The electronic commerce company BCE Emergis Inc. has delivered the pilot billing system for e-route, the electronic bill presentment and payment joint venture of six major financial institutions in Canada.

BCE Emergis, a spinoff of Bell Canada, is providing systems integration and support for e-route, using software from Microsoft Canada and the Transpoint joint venture of Microsoft Corp., First Data Corp., and Citigroup Inc.

The e-route system allows corporate billers to present bills to consumers for on-line payment. The participating financial organizations are Canada Trust, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Mouvement des Caisses Desjardins, National Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, and TD Bank Financial Group.

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