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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Esbo

How long can e-banking keep growing?

26 May 2014  |  1746 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Over 6 million e-banking contracts in a country with 5,5m people - and there is a monthly fee. And transactions just keep growing..

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Esbo

e-id as bank service storming ahead in Finland

19 May 2014  |  1540 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The most natural thing in the world is to reuse e-banking credentials, ready HABIT and TRUST for public sector and other 3rd party services when strong identification and/or contract signing is needed. Saving money and nerves - big time..

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Banks turbo-driving e-invoicing in Finland

19 May 2014  |  1604 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Almost all enterprises in the country signed up (336.000). Huge growth in transactions. Consumer volumes exploding this year as direct debit features have been integrated.

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We all know where we are heading

27 February 2014  |  1906 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

We all know that administrative processes will be fully automated in the future and continue their march towards real time. Still far too many of us continue to sit on our hands - perhaps not hoping t...

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Charge for it!

05 February 2014  |  1469 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

When we launched e-banking back in 1982 for consumers and SMEs at Union Bank fo Finland we pretty soon started to charge for the service. We thought that getting banking into homes and offices was wo...

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Why you should ASK for proper e-invoices

30 January 2014  |  3015 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

With proper I mean structured e-invoicing - not e-mailing PDFs (as bad as paper mail - or even worse due to spam filters..). So why? Your supplier Especially small enterprises can easily move into ...

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e-id and e-commerce payment volumes growing in Finland

14 June 2013  |  2898 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Observations: 1. the public sector is the main user of banks e-id services and the growth continues as bank e-id also can be used for electronic signatures 2. e-commerce transactions are real time p...

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Bo HaraldZEF and Real Time Economy Program - Esbo

e-invoicing growing fast in banks

14 June 2013  |  2272 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Observations: 1. banks have signed up 230 000 enterprises (mostly for b2b) - almost all active ones in the country 2. volumes grew very fast in 2012 but will accelerate this year

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Virgin territory

23 February 2013  |  3742 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A lot of time and effort has been spent on automating manufacturing and logistics in large companies. Less has been spent on their administrative processes. Automation of SME administration and gover...

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Is SME-sector competitiveness important?

22 February 2013  |  4133 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Is SME-sector competitiveness important? If governments consider SME-sector competitiveness important (65% of corporate turnover and all growth in employment come from them) they should do something a...

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