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21 Aug 2019 3 Payments Stories That Caught Our Eye Alacriti keeps a close eye on the news that impacts electronic bill presentment and payments (EBPP). Here are three recent headlines related to faster payments, AI and biometrics for fraud prevention, and Apple’s new credit card.
07 Aug 2019 4 Ways Chatbots Are Revolutionizing Electronic Bill Payments Chatbots are revolutionizing the entire customer journey, right down to bill payments. Our blog highlights four ways that businesses can benefit from implementing chatbots for electronic bill payments.
30 Jul 2019 What Are Payment Rails? When a payment is initiated online or at the point of sale, payment rails transmit an intricate flow of information and instructions between relevant parties. Our blog examines three US payment rails – ACH, card networks, and RTP.
10 Jul 2019 Paperless Billing: Why Make the Switch? Paper statements provide many benefits, but electronic billing can deliver those benefits and more. Here are four reasons why businesses should continue encouraging their customers toward electronic bill presentment.
27 Jun 2019 P&C Insurance: Consumer Bill Payment Preferences & What’s Ahead (Webinar Recap) What’s ahead for the Property and Casualty Insurance sector? Alacriti hosted a webinar that explored bill payment preferences, blockchain, cloud computing, and digital disbursements. Read our recap.
06 Jun 2019 Bill Payments on Mobile Devices: A 5-Step Approach A holistic, mobile-based bill payments strategy includes components like optimized websites, Guest Pay, text-based bill payments, messaging apps, and biller apps. Learn how an EBPP solution can help.
29 May 2019 Why Should Businesses Offer Flexible Payment Options? Payments are a crucial component of the customer experience but can sometimes be an afterthought. Flexible payment options can help businesses get paid faster, reduce bad debt, and adapt quickly to changing customer expectations.
20 May 2019 How to Convert Customers to Paperless Billing Paper bills aren’t dead yet. How can your organization convince customers to adopt electronic billing and payments once and for all? Our blog shares five techniques to consider.
29 Apr 2019 Back to Basics: ACH for Bill Payments ACH is a popular funding source for electronic bill payments. This blog outlines the basics of how ACH works and explores why customers use it so frequently for bill payments.
24 Apr 2019 Everyday Automation: How Voice Payments Are Being Heard Our voices are becoming more powerful than ever thanks to advancements in AI, NLP, intelligent personal assistants, and smart home devices. Learn how voice commands can automate everyday tasks like making on-time bill payments.
18 Apr 2019 4 Takeaways from CS Week 2019 At CS Week 2019, Alacriti attended sessions dedicated to the latest customer service trends in utilities. Here are four themes we heard related to artificial intelligence, emerging payment channels, and self-service technology.
08 Apr 2019 The Building Blocks of Production Support: ITIL and COBIT Alacriti’s Production Support capability is guided by two approaches, ITIL and COBIT, that help set appropriate client expectations while allowing us to deliver the best service possible. Our blog details these approaches.
02 Apr 2019 Fintech Disruption: Creating Opportunities for Financial Institutions Fintech can help financial institutions deliver better customer experiences. This blog examines opportunities that fintech can help unlock in faster payments, conversational commerce, and data and analytics.
26 Mar 2019 What is EBPP? What does the term EBPP mean? This blog provides a high-level overview of the major components, features, and functionality of an electronic bill presentment and payments (EBPP) solution.
18 Mar 2019 Full Coverage EBPP for Auto Insurance Auto insurance premiums are among the most predictable bill payments in consumers’ lives. A forward-thinking EBPP solution can deliver a seamless experience and help prevent the negative impacts of missed auto insurance payments.
08 Mar 2019 Consumer Bill Payment Trends in 2018: 5 Takeaways Alacriti has a unique view into consumers’ bill payment habits thanks to our electronic bill presentment and payment solution, Orbipay EBPP. Here are five takeaways from an analysis of our 2018 transaction data.
