Australia’s e-BILL Signs With @Work Technologies

@Work Technologies Inc. said that e-BILL
Pty Ltd., a unit of Hermes Precisa Pty. Ltd., Australia’s largest
producer of bills and statements, has licensed its WorkOut Internet Billing
and Statement Distribution System.

New York City-based @Work is a provider of electronic bill presentment and
payment (EBPP) software. Financial terms were not disclosed.

e-BILL said it will use WorkOut to provide its EBPP service to some of the
largest telecommunications companies, utilities and financial service
organizations in the Southern Hemisphere. HPA currently produces hundreds of
millions of paper bills per year and about 5 percent of the total mail volume
handled by the Australia Postal Service.

The WorkOut architecture provides Internet billing functions that include
data extraction, print stream parsing, bill document management, customer
service, enrollment, payment processing and visual tools for rapid Web site
creation and
administration.

“We selected WorkOut principally because of the product’s highly scalable
distributed architecture and broad range of functionality,” said Rob
Charlton, general manager of e-BILL.

“WorkOut will enable e-BILL, working with HPA and Australia’s other major billing
service providers, to quickly Internet-enable these bills, which will
generate the critical mass required to make mass adoption of Internet billing
a reality in Australia,” said Jim Flynn, chief executive officer of @Work Technologies.

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