by Bianka Boock

PORTICA cooperates with Concardis on payment

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Kempen. The process service provider PORTICA has signed a cooperation agreement with the financial services provider Concardis. The agreement covers the companies’ existing successful collaboration integrating payment solutions into the e-commerce platform PORTICA shop. Under this arrangement, PORTICA customers benefit from the advantages of highly automated payment management and credit control, including a straightforward interface with the online payment system paydirekt.

PORTICA has decided to collaborate on payment management with the acquirer Concardis, one of the leading payment services providers on the market. Online retailers need an acquirer if they want to receive payments by credit card. The acquirer serves as a type of financial institute processing credit card payments. “This cooperation with Concardis is a logical step for us, strategically speaking”, said Martin Wielens, Joint Head of Sales at PORTICA, adding, “As an e-commerce partner, PORTICA offers a full service for its customers. With Concardis, we now have a strong partner in payment management by our side.” Part of what makes Concardis special is that as well as processing payments from established credit cards, the company offers a straightforward interface with paydirekt in its capacity as a retail concentrator.

paydirekt is an online payment system for German banks and savings institutes which allows online purchases to be made directly from the customer’s current account. As the system is subject to German data protection regulations, it represents a secure alternative to other solutions. “Thanks to our collaboration with Concardis, we can offer retailers using the PORTICA shop the option of using paydirekt in addition to credit card payments with Visa, Master and Maestro”, explained Norbert Haab, Senior Manager Professional Services at PORTICA. As part of the payment system, Concardis supplies all data required for a modern credit control process, allowing PORTICA (which also handles credit control for its customers in addition to the entire payment process) to also automate the relevant accounting processes to the greatest possible extent in order to complete them as efficiently as possible. The customer benefits from accounting data which is always correct and up to date.

The collaboration is already seeing success in its first shops, including the online web shop for the Hofbräuhaus brewery, which is programmed and technically supported by PORTICA. “Both integration and operation go flawlessly”, said Norbert Haab.

About Concardis:
Concardis is one of the leading payment services providers in Europe. With over 30 years of experience in payment management, the company offers intelligent solutions to the wide-ranging demands of modern cashless payment, accepting all current credit cards, debit cards, card terminals and contactless payment modes for stationary trade, and providing innovative solutions for e- and m-commerce as well as customer management support. For around 110,000 customers at 210,000 locations, with over 470,000 connected terminals, Concardis is the partner of choice when implementing powerful payment solutions. For more information, visit http://www.concardis.com.

About PORTICA GmbH Marketing Support:
PORTICA is one of the German market’s leading process service providers, optimising IT, logistical and financial processes for over 40 years. The company supports customers across a wide range of industries, completing hundreds of e-commerce, marketing logistics and sales promotion projects every year. The company’s focus is on the efficient handling of processes using a combination of logistics, information and finance management. PORTICA is part of te Neues group together with the IT service provider GEDAK and the printing company te Neues. PORTICA is a member of the Deutscher Dialogmarketing Verband (the German Dialog Marketing Association) and a member of the Bundesverband E-Commerce und Versandhandel (the Federal Association for E-Commerce and Mail Order Selling). For more information please visit the websites: http://www.portica.de and http://www.ecommerceservices.de

Editorial Contacts:
PORTICA GmbH Marketing Support
Angela te Neues
Von-Galen-Str. 35
47906 Kempen, Germany
Phone: + 49 2152 915-180
Fax: +49 2152 915-25180
ateneues@portica.de

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