19 Feb 2019 3 Takeaways from HIMSS19 Alacriti attended the 2019 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition and sat in on educational sessions dedicated to the latest topics in health information and technology. Our blog shares three takeaways learned at HIMSS19.
14 Feb 2019 A Payments Experience Your Customers Will Love It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Your organization’s bill payments experience should show your customers a little love, too. How can it do that? Here are three tips to help get you started.
05 Feb 2019 2018 Year in Review: Orbipay EBPP This blog reviews five key accomplishments, improvements, and upgrades related to Alacriti’s electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) solution, Orbipay EBPP, in 2018.
29 Jan 2019 What’s ahead for EBPP in 2019? Alacriti’s electronic bill presentment and payments (EBPP) experts reflect on key industry developments in 2018 and share their thoughts on what the future might hold for EBPP in 2019.
16 Jan 2019 3 EBPP Resolutions for 2019 How can your business resolve to make bill payments simpler and smarter in 2019? Here are three electronic bill presentment and payments (EBPP) resolutions to consider.
10 Dec 2018 3 Benefits of Pay by Text for Digital Bill Payments Businesses are always looking for new ways to streamline bill payments. Pay by Text can deliver a customer bill payment experience that’s quick, convenient, and highly personalized.
04 Dec 2018 Busting 5 Common EBPP Myths Electronic bill presentment and payments (EBPP) is a big discipline that encompasses everything from mobile payments to debit cards. Our new blog busts five common EBPP myths to give a better understanding of how it all works.
27 Nov 2018 AI Steers Auto Finance in a New Direction, and Other Ideas from the Auto Finance Summit Last month, Alacriti attended the 18th annual Auto Finance Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. Professionals from across the auto finance world convened for three days of engaging presentations and idea exchanges about all things auto finance. Here’s what we learned.
19 Nov 2018 Skip-a-Pay for the Holidays The 2018 holiday season is here, and retail sales are expected to be strong. This is also the time of year when skip-a-payment options from billers might come in handy for certain consumers. Read more in our new blog.
14 Nov 2018 Financial Institutions Are Investing in Chatbots Financial Institutions are deploying chatbots because they can improve the digital experience and help reduce costs. Alacriti’s Chris Schroeder makes the case for why Financial Institutions should consider investing in chatbots.
31 Oct 2018 Accepting Online Donations: 4 Things to Know Online donations are an important part of charitable gift giving and accepting these payments might be possible with existing solutions like EBPP. Here are four things to know about accepting online donations.
25 Oct 2018 Bill Payments in 2017: Most Popular Ways (and Days) to Pay Part 3 of our series explores the payment channels (Web Portal, Guest Payments, Agent, IVR) that Orbipay EBPP users chose most often in 2017. It also shares the days of the week that users were most likely to make bill payments.
18 Oct 2018 Bill Payments in 2017: 6 Trends in Payment Options Orbipay EBPP’s 2017 transaction data reveals new insight into consumers’ bill payments behavior. Part 2 of our three-part series shares six trends related to payment options including One Time, AutoPay, and Recurring payments.
11 Oct 2018 Bill Payments in 2017: 7 Insights About Payment Methods We analyzed Orbipay EBPP’s 2017 transaction data to better understand consumers’ bill payments behavior. Part 1 of our three-part series shares observations related to payment methods including ACH, credit cards, and debit cards.
26 Sep 2018 Forget the Login with One-time Bill Payments Consumers are managing more online accounts than ever before. One-time guest payments can simplify the bill payment process by giving customers an easy way to make online payments without needing to create user accounts.
17 Sep 2018 7 Benefits of Kiosk Payments Electronic bill payments are quick and convenient, but what about customers who want or need to pay their bills in person? Here are seven benefits that self-service payment kiosks can deliver as part of an overall EBPP solution.
12 Sep 2018 Bill Payments: Helping Small Businesses Think Big For small businesses that rely on income from bill payments, an electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) solution can help keep this revenue flowing. Here are five ways EBPP can help small businesses think big.
