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Everyware introduces identity verification solutions

Everyware's Identity Verification solutions include tools like Identity Match and ID Document Verification, designed to effectively integrate security into digital transactions.

With the rising threat of cybercrime in financial sectors, Everyware aims to help merchants strengthen their defenses against identity theft and fraud, ensuring secure and user friendly identity verification experiences. The suite's ID Document Verification incorperates real-time biometric matching capabilities with Liveness Check to bolster security measures.

See more details in the full article on The Paypers.

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CRM Now Shows Companies the Money

Most people associate payment processing with back-office work handled by enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and billing departments. But today, the tie-in to CRM systems is significant, particularly as payment processing becomes more of an integral part of the e-commerce and sales functions. It’s no surprise, then, that technology providers are integrating payments into CRM systems to offer improved scalability and functionality and shortening the time between initial product/service discovery and sales, delivery, and beyond.

Read the full article on destinationCRM.

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Identity Verification Payments Challenges in the Age of AI

As demand for online transactions continues to accelerate, digitalization remains a key driver for businesses looking to meet the needs of today’s shoppers. In fact, recent data shows U.S. e-commerce sales grew 7.6% to $1.119 trillion in 2023 from $1.040 trillion in 2022. But as digital preferences in everyone’s lives rise, so do the cybersecurity and fraud related risks.

Read the full article here on Cybersecurity Insiders.

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The BNPL Service Phenomenon: Temporary Trend or Future of Finance?

Imagine the thrill of buying that designer bag you've been eyeing, knowing you won't pay a dime extra.

No credit card checks, no hidden fees – just easy installments spread over a few weeks. This is the appeal of buy now, pay later (BNPL) services.

Far from being just another trend, BNPL is reshaping how consumers approach purchases, offering a compelling alternative to traditional credit and debit transactions.

But before you swipe, there's a crucial question: is this financing phenomenon just a fad or a game changer?

Read the full article HERE on G2 to find out!

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Everyware's Kevin Feagan Named Top Payments Sales Professionals By ETA

Software Solutions Providers and Sales Professionals epitomizing the innovative, inclusive, and dynamic spirit of payments industry will be honored at TRANSACT.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electronic Transaction Association (ETA) is excited to announce the recipients of the 2024 Top 10 Payments ISVs awards and Top Payments Sales Professionals — new this year. The awards honor companies and individuals committed to achieving excellence in the payments industry, including introducing groundbreaking products, adapting to evolving technologies, demonstrating in-depth commitment to customer success, and beyond.

"We saw so many nominations this year, highlighting the talent, bold ideas, and impact of countless members and organizations in our industry. These were extremely tough decisions, we are proud of the winners and nominees alike and cannot wait to celebrate your success at TRANSACT," said Jodie Kelly, CEO of ETA.

Determined by the ETA Industry Affairs Awards and Recognition Committee, winners of the 2024 ETA Top 10 Payments ISVs awards will be recognized at TRANSACT and hosted in the ISV Village sponsored by MAPP Advisors. 2024 ETA Top 10 Payments ISVs winners are:

Applova, for changing the game for the restaurant industry with an innovative combination of AI-driven capabilities, personalized customer experiences, and comprehensive business tools.

Charge to Charge powered by ISVPay, for building a fully integrated unattended payments platform that closes the gap between the EV charging stations and the consumer with a solution that enables the EV charging OEM to offer payment enablement with their product offering.

Exact Payments for enabling SaaS companies to embed payments quickly in their offering, reducing development time and onboarding merchants faster while ensuring reliable settlement and funding, powerful fraud management, fully managed compliance, and complete data security.

Jobox for creating a one-stop shop for the home services industry complete with marketplace integration, including AI Dispatch capabilities, complemented by post-payment processing and wallet integration with brick-and-mortar stores.

MarketTime, for addressing the complex environment of processing payments to sales agencies and reps in the Gift, Toy, Home and related industries, saving time, saving money and reducing risk.

