The crucial role of the software partners
As a software partner – i.e. as a software producer, software provider, IT consultant or an IT department within a company – you will play an essential role when it comes to the harmonization of payment traffic.
You are the hub between business customers and financial institutions. Please note that
- the Swiss payments harmonization is complex and represents major challenges for software producers, companies and financial institutions alike.
- the central steps and joint plans of the Swiss financial center are defined and set. Therefore, the deadlines for the various phases and stages are binding for software producers.
- all bill recipients must be enabled to pay QR-bills as of 30 June 2020.
Recommendations for software partners
The following procedure is recommended to match the design requirements of the QR-bill with your software services:
Analyze the consequences for your products and customers.
Evaluate your customers work today and which requirements and potentials exist for additional products and services.
- Implementation of the QR-bill by 30 June 2020
Integrate the ISO 20022 requirements for the QR-bill in your product development.
Plan and coordinate the testing. Extensively test the QR bill early on and free of charge on the SIX validation platform.
- Rollout and Support
Consider when and how you will inform your customers.
For banks, software providers and billers
Corner marks and scissors symbol
Templates for the payment part and the receipt of the QR-bill
Style Guide QR-bill
in English, French, German and Italian (only payment parts)
Swiss QR Code
Schweizer Kreuz / Croix suisse / Swiss cross
Test Bank Master containing QR-IIDs
Available as Excel and ASCII files. They are exclusively intended for testing purposes.