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.