The Record Issue 10: Autumn 2018

20 www. t e c h n o l o g y r e c o r d . c om MAR K E TWATCH PayiQ advances its Ticketing as a Service platform Mastercard launches global trade platform built on Microsoft Azure Finnish fintech company PayiQ has advanced its Microsoft Azure-based Ticketing as a Service platformwith the launch of several new innovations including a new piloting environment. The piloting environment allows the presentation of, and experimenting with, all features and functionalities of the Ticketing as a Service platform in practice. The environment includes everything from the management of products to the end users’ app and validation of tickets. Global payments technology firm Mastercard has launched Mastercard Track, a trade platform built on Microsoft Azure. The solution aims to connect buyers and suppliers with networks, banks and solution providers to simplify and enhance how companies around the world do business with each other. Initially, Mastercard is partnering with nine business to business networks and procure-to-pay solution providers represent a range of global businesses, to roll out Track’s identity, compliance and payment management capabilities to buyers and suppliers. Finastra to explain advantages of cloud-hosted platforms at Sibos Financial services software provider Finastra will showcase how banks and financial institutions can get ahead in the fast-changing world of payments at Sibos, which is taking place in Sydney, Australia. Finastra will explain how global financial services institutions can use dedicated cloud-hosted platforms to gain high levels of configurability and personalisation. Meanwhile, smaller companies will be able to learn how software-as-a-service models with pre-packaged service offerings and a standardised onboarding playbook can help. “Fintechs such as Finastra deliver best-of-breed payment solutions, while established cloud service providers such as Microsoft take care of the hosting – a collaborative approach,” said Paul Curry, manager of Payment Solution Enablement at Finastra. Cloud-based compensation software provider beqom has launched its total compensation solution on Microsoft Azure. The solution will provide end-to-end compensation management for Fortune 500s around the world, including Murphy USA, Pepsico and Barclays. “The world’s largest companies manage the compensation of their employees on beqom,” said beqom CEO Fabio Ronga. “To meet this need without compromise, beqom had to rely on an enterprise cloud platform with the required flexibility, scalability, reliability and, most importantly, compliance with the strict governance and security standards.” beqom launches total compensation solution on Microsoft Azure