NCR Corporation today added CyberCash as an online bill payment supplier for its SmartEC Billing Plus, making it a total billing access solution that allows businesses to pay telecommunications bills securely online from any existing checking account, just as they do today with paper bills.
CyberCash’s Internet payment solutions will be incorporated into NCR’s SmartEC Billing Plus to allow businesses to review, analyze, and pay their telecommunications bills right at their desks via the Web, with no additional software required.
“We chose to partner with CyberCash to enable the Internet bill payment capabilities of our SmartEC Billing Plus solution because we recognized that our customers are looking for complete solutions,” said Paul O’Brien, vice president of NCR’s Communications Industry Business Unit. “SmartEC Billing Plus is a complete online billing solution for telecommunications companies, providing online access to billing details with review and analysis tools, and online bill payment.”
The bill presentment and payment process begins with the customer inputting a password to access his/her account information securely via the telco’s own Web site. When the amount due is presented, the customer simply clicks on a PayNow(TM) button. The standard check book interface is familiar to anyone who has paid bills with a paper check. The bill payment screen on the Web site enables encrypted transactions to move between consumers, businesses, telecommunications companies and their bank.
“NCR’s SmartEC Billing Plus solution provides telcos with compelling content which guarantees recurring visits to their Web site,” said Richard Crone, vice president and general manager of PayNow Secure Electronic Check Service for CyberCash. “Deploying a ‘direct to the biller’ service like NCR SmartEC Billing Plus on the telco’s Web site is key to learning how to deepen its own branded relationships with customers.”
NCR SmartEC Billing Plus also includes
* Online Bill Summary Allows customers to view a summary bill with call and cost information, similar to a printed billing statement summary page.
* Online Bill Analysis Allows customers to sort, filter, highlight, save and print as they analyze their billing detail records from within a spreadsheet-like interface.
* Security & Data Privacy Supports multiple-level authorization and enhanced user session authentication using TrustedPASS(TM), an NCR-developed technology.
CyberCash, Inc., headquartered in Reston, Virginia, is a technology-driven company that provides software and services to enable secure financial transactions on the Internet. The Company offers a complete suite of Internet payment services including a credit card service, an innovative micropayment service, which enables cash transactions, and a secure electronic check service, which allows consumer-to-business payments from a bank account. CyberCash is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol CYCH. CyberCash’s Web address is .
NCR is the leader in delivering commercial open computer systems for transaction processing and decision-support solutions to customers in all industries. The company, with headquarters in Dayton, Ohio, has 38,000 employees, including 20,000 service professionals in 1,100 locations and 130 countries. More information on NCR can be found on the World Wide Web .