Barclaycard announced on Tuesday it had extended its partnership with SAP to include payment gateway access. Barclaycard, which is part of Barclays Bank UK PLC, claims to be a leading global payment business that helps consumers, retailers and businesses to make and take payments flexibly, and to access short-term credit and point of sale finance.
“The company is a pioneer of new forms of payments and is at the forefront of developing viable contactless and mobile payment schemes for today and cutting edge forms of payment for the future. Barclaycard also partners with a wide range of organisations across the globe to offer their customers or members payment options and credit.”
Barclaycard further stated that any business signed up to the SAP Commerce Cloud will be able to access Smartpay and take advantage of benefits including frictionless customer experience, bolstered fraud defenses, and consistent payments offering across online and offline channels.
“For companies who rely on the SAP Commerce Cloud to do business, implementation of Smartpay is swift and easy, and it removes the need to have multiple integrations with different payment providers. In turn, this means that organisations can offer the same payment experience to their customers across all physical, digital and mobile channels.”
Speaking about the partnership, Marc Pettican, President, Barclaycard Payments, stated:
“This expansion of our partnership with SAP opens up big opportunities not only for us but also for the many businesses that use the SAP Commerce Cloud across Europe. They will gain access to a leading payment gateway and will be able to offer customers a smooth, safe and seamless checkout experience.”
Charlie Platt, VP and Head of Strategic Customers, SAP UK, added:
“This innovative agreement demonstrates the power of our partnership with Barclaycard and our continued alignment to its long-term strategy. SAP Commerce Cloud customers can now deploy a trusted and market-leading payment gateway solution that can help to grow their businesses.”