Technology Record - Issue 28: Spring 2023

20 MARKETWATCH BLIK, the Polish payments company, and ITSCREDIT are taking ‘buy now, pay later’ (BNPL) to a “whole new level,” according to Ricardo de Campos, CEO of ITSCREDIT, by developing a new capability of fast and easy installment payments. ITSCREDIT is providing the risk and scoring software for the BLIK Pay Later service, which is being trialled by a select group of Bank Millennium customers. The settlement of BLIK Pay Later transactions will be enabled by Przelewy24 and customers can trial the payments at the Media Markt Poland website. The solution will soon be made available to a larger group of customers, banks and stores. BLIK and ITSCREDIT team up to trial new BNPL payment method Ansys is extending its collaboration with Microsoft to deliver further cloudbased access to its simulation solutions and computer-aided engineering tools via Microsoft Azure. The firm will launch Ansys Access on Microsoft Azure, which will enable organisations to use their existing Ansys applications along with Azure services. As part of the partnership, Ansys will also expand its go-to-market strategy with Microsoft, including digital twins, autonomous driving and the use of simulation data to train artificial intelligence and machine learning systems. The combination of these plans will enable mutual customers who migrate to the cloud to increase productivity and flexibility, reduce costs, and improve virtual collaboration and data management. Ansys delivers cloud-based simulation solutions with Microsoft Microsoft has opened entries for its Partner of the Year Awards 2023, with winners to be announced at Microsoft Inspire in July 2023. The awards acknowledge outstanding successes and innovations by Microsoft partners in over 100 countries across a wide variety of categories and industries, both globally and locally. Award recipients are selected based on their commitment to customers, the impact of their solutions and their exemplary use of Microsoft technologies. Microsoft opens entries for Partner of the Year Awards 2023 Photo: iStock/AsiaVision