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Big BSS transformations fail and they take too long to fail

Big BSS transformations fail and they take too long to fail

Written by on July 13, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 1 Comment

Telcos are increasingly being squeezed by the declining revenue from traditional voice/SMS whilst increasingly becoming dumb pipes for nimbler OTT services. In response many have and continue to embrace BSS transformation programs to rationalise their BSS systems and prepare for promised new Digital transformation products. The bad news is that these big BSS transformations fail and […]

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Aria Systems gains traction in monetising the IoT

Aria Systems gains traction in monetising the IoT

Written by on July 7, 2016 in Billing & Payments with 0 Comments

Aria Systems, which helps enterprises grow recurring revenue, today announced that Generac Power Systems selected Aria’s cloud-based Monetization Platform as a key component of its IoT strategy. Now, Generac can quickly scale its Mobile Link™ subscription-based remote monitoring services.  Generac, the industry’s leading generator manufacturer, offers the most diverse product line to accommodate every power […]

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In IT transformations, the times they are a changin’

In IT transformations, the times they are a changin’

Written by on June 24, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Opinion with 1 Comment

We know that big IT, and particularly BSS, transformations are expensive, risky and take far too long. We also know that, if we want to become a digital service provider, we are now being forced into looking at alternatives. It is no longer an option but to transform into an entity that resembles Amazon, Google […]

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Are APIs integral to the future of payments and banking?

Are APIs integral to the future of payments and banking?

Written by on May 31, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I happened to be talking about access to payment infrastructure (something I blogged about here) at a client event yesterday, and got involved in a discussion about how the fintechs might begin to work with banks in the new world of PSD2 and mandatory APIs. This has been subject of great interest to me at […]

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Is paying with contactless too easy?

Is paying with contactless too easy?

Written by on May 26, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Earlier this week BBC News wrote a piece on contactless payments under the title “Will paying with contactless cards make us less healthy?”. The contention here is that paying with contactless is so simple and without any visibility of ‘real’ cash it’s too easy to spend more, especially on unhealthy snacks. I can see the […]

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Context and immediacy in payments

Context and immediacy in payments

Written by on May 25, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I’m always interested in trying out new stuff, especially when it’s related to payments. Earlier this year I jumped on the Mondo Alpha launch as I wanted to see just how different their payment experience would be. If the UK digital challenger banks want to make an impact they will have to do things very differently […]

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In payments and POS, the US is still a land of confusion

In payments and POS, the US is still a land of confusion

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Well, I’m back in America again and I can’t help but notice that the retail point-of-sale (POS) experience is getting weirder week by week. I’ll show you why in a moment, but first of all, just to remind you about the baseline, I should explain to foreigners that people here do have cards that have […]

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Salesforce Communications Ecosystem gathers strength

Salesforce Communications Ecosystem gathers strength

Written by on May 11, 2016 in Billing & Payments with 0 Comments

Aria Systems, which helps enterprises grow recurring revenue, today announced that it has joined the Salesforce for Communications Ecosystem as the billing solution provider. Together with Salesforce, Apttus, Comptel, Sigma Systems, CloudSense, Vlocity and others, Aria provides a complete Communication Service Provider (CSP) ecosystem that is quicker to deploy, more user friendly, and facilitates customer […]

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Friction and frustration in payments – the state of UK contactless

Friction and frustration in payments – the state of UK contactless

Written by on May 11, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

There’s been a lot of comment recently about the success of contactless payments in the UK. I’m a big fan of contactless payments, especially when they’re secured and tracked using Apple Pay. Contactless takes some of the friction out of paying and delivers a simpler consumer experience. However despite the growth in contactless, the reality […]

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Bango buys BilltoMobile for Carrier Billing in US

Bango buys BilltoMobile for Carrier Billing in US

Written by on May 9, 2016 in Billing & Payments with 0 Comments

Bango (AIM: BGO), a provider of app store carrier billing today announced it has acquired the BilltoMobile carrier billing service and associated contracts from Danal Inc. The acquisition positions Bango as the leader in carrier billing in the U.S. market and consolidates its position as the world’s leading provider of carrier billing for app stores. […]

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