Predictions for 2021: The World is a Digital Place

Mobile Payments Today

2020 was a difficult year in many aspects, but it also challenged the payments industry to find new solutions to work through the limitations of the pandemic. Seth Brennan, CEO of North Lane Technologies, a payments industry veteran, shares his thoughts on the year ahead

It’s Back to the Future for Payments

Accenture

The pandemic changed the industry forever. It feels like the industry…. This blog is based on my keynote presentation at the 2021 Payments Canada SUMMIT Payments leaders probably feel like they are living in the future right now. Digital adoption has exploded across all age groups.

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3 Payments Trends to Watch in 2021

Mobile Payments Today

While COVID-19 has certainly had an impact on every industry, certain trends that began in 2019 continued to develop in 2020, and some of them may even blossom fully in 2021 As 2021 rapidly approaches, many of us are hoping for better days after the whirlwind year of 2020.

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GenNx360 Acquires B2B Industrial, AMW Packaging

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New York private equity firm GenNx360 Capital Partners has acquired B2B Industrial and the assets of AMW Packaging Supply , which will give the company a boost in the industrial packaging space, according to a press release.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

EV Charging Station Rift Could Be Auto Industry's Next Big Pothole

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While the varying verticals that these well-funded acquisitors target are diverse, a growing number are taking aim at the EV industry via companies that run the gamut from making the vehicles to powering them, and yes, charging them too.

Three innovative solutions shaping the future of the banking industry

Accenture

The post Three innovative solutions shaping the future of the banking industry appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog. The Efma-Accenture Banking Innovation Awards are always a highlight of the year for me—and 2021 promises to be one of the most exciting competitions yet.

The Payments Industry Was Ready

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As most businesses and industries have struggled over the past 12 weeks, the payments industry was ready with the necessary infrastructure, products and services to support the digital shift.

Stem: A fintech solution helping the music industry prosper

Mobile Payments Today

The music industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus. Concerts and tours are cancelled leaving those in the industry, from the novice to the veteran, scrambling for revenue.

Restaurant Industry Report: Change And Technology On The Menu

PYMNTS

The National Restaurant Association , the country’s (and world’s) foodservice trade association, released its annual State of the Restaurant Industry report on Tuesday (Jan.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Lemonade CFO On The Insurance Industry’s Innovation Dilemma

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He recently told Karen Webster about how new market entrants can rethink aspects of the industry that no longer work for the policyholder or insurance company, and which parts should be preserved to drive the evolution of the sector overall.

User Experience Drives Irrevocable Change In Retail And Consumer Industries

PYMNTS

Digitization in the retail industry was already underway prior to the global pandemic. The events over the past 18 months have undoubtedly ushered in a new way of doing business for the retail and CPG industry.

Making the Case for Real-Time Payments

ATM Marketplace

With over 20 years of experience in the payments industry, Harris is working to make programmable payments the standard for any industry. He shares with ATM Marketplace he knowledge and insight on the topic of real-time payments in the industry

COVID-Closed Factories, Canceled Orders Hit Asia's Clothing Industry

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Garment workers in Bangladesh have taken a heavy hit because of the pandemic's economic disruptions, losing almost $12 billion in wages, a report from CleanClothes.org says.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Shall We Chat? Using Chat to Engage and Sell a Customer

Mobile Payments Today

Hannes shares his thoughts regarding this unique type of commerce and what it could mean to the mobile payments industry moving forward Mobile Payments Today interviewed Hannes Van Rensburg, chief commercial officer for Clickatell's on the subject of chat commerce.

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PSCU Adds Two Financial Services Industry Veterans To Board

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Payments credit union service organization (CUSO) PSCU has appointed two financial services industry veterans to its board. California Coast Credit Union President and CEO Todd Lane and Border Federal Credit Union President and CEO Maria J.