04 Sep 2018 5 Ways Chatbots Are Redefining Customer Service With some 300,000 chatbots on Facebook Messenger, how are businesses using them to deliver better customer service? Here are five ways chatbots are being leveraged for positive brand interactions, including bill payments.
27 Aug 2018 3 Tips for Painless Health Insurance Payments An EBPP solution can streamline health insurance premium payments by simplifying binder payments, offering diverse payment options, and sending members timely alerts and notifications.
21 Aug 2018 The Case for Flexible Mortgage Payments It’s critical for customers to pay their mortgages on time. An EBPP solution can encourage timely payments by offering proactive account communications, customer-friendly payment channels, and flexible payment schedules.
14 Aug 2018 3 Tips to Drive e-Payments Adoption Electronic bill payments are convenient, but it can be difficult to convince customers to adopt new ways to pay. Here are some tactics that can persuade customers to ditch inefficient, paper-based billing and payments in favor of digital channels.
06 Aug 2018 EBPP Glossary: 11 Terms to Know The first step toward a deeper comprehension of electronic bill presentment and payments (EBPP) is a better understanding of the terminology associated with it. Here’s a shortlist of 11 commonly used terms to help get started.
31 Jul 2018 Conversational AI for the Customer Experience Experts predict the proliferation of artificial intelligence will be more impactful than the Internet. Learn how artificial intelligence can help your business streamline operations and deliver a better customer experience.
19 Jul 2018 How to Streamline Auto Finance Payments in 4 Easy Steps On-time car payments can be as crucial to people’s well-being as paying their mortgage and utility bills. Here are four ways a forward-thinking EBPP solution can help auto finance customers stay current on their auto loans.
27 Jun 2018 Power to the Patient: The Consumerization of Healthcare in the U.S. Competition in healthcare is increasing as new players enter the market. This gives more power to the patient to choose providers that offer convenience, flexibility, and digital self-service options.
18 Jun 2018 EBPP, From Checks to Voice Payments Every channel is an important part of a complete billing and payments solution. The best approach is to offer a comprehensive bill payment experience that makes things easy for customers no matter how they choose to pay.
15 Jun 2018 Southeast Credit Union Conference & Expo (SCUCE) Recap Alacriti was honored to attend and exhibit at the 2018 Southeast Credit Union Conference & Expo (SCUCE). Here’s our recap of the conference.
12 Jun 2018 5 Steps for Simplifying Utility Payments Utility customers are looking for a bill payment experience that’s on par with other retailers and service providers. Here are five ways that the right EBPP solution can help simplify billing and streamline payments for utilities.
15 May 2018 CS Week 2018 Recap Alacriti was honored to exhibit and speak at CS Week 2018. Here’s what we learned at our session on how utility companies can leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and chatbot technology for bill payments and customer service.
23 Apr 2018 Bill Pay the Mobile Way Customers’ expectations for seamless user experiences on their mobile devices are only getting higher. Can your electronic billing and payments solution keep up? Here are four ways to support bill payments via mobile technology.
16 Apr 2018 Billing and Payments for Credit Unions: 7 Questions to Consider Credit Unions offer financial products with favorable terms and interest rates, including loans. Learn what Credit Unions should consider in an electronic bill presentment and payment solution (EBPP) for servicing these loans.
09 Apr 2018 Debit Cards, Credit Cards, and Bill Payments Credit cards and debit cards are convenient ways for customers to pay their bills. Learn how these payment methods and flexible billing options like automatic payments and payment plans can create seamless customer experiences.
22 Feb 2018 Are You Adapting to Consumer-Driven Payments? Technology is changing consumers’ expectations when it comes to payments. When retailers and billers face resource constraints that prohibit them from adapting to this rapidly changing landscape, collaborative partners can help.
