Universal Music Group (UMG), owned by Vivendi, is the world's largest music content company with market-leading positions in recorded music, music publishing and merchandising. As a truly global company, Vivendi wanted to streamline how UMG interacted with its banks by using the ISO 20022 XML standard for UMG's credit transfer messages and SWIFTNet for data transmission. In the U.S., where UMG works with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the bank supported this change. It also worked to ensure UMG's lockbox and Payee Positive Pay would continue to function effectively following its migration to a new SAP environment, prompting the move to the ISO 20022 XML standard.
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