Following COVID-19: How the virus is affecting the mobile payments industry

Mobile Payments Today

Mobile Payments Today is doing its best to provide news and updates regarding how the coronavirus is affecting the payments industry. We'll update this story with the lastest headlines

How mobile payments are changing the restaurant industry

Mobile Payments Today

Mobile payment acceptance is leading to rapid change in the restaurant industry, impacting everything from credit card use to delivery and online ordering as well as customer loyalty

The Impact of Direct Dials on Sales Productivity

Leveraging the latest industry research, this eBook highlights the impact of direct dial phone numbers on sales productivity with the goal of empowering reps to have more conversations with prospects, and consequently, schedule more meetings, increase opportunities, and close more business - fast.

Retail Industry Groups Support New Stimulus

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Retail industry trade leadership likes what it sees from Washington so far. Retail National Retail Federation News Paycheck Protection Program Retail Industry Leadership Association stimulus

FlexPay Names Two Industry Vets To Leadership Team

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The payments FinTech FlexPay has added two industry veterans to its team, the company announced Tuesday. A global payments expert with 15 years’ experience in the payments processing industry, Watson has held strategic business development and partner management roles with J.P.

ATM industry looks to federal lifeline amid COVID-19

Mobile Payments Today

As relief and funding packages are being debated in Washington, the National ATM Council looks to how these new laws will affect business

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Why the insurance industry should prioritize digital payments

Mobile Payments Today

The insurance industry needs to consider how their payments technologies match up with increasingly disruptive trends in the financial services space

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

2021: What to Expect After a Year of Disruption

Accenture

Undoubtably, 2020 was a year of massive upheaval that put an increased spotlight on the state of digital transformation across industries around the globe.

Walmart Canada Eyes Cannabis Industry

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” Earlier this year, Constellation Brands , which owns Robert Mondavi, Corona and Svedka, took a stake in Canada’s Canopy Growth — an up-and-coming player in the blooming marijuana industry. “It’s Retail canada Cannabis Cannabis Industry News walmart What's HotWalmart’s Canadian unit might start selling cannabis-based products in the future, although there are no immediate plans in the works.

How coronavirus could change the payments industry

Payments Source

Coronavirus, also called Covid-19, is wreaking havoc on the stock market, with a heightened effect on the travel industry. It could also cause a drastic change in payment habits, as consumers shift to digital channels to reduce their risk of infection from handling cash.

Finding the Human Touch in an Increasingly Digital World

Accenture

The spike in demand for digital banking experiences caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has already reshaped the global banking industry. As our recent Global Banking Consumer Study found, the pandemic has driven a huge shift towards digital interactions in every market.

How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning

Banks have always relied on predictions to make their decisions. Estimating the risks or rewards of making a particular loan, for example, has traditionally fallen under the purview of bankers with deep knowledge of the industry and extensive expertise. But times are changing. Today, banks realize that data science can significantly speed up these decisions with accurate and targeted predictive analytics. By leveraging the power of automated machine learning, banks have the potential to make data-driven decisions for products, services, and operations. Read the white paper, How Banks Are Winning with AI and Automated Machine Learning, to find out more about how banks are tackling their biggest data science challenges.

Canada's forward-thinking payments industry

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Industry Eyes Toys R Us Comeback As Toy Fair Readies

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The toy industry will soon gather for what insiders used to call “CES with stairs.” But you might be forgiven for a big longing for the industry’s prodigal son: Toys R Us. But it limits revenue and that’s where the industry will be watching.

Today In Healthcare: Spot Fundraising Round Nets $17.5M, Medical Industry Sees Digital Transformation

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million in funding, and the medical industry has adapted to a digital, consumer-based care model. Today in healthcare, InsurTech startup Spot snatches $17.5 Plus, Hollywood is facing COVID-19 vaccination questions. On-Demand Insurer Spot Raises $17.5M In Funding.

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Bolt Raises $713M For E-Grocery As Businesses Across Industries Enter The Space

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Not only do new e-grocery companies enter the ring each month, but existing companies from other industries have been making their own entries into the space. The global online grocery space continues to get more crowded.

Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.