PaymentLOCK for changing the business model within the ISO community with an entirely SaaS-based model, allowing the ISO to manage their merchant's entire payment architecture through highly secure military-grade encryption for in-store and online solutions from the same platform.

Paystand for giving businesses the ability to reconcile and pay each other using blockchain in only one banking day, reducing the time, cost, and administrative work.

QuoteMachine for redefining the payment process for SMB retailers, ensuring that transactions are not just secure and efficient but also strategically aligned with the sales journey and customer needs while also empowering salespersons to provide a custom solution from initial contact to final payment for high-ticket retail sales.

Revolv3 for optimizing the credit card approval process on the first pass and reducing customer churn by combining the rules of issuing and acquiring banks and payment processors with machine learning, ensuring the highest approval rates and effectively preventing false declines.

TouchBistro, for continuously investing in an all-in-one POS and restaurant management system that makes running a restaurant easier with solutions that help restauranteurs streamline and simplify their operations.

New in 2024 is the Top Sales Professionals Awards, which recognizes 50 top payment salespersons who have demonstrated commitment and passion for achieving excellence.

The 2024 winners of the new Top Payments Sales Professionals award are:

Dan Akivis, Cross River

Rainer Avanisian, Wells Fargo

Binnur Avci, Worldpay

Rob Bast, Humboldt Merchant Services

Bryan Beattie, PSP Services

Joshua Bryant, Fortis

Conn Byrne, Payroc

Gina Cermenaro, Square

Jeremy Collins, MerchantE

Denise Collins, Rainforest

Myra Crowder, Worldpay

Mark Davis, US Alliance Group

Deb Dewar, Ingenico

Sean Douglas, Exact Payments

Arash Dounel, Archer Payments

Kevin Feagan, Everyware

Robert Fox, NMI

Joe Furlong, WorldPay

Jim Gabriel, J.P. Morgan Chase

Patrick Gallagher, Reliable Payments

Jaclyn Garcia, Talus Pay

Carlos García Huerta, American Express

Perryn Holtrop, PayNation

Amanda Hottel, J.P. Morgan Chase

Sarah Humphrey, Fitech by Deluxe

Eric Jacobsen, Elavon | US Bank

Jono Keedy, Stripe

Bart Kohler, ALLCARD USA

Helen Kruskamp, Spreedly

John Lee, Wells Fargo

Leila Li, Universal Processing

Ryan Malloy, North American Bancard

Kelly Mcmillan, American Express

Tim McWeeney, Ingenico Group

Troy Mechura, BlueSnap

Isabel Mifsud, Moneris

Sugeesan Naguleswaran, Moneris Payment Solutions

Wendy Nelson, NETbilling

Matt Ouellette, Apple

Lindsay Pajor, Paya, a Nuvei company

Jaron Rice, Magothy Payments

John Rozic, Moneris

Gene Schenberg, Valor Paytech

Dustin Siner, Payarc

William Stakes, Truist

Rich Swiderski, NMI

Marc Taylor, Wells Fargo

Ryan Thiede, Tilled

Ramon Toribio, Merchant Industry

Tuan Tran, Universal Processing

Register today to attend TRANSACT 2024, where payments meets business. Join the entire industry in Las Vegas for three days of innovation, connection, and endless opportunities for your business. Visit etatransact.com to learn more.

ABOUT ETA

The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is the world's leading advocacy and trade association for the payments industry. Our members span the breadth of significant payments and fintech companies, from the largest incumbent players to the emerging disruptors in the U.S. and in more than a dozen countries around the world. ETA members make commerce possible by processing approximately $44 trillion annually in purchases and P2P payments worldwide and deploying payments innovation to merchants and consumers.www.electran.org

MEDIA CONTACT Scott Talbott, ETA stalbott@electran.org

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Saving Patient Lives: The Critical Role of Fintech in Modern Healthcare

The healthcare sector is experiencing a pivotal moment, where enhancing the patient payments experience is as crucial as delivering top-notch medical care. A compelling 90% of consumers assert that their financial experience significantly impacts their decision to return to a provider, spotlighting the vital role of Patient Financial Engagement (PFE) technologies in modern healthcare (1).

