PaymentWorks Launches Inaugural Partnership Program

Posted by PaymentWorks Staff on Nov 2, 2021 8:44:47 AM

Huron, Carahsoft, and E&I Align with PaymentWorks to Offer Secure, Compliant and Optimized Business Payments

 

Waltham, Mass. — October 28, 2021PaymentWorks, the digital onboarding platform for secure, compliant, and optimized business payments, today launched a comprehensive partner program that will cover all aspects of the partner ecosystem, including system integrators, technical partners, resellers, and strategic partners. Featuring well-known organizations including Carahsoft, E&I, Huron as an implementation partner, as well as others, the initiative will extend the reach of PaymentWorks’ proven technology platform across market segments and build upon the organization’s mission to streamline and secure the business payments process.  Visit our website for more information on how our new partner program works or to join our partner ecosystem.

Topics: payments fraud, partners, vendor master, risk

Demand for PaymentWorks Unique Business Identity Platform Grows

Posted by PaymentWorks Staff on Sep 8, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Company expands customer roster and bolsters leadership team to address mounting risk  

Waltham, MA – September 8, 2021 – According to the FBI, cyber criminals stole more than $28 billion through email fraud from 2016-2020, making business payments fraud a significant threat to organizations of all sizes. In fact, 74% of companies reported they were a target of an attempted or successful payments fraud last year, according to the Association for Financial Professionals Annual Payments Fraud and Control Survey.  PaymentWorks unique business identity platform was purpose built to automate the complex payee management process and eliminate the risk of business payments fraud.  On the heels of a successful 2020, PaymentWorks continues to experience significant momentum and growth in the first half of 2021, helping organizations across industries swifty address mounting risks from savvy fraudsters. To learn more about our unique business identity platform, visit HERE

Topics: payments fraud, higher education, partners, risk, identity

PaymentWorks Wants to Keep Every B2B Payment Secure and Trust Between Parties High

Posted by PaymentWorks Staff on Sep 7, 2021 12:53:00 PM

Our CTO Alan Greenblatt was recently interviewed by Threat.Technology.  Except below.

PaymentWorks protects against B2B payments fraud, ensures regulatory compliance, and automates vendor management processes so every company can be 100% certain about every third-party they do business with.

What Problem Are You Trying to Solve?

According to the AFP, 74% of comp

anies reported they were the target of an attempted or successful payments fraud attack in 2020. More than three quarters of the time, these attacks stemmed from business or vendor email compromise as fraudsters pretended to be someone else – often an existing vendor – in the hopes of changing vendor bank account credentials.      

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Cybersecurity can help, but it cannot remove the risk of falling victim to this type of social engineering scam. 

Professionals in AP, Procurement and

Treasury live with a lot of stress about this. To alleviate the massive burden on these departments, PaymentWorks is offering what no one else in the industry can – a B2B payments security guarantee.   Vendors onboard through our platform, and if we give the thumbs up that a bank account is okay to pay, and we’re wrong, that is a PaymentWorks problem.  

Our customers can go back to sleeping at night.  Plus, they get compliance and added cost avoidance associated with vendor management to boot.

Read the entire article on Threat.Technology here.

Topics: compliance, payments fraud, AP, ACH, vendor master

PaymentWorks Presents: Risky Business Episode 6

Posted by PaymentWorks Staff on Aug 10, 2021 10:00:39 AM

Identification, Authentication and Authorization featuring David GW Birch

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David Birch leads 15Mb Ltd (his advisory practice), is Global Ambassador for Consult Hyperion (the secure electronic transactions consultancy that he helped to found), Non-Executive Chairman of Digiseq Ltd, Ambassador for Jersey for Fintech, a member of the Governing Council of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (the London-based think tank) and holds number of board-level advisory roles. He is an Honorary President of EEMA, the European e-ID Association. Before helping to found Consult Hyperion in 1986, he spent several years working as a consultant in Europe, the Far East and North America.

Topics: payments fraud, podcast, risk, identity

Safety Detectives- Interview with Alan Greenblatt

Posted by PaymentWorks Staff on Jul 8, 2021 12:57:10 PM

Our own Alan Greenblatt sat down with Aviva Zacks of SafetyDetectives to talk all things cybersecurity and share more about how PaymentWorks was founded. 

