LONDON, March 21, 2017
Today, AEVI has announced their latest partnership with San-Francisco based employee management platform Homebase. Homebase, used by over 60,000 businesses, joins more than 50 apps and services currently available on AEVI’s Global Marketplace, and enables merchant banks and acquirers to offer their customers a chance to finally wave goodbye to needless stacks of headache-inducing paperwork. With over 50,000 mobile point of sale (mPOS) devices already managing over 1.2 billion transactions across Europe and Australia, AEVI’s Marketplace has arrived to pioneer a new future for the US payments industry.
AEVI focuses on the largest banks and acquirers to provide a range of payment solutions as well as back-end business solutions to their thousands of merchants and retailers throughout North America. With this partnership, small businesses will now have the ability to build smarter schedules, track employee time, and communicate with their hourly employees-who currently make up over a third of the American workforce-without having to purchase an additional device.
AEVI obtained the 3rd largest Fintech funding deal in Europe in Q2 of 2016, and ever since has been pioneering its unique open ecosystem of value-added apps and services. Designed to bring merchant banks and acquirers closer to their merchants and merchants closer to their customers, AEVI’s solution facilitates the integration of easy to use functionality on a range of smart mPOS devices enabled on their Marketplace. This solution bridges the gap between new Fintech APIs and banks, encouraging collaboration between the two, so that they can both expand and share in the market, instead of battling for shrinking fees.
Jeff Dumbrell, General Manager Americas Region, AEVI said: “Having recently expanded our operations into North America, we see Homebase as the ideal app partner for our Global Marketplace. They have a deep understanding of merchant needs in the US and will help our bank and acquirer customers inspire a digital transformation in North America.”
Homebase strives to make everybody’s work lives a little easier. Having already recorded 20 million shifts equivalent to over $1 Billion in payroll, the easy-to-use team management app is helping small businesses from restaurants to retailers alleviate three of their biggest headaches: time tracking, employee scheduling, and team communication. Homebase saves their customers between five and ten hours per week, giving them precious hours back to focus on their business and personal goals.
John Waldmann, CEO and co-Founder of Homebase, states: “At Homebase, we share AEVI’s mission of enabling their customers to do more. Having worked in local businesses ourselves, we get the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis and the constraints those put on their growth. That’s why we’re big believers in the power of smart mPOS devices. We’re proud to be an anchor partner in AEVI’s global Marketplace to help solve one of the biggest challenges facing local businesses: managing their team.”
Homebase is for hourly employees and managers who are tired of dealing with paperwork and other day-to-day challenges that compete for their limited time. More than 60,000 businesses rely on Homebase’s scheduling, time tracking, and team communication platform to help simplify their daily work, giving them hours back every week.
AEVI has developed a unique, open Ecosystem to bring merchant banks and merchant acquirers closer to their merchants, and merchants closer to their consumers. AEVI provides a global gateway for secure payment transactions together with a marketplace for high-quality value-added apps and services (VAAS) providing new business opportunities beyond payments, which enables fast and effective innovation, plus enhanced control and flexibility.