The Emergence of PFE Technologies

As healthcare costs continue to rise, patients increasingly find themselves facing significant out-of-pocket expenses. In response, healthcare organizations are strategically turning to Patient Financial Engagement (PFE) technologies. These technologies, ranging from Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems to comprehensive patient portals, serve a dual purpose: they enhance patient loyalty and increase staff efficiency by automating routine tasks. Future trends indicate a move towards more integrated systems, where PFE technologies could leverage artificial intelligence to provide personalized financial guidance to patients, based on their unique health needs and financial situations.

Innovative PFE Offering - Buy Now, Pay Later

A significant addition to PFE technologies is the "Buy Now, Pay Later" (BNPL) or "Care Now, Pay Later" option. This innovative solution addresses the challenge of high medical costs, providing patients with access to vital, potentially life-saving treatments that they might otherwise be unable to afford. By offering flexible payment plans, BNPL can improve patient outcomes and experiences, ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder access to necessary healthcare services.

IVR and Automated Payments

IVR systems represent a leap in patient interactions, offering round-the-clock automated phone payment options. These systems are particularly beneficial in scenarios where patients, especially those in rural or underserved areas, might have limited internet access. By providing an easy-to-use, voice-guided payment option, IVR systems encourage timely payments and reduce the workload on administrative staff. Looking ahead, advancements in voice recognition and natural language processing could make IVR interactions more intuitive and patient-friendly, further reducing barriers to timely payment.

Simplified and Secure Transactions

The shift towards simplified transaction methods, such as pay-by-text and card-on-file systems, marks a significant step in enhancing patient convenience. These methods not only streamline the payment process but also provide robust security measures to protect patient data. As cybersecurity concerns continue to grow, we can expect these systems to incorporate more advanced security protocols, such as blockchain technology, to ensure the utmost safety of patient financial information.

Tangible Benefits for Healthcare Organizations

The advantages of PFE technologies extend beyond patient convenience. They contribute to faster and increased consumer payments, reduce administrative costs, and improve call center productivity. A KLAS Pulse Check on Patient Financial Engagement in 2021 revealed that 64% of healthcare providers saw an increase in collections when these technologies were implemented (2). Additionally, 55% experienced a reduction in overall costs, underlining the significant ROI these technologies bring to the table.

The Path Forward

As healthcare continues to evolve, the integration of PFE technologies stands as a testament to an industry committed to innovation and patient-centric care, that could save lives. These technologies are not mere tools; they represent a paradigm shift towards a more connected, transparent, and efficient healthcare system. With 99% of early adopters reporting ROI within the first year, the message is clear: the future of healthcare lies in embracing these transformative technologies (3). By adopting these innovations, healthcare providers can significantly enhance patient satisfaction, operational efficiency, and financial performance. In a world where financial experience significantly shapes patient loyalty, PFE technologies offer a beacon for a more connected, efficient, and patient-centered healthcare system.

Postscript References:

California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) - Health Care Costs 101, 2023 Edition https://www.chcf.org/publication/2023-edition-health-care-costs-101 (1).

KLAS Pulse Check Patient Financial Engagement 2021 https://revcycleintelligence.com/news/patient-financial-engagement-technology-going-beyond-collections * (2) (3)

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Payments Fraud Is Unrelenting. So Are the Hidden Battles Against It

The digital revolution in payments, characterized by a surge in online transactions and the emergence of novel payment technologies, has been a double-edged sword. While innovations have streamlined commerce, they have also spawned intricate fraud mechanisms, compelling businesses to recalibrate their strategies for safeguarding their operations, reputation, and financial survival.

It’s estimated that digital transactions such as paying by text, will surpass 3 trillion by 2026 according to McKinsey & Company, nearly triple 2020 levels. Defending against fraud and complying with changing regulatory requirements are imminent challenges, but adopting best practices positions payment service providers to adapt to any regulatory change.

