CheckFree announced Friday that it will take part in Payments ’99, April 11-14 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. In addition to exhibiting, the Company will host a panel discussion on electronic billing and payment, moderated by CheckFree Vice Chairman Mark A. Johnson and featuring Florida Power & Light and Consumers Energy. CheckFree’s ACH Business Unit will offer an in-depth perspective on the value of outsourcing ACH systems processing with insight from Harris Bank, a CheckFree ACH Alliance Processing partner.
Payments ’99 is hosted by the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA), in cooperation with the National Council for Uniform Interest Compensation (NCUIC).
From 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, Mark Johnson, vice chairman of Corporate Development for CheckFree, will moderate a panel discussion, “Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment — A Recipe for Change,” featuring current users of Internet-based bill presentment and payment services. CheckFree customers Jill J. Sands, project manager/billing and financial systems for Florida Power and Light, and Ron Kerver, electronic commerce director for Consumers Energy, will join Johnson. Topics of discussion will include: what are companies looking for; what do they expect of customer service; what payment options do they require; and will their product mix need to be updated or customized.
At 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 12, CheckFree will present a case study titled, “ACH Alliance Processing: Making the Decision.” Stuart Williams, director of ACH Business Development for CheckFree, and Linda Spielman, director of Electronic Products for Harris Trust and Savings Bank, will discuss the issues today’s financial institutions face in analyzing ACH system alternatives to the standard in-house model. Participants will learn how to evaluate the options available to maximize systems processing, how to make any transition in the process seamless and painless for the financial institution’s customers, as well as how to assess vendor partners.
Founded in 1981, CheckFree (), the operating subsidiary of CheckFree Holdings Corp., is the leading provider of electronic commerce services, software and related products for more than 2.6 million consumers, 1,000 businesses and 850 financial institutions. CheckFree designs, develops and markets services that enable its customers to make electronic payments and collections, automate paper-based recurring financial transactions and conduct secure transactions on the Internet.Details