy by Cogesten, your QuickBooks Certified Online Accountant, we support you in setting up GoCardless and integrating the solution with QuickBooks. Like this, even the invoice creation will be automated. Want to know more? Just book a call!


With BbyC, French & international CPA certified QuickBooks, use smart solutions to streamline your financial workflows.

By Noham

Blendy by Cogesten – #ExpetsComptables3.0 – Certified QuickBooks Premium
Excellence for your growth


Blendy Receipt Bank et Quickbooks pour gagnez du temps

Receipt Bank: more time and more efficiency

In a small company, the motto is often “multi-skilling”! You must be able to do everything. Sell ​​and generate revenue, find new customers, make sure they pay on time while paying your suppliers, promote your business on social networks, update your website …

In short, the list is long, and you can quickly run out of time once you need to handle also your time-consuming administrative tasks.

At Blendy by Cogesten, we know that your time is precious. That’s why most of our customers have connected their QuickBooks accounting software with a simple and effective apps: Receipt Bank

Do not lose any more your payment receipts

You probably accumulate credit card slips, restaurant receipts and other minibills. A pile of small papers that you store, in the best case carefully in your wallet, or usually somewhere in your desk drawers. With the risk of losing them or simply forgetting them.

Now, with Receipt Bank everything becomes (much) easier. Just take a picture of your credit card receipt or your restaurant bill with your smartphone. Receipt Bank saves them and then stores them securely on its servers. Not only do you not lose them anymore, but you also get rid of the manual entry of your expenses into any Excel file.

Recover your recurring bills automatically

With Receipt Bank, you can connect your recurring suppliers in just a few clicks and automatically import your monthly Internet bill, phone bill and other monthly subscriptions. No need to connect to multiple web sites to download your bills one by one. Receipt Bank manages the process without your intervention. Another time-consuming task saved!

Send it all to your accountant without lifting a finger

And by connecting QuickBooks with Receipt Bank you gain even more time and comfort. Indeed, all the receipts you have scanned with your phone are sent in real time from Receipt Bank to QuickBooks and the corresponding accounting entry is created automatically. And your monthly recurring bills? Ditto! Once recovered with Receipt Bank, they are immediately transmitted to QuickBooks and registered automatically in your accounts. And then, you can check in real time on QuickBooks your expenses, receipts, VAT, etc.

In conclusion, Receipt Bank allows:

  • Collecting more efficiently your receipts and bills
  • Get rid of manual entry of your expense reports, invoices, etc.
  • Ensure you have accurate book-entries you could access in real-time 
  • And, earn each day several hours of work, that you will (finally) be able to devote to what is essential


BbyC, French & international CPA certified QuickBooks and Receipt Bank, helps you eliminate your time-consuming tasks and automate your financial processes.

By Noham

Blendy by Cogesten (BbyC) – #ExpetsComptables3.0 – certified QuickBooks and Receipt Bank
Excellence for your growth

Blendy Stripe et Quickbooks pour synchroniser vos paiements

Boost your Stripe payments with QuickBooks

Do you have an online store? Do your customers pay with Stripe on your e-shop?

With QuickBooks, finally get rid of manually entering your receipts, refunds and customer payments.

Simply connect your payment applications with your online accounting solution QBO. Your upcoming, current or already received transactions via Stripe (or Paypal) will be securely synchronized with your accounting. Just configure the process correctly, so that all your payments are automatically reflected in QuickBooks.

Synchronize and optimize

The configuration of your automation process, of course, requires some upfront manual settings, both in Stripe and QuickBook. At Blendy by Cogesten, your QuickBooks Accountant, we know these settings well and have already implemented them successfully for many of our clients.

To increase efficiency over time, we support you to adapt the synchronization process and adjust it to your internal process and financial workflows. You have access to the history of your automation process. And you can see at any time the details of recently synchronized transactions.

We will, together with you, examine in detail products, accounts, VAT and related costs. Then, if necessary, we reorganize and streamline the way this information is imported into QuickBooks. Then simply cancel or change the preferences of the synchronization process.

Win on all fronts

In conclusion, by automating the entry of your paiements, you gain valuable working hours every day. You reduce the risk of error and are certain that your accounting always reflects the reality of your financial situation.

And of course, with Blendy by Cogesten, your International QuickBooks Accountant, you benefit from support and advice to maximize the use of your various payment applications and your QuickBooks accounting software.


Blendy by Cogesten, French & international CPA certified QuickBooks, helps you automate and streamline your financial and accounting processes.

By Noham

Blendy by Cogesten (BbyC) – Certified Accountants Certified QuickBooks
Excellence for your growth

Blendy Qonto et Quickbooks pour mieux gérer votre trésorerie

Qonto + QuickBooks = Take control of your cash flow!

Better manage your cash flow

Managing your cash is a little (let’s say a lot) the sinews of war when you manage a small business, start-up or as entrepreneur. And having a real-time view of your treasury is essential, if not vital, when you want to effectively manage your company’s growth and financial health.

Today, by connecting Qonto and QuickBooks you will simplify your life and manage your business more serenely, and this is not a negligible!

Thanks to Qonto …

Qonto provides a professional bank account 100% online. In addition to traditional transactions (transfers, credit card payments…), Qonto allows to follow in detail your expenses and collections. You have visibility in real time on payment methods (check, bank, cashier) and on the nature of the operations (purchase, sale, withdrawal …). You also manage your expense reports more easily. Just take a picture of your expense proofs and immediately add them to your online account.

and QuickBooks!

And by synchronizing everything with QuickBooks, your online accounting and management software, you’ll go even further!

