Computop Paygate integrates with IBM cross-channel commerce platform

HAMBURG | Computop's Paygate payment platform is now available through IBM Websphere Commerce, a platform enabling merchants to easily interact with customers for cross-channel commerce. 

IBM Websphere Commerce Plug-In

IBM WebSphere Commerce provides a customer interaction platform for cross-channel commerce. It can be used by companies of all sizes, from small businesses, to large enterprises, and for many different industries. It provides easy-to-use tools for business users to centrally manage a cross-channel strategy.

The IBM Websphere Commerce Plug-in allows national and international payment methods to be integrated smoothly and quickly. “Thanks to complete pre-configuration of the payment methods, the module reduces the integration costs by up to 90 percent," says Stefan Grieben, member of the Management Board of novomind, one of the larger implementation partners of IBM Websphere Commerce.

Supported Payment Methods

The Computop payment module for IBM WCS is integrated into the normal checkout process and communicates with the Paygate payment platform of payment service provider Computop. The integration processes make a distinction between credit card payments such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express or debit cards and online payment methods such as PayPal or “Sofortüberweisung”. The advantage is that all payment methods can be integrated into the online shop via a single interface. It is also possible to adjust the Computop credit card template to the operator’s own design. In nearby future more online payment methods will be added.


Tokens support Repeat Order Billing

The credit card data is always processed in the PCI-DSS compliant Computop systems and no credit card data is stored in the systems of the online shop. Nevertheless, online retailers and businesses are able to use credit card data for repeat orders by using Computop's Paygate feature to use 'pseudo card numbers'. This feature enables merchants to use tokens to instruct the Paygate Platform to bill a specific card number. Especially for merchants within returning customers or recurring billing for e.g. memberships, an important feature.



About Computop

Computop is a leading global payment service provider (PSP) that provides compliant and secure e-commerce, Point of Sale (PoS), m-commerce and Mail Order and Telephone Order (MOTO) payments globally. The company, founded in 1997, is headquartered in Bamberg, Germany, with local teams in the US, UK and China. Computop processes transactions totalling $8+ billion per year, for over 2500 large international merchants within industries such as retail, travel and gaming. Global customers include C&A, Fossil, Metro Cash & Carry, Samsung and TUI. In order to provide a complete multichannel solution for merchants, Computop has an international partner network and a global banking portfolio providing merchants with a seamless and secure transaction process, including its recent acquisition of assets from EOS Payment and Otto Group to provide payment services for merchants previously using the EOS Payment system.

Sourced from Computop, May 5th, 2014

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