“Atos Origin adds PayPal to its Secure Internet Processing Services (SIPS) platform”
Paris, July 5, 2007
Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company, has included PayPal in its Secure Internet Processing Services (SIPS*) platform. With this partnership, Europe's leading online payment processor gives SIPS-equipped commercial sites the ability to offer PayPal in their payment options. There are some 35 million PayPal account members in Europe.
Atos Worldline has provided Internet payment solutions for more than ten years and is constantly upgrading its online payment platform. Atos Worldline offers its 13,000 SIPS-equipped clients an ever-growing range of payment options while guaranteeing optimal security, ergonomics and speed.
Because growth in Internet sales is closely linked to the variety and reliability of payment options available to online shoppers, Atos Worldline has included PayPal in its SIPS platform. This gives e-merchants the possibility of offering PayPal alongside private label cards, credit cards, online credit, traditional payment cards and other solutions. With five million accounts open in France, more than one out of four web shoppers use PayPal.
To guarantee the partnership's success, Atos Worldline focused on ensuring quick integration of PayPal into SIPS and smooth management of related transactions. PayPal opens easily without affecting the merchant site's ergonomics. All payments made through PayPal are integrated in the merchant's transaction management system in the same way as other payment methods supported by SIPS.
Nicolas Aubin, CIO of Aquarelle.com, the first e-merchant to offer PayPal in SIPS payment solution, commented on his site's experience:
“PayPal has been available on our SIPS platform since May 16. Integrating PayPal took just a day, testing included. In two and a half weeks, Aquarelle.com recorded 1,250 PayPal transactions. We were astounded. Just a few months ago, we thought that PayPal wasn't very widely used in France, but the results proved that, on the contrary, it is very popular with French online shoppers.”
* French leader since 1996, Atos Worldline SIPS (Secure Internet Processing Services) solution is a comprehensive on line payment solution. SIPS secures e-commerce as well as mail order and telesales. With over 13,000 equipped e-commerce sites in Europe, SIPS handles more than 8 million of transactions per month. PCI DSS certified by Visa & MasterCard since February 2006, SIPS offers a service with one of the highest levels of security currently available (data protection, SSL, secured servers, PCI D).
Further information on: www.sips.atosorigin.com
Founded in 1998, PayPal, an eBay company, enables any individual or business with an email address to send and receive payments online securely and easily using a bank account, credit card or stored balance. Because PayPal allows customers to shop online without sharing their financial information with merchants, privacy is built into the service. PayPal has nearly 143 million accounts and is available to users in 190 markets around the world.
More information about the company can be found at https://www.paypal.fr
In 1997, François and Henri de Maublanc combined their shared passion for flowers and new technologies by opening Aquarelle.com on the Internet. The Aquarelle brand had already been in existence for ten years through a network of flower shops in Paris and the rest of France. Unlike sites that transmit floral orders, Aquarelle.com prepares exactly the same bouquet presented online. In just a few years, Aquarelle.com has become the European leader in online flower sales through its seven sites in France, other European countries and the United States.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.4 billion and it employs 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company
Atos Worldline is a major European player in the processing of high-volume electronic transactions, specialised in end-to-end payment services – issuing, acquiring and developing payment technology solutions – card processing, CRM and eServices (internet, voice and mobile services). With the focus on technological innovation, Atos Worldline implements its solutions in processing or integration mode. In December 2006, the acquisition of Banksys and Bank Card Company (BCC) has been contributing to create a European leader in Payment Services, with combined pro forma 2006 revenues of EUR 630 million and 4,000 employees.
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