Clear2Pay, a next generation payment solutions provider, has signed a partnership agreement with GFI Informatique (FR) for a number of joint activities. These include, in a first stage, the hosting of Clear2Pay’s solutions around ebanking and Electronic Banking Internet Communication Standard (EBICS) delivered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS), and also a full reseller agreement on the Integri Test tools and expertise portfolio, as well as implementation support on the delivery of Clear2Pay payment projects.
Based on the initial co-operation of GFI Labs Mobile on the recently launched PocketBanking product, it was decided to formalise the working relationship under an agreement that would focus the multi-form collaboration and expertise on hosting the ebanking product range as a service, which meets with high demand from, in particular, the African continent, and the EBICS solution, to provide flexibility in responding to the French banks challenges which offer this communication protocol to their clients. During the projects, GFI also gained experience of the niche test tools and expertise of the Integri team, primarily in the mobile and NFC domain. It was thus agreed that GFI would act as a reseller for Integri products and services in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
Nicolas Métivier, general manager Clear2Pay France, said: “We have found that partnerships have the best chance of offering true synergy if they arise from experience on working together in client and product facing projects on EBICS and PocketBanking. This is clearly the case in this partnership; through our experience on a product development team we saw a real understanding for our product scope and vision on their side, and we came to appreciate their expertise in mobility and hosting.”
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