CheckFree Studies Consumers to Measure Burgeoning Market

Seven years ago, a few forward-thinking consumers - the "early adopters" - began paying their bills online. "They didn't need a whole lot of encouragement to get started," says
Judy Wicks, VP of communications for CheckFree, one of the major software providers behind online bill payment. Once the early adopters numbered about 3 million, however, the
industry plateaued.