FPX digital transformation 2019

FPX research shows 58% of B2B firms pursuing digital transformation want to improve buying processes

The majority of B2B firms pursuing some kind of digital transformation projects are trying to improve customer experiences — particularly the ability for buyers to make purchases, according to research from configure-price-quote (CPQ) software maker FPX. Based on a survey of approximately 230 B2B firms with a strong focus on the manufacturing sector, the study […]

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Hitachi Vantara, Rakuten Kobo and Avant dispense some wisdom on surviving disruption

When technological disruption puts you at risk of going out of business, the solution for companies like Hitachi Vantara, Rakuten Kobo and Avant is surprisingly similar: reposition yourselves as brand-new businesses. In a panel discussion at the Toronto Global Forum this week, both large enterprise firms and emerging startups suggested that despite the hype, disruption […]

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CapGemini, LinkedIn reveal the roadblocks to greater collaboration between fintechs and big banks

The increased willingness of fintech startups to work with banks and other traditional financial services firms may be hampered by attitudes about their agility and ability to execute on innovative ideas, according to a global survey from CapGemini and LinkedIn released Wednesday. World Fintech Report 2018 was originally released late last month, but executives from […]

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Inside the Mind Of… Steve Uster

Steven Uster is Co-Founder & CEO of FundThrough, an online invoice funding platform giving small businesses access to the working capital waiting in their unpaid invoices. Launched in 2014, FundThrough quickly became one of Canada’s leading FinTech start-ups, today funding millions of dollars in invoices every month to businesses across the country. Before starting FundThrough, Steven […]

B2B Best Practices: Don and Alex Tapscott’s Blockchain Revolution

Technology has changed the way every aspect of business is done – with the exception of financial services. Financial services had not been fundamentally transformed by technology because the Internet did little to reduce the cost of establishing trust, said the author of 2016’s runaway best-selling business book. That is, until blockchain entered the scene, […]

Fintech Expert Ferhan Patel: Continued disruption of banking & finance

The quest for better user experience, says one fintech expert, is driving the continued disruption of banking and finance. Whether its currency exchange or alternative currencies, new payment systems, invoicing, lending, managing cash flow and sourcing investment and fraud management, fintech is enabling improvements to every area of process. “Each of these areas have historically […]

The Primer on FinTech: How it’s simplifying financial services

With the rise of the Internet and mobile devices, many industries have been disrupted. Everything from taxicabs to law, there hasn’t been an industry that tech hasn’t transformed. This, of course, has also been a tremendous boon for the average consumer. Even the financial services industry has been interrupted through the advent of FinTech. This […]