Audio accessories maker Musemini has announced three new additions to its line-up, all featuring NFC for pairing to other devices. The DBoom portable speaker can be customised with user-designed 'skins', UberFly wireless headphones provide eight hours of use on a single charge and the US$40 LynkUp adaptor brings Bluetooth streaming with NFC pairing to any device with a 3.5mm audio jack — including home stereos, car audio and headphones.
I have discussed how Payment Factories can help improve efficiency by centralising payments. I’d like to examine in more detail how a Payment Factory can improve cash visibility across an organisation.
When people hear the term “Payment Factory,” their immediate assumption is that this surely must be just about payments. And they’re mostly right, a Payment Factory’s job is to improve the efficiency of what we call the payments initiation process, meaning the process through which payments go from the point where they’ve been output from a back office system to being ready to send to the bank. There are many things that can happen to those payments in between and the payment factory is there to help optimise that process.