Albany Software, an electronic payment solutions provider, has signed the Business Software Centre (BSC) to its growing network of referrer partners to meet demand from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to rent direct debit collection functionality as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) hosted service. The BSC will be offering Albany’s eCollect solution – an auditable and secure direct debit collection facility.
Identifying that conventional software sales practices often preclude small businesses, the BSC developed a unique technology and e-commerce service to enable the distribution of software on a subscription basis. Recognising the need for its existing customer base to have access to direct debit technology, BSC partnered with Albany Software due to its experience in the payments market and its ability to deliver a range of solutions suitable for organisations in any industry and of any size.
Phil Hames, founder and managing director of BSC, said: “In today’s fast-paced, electronic business world there is an increasing need to offer direct debit as a payment option – enabling customers to schedule regular payments without human interaction. As such, we have seen a growing demand from our clients to provide technology that can facilitate this method of payment and be offered alongside credit card payments.”
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