ANSWORK, the B2B marketplace launched by BNP-Paribas, Crédit Agricole, Société Générale and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, uses XRT solutions to secure the dispatch of payment orders to banks.

answork offers both buyers and sellers end-to-end optimisation of commercial transactions via the Internet. It focuses on processing pre-negotiated purchases of goods and back-of-house services (office supplies, furniture, computer and office technology, maintenance, temping, industrial supplies etc…).

The marketplace covers all stages of the purchasing process, from establishing and consulting on-line catalogues to managing the order approval process, delivery, billing and payment tracking.

Drawing on its appraisal of secure financial flows, XRT ensures a traceable marketplace, follow-up and management of payment order transfers for answork clients.

Providing an end-to-end solution, the XRT communication platform allows the collection of payment orders and their transfer to the client's bank. This transfer is carried out under the format and protocol defined by each bank. XRT solutions are integrated into the answork tool for bill presentation, reconciliation and payment.

Dominique Engasser, Managing Director of answork explains: "For this bid, we chose XRT because of its advanced security technologies. Its expandable platform for protocols, formats and web services was a deciding factor in our choice. XRT combines an understanding of each sector of the business market, and also of the specificity of the banking network an a national as well as international level."

Eric Blot-Lefevre, Chairman of the Executive Board of XRT adds : "The dematerialization of secure exchanges is an area of strategic development for us. With answork, we are cementing our role as provider of security and interoperability to ensure the validation of transactions and security of monetary flow in exchanges between businesses and banks. Our company contributes to the process of dematerialization of commercial and financial exchanges by establishing relations between partners with notarisation platforms which offer the best guarantees in terms of trust and duration on the Internet."

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