iDESK PARTNERS WITH LEXICON TO MAKE E-BILLING AFFORDABLE TO ALL Monday 2 April 2001 PDF Print iDesk 01.02 Contact: Umesh Raichada iDesk plc (+44) (0) 7939 054850 firstname.lastname@example.org Alex Murphy or Lisa Allen Strategic Relations (+44) (0)1494 434 434 email@example.com London-based Application Service Provider (ASP) and e-services company, iDesk pIc, today announced that Lexicon, a provider of electronic print and mail solutions, has signed an agreement to resell ebillity, iDesk’s innovative Electronic Bill Presentation and Payment (EBPP) software. This partnership will bring cost effective and leading edge e-billing capabilities within reach of all UK businesses. Aimed at all corporate billing organisations, including utilities, telcos, financial services companies and Internet service providers (ISPs), ebillity is a hosted, high performance Internet billing solution which enables corporate billers to reduce overheads, enhance customer service levels and increase revenues through cross-selling and up-selling additional services to their customers. ebillity fits strategically into Lexicon’s overall CRM offering. This partnership gives Lexicon a readily affordable, EBPP option for customers. Lexicon’s EBPP clients can save up to 75% of their traditional paper based billing overheads and eliminate the need for costly payment processing systems. As a result, Lexicon will now be able to offer clients a migration path towards multi-channel payment services delivery, helping them to manage the process of moving from conventional print and mail to true e-commerce functionality at their own pace. Lexicon expects the addition of EBPP capability to lead to enhanced customer retention and provide them with a competitive edge over other print and mail operations. - more – Simon Brown, Business Director for iDesk explains: “We believe that in ebillity we have the UK’s first true Internet driven electronic billing solution and we are delighted that our partner, Lexicon, shares in our commitment to making leading edge solutions accessible to the wider marketplace. EBPP represents the future of customer billing and our ability to deliver such a high performance solution within such an affordable and low risk package makes ebillity a highly attractive proposition.” In addition to reselling ebillity, Lexicon will also handle iDesk’s traditional paper based billing service for all customers and prospects. The partnership with Lexicon will also enable iDesk to offer its customers the opportunity to outsource some or all of their in-house print requirements. - ends - About iDesk Established in 1994, iDesk is at the forefront of the e-services industry. London based iDesk offers migrating help desk applications, out-sourced support and hosting into advanced ICM (Intelligent Customer Management) applications, Managed solutions and ASP (Application Service Provision). iDesk provides products and services to the majority of the UK’s telecom providers and over 40 Internet service providers. Client’s include: BT, Cable & Wireless, NTL, UUNet, Mirror Group and John Menzies. For more information, visit iDesk at: www.idesk.com. About Lexicon Lexicon specialises in essential communications and CRM. Its business areas encompass expert management of essential communications, data analysis, profiling, and the provision of innovative CRM solutions. The company serves a blue chip client base from a wide range of sectors and handles over four million items per week. Lexicon is part of the Adare Printing Group, the dynamically growing parent of a wide range of printing and related service companies in the UK. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Strategic Public Relations Ltd in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.