Tsys has produced its agenda for connected mobility to support commerce for digitally active consumers, or those accustomed to navigating their daily lives with smart phones, tablets, game systems, electronic readers and computers. This initiative will enable consumers and businesses to connect and communicate in real time through a variety of devices that support mobility, business applications and commerce.
The agenda will offer technology, including application programming interface (API) interfaces and consumer-facing applications, to support any mobile network operator (MNO), manufacturer, wallet provider, applications provider or payments network. It includes three themes – payments, communications and commerce. The payments theme includes NFC and cloud-based products with both payment and acceptance capabilities; the communications theme includes consumer-directed alerts, transactions and notification preference products; and the commerce theme will include wallets, offers and financial management tools
“Two years ago the devices of choice were smartphones; now they are tablets. Regardless of the devices used tomorrow, our focus on people-centred payments paves the way for this agenda, with functionality to support mobility, applications and commerce across any device,” said Paul Bridgewater, group executive of global product, Tsys. “Today’s consumers prefer trusted alternative channels for increased mobility to facilitate online business and commerce – and they expect security, reliability and a seamless purchase experience that is simple and intuitive. This agenda truly puts people at the centre of payments.”
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