In this week’s podcast, we talk to WePay’s co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Rich Aberman. He shares his perspective on the trends that are impacting ISVs, and the ways ISVs are actually creating trends in commerce.

According to Aberman, software providers are increasingly able to cater to the needs of specific types of businesses with value-added services, enabling them to manage their businesses in addition to accepting payments.  

“Businesses big and small are now run on software, and that software is becoming the conduit for commerce,” Aberman said. “People are transacting and people are getting financial services through these online software platforms, and not directly from a retail bank.”

This podcast is the first of two installments of’s interview with Aberman. Next week, he talks about WePay’s geographic expansion and the importance of mobile in the future of commerce.