PRnewsiwre | March 27, 2023
Melio, a leading B2B payments platform for small businesses, has been selected as the winner of the "Best B2B Payments Platform" award in the 7th annual FinTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by FinTech Breakthrough, an independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies, and products in the global fintech market.
"Melio is honored to be recognized by the FinTech Breakthrough Awards as a leading B2B payments platform," said Melio Chief Business Officer Prashant Gandhi. "Small businesses have three pain points – manual back-office work, cash flow crunch, and limited time to learn any technologies. I am very proud of our team for building a solution that addresses these issues. We are also thankful to the financial institutions, software providers, and merchant acquirers who are embedding Melio within their digital interface, enabling their small business customers to enjoy a fully native B2B payments experience in their platform of choice."
Melio provides an integrated payments solution that allows small businesses to quickly and seamlessly pay vendors and get paid – helping with cash flow needs, eliminating late payment costs, and giving businesses back valuable time. Melio's payments infrastructure is designed to be embedded into other platforms, allowing customers to reap the benefits of its cutting-edge technology without leaving their preferred platform.
"While small business owners enjoy the perks of being their own boss, setting their own hours and doing what they love, they typically also face limited resources, lack of capital, and competition with more established companies. Add keeping track of bills and payments to the mix and the result is usually a big hassle," said James Johnson, Managing Director, FinTech Breakthrough. "The flexibility and simplicity offered by Melio's breakthrough payments platform is extremely valuable for small businesses, which do not employ large finance teams or CFOs to handle their bill pay. We are thrilled to congratulate the Melio team on being our 2023 'Best B2B Payments Platform' award winner!"
The FinTech Breakthrough Awards is the premier awards program founded to recognize the fintech innovators, leaders, and visionaries from around the world in a range of categories, including Digital Banking, Personal Finance, Lending, Payments, Investments, RegTech, InsurTech, and many more. The 2023 FinTech Breakthrough Award program attracted more than 4,000 nominations from across the globe.
In addition to the FinTech Breakthrough Award, Melio has recently been recognized by CB Insights' Fintech 250, the Financial Technology Report' Top 100 Financial Technology Companies, and by Forbes' Fintech 50 as a leading B2B payments company.
Melio is a leading B2B payments technology company that enables small and medium-sized businesses to quickly and seamlessly transfer and receive payments, helping them improve cash flow and workflow. As one of the fastest-growing B2B payment solutions in the United States, Melio is transforming how money is moved between businesses. It serves financial institutions and software companies that want to provide Accounts Payable and Receivable products for their small business customers. Melio was founded in 2018, with headquarters in New York, an R&D center in Tel Aviv, and western U.S. headquarters in Colorado.
PRnewswire | March 23, 2023
Aryaka, the leader in Unified SASE solutions, today announced enhanced SD-WAN and SASE offerings specifically designed to meet the needs of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With entry pricing of under $150/site, Aryaka delivers a more comprehensive set of managed service capabilities compared to alternatives including application optimization, network security, multi-cloud connectivity, and cloud-based observability and control, all supported by lifecycle services management. Aryaka's world-class managed service experience - trusted by large enterprises and Fortune 100 companies worldwide for over a decade – is now tailored to SMEs, so they no longer must choose between affordability, performance, and ease of use when adopting SD-WAN and SASE solutions.
SMEs face several challenges when it comes to networking and security, including limited budgets, a lack of skilled IT resources, and a need for operational simplicity. Based on its global private backbone, Aryaka's solutions offer an industry-unique approach to networking and security that is cost-effective, resilient, and easy to manage, helping SMEs as they increasingly adopt managed services. Aryaka combines its in-house technology with a global managed service, eliminating the vendor-provider finger-pointing that can negatively impact business outcomes.
"As a customer-centric business, Aryaka both understands the specific networking and security challenges that enterprises of all sizes face and actively takes steps to deliver products and services that address those challenges," said Dennis Monner, Chief Commercial Officer of Aryaka. "No matter if 10 or 10,000 users depend on Microsoft 365, Salesforce, or access workloads in a cloud to be productive and protected from security threats, one bad experience is one too many, and SMEs deserve a first-class service experience equal to large enterprises and multi-national companies while meeting their budgetary needs. Our revamped offerings bring our highly regarded agile deployment at an affordable price point to SMEs."
As a channel-led company, Aryaka empowers its partner community with its award-winning Aryaka Accelerate Partner Program. "Our tailored offerings provide a great revenue opportunity for our valued partners to expand into more markets and verticals", according to Craig Patterson, Aryaka SVP of Global Channel Sales. "We value the true revenue partnership we have and look forward to helping our partners to win the trust and business of SMEs globally with our revamped SD-WAN and SASE solutions. We strongly believe this is a win-win-win for SMEs, channel partners, and us."
The announcement comes on the heels of Aryaka's recent investment in its Hyperscale Point-of-Presence (PoP) footprint, the deployment of its innovative AppAssure solution across all current and new PoPs, and the enhancement of its Last Mile Services offering by supporting cellular connectivity worldwide.
Visit with us at the upcoming Enterprise Connect show, March 27-30 in Orlando, and the Channel Partners Expo, May 1-4 in Las Vegas, where Aryaka is the official SD-WAN and SASE technology sponsor.
Aryaka is the leader in fully managed SD-WAN and Unified SASE solutions and the first to deliver a Zero Trust WAN based on a Unified SASE architecture. A Gartner "Voice of the Customer" leader, Aryaka meets customers where they are to help them overcome their network and security challenges with ease and an excellent customer experience. Aryaka's flexible architecture and all-in-one service are designed to modernize enterprises of any size, enabling them to defy convention and future-proof their businesses. The company's customer base is comprised of hundreds of global enterprises, including several in the Fortune 100.
MARKETING AND NETWORKING
Nextdoor | March 13, 2023
Nextdoor has recently unveiled a suite of products designed to assist small businesses in growing in the face of increased economic challenges. This suite of free marketing tools, including events, videos, polls, and unlimited business posts, is aimed at small businesses worldwide, finding new approaches to create genuine connections with a high-intent local audience.
The new suite of marketing tools includes a streamlined post composer that allows small businesses to upload engaging content for free as often as they'd like. In addition, the new composer has unlimited access to the following new post formats:
Events: Businesses can create and share events to attract new neighbors and increase foot traffic. Events will be promoted on the Discover page for neighbors within a 10-mile radius, as well as in the newsfeeds of the business's neighbors and those who have Faved the business.
Polls: Businesses may create polls to learn more about their customers’ requirements and discover what neighbors desire. Polls make it simple for businesses to get data from verified locals.
Video: Video content brings businesses to existence by allowing neighbors to see available items or receive a warm welcome from local employees. A survey found that 87% of Nextdoor neighbors are more willing to spend money with a small business if they know anything personal about it, such as its backstory, local history, or individuals who work there.
All small business users worldwide can now access events, videos, polls, and limitless business postings. Small companies wishing to attract local clients may create a free Nextdoor business page to take advantage of the new capabilities and engage with their neighbors via unlimited business postings. Nextdoor Advertising is a simple method to spread the word up to 30 miles for eligible businesses wishing to increase their reach.
Nextdoor is a social networking platform that connects people within their local neighborhoods. The platform aims to create more robust and safer communities by providing neighbors with a way to communicate and share information with each other. It offers a variety of features, including a newsfeed, classifieds, and events, and allows users to share recommendations, ask for help, and offer assistance. Additionally, the platform provides tools for local businesses to connect with their community and promote their products or services. With over 10 million registered users in the United States alone, Nextdoor has become a popular way for neighbors to stay connected and informed.