SunGard today released the results of a recent Corporate B2B Payments Study: “Consolidated Payables Solutions: What do Corporations Want from their
The study found that a typical corporation sends thousands of payments to hundreds of vendors each month, with some spending upwards of 80 hours a month processing payments internally and, altogether incurring tens of thousands of dollars in annual direct and labor costs. Amid this effort, the study revealed that many corporations simply do not know about their current bank’s payments options: 48% either did not know what payments services their bank offered or skipped the question. Among those who did respond, more than 80% reported that their current bank does not offer both of the payments services they wanted most: an integrated solution and vendor enrollment services.
The apparent willingness of corporations to consider alternatives means banks can help reduce attrition risk and potentially gain new customers by expanding their payments offerings to include the services most important to corporations.
SunGard’s AvantGard PayNetExchange payments platform is available to corporations directly or to banks as a white-label service that can be integrated into a solution portfolio to offer a full spectrum of payment solutions from outsourced check printing to Automated Clearing House (ACH), SWIFT, wires, and virtual card payments. The service includes a vendor enrollment program that helps each corporation’s vendors migrate from paper check to ACH or virtual card.
“Globally, banks continue to focus on their payments franchises,” says
“Our resellers recognize that providing corporations with the payments offerings they want most can help keep their current customers satisfied and attract new clients. We have worked with our resellers to help ensure that our PayNetExchange solution provides these features and services,” said
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