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Cards Off Selects Sterling Commerce Solution to Combat Online Fraud and Ensure a Secure Order to Delivery Process

Published 29 May 2009 | By Sterling Commerce

Sterling Commerce, an AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) company, today announced that Cards Off, an online payment-transaction provider, has selected Sterling Multi-Enterprise Finance Gateway to provide consumers and retailers with secure end-to-end online transactions, from order to delivery.

Cards Off enables customers to purchase goods on the internet while safeguarding their personal information. With Sterling Multi-Enterprise Finance Gateway, Cards Off is able to provide an innovative, value-added service for online transactions, ensuring payments are secure, that personal identities are protected and that all deliveries are fulfilled successfully.

Sterling Multi-Enterprise Finance Gateway acts as a central hub for the automated and secure exchange of information between the bank, the web merchant, the logistics provider and the customer. It benefits both the web merchant and Cards Off customers:

  • For web merchants, accountable for protecting against risk, it maximises the revenue opportunity by protecting against payment fraud or identity theft and eliminating errors caused by manual intervention.
  • For customers, it helps improve the online shopping experience by capturing user identities securely and quickly, enabling customers to purchase goods without repeatedly submitting their debit or credit card details. The ease of the shopping experience results in enhanced customer loyalty and re-purchase.

Denis Gaultier, chief technology officer for Cards Off, said: Online transactions involve extremely complex processing, connecting multiple partners across the supply chain. Sterling Multi-Enterprise Finance Gateway plays a critical role in facilitating the information exchange across financial and logistics processes, enabling us to provide secure, end-to-end transactions.

Ultimately this allows us to meet the needs of our customers, consistently delivering on client satisfaction while remaining cost-effective. It will also act as a reliable, scalable and secure platform that will support our goal for geographic expansion.

Sterling Multi-Enterprise Finance Gateway integrates with the Cards Off SAP-enabled ERP system, centralising and administering the flow of transaction data. It also ensures Cards Off complies with data integration standards required by the relevant banks, enabling Cards Off to be one of the first payment institutions as defined by the European Community Payment Services Directive.

Richard Spong, financial services industry marketing manager of Sterling Commerce, said: Centralised administration helps provide visibility into the supply chain so Cards Off can extend its processes and transaction information to third-party companies implicated in the order, be they in the financial value chain or the physical supply chain. The solution is straightforward and offers a quick route between all points of contact, while maintaining reliability and security.