Fundtech global transaction solutions for banks and corporates has partnered with WebExpenses for managing business travel and entertainment expenses. Fundtech’s branded version called “Online Expenses” will be offered to its current customer base of more than 2,000 direct corporate clients, as well as future customers. Meanwhile, WebExpenses will promote Fundtech as their preferred supplier of electronic invoicing presentment and payment (EIPP) services. The “Online Expenses” solution gives organizations the flexibility to easily revise their expenses policies and reinforce them as frequently as needed. The easy-to-use reporting and analysis tools provide better visibility and control for managers and auditors, which have the ability to reduce fraud. Adjustments can also be made on country-by-country tax compliance and client recharging.
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (“ADCB”) and Mobibucks mobile payment solutions have partnered to offer “Mobi” for making purchases using a mobile phone number. This unique mobile payment provides customers with a patented cashless, card-less, paperless and phone-less payment solution that targets the everyday purchases made by consumers. Mobibucks entered the Middle East market with the opening of Mobibucks “FZ-LLC ” as part of an international expansion to bring mobile payments to consumers around the world.
Heartland Payment ‘Campus Solutions’ division has deployed its “CampusAssist” Web-based communications tool powered by GuestAssist. With anonymous, one-to-one text messaging communications between students and their universities, students text their inquiries or feedback to a designated five-digit phone number monitored by the university’s “CampusAssist” Communications Center, ensuring instantaneous support to dispatching security and medical staff, as needed. The technology is in response to the growing popularity of mobile devices as the preferred method of communication. The “CampusAssist” platform was launched at Wilfrid Laurier University (Laurier), located in Ontario, Canada in an effort to enhance the fan experience at its stadium events.
WorldRemit Internet-based money transfer service has added Interac ” Online” to its portfolio of payment options. Allowing customers to transfer money directly from their bank accounts, WorldRemit offering Interac “Online” gives customers access to credit cards and debit cards. Unlike traditional money transfer services that require senders to visit an agent, WorldRemit’s money transfer service is internet-based, allowing customers to send money safely from the comfort of their own home. WorldRemit sends an SMS text message to the recipient’s mobile phone notifying them that the cash is ready for collection, whom can then visit one of the many pay-out locations to collect the cash.
Sprint has partnered with Google to launch the “Google Wallet” application with NFC, allowing Sprint customers to tap and pay at retailers worldwide. Initially on the Nexus S 4G, the “Google Wallet” will work on the MasterCard “PayPass” network and allow users to redeem offers and even scan loyalty cards. Sprint is a charter member of the Open Handset Alliance and launched the first 4G Android smartphone. In April, Sprint launched the Nexus S 4G and launched Google Voice integrated with Sprint for Sprint CDMA phones. Sprint is actively working with others in the mobile payment ecosystem and sees this as enabling choices for customers that best meet their needs.
Retailers, vendors and professionals who provide products and services outside traditional retail or office settings now have a way to be paid more quickly with a secure and easy-to-use application. Swipe, from app developer AppNinjas, enables credit and debit card payments to be quickly processed from any location. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and, soon, Android devices. Swipe has no monthly minimums, set-up or activation fees and includes access to the Authorize.Net gateway. Swipe keeps costs low for vendors by offering a transaction charge of only 24 cents. Transactions are made with a single screen entry that usually takes less than three seconds. Receipts can be sent by email to customers at the time of purchase, giving the seller the ability to promote other products, reduce chargebacks, and encourage repeat business.
mopay payment solutions for online merchants introduced its next-generation mobile payments platform with an improved technological base and advanced new features. Merchants can now run mopay on Android, Samsung’s bada, iOS and Windows Phone 7. Adding third-party solutions to support stationary Internet purchases, mobile Internet shopping, in-app billing and everything in between. Features of the new platform include support for all internet-connected devices; support for multiple funding methods; improved integration of carrier services; and simplified integration for merchants.
InfoVista launched its “Vista360 2.0” award-winning self-service performance management Web 2.0 application. Giving flexible and simplified management of operational and customer reporting for service providers and enterprises, the “Vista360” update lets users in network and IT service operations centers pinpoint, analyze and collaborate in real time on network performance and service quality degradation, gain a high-level perspective of network utilization and return on investment, and improve operational troubleshooting on the entire service chain. Vista360 2.0 promotes collaboration both inside and outside of the NOC by enabling one-click sharing of any dashboard as well as access to the underlying performance information through external web-based applications.
Queensland Teachers’ Credit Union (QTCU) has selected “Aperio” customer channel management from Fiserv financial services technology solutions and “Teller” multi-currency, full-function, branch tellering and transaction processing solution. The implementation of “Aperio” and “Teller for Signature” will present QTCU with the opportunity for immediate benefits in terms of increased efficiency and enhanced member experience. Also, Aperio provides a business process-driven solution that will increase the efficiency and productivity of QTCU’s staff and provide intelligent prompts for more relevant interactions with its members. Teller for Signature is the multi-currency, full-function, branch tellering and transaction processing solution built around an easy-to-use graphical interface and provides efficient management of cash and transaction activities, deposits, withdrawals, transfers, currency exchange and general ledger transactions.
VSoft Corporation has partnered with Mitek Systems mobile imaging applications to launch the latter’s “Mobile Deposit.” Appealing to financial institutions on the “Agile Mobile Capture” solution, the partnership will further improve consumers’ ability to deposit checks using smartphone and tablet cameras, including Apple iPhone, RIM BlackBerry and Google Android devices. Mitek, which specializes in smartphone cameras for check deposits, bill payments and ACH enrollments, will implement its advanced image analytics and mobile image-quality assessment (IQA) tests for real-time feedback to mobile users to ensure quality images and high rates of completion for VSoft’s financial institution clients.
Spartanics has made available to plastic card and nameplates manufacturers its “M250 Registration Shear.” Ensuring requirements for extremely accurate registration shearing at high speeds, the Spartanics “M250 Registration Shear” features accurate registration of +/- 0.002 inches (0.0508 mm); touch screen controls for rapid job set up and changeovers; production speeds up to 1200 cuts per hour; automatic stacking of cut parts; software to optimize scrap reduction; and versatile cutting stainless steel, aluminum, PVC or polycarbonates.
American Express OPEN launched “AdManager” for helping small businesses create, target and measure the results of their online advertising campaigns. Software tools for managing digital ad campaigns are traditionally too expensive and often too complicated for time-stretched entrepreneurs, but “AdManager” simplifies the process by offering a start-to-finish platform for creating ads and determining where they will be placed. Powered by AdReady, “AdManager” is American Express OPEN’s latest Business App that help small businesses market their products and services.