06 Feb 2018 The 6 Critical Components of Effective Healthcare Billing As patients increasingly bear more personal financial responsibility for their healthcare costs, it’s imperative that healthcare providers make their billing process as clear and actionable as possible.
22 Jan 2018 The Payments Experience is the Customer Experience Payments are often the most frequent touchpoint between businesses and their customers, which is why it’s so important to get it right.
03 Jan 2018 Put Your Money Where the Millennials Are Disruption is more than just a buzzword these days, and millennials are probably the most disruptive of all.
23 Oct 2017 The Payment Experience Your Customers Want: Auto Finance The right payment solution and an ongoing commitment to improve technology can help auto financers provide a seamless bill payment experience.
06 Jun 2017 Referral Partnerships: A Mutually Beneficial Relationship A referral partnership with a technology provider is a cost-effective option for businesses that want to meet their customers’ payment needs.
13 Feb 2017 Infographic: 8 Reasons to Switch to Electronic Payment Processing Billers need to focus on providing a convenient payment experience as consumer demand for digital options increases.
17 Jan 2017 Mobile Bill Payments: A Modern Necessity Billers need to offer their customers the ability to view bills and make payments via mobile as smartphone usage increases.
04 Jan 2017 3 Reasons Insurance Companies Should Work with a Payments Partner It often makes sense for insurance companies to outsource payments.
06 Dec 2016 Can Your Payments Platform Keep Up with Consumer Demand? Modern lifestyles and advances in technology leave many seeking multiple convenient ways to pay bills.
11 Oct 2016 Infographic: The Importance of Multichannel Payments in Insurance Why should insurance companies improve the payments experience for their customers?
29 Sep 2016 Payments Challenges in the Insurance Industry The right technology can help insurance companies mitigate various unique payments challenges.
23 Sep 2016 Old Habits Die Hard - Resistance to New Technology Resistance to new technology -- is it consumers or billers themselves?
24 Aug 2016 EBPP: The Business Benefits Electronic bill presentment and payment offers plenty of benefits that extend beyond the customer.
12 Aug 2016 Infographic: Three Ways to Reduce Friction in Payments Consumers want a frictionless bill payment experience.
03 Aug 2016 Traditional Payments & Digital Solutions: Why Can't We Be Friends? Businesses should utilize payment solutions that balance familiarity with modern convenience.
01 Jun 2016 Choosing an EBPP Solution: Three Factors to Consider A few important factors to take into consideration when selecting an EBPP solution.
27 Apr 2016 Creating Opportunities for Consumers Who Prefer Cash There has been a push in recent years to create products to integrate the unbanked customer into the banking system.
22 Apr 2016 Payment Solutions: A Yogic Perspective A great payment solution truly embodies three important pinnacles of the ancient tradition of yoga: strength, balance, and flexibility.
01 Mar 2016 The Bill Payment Experience of the Future Bill payment service providers and banks continue to seek ways to improve the bill payment experience for consumers.
06 Jan 2016 Three Tips to Increase Customer Satisfaction Through Payments The payments process presents a number of great opportunities for businesses to connect with customers.
16 Dec 2015 The Challenges of Small Business Online Bill Payment Small business owners often struggle with managing un-integrated payment systems, payment reconciliation, and using technology to help manage their business.
27 Nov 2015 Bill Payments: Paper or Electronic, What is Your Preference? Even though they go online to make bill payments, a large segment of the population still chooses to receive paper bill statements by mail.
14 Nov 2014 Where is the Innovation With Remote Banking and Bill Payment? The motivation to change behavior is attributed to convenience, saving time and reducing expense.
06 Nov 2014 How Bill Payment Exception Items Impact Electronic Routed Payments Home banking bill payment continues to be on the rise, and banks continue to offer it as a free service.
04 Aug 2014 Improve Working Capital through Account Receivable Automation A business can have a solid product or service but if solid financial processes are not in place, the business can evaporate.
11 Apr 2014 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to EBPP Today’s consumers are more tech savvy, more informed and more connected.