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Alan recalls, “Thayer Stewart and I co-founded this company because we saw a big problem. Businesses with thousands of suppliers also had thousands of requests coming in to maintain compliance and different policies. Usually, companies use small teams of people to verify all this information and make sure everything is correct and that they are following the policies. It’s a very hard task, and the last thing on their mind is to make sure that the person providing all this information is actually who they purport to be. It’s done in most companies through mail, fax, and other manual processes, so we sought to build this system that would centralize the whole system, automate it, and make it much more secure, hopefully allowing our customers enough peace of mind that they can sleep a little better at night.”

Check out the full article and learn more about what we like to call our “multi-million dollar day” and how our unique business identity platform is helping safeguard customers from the risk of business payments fraud.



You can read the entire article on Safety Detective here.

Topics: payments fraud, ACH, vendor master, risk

PaymentWorks Bolsters Leadership Team

Posted by PaymentWorks Staff on May 12, 2021 8:57:49 AM

PaymentWorks Bolsters Leadership Team with New Senior Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Strategic Partnerships 

Industry veterans to support accelerated company growth, expand partner network and protect customers from increased threats to their business

Topics: payments fraud, partners, risk

In the News: How Universities Are Fighting Payments Fraud

Posted by PaymentWorks Staff on Feb 25, 2021 9:53:12 AM

PaymentWorks is featured in this article by PaymentsNEXT.

How Universities Are Fighting Payments Fraud

When it comes to fraud, universities are just one more appealing target for cybercriminals. Like many businesses, universities are taking proactive measures to prevent B2B fraud, and they’re looking to digital identity platforms and automation to reduce their vulnerability to attack dramatically12 minutes and editing.

Like the recent Florida municipal water attack, universities and other public institutions and businesses are all under attack by fraudsters.

According to the FBI, in 2019, $1.7 billion was stolen through business email compromise scams in the US. Globally, Nilson estimates 2020 payment fraud more than tripled from $9.84 billion in 2011 to $32.39 billion in 2020.keys to fighting fraud

Read the entire PaymentsNext story featuring PaymentWorks here.

 

Topics: payments fraud, higher education, partners, vendor master

PaymentWorks Celebrates Successful Year Driven by Accelerated Market Shift to Digital Payments and Massive Disruption to Workplace

Posted by PaymentWorks Staff on Jan 19, 2021 11:18:46 AM

 

Company increases revenue by 200%, increases enterprise customer base by 80% and unveils the markets first fraud indemnification program 

Waltham, MA – January 19, 2021 – The impact of the global pandemic on the way we conduct business significantly accelerated the market shift to digital payments, especially among enterprises which still predominantly rely on check based payments. Moreover, the massive disruption to the workplace as organizations transitioned to virtual operations exposed them to unprecedented cyber threats, most notably business payments fraud which according to the FBI saw a dramatic uptick in 2020. PaymentWorks unique business identity platform automates the complex payee management process and eliminates the risk of business payments fraud. By helping organizations make the critical shift to digital payments and secure their operations from external threats, PaymentWorks was able to achieve rapid growth in 2020.  To learn more about our unique business identity platform, visit HERE

Topics: payments fraud, higher education, vendor master, risk

Dirty Little Secret – Business Payments Fraud Is Real & It’s Coming For You: Actionable Ways to Mitigate Risk

Posted by PaymentWorks Staff on Nov 24, 2020 11:10:00 AM

Our CEO Thayer Stewart recently published a column in PaymentsJournal.

Dirty Little Secret – Business Payments Fraud Is Real and It’s Coming For You: Actionable Ways to Mitigate Risk Today

Each day, financial institutions see hundreds of thousands of payments come in and hundreds of thousands of payments go out. And with humans still at the epicenter of these transactions–tasked with authenticating and authorizing payment is in fact going to the right vendor–businesses are left vulnerable to increasingly savvy fraudsters. 

Read the entire article on PaymentsJournal.

Topics: payments fraud, AP, vendor master, risk

Preventing Fraud is the Immediate Need

Posted by PaymentWorks Staff on Oct 19, 2020 11:57:00 AM

DistillINFO recently interviewed our CEO, Thayer Stewart on the risks of payments fraud in healthcare.

Preventing Fraud is the Immediate Need

When health care organizations rely o

n static “vendor forms” to collect information from third-parties – it exposes them to risk. Where there is a manual process, there is plenty of room for mistakes.

The vendor set-up and maintenance process is fundamentally flawed because it relies on people making (largely uninformed) judgements- such as ‘do I change this vendor’s bank account based on this email request?’ Additionally, vendor relationships run through procurement, AP, risk, insurance, diversity and individual business units, with no clear owner at most organizations. Who ultimately is responsible for the verification of the vendor’s info?

You can read the entire interview at DistillINFO.

Topics: payments fraud, ACH, vendor master, risk

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