NAB unveils new tech services for SMEs and footy fans
24 March 2016 | 6643 views | 0
National Australia Bank is to pilot new cloud-based data services for small business owners and an order and pay facility for fans at Aussie rules football club Gold Coast Suns.
NAB Business in One, developed in conjunction with Australian start-up Maestrano, synchronises data in real-time across numerous applications - including accounting, sales customer relationship management software - into a central, customisable dashboard.
NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn, says: “Business in One will give small business owners the data and information they need to help them run their small business in one place."
Another technology emerging from NAB Labs, NAB Dash, will be offered to Gold Coast Sun supporters to order refreshments from their seats and pay in advance at Metricon Stadium during the 2016 AFL Premiership fixture.
The application uses location-based technology to alert staff at food stands and bars when a NAB Dash user approaches the counter to collect their order, easing congestion.
NAB has also announced a strategic alliance with the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Business School to promote and support innovation and collaboration between the business and the university sector.
The agreement will set the stage for the exchange of talent and ideas between NAB Labs and the University in support of joint design and research projects.
“NAB Labs works with existing technology partners and with new start-ups, to drive change at pace and try new things,” says Thorburn. “We are disrupting our business from within, tapping into ideas and talent from both inside and outside the organisation, for the benefit of our customers."