The financial repercussions of fraud are staggering, with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) revealing that a typical organization loses 5% of its annual revenues to fraud. However, the aftershocks extend far beyond immediate monetary setbacks. Here are some of these aftershocks:

  • Operational Disruptions: Fraudulent activities strain operational resources, as teams scramble to address breaches, often forcing a diversion of resources from strategic initiatives to damage control.
  • Reputational Damage: In an era where reputation is paramount, the intangible impact of fraud can be devastating. A single incident can erode years of built trust, particularly in the payments sector, where reliability is a cornerstone.
  • Regulatory Repercussions: Non-compliance with evolving regulations doesn’t just attract penalties. It can also result in lost business opportunities, especially with the increasing preference for partnerships with compliant entities.

In the payments arena, fraudsters have become craftier, exploiting new technologies to orchestrate large-scale attacks. For instance, synthetic-identity fraud is a growing concern. Perpetrators blend real and fictitious information to create new identities, which they use to apply for credit and conduct unauthorized transactions, leaving businesses grappling with “ghost’ perpetrators.

Another adversary is the rise of API (application programming interface) attacks. As businesses integrate payment gateways and third-party services for enhanced customer experiences, cybercriminals are exploiting these very APIs, leading to data breaches, service disruptions, and unauthorized access to sensitive information.

When businesses adopt compliance strategies for risk avoidance and management, they can better protect cardholder data, prevent unauthorized access and fraud, and mitigate the risk of financial losses and reputational damage. Compliance with the Payment Card Industry data-security standard (PCI DSS), for example, is mandatory for any organization that accepts, processes, stores, or transmits payment card data.

Other considerations include conducting regular risk assessments, adopting know-your-customer (KYC) procedures to verify customer identity, monitoring transactions in real time, and training staff in compliance requirements and best practices.

The battle against fraud—and the journey toward ironclad compliance—demand innovative, multi-pronged strategies, such as:

  • Advanced Analytics and Predictive Modeling: Payment service providers are now utilizing sophisticated analytics to preemptively identify potentially fraudulent transactions. These systems analyze vast datasets, identifying anomalies that signify fraud, often in real time.
  • Enhanced Authentication Protocols: The industry is shifting toward more robust authentication methods. Technologies such as tokenization are gaining traction, where sensitive data are replaced with unique symbols, retaining all the essential information without compromising security.
  • Unified Compliance Frameworks: To navigate the regulatory labyrinth, businesses are adopting comprehensive compliance-management systems. These unified frameworks ensure adherence to multiple standards, simplifying compliance and ensuring businesses stay ahead of regulatory amendments.
  • Collaborative Security Models: The sector is witnessing a surge in collaborative security models where entities across the payment chain, from financial institutions to payment processors and merchants, share threat intelligence, enhancing the collective security posture.

The Road Ahead

The realm of payments, marred by the constant tug-of-war between innovation and security, presents an ongoing challenge for businesses worldwide. Staying ahead requires a blend of strategy, technological prowess, and a culture of compliance. The road is undeniably complex, but with a unified approach, the industry is poised not just to combat these challenges, but to thrive amidst them.

—Walt Granville is head of growth strategy at Everyware.

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Everyware Wins Best New Product of the Year in 13th Annual Best in Biz Awards

Everyware, a leading payments and engagement company, has been named a gold winner of Best New Product of the Year - SMB category in Best in Biz Awards 2023, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. Everyware won the category with its Pay By Text platform that provides a simple, fast, and secure way to move money while enhancing the ability for merchants to communicate with their customers in real-time with text messaging.

The 13th annual program saw intense competition among more than 600 entries from public and private companies, representing all industries and regions in the U.S. and Canada and ranging from some of the most iconic global brands to the most innovative start-ups and beloved local companies. This year's judges highlighted the winning companies' breadth and depth of innovation, their novel approaches to employing new technologies, impressive workplace benefits and employee diversity and inclusion programs, as well as continued community involvement and critical investments in environment and corporate social responsibility programs.

"It's an honor to be recognized again by the Best in Biz awards. Our Pay By Text solution has transformed the way businesses collect payments and communicate with customers," said Everyware Founder and CEO Austin Talley. "We continue to innovate with more exciting new technology to come as we lead the way on how people pay and communicate."

