My company wanted to get a small animation video done on our website. So they were looking for someone to do this job. One of my friends works in animation design, so I asked her to come up with a short sample and if my company liked it then we could go forward with the full thing.
So she sent me a sample, which I showed to my boss. He also agreed to pay 200$ for the full completed video. She did the video and my boss wanted a few tweaks, which she did. We finally used her video. Now its been a month since the website is live and my friend keeps asking me for the payment. I have asked my boss a couple of times and he says "Oh! yes! Will put in a word to accounting" Second time he asked for the account details, which I provided, and he still has'nt made the payment.
My friend sends me reminders every day and my boss is really busy. Also it feels really awkward to have to remind him to pay for work, which is being used on our website everyday by thousands of users.
How do I ask him for payment and to ensure he successfully makes it?