SINGAPORE, January 24, 2024: Ingenico, a global leader in payment acceptance and services, has announced a strategic partnership with Cybersource, Visa’s agnostic global payment and fraud management platform. The partnership will create a global unified commerce solution for use in Asia Pacific first, followed by other regions.
The partnership integrates an Android application developed by Ingenico under the AXIUM platform with the Cybersource open payment platform. This collaboration delivers an efficient, ready-to-use commerce solution to authorize in-store card transaction processes across geographies, all on one platform.
Running entirely on Android, AXIUM platfom provides a full range of smart Point-Of-sale (POS) terminals along with a suite of business applications. This solution from Ingenico delivers robust security, and comprehensive customer support. The Android application built on Cybersource’s platform is portable across all AXIUM devices, enabling to scale without going through lengthy certification processes for each new device.
Cybersource is part of Visa Acceptance Solutions, which allows on-demand pre-integrated global scale services on an open acceptance platform. This connectivity hub provides acquirers, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), and merchants access to the building blocks they need to create seamless commerce experiences that can scale their businesses, keep their customers happy, and make them future-ready.
The synergy between Ingenico and Visa aims to reduce costs and complexities of technical integrations, increase speed to market, and provide omni-channel capabilities that align with the evolving needs of both businesses and consumers in the in-store commerce space.
Today, acquirers spend most of their resources maintaining an in-house platform that processes transaction authorization flow and POS device certification. The unified commerce solution eliminates the need for a separate platform which enables acquirers to focus on card clearance and settlement with real-time transaction visibility and data analytics. It also allows them to expand to new merchant segments by leveraging both partners' ecosystems and investing in capabilities that will drive growth in the future.
For ISVs providing value-added services, the API-driven capability of this unified commerce platform provides them the ease of integrating payment solutions into their business applications quickly. They can also leverage a list of acquirers already integrated with the platform, extending scalability of their business across different geographies.
For merchants, the platform provides a seamless solution across different markets without the need to rebuild different applications for each acquirer in every market. Merchants could also leverage Ingenico's managed solutions that have a strong regional presence and partnerships globally.
Nigel Lee, Chief Customer Office of Ingenico, said, "We are thrilled to partner with Visa to forge a path towards a more integrated and complete payment ecosystem. Combining the global reach of Visa and Ingenico and using the Ingenico Android technology stack, will accelerate innovation and reduce complexity. We believe together we can reduce time to market for customers and allow our clients and partners to realise the benefits of a truly unified omnichannel solution. This is a significant step in our vision to move commerce forward by harnessing the collective strengths of our combined technologies and networks."
Dan Parsons, Head of Cybersource, Asia Pacific, said: "As the world's open payments platform, we have created a new era of partnership and collaboration that will foster a whole new wave of innovation. Our strategic partnership with Ingenico will enable us to provide pre-integrated and innovative payment solutions to our clients and partners. This will empower businesses to deliver a unified commerce experience to meet evolving consumer expectations while enabling them to scale their business more efficiently."
This strategic partnership will further extend to Ingenico's Tap-to-Phone technology with Cybersource integration, enabling new payment use cases. Together, we are looking to create the payment experiences of tomorrow, where clients and partners can enjoy frictionless experiences with the most innovative payment solutions.
At Cybersource, we know payments. We helped kick start the eCommerce revolution in 1994 and haven’t looked back since. Through global reach, modern capabilities, and commerce insights, we create flexible, creative commerce solutions for everyday life—experiences that delight your customers and spur growth globally. All through the ease and simplicity of one digital platform to manage all your payment types, fraud strategies, and more. For more information, please visit cybersource.com.
Ingenico is the global leader in payment acceptance and services. We support our customers, and their customers to do more with payments. Active in 37 countries, with over 3,500 employees we have been at the forefront of the commerce landscape for over four decades. With more than 40 million payment devices deployed worldwide, powered by over 2,500 apps, the company is servicing the needs of millions of consumers everyday. Through our advanced integrated solutions and network of partnerships, we simplify the world of payments and bring value add services to move commerce forward.