AcceptEasy and Basware signed a partner agreement enabling enterprises to send out digital payment requests to SMEs and consumers. Consumers receive an AcceptEasy payment request digitally via e-mail, SMS, social or online that can be completed with a few mouse clicks without registration or log-in.
Dany De Budt, Country Manager Belgium & Netherlands Basware: “The cooperation with AcceptEasy enables Basware to channel all B2B, B2G and B2C-invoices. An ideal solution for companies that are active in both consumer and corporate markets. The division’s Financial Services and Insurance Services of Mercedes-Benz can now send all their outgoing bills in the right format from a single environment.
In the Mercedes-Benz case drivers receive a secure digital payment request containing key invoice data within a smart payment banner clearly displaying key invoice data including amount owed, an invoice number, expiry date, the payment beneficiary and product / service description. By clicking an embedded payment button, the customer authorizes the payment in a safe environment without any re-keying of information. This ‘one click payment’ results in quicker incoming payments, improvement of working capital, easier debtors matching, reduced DSO and elimination of incorrect or late payments. In addition, companies such as Mercedes-Benz can now trace the status of customer payments in real-time. Billing and customer service staff have insight into whether custom-ers have received, opened and paid the bills.”
Peter Kwakernaak, CEO AcceptEasy: “We are proud of this partnership. Basware and AcceptEasy are market leaders in their respective space. We both have a focus on household names with an international footprint and a shared mission: facilitate digital billing and payments for companies and creating a frictionless bill payment experience for their customers.”
Jos Wellema, Director Network Business Area Basware, concludes: “Before we had to say mostly “no” when potential customers asked us if we could also service B2C-invoices. The partnership with AcceptEasy changes that and we can now invoice ‘360 degrees’. Sectors such as insurance, telecom and utility that support B2B-, B2C- and B2(Small)B-customers provide a tremendous potential for Basware.”
Basware is the leading supplier of ‘networked’ purchase to pay, e-invoicing and innovative financing solutions. The commerce and financing network connects companies in over 100 countries worldwide. Basware operates the largest open business network in the world, enabling a good cooperation between various par-ties regardless of their size. By simplifying and streamlining financial processes organisations can maximize their corporate activities. Small and large companies can realize considerable cost savings, set-up flexible payment terms and achieve larger efficiency. Hereby improved relationships with suppliers are achieved.