QuickBooks will recover in real time your data and receipts, and automatically update your accounting. Moreover, with QuickBooks, you will be able to anticipate your expenses and automatic withdrawals (social, taxes, insurance, suppliers …) as well as your receipts. Because QuickBooks gives you, thanks to its different dashboards, all visibility on forecasted customer payments, supplier debts, etc. An easy way to anticipate and control your cash flow forecast!

So, do not wait any longer to regain control of your cash flow and automate all your financial processes. Blendy by Cogesten supports you to configure and connect your QuickBooks with your other apps and management tools.


You save valuable time every day and manage your business optimally.
And in addition, take advantage of our teams’ advice at any time to boost your growth.


Blendy by Cogesten, French & international CPA certified QuickBooks, helps you automate and streamline your financial and accounting processes.

By Noham

Blendy by Cogesten (BbyC) – Certified Accountants Certified QuickBooks
Excellence for your growth

Créer une facture sous QuickBooks avec Blendy expert comptable

How to create a customer invoice in 2 minutes with QuickBooks

Do you use QuickBooks for your accounting? Blendy by Cogesten helps you make the most of all the capabilities and functionality of QuickBooks to automate your financial and accounting processes.

Here’s how to create your customer invoice in 2 minutes:

1 / Log in

To create a new invoice, log in to QuickBooks and click in the menu bar on the + sign at the top right. Then select “Invoice” from the list of documents.

2 / Choose the customer

Then select the customer for whom you want to create an invoice from the drop-down menu. If it’s a new customer, you can create it immediately by simply clicking “Add” and completing the requested information. Complete also the other details: payment terms, invoice date and due date, and the place of sale (for VAT).

3 / Add products and services

Then inform the products and services that you want to include through the drop-down menu. Again, you can create a new product/service easily by clicking “Add”. Fill in the quantity only. The description and price are automatically displayed according to the selected product/service. You can also specify discounts per line or globally and add an individual message for the customer or attach a document.

4 / Save

Finally, you just have to register your bill. And to save time, you can send it immediately to your customer by email. To do this, just fill in your customer’s email address next to their name.


Need help setting up and setting up QuickBooks?

Blendy by Cogesten, QuickBooks qualified accountant, helps you get the most of your QuickBooks accounting system and related apps like Receipt Bank.

Our goal is to save you time every day by automating and digitizing your financial and accounting processes. Because we know that your time is precious and that you need to stay focused on the essentials!


With BbyC, French & international CPA certified QuickBooks, use smart solutions to optimize the management of your company.

By Noham

Blendy by Cogesten – #ExpertsComptables3.0 – Certified QuickBooks Premium
Excellence for your growth

PrestaShop et QuickBooks pour booster votre e-commerce

PrestaShop and QuickBooks will boost your e-commerce!

Boost your e-shop

You already work with PrestaShop, a turnkey e-commerce solution for managing your online store. Did you know that by connecting PrestaShop and QuickBooks you will boost your e-commerce while saving time daily?

It’s simple. Just add the QuickBooks add-ons to your PrestaShop online store. This allows you to automate your sales management in a snap.

You automatically generate your purchase orders, invoices, credit notes and refunds on QuickBooks for each order placed on your e-shop.

You update in real time your products, stocks and prices added on PrestaShop with your QuickBooks data and vice-versa.

You automatically create for each new customer registered on your e-commerce a customer account on QuickBooks.

You pass on the VAT, payment methods and delivery fees simultaneously on QuickBooks and PrestaShop.

Optimize your processes

By connecting these two smart solutions, you ensure that your business and accounting data is always up-to-date and synchronized in real time.

In addition, by eliminating manual entries and automating your sales process, you also eliminate the risk of errors or information entered in duplicate.

In the end, you save valuable time every day and have real-time visibility into your business.


Not convinced yet? At Blendy by Cogesten our e-Commerce customers have already set up this sales booster. We systematically support them to set up their systems and documents. And the results are there!

If you want to check, call us, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to take advantage of these benefits too.


BbyC, French & international CPA certified QuickBooks, helps you automate your sales process and eliminate 100% of your administrative tasks.

By Noham

Blendy by Cogesten (BbyC) – Certified Accountants QuickBooks
Excellence for your growth

BbyC, the accounting expert for your Payfit & QuickBooks process!

Like many companies or startups, you have made two excellent choices for structuring yourself internally: Payfit and QuickBooks.

With Payfit, you automate part of your HR function and digitize the management of your pay slips and salary payments.
QuickBooks allows you to digitize your Finance department and processes by moving your administrative online.

Using these two solutions allow you to save time managing your administrative tasks, to gain visibility into your resources and numbers, and ultimately, to better manage your business. In short, more growth!

Of course the use of these two applications can be maximized, if your accountant knows how to make the most of it.

Thus, Blendy by Cogesten (BbyC) knows the process perfectly to make the most of your two applications. We subscribe and set up a “Chartered Accountant” access in both software. Then, we take care of your autonomy to update your QBO (QuickBooks Online) and recover without your intervention in Payfit:

  • your pay slips
  • your salary OD that we will import into QBO
  • your annual information for the framing of the social cycle

And we go even further in the services we offer around the Payfit solution. Indeed, the great lack of this type of solution can sometimes be felt at the level of support. For example, in case of URSSAF control (French Social Security contribution collection office). That’s why we offer our customers to complete the Payfit offer with this type of value-added services.

To learn more about our support services around Payfit and QuickBooks, book a call now with the co-founder of BbyC.


Payfit + QuickBooks + BbyC = time saved to do what you love.

By Noham

Blendy by Cogesten (BbyC) – Certified 3.0 Accountants QuickBooks
Excellence for your growth

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