“Atos is awarded the ‘2012 Innovative Payments Trophy'”

Paris, 22 March 2012

Atos Worldline, which brings together Atos core expertise in hi-tech transactional services, has been awarded the 2012 Innovative Payments Trophy in the “Customer Experience” category at the PayForum trade fair in Paris for its innovative ‘Cross Channel Payment' solution. Developed by Atos Worldline, this R&D concept provides a single mobile payment experience regardless of the initial payment channel – web, mobile, connected TV, IVS or call centre. Atos Worldline improves the purchasing process and continuity between channels through innovation.

Depending on the original transaction channel, payment interfaces and interactions are often different. Cross Channel Payment lets users transform their smartphones into “Personal Payment Terminals”. Cross Channel Payment's innovative power lies in interrupting the channel while ensuring an unbroken user experience.

The advantages of Cross Channel Payment:

  • The solution provides banks, online retailers and other payment service providers with a simple and secure payment process which is standardised across all channels so as to increase the conversion rate.
  • An innovation in payment methods strengthens image and support and increases the number of transactions processed.
  • It allows users to feel secure, confident and reassured in their payment experiences regardless of the transaction channel.
  • Creation of new functionalities, for example, delegating the purchasing act to a third party without having to pass on bank details.
The solution may be offered to banks, merchants and payment service providers who are seeking to innovate and streamline their customer experience.

Denis Faivre, Director of Innovation at Atos Worldline: “This R&D project forms part of Atos Worldline's commitment to continued development of innovations in the payment field. We are proud to have won this trophy as it highlights this capacity for innovation. Users will experience many benefits which are designed to make daily life considerably easier with regard to payments.”
Atos Worldline is present at PayForum, the annual gathering for payment professionals, held at the Étoile Saint-Honoré in Paris on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 March 2012. Experts on the Atos Worldline stand will be speaking about innovative solutions including: Simple and strong authentication for sensitive online transactions, thanks to the Smartphone Sea on mobile application, the centralised electronic payment solution, the Central Acceptance solution, which complies with PCI-DSS requirements and independent and centralised payment terminals.

About Atos
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 pro forma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

About Atos Worldline
Atos Worldline brings together Atos core expertise in Hi-Tech Transactional Services (HTTS) with over 35 years of experience and recognized know-how in the payment industry. A leader in end-to-end services for critical electronic transactions, Atos Worldline is specialised in electronic payment services (including issuing, acquiring, terminals, and card and non-card payment solutions & processing), eServices for customers, citizens and communities (eCS) as well as services for financial markets. Atos Worldline is committed to continuous R&D and innovation so its customers can benefit from leading-edge solutions to stay ahead of market evolutions. Atos Worldline generates annual revenues of € 913 million and employs over 5,400 people in the world. For more information, please visit: atosworldline.com

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Jose de Vries
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