Jack Henry & Associates | August 02, 2021
Jack Henry & Associates, a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry, has announced expanding its partnership with Autobooks to embed payment and invoicing capabilities into the Banno Digital Platform.
Through the alliance, more than 500 community banks and credit unions and over 5 mn registered users of the Banno Digital platform will receive complementary access to an upgraded set of tools they need to provide businesses in their communities with local support backed by full-service digital solutions.
The announcement touts Jack Henry to be the first major financial technology provider to democratize receivables tools and make them a standard part of the digital banking experience.
“There’s never been a greater sense of urgency to provide small businesses with the tools they need to improve cashflow and grow. By partnering with Jack Henry, we’re helping financial institutions succeed and remain at the center of their customers’ financial lives with relevant, contextual, and self-service digital tools. The Banno Digital Platform represents a new era for financial institutions to bring small business-focused solutions to market much quicker, ultimately driving meaningful outcomes for both the institution and its customers,” said Steve Robert, CEO of Autobooks.
Businesses and non-profit organizations will be able to self-enroll to accept card and ACH payments as well as send and receive invoices within their existing bank accounts using any device, enabling them to run their businesses anywhere anytime. The automated, seamless experience can increase cashflow while unlocking access to working capital; 95% of digital invoices sent by the company are paid within five days, reducing days sales outstanding, which is critical for any business owner. Enabling business owners to accept online payments helps attract new relationships, capture the complete deposit history, generate non-interest fee income, and surface new lending opportunities for existing relationships.
Comcast RISE | November 24, 2021
Comcast Corporation announces today a major expansion of Comcast RISE to all women-owned businesses nationwide, furthering its efforts to advance digital equity and help provide underrepresented small business owners with access to the digital tools and funding they need to thrive.
In its first year alone, Comcast RISE has provided more than $60 million in grants, marketing, and technology services to more than 6,700 small businesses owned by people of color - including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian Americans. Of the 6,700 Comcast RISE recipients to date, nearly 70% have been businesses owned by women of color, spurring Comcast to take a deeper look into the unique challenges faced by women entrepreneurs.
According to a study by the National Association of Women Business Owners, 42% of businesses in the U.S. are owned by women, with more than 1,800 new businesses being started every day. That’s nearly five times the national average. However, according to the same study, women-owned businesses are growing at only half the rate of those run by men, namely because women struggle to access capital and other resources to help them succeed.
Karen Cahn, Founder & CEO of IFundWomen echoes this important point, “The data about how women, a rapidly increasing number of whom are small business owners, have fared during the pandemic is stark. Women business owners tend to have limited access to capital and debt-free funding options, yet they represent a tremendous opportunity. Women-owned businesses deliver two times higher revenue per dollar invested than those founded by men, making them great investments.”
“As we continue to rebuild and emerge from the effects of the pandemic, small businesses will continue to be the backbone of our economy – and we must take every opportunity to help them thrive. Looking forward, this expansion will enable Comcast RISE to further empower and strengthen even more small businesses that are the heart of our local communities across the country.”
Teresa Ward-Maupin, Senior Vice President, Digital and Customer Experience, Comcast Business
Comcast RISE, which stands for Representation, Investment, Strength, and Empowerment, is part of Project UP, Comcast’s comprehensive initiative to advance digital equity and help provide underrepresented small business owners with access to the digital tools and funding they need to thrive. Over the next 10 years, Comcast has committed $1 billion to programs, like Comcast RISE, and partnerships that will reach an estimated 50 million people with the skills, opportunities, and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world
Comcast recently announced its fifth round of Comcast RISE recipients, which includes 1,400 small businesses owned by people of color, that will receive a TV campaign, production of a TV commercial or consulting services from Effectv or computer equipment, internet, voice or cybersecurity from Comcast Business. In addition, as part of round two of the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, 600 additional small businesses in Houston, Miami, Oakland, Seattle, the Twin Cities, and Washington, D.C. will each receive $10,000 grants, bringing the total Comcast RISE Investment Fund recipients to 1,100.
Comcast RISE, which just celebrated it’s one year anniversary, will continue to be open to racially and ethnically diverse small business owners and the expanded Comcast RISE eligibility to all women-owned businesses will be effective on January 16, 2022.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia.
About Comcast Business
Comcast Business offers a suite of Connectivity, Communications, Networking, Cybersecurity, Wireless, and Managed Solutions to help organizations of different sizes prepare for what’s next. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig-speed broadband network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and one of the leading service providers to the Enterprise market. Comcast Business has been consistently recognized by industry analysts and associations as a leader and innovator, and one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services.
Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, helps local, regional, and national advertisers use the best of digital with the power of TV to grow their business. It provides multi-screen marketing solutions to make advertising campaigns more effective and easier to execute. Headquartered in New York with offices throughout the country, Effectv has a presence in 66 markets with nearly 35 million owned and represented subscribers.
Swingvy | October 18, 2020
Today, Samsung-backed HR platform Swingvy, announced the availability of its new HR mobile app which includes HR hub, leave management and expense claims within the all-in-one Swingvy People Operations Platform.
Since March, the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged every aspect of the workforce, forcing many employers to change and adopt remote work. Under these circumstances, telecommuting, employee engagement and workforce communication are naturally more challenging for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Deloitte predicts that up to 47.8 million people across the ASEAN-6 nations will transition to remote work over the next few years. Of those nations, Singapore (45%) and Malaysia (26%) have the largest potential remote workforce due to their dominant service industries.