Erika Baumann

Erika Baumann

Research Director

Areas of Expertise: Agile Development, B2B Payments, Cash Management, Cloud, Integrated Receivables, Payables and Receivables Technology and Solutions, Real-Time Payments

Erika Baumann serves as a research director for Aite-Novarica’s Commercial Banking & Payments practice, focusing on payables and receivables technology and solutions. She has over 10 years of experience in the wholesale banking space, bringing expertise from both banking and fintech vendor positions. She has worked extensively with both U.S. and international banks, vendors, and the clients of each to identify market opportunities and implement technology solutions.

Before joining Aite-Novarica, Erika was director of product development at ACI Worldwide, where she led the product team for the online banking platform. She also led the user experience and design team, the documentation team, and the customer project business analyst teams, with which she helped shape the solutions and strategies for the world’s most innovative banks and retailers. Prior to that, Ms. Baumann was a product leader at SunTrust Bank, managing the online delivery teams for the small-business, corporate, and mobile banking platforms. Also while at SunTrust, Erika was in the corporate and investment banking sales group, consulting with Fortune 500 companies on cash management solutions and strategies as well as implementation of new bank technologies to achieve growth and efficiency targets. Very early in her career, Ms. Baumann worked in accounts payable, giving her a unique perspective as a practitioner of the technology.

Ms. Baumann attended Oberlin College and holds degrees in Organizational Management as well as an MBA in Finance from Ashford University. She is active in her community teaching and playing music.

Webinars

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Artificial intelligence is the latest buzz word in the industry, but what benefit will this emerging technology have on financial operations? This webinar aims to educate Accounts Receivables Managers, Controllers, and other financial professionals on the broad application of AI on banking and...
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. ET
If we learned anything from the last year, it’s that the payments space is ripe for innovation, and there are plenty of technology options designed to help you deliver the experiences your customers demand. However, a significant challenge is how to take advantage of that opportunity without...

Analyst Views

March 4, 2021
Financial services companies are finally cashing in on cross-border payments. There is more innovation and change than ever in the global payment industry. In 2014, there were only 14 local real-time payment schemes. There are now more than 60, with 20 of those networks launching in the last 18 to 24 months amid advances in payment technologies, including messaging standards and cloud computing,...
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December 17, 2020
While Sibos was a little different this year, what remains the same is that the payments industry is still banking on ISO 20022 to become the de facto standard of payments messaging. In an interesting session, Saqib Sheikh, the global head of the ISO 20022 program for SWIFT, referred to ISO 20022 as the next-generation standard for how entities speak to one another in payments. This simple...
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