Since the program's inception in 2011, winners in Best in Biz Awards have been determined by independent judging panels assembled each year from some of the most respected national and local newspapers, TV and radio outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. Thanks to the unparalleled expertise and experience of the editors and reporters serving as judges and the impressive diversity of outlets they represent; Best in Biz Awards judging panels are uniquely suited to objectively determine the best of the best from among the hundreds of competitive entries. The 2023 judging panel included, among others, writers and contributors to Ad Age, Computerworld, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Portland Tribune, Washington Post.

Best in Biz Awards 2023 honors were conferred in 100 different categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Customer Service Department, Executive of the Year, Marketing Executive, Most Innovative Service, Enterprise Product, Best New Product, App, CSR Program, Environmental Program, Website and Film/Video of the Year. For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2023, visit: https://www.bestinbizawards.com/2023-winners.

To learn more about Everyware, visit Everyware.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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ABOUT EVERYWARE

Everyware is a leading customer payments and engagement company based in Austin, Texas. Launched in 2015, the company provides services to more than 9,000 merchants, ISVs, ISOs and resellers across multiple verticals including healthcare, travel, utilities, not-for-profit, and automotive. The platform provides a simple, fast, and secure way to move money while enhancing the ability for merchants to communicate with their customers in real-time with text messaging. It saves them money by improving cash flow and reducing paper billing costs, chargebacks, and fraud. Additionally, Everyware works alongside existing systems for easy integration. For more information, visit Everyware.com.

ABOUT BEST IN BIZ AWARDS

Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has been the only independent business awards program judged by a who's who of prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Over the years, judges in the prestigious awards program have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the global economy to some of the world's most innovative start-ups and nimble local companies. Each year, Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 100 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. For more information, visit: https://www.bestinbizawards.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS FOR EVERYWARE:

Jessica Wade Pfeffer | 305-804-8424 | jessica@jwipr.com

Tyler Sminkey | 786-390-8510 | tyler@jwipr.com

SOURCE: Everyware

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Everyware Wins Best New Product of the Year in 13th Annual Best in Biz Awards

Everyware, a leading payments and engagement company, has been named a gold winner of Best New Product of the Year - SMB category in Best in Biz Awards 2023, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. Everyware won the category with its Pay By Text platform that provides a simple, fast, and secure way to move money while enhancing the ability for merchants to communicate with their customers in real-time with text messaging.

The 13th annual program saw intense competition among more than 600 entries from public and private companies, representing all industries and regions in the U.S. and Canada and ranging from some of the most iconic global brands to the most innovative start-ups and beloved local companies. This year's judges highlighted the winning companies' breadth and depth of innovation, their novel approaches to employing new technologies, impressive workplace benefits and employee diversity and inclusion programs, as well as continued community involvement and critical investments in environment and corporate social responsibility programs.

"It's an honor to be recognized again by the Best in Biz awards. Our Pay By Text solution has transformed the way businesses collect payments and communicate with customers," said Everyware Founder and CEO Austin Talley. "We continue to innovate with more exciting new technology to come as we lead the way on how people pay and communicate."

Since the program's inception in 2011, winners in Best in Biz Awards have been determined by independent judging panels assembled each year from some of the most respected national and local newspapers, TV and radio outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. Thanks to the unparalleled expertise and experience of the editors and reporters serving as judges and the impressive diversity of outlets they represent; Best in Biz Awards judging panels are uniquely suited to objectively determine the best of the best from among the hundreds of competitive entries. The 2023 judging panel included, among others, writers and contributors to Ad Age, Computerworld, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Portland Tribune, Washington Post.

Best in Biz Awards 2023 honors were conferred in 100 different categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Customer Service Department, Executive of the Year, Marketing Executive, Most Innovative Service, Enterprise Product, Best New Product, App, CSR Program, Environmental Program, Website and Film/Video of the Year. For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2023, visit: https://www.bestinbizawards.com/2023-winners.

