Integrated Receivables Vendors: Celent ABCD Vendor View
Bank demand for integrated receivables management solutions is growing. So are vendor capabilities.
Integrated receivables management has been a relatively common capability among solutions sold to large billers processing retail (C2B) payments in high volumes. These billers are tasked with reconciling and posting an increasingly diverse and electronic payments mix. This wasn’t the case for wholesale (B2B) payments until recently. Banks have a growing interest in providing an integrated receivables solution for their commercial clients, but do not share a common vision for what that solution should be. Vendor solutions span a range of capabilities — all of which are broadly considered “integrated receivables” by various parties. In the report Integrated Receivables Vendors: Celent ABCD Vendor View, Celent provides a detailed look at eight integrated receivables management vendor solutions.
“The slow but steady growth in electronic B2B payments has brought burdensome reconciliation challenges for businesses. This has not gone unnoticed by banks,” says Bob Meara, a senior analyst with Celent’s Banking practice and coauthor of the report. “Large banks in particular show strong interest in delivering enhanced receivables management capability.”
This report begins by defining “Integrated Receivables,” a term that has grown increasingly ambiguous over the past several years. The report then outlines solution considerations and an inventory of integrated receivables solution capabilities that have or are becoming commonplace. The vendor landscape is then examined, followed by Celent’s ABCD analysis. Profiles for each of the eight vendors can be found in the report.
This report features Celent’s ABCD Vendor View. The ABCD Vendor View presents comparative views of the vendor landscape in four areas: Advanced technology and technical flexibility, Breadth of functionality, Customer base, and Depth of client services and solutions.