Wells Fargo, Autobooks, National Bank of Canada, Ignite Sales and mBank Win 2018 Monarch Innovation Awards posted 04/06/2018

Press Release



Press Release


Barlow Research Press Release - April 6th, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, April 6/Business Wire/ - Wells Fargo, Autobooks, National Bank of Canada, Ignite Sales and mBank are winners in Barlow Research’s 2018 Monarch Innovation Awards. The winners were chosen based on their innovative products and features.

The Monarch Innovation Awards (www.MonarchInnovationAwards.com) are unique and coveted. The 2018 Monarch Award nominations are scored based on uniqueness, stickiness, defendability, ease of use, value and their ‘wow’ factor. This year’s winners were judged by a panel of four jurists: Nick Miller, Clarity Advantage; Mary Beth Sullivan, Capital Performance Group; Russ Fearing, IBM; and Dan Rosenbaum, Oliver Wyman.

Overall Most Innovative Award: Wells Fargo Gateway APIs
The Wells Fargo Gateway developer portal makes it fast and easy for customers to integrate application programming interfaces (APIs) that access their financial data, transactions and information in real time, all from within their own system, website, mobile app or other technology. Businesses can use Wells Fargo’s APIs to deliver seamless digital payments and servicing experiences for their customers, create operational efficiencies or competitive differentiators.

Most Innovative Industry Partner: Autobooks Integrated Invoicing, Payments and Accounting Software
The small business banking software combines invoicing, payments, accounting and bill-pay, synchronized and integrated with the financial institution’s core and online banking. Financial institutions can now move beyond bill-pay to provide an integrated receivables and payment solution that reduces costs, saves time, improves financial insights and accelerates cash flow for their SMB clients.

Most Innovative Product/Feature Award: Easy Pay National Bank from National Bank of Canada
National Bank Easy Pay transforms a smartphone into a payment terminal without the need for any additional hardware. In addition to this, multiple users can be managed with distinct roles directly on the phone as well as sending receipts and generating reports via email.

Industry Partner Honorable Mention: Ignite Sales TM Discovery
TM Discovery℠ AI-engine empowers Relationship Managers with the tools needed to effectively and efficiently assess the corporation’s treasury management and cash management needs providing a prioritized and monetized gap assessment, value-based needs assessment and 100% accurate recommended solution set.

Product/Feature Honorable Mention: mBank mPower Business Starter
mPower Business Starter is an implementation used to set up a new business. It is an end-to-end solution that makes setting up the company an intuitive and natural experience. mPower Business Starter is designed not only for tech specialists but also for unexperienced and non-technical users. Most importantly, it allows the user to create a new business online while guiding the client through intricacies of many laws and regulations via robo-advice and professional accountants.

For more information, contact Emily Cade, Barlow Research Associates, 763-253-1817 or ecade@barlowresearch.com

About Barlow Research Associates, Inc. (BRAI):
Barlow Research Associates, Inc. was founded in 1980 to provide research and consulting services to the banking industry in the U.S. and overseas. BRAI specializes in custom research, strategic consulting and syndicated research programs in small business, middle market and digital business banking. All three syndicated programs provide a continuous flow of market knowledge and competitive intelligence to member institutions. www.BarlowResearch.com