To learn more about Everyware, visit Everyware.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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ABOUT EVERYWARE

Everyware is a leading customer payments and engagement company based in Austin, Texas. Launched in 2015, the company provides services to more than 9,000 merchants, ISVs, ISOs and resellers across multiple verticals including healthcare, travel, utilities, not-for-profit, and automotive. The platform provides a simple, fast, and secure way to move money while enhancing the ability for merchants to communicate with their customers in real-time with text messaging. It saves them money by improving cash flow and reducing paper billing costs, chargebacks, and fraud. Additionally, Everyware works alongside existing systems for easy integration. For more information, visit Everyware.com.

ABOUT BEST IN BIZ AWARDS

Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has been the only independent business awards program judged by a who's who of prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Over the years, judges in the prestigious awards program have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the global economy to some of the world's most innovative start-ups and nimble local companies. Each year, Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 100 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS FOR EVERYWARE: Jessica Wade Pfeffer | 305-804-8424 | jessica@jwipr.com Tyler Sminkey | 786-390-8510 | tyler@jwipr.com

SOURCE: Everyware

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Everyware Wins Best New Product of the Year in 13th Annual Best in Biz Awards

Everyware, a leading payments and engagement company, has been named a gold winner of Best New Product of the Year - SMB category in Best in Biz Awards 2023, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. Everyware won the category with its Pay By Text platform that provides a simple, fast, and secure way to move money while enhancing the ability for merchants to communicate with their customers in real-time with text messaging.

The 13th annual program saw intense competition among more than 600 entries from public and private companies, representing all industries and regions in the U.S. and Canada and ranging from some of the most iconic global brands to the most innovative start-ups and beloved local companies. This year's judges highlighted the winning companies' breadth and depth of innovation, their novel approaches to employing new technologies, impressive workplace benefits and employee diversity and inclusion programs, as well as continued community involvement and critical investments in environment and corporate social responsibility programs.

"It's an honor to be recognized again by the Best in Biz awards. Our Pay By Text solution has transformed the way businesses collect payments and communicate with customers," said Everyware Founder and CEO Austin Talley. "We continue to innovate with more exciting new technology to come as we lead the way on how people pay and communicate."

Since the program's inception in 2011, winners in Best in Biz Awards have been determined by independent judging panels assembled each year from some of the most respected national and local newspapers, TV and radio outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. Thanks to the unparalleled expertise and experience of the editors and reporters serving as judges and the impressive diversity of outlets they represent; Best in Biz Awards judging panels are uniquely suited to objectively determine the best of the best from among the hundreds of competitive entries. The 2023 judging panel included, among others, writers and contributors to Ad Age, Computerworld, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Portland Tribune, Washington Post.

Best in Biz Awards 2023 honors were conferred in 100 different categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Customer Service Department, Executive of the Year, Marketing Executive, Most Innovative Service, Enterprise Product, Best New Product, App, CSR Program, Environmental Program, Website and Film/Video of the Year. For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2023, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2023-winners.

To learn more about Everyware, visit Everyware.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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ABOUT EVERYWARE

Everyware is a leading customer payments and engagement company based in Austin, Texas. Launched in 2015, the company provides services to more than 9,000 merchants, ISVs, ISOs and resellers across multiple verticals including healthcare, travel, utilities, not-for-profit, and automotive. The platform provides a simple, fast, and secure way to move money while enhancing the ability for merchants to communicate with their customers in real-time with text messaging. It saves them money by improving cash flow and reducing paper billing costs, chargebacks, and fraud. Additionally, Everyware works alongside existing systems for easy integration. For more information, visit Everyware.com.

ABOUT BEST IN BIZ AWARDS

Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has been the only independent business awards program judged by a who's who of prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Over the years, judges in the prestigious awards program have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the global economy to some of the world's most innovative start-ups and nimble local companies. Each year, Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 100 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS FOR EVERYWARE:

Jessica Wade Pfeffer | 305-804-8424 | jessica@jwipr.com

Tyler Sminkey | 786-390-8510 | tyler@jwipr.com

SOURCE: Everyware

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