Welcome!

News Feed Item

First Data Opens Up the Future of Global Commerce with Broadened Collaboration, Expanded Developer Tools

In a rapidly evolving FinTech ecosystem, speed, agility, and collaboration are critical. That’s why today First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, is launching First Data Integrated Solutions Group (ISG), a new business segment focused on expanded software developer tools for integration with First Data’s platforms. With the formation of First Data Integrated Solutions Group, First Data is deepening its engagement with independent software vendors (ISVs), value-added resellers (VARs), software developers, system integrators, and other market participants to expand commerce capabilities around the globe.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170113005295/en/

“First Data has a long and established heritage of working with a diverse group of software partners, from leading developers in Silicon Valley to multinational technology companies,” said Dan Charron, EVP of Global Business Solutions, First Data. “The First Data Integrated Solutions Group is an important milestone in our effort to further enhance our market-leading platform and operational processes to better serve partners and clients who have increasingly sophisticated technology needs.”

First Data Integrated Solutions

With support from First Data’s Integrated Solutions Group, partners will be able to easily integrate and certify their solutions with First Data. A full library of easy-to-use integration specifications, allowing developers to securely embed payments and other value-added services into their software applications, will be available as part of First Data’s ISG. Developers can also take advantage of a self-guided certification process or work with First Data specialists for certification assistance.

Partners will receive a “one-stop-shop” experience that addresses the full spectrum of developer needs, including:

  • A developer portal for ISVs to manage their relationship with First Data, including self-directed or assisted integration as well as account management
  • A broad menu of commercial options tailored to partners’ individual preferences, including referral, independent reseller, or payment facilitator
  • Sales, marketing, and training support
  • Competitive, transparent compensation and incentive structures
  • Automated boarding processes
  • An extensive array of value-added services that complement payment card processing, such as TransArmor security, loyalty offerings, eCommerce solutions, and data & analytics tools
  • 24/7 dedicated partner service and support
  • Hardware fulfillment
  • Access to First Data’s global merchant acquiring footprint through a single integration

First Data is also launching enhancements to its Clover point-of-sale platform that allow developers to build their own branded solutions for merchants within the platform. The enhancements include:

  • Use of Clover as a PCI PTS with SRED compliant, semi-integrated terminal that supports EMV, contactless payments, physical and virtual gift cards, and electronic checks
  • A new “Platform-as-a-service” model, which allows POS developers to build their software directly on top of Clover’s operating system and modular APIs
  • Access to Clover source code, allowing developers to write their own register and order applications that can be deployed through the Clover cloud-based operating system

“The launch of Integrated Solutions marks an important new chapter of openness for First Data, and continues the spirit of collaboration we have built in recent years,” said Guy Chiarello, President, First Data. “From our point-of-sale operating systems to our eCommerce solutions and mobile technology, First Data has made significant strides in building platforms to spur the development of next-generation FinTech innovations.”

In addition, ISG today is announcing a collaboration with KWI, the pioneer of real-time cloud technology solutions for specialty retailers. KWI is the latest of many partners to integrate with First Data on a robust POS device that supports merchandising, omnichannel commerce, loyalty, and loss prevention.

“Working with First Data, we are able to provide the first end-to-end platform for specialty retailers that is both completely scalable and EMV ready, eliminating the cost and complexity of required certifications,” said Sam Kliger, Founder and CEO of KWI. “The collaboration we announce today takes an innovative approach to solving some of the most significant challenges facing retailers now and in the future.”

The KWI partnership follows First Data’s successful integration with other leading software partners including Bypass Mobile, the developer of POS software for the sports and entertainment industries, and Booker Software, a provider of cloud-based appointment-booking and marketing software for the service industry.

EJ Jackson joins First Data to lead ISG

First Data has hired EJ Jackson, a widely-respected industry leader, to head up ISG. Jackson has spent more than two decades in leadership, product strategy, business development, marketing, and sales for VC-backed software companies. He comes to First Data from SAP, where he served as SVP and GM of SAP Anywhere. Prior to his role at SAP, Jackson was the president and founder of Provade Inc., a leading VMS SaaS provider in the market.

“I’m excited to join the First Data team and look forward to collaborating directly with the company’s partners across the ISV and software developer community,” said Jackson. “By leveraging the agility of our partners combined with the distribution, scale, and innovation of First Data, we can deliver best-in-class solutions to the marketplace.”

“EJ has a proven track record of understanding the important role the developer community plays in the commerce ecosystem. We are thrilled to welcome him to the First Data team,” added Charron.

To learn more about First Data’s Integrated Solutions Group, visit our website.

About First Data

First Data (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. The company’s 24,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,500 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Me...
"With Digital Experience Monitoring what used to be a simple visit to a web page has exploded into app on phones, data from social media feeds, competitive benchmarking - these are all components that are only available because of some type of digital asset," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named “Global Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datera, that offers a radically new data management architecture, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datera is transforming the traditional datacenter model through modern cloud simplicity. The technology industry is at another major inflection point. The rise of mobile, the Internet of Things, data storage and Big...
"Outscale was founded in 2010, is based in France, is a strategic partner to Dassault Systémes and has done quite a bit of work with divisions of Dassault," explained Jackie Funk, Digital Marketing exec at Outscale, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We were founded in 2003 and the way we were founded was about good backup and good disaster recovery for our clients, and for the last 20 years we've been pretty consistent with that," noted Marc Malafronte, Territory Manager at StorageCraft, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Kubernetes is an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes was originally built by Google, leveraging years of experience with managing container workloads, and is now a Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) project. Kubernetes has been widely adopted by the community, supported on all major public and private cloud providers, and is gaining rapid adoption in enterprises. However, Kubernetes may seem intimidating and complex ...
While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn't any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Frey, Vice President of S...
"DivvyCloud as a company set out to help customers automate solutions to the most common cloud problems," noted Jeremy Snyder, VP of Business Development at DivvyCloud, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We focus on SAP workloads because they are among the most powerful but somewhat challenging workloads out there to take into public cloud," explained Swen Conrad, CEO of Ocean9, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"As we've gone out into the public cloud we've seen that over time we may have lost a few things - we've lost control, we've given up cost to a certain extent, and then security, flexibility," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics,in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We provide IoT solutions. We provide the most compatible solutions for many applications. Our solutions are industry agnostic and also protocol agnostic," explained Richard Han, Head of Sales and Marketing and Engineering at Systena America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
DX World EXPO, LLC., a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team. The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology world in a conversation about Digital Transformation," he said in making the announcement.
"I think DevOps is now a rambunctious teenager – it’s starting to get a mind of its own, wanting to get its own things but it still needs some adult supervision," explained Thomas Hooker, VP of marketing at CollabNet, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We are still a relatively small software house and we are focusing on certain industries like FinTech, med tech, energy and utilities. We help our customers with their digital transformation," noted Piotr Stawinski, Founder and CEO of EARP Integration, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.