Leading European processor migrates to WAY4
Nets, a leading European card service provider, has migrated its issuing business to OpenWay’s WAY4 payment processing system. Data migration is complete, and operation of the first bank in the project has already been launched. With the issuing volumes of 2.5 million cards, Nets is among the ten largest payment processors in Europe, and hopes to climb even higher with the help of the new infrastructure.
April 22, 2013
Having already proven its strong positions in Europe, WAY4 was Nets’ preferred choice when the processor decided to migrate from their enterprise system. “We selected WAY4 in order to promote further development of our payment card issuing services. At the same time, it was necessary to ensure seamless integration of WAY4 with the systems of banks, our clients. An additional challenge was the need to migrate roughly 2 million existing cards in a way that is unnoticeable to the end-user,” says Senior Vice President, Mikko Pilkama, responsible for Nets´ Issuing Services.
Mikko Pilkama continues: ”It was essential for us to be able to find a proven state of the art platform for our issuing business continuum. Moreover, for a payment processor like Nets, growth of the processing volumes depends on us supporting our banking customers to increase their revenues. For this reason we chose WAY4 platform and OpenWay as our partner.”
“In our line of work, a key to success is cooperation between the client and the vendor, i.e. team play,” says Wim Pardon, Managing Director of OpenWay EMEA. “It allows us to create/build a united and well-coordinated project team and it provides us with a reliable basis for further collaborations. Having started with migration of one bank, and with many more to follow, we are very happy with our partnership with Nets, which allows us to quickly implement joint projects to the highest standards and to help our clients grow.”
Nets specialise in managing digital values through the delivery of strategic consulting and IT solutions. We enable a more efficient society and optimise our customers’ business through the way we handle money, information and identities digitally. We have one of the most extensive product portfolios in Europe and our ambition is to become an even stronger partner to our customers by supporting their business, nationally as well as internationally. Nets has 2,700 employees in Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Estonia and a yearly turnover of EUR 850 million.
OpenWay Group was founded over 15 years ago. We develop WAY4, an innovative e-payment processing framework for banks, payment processors, telcos and petrol companies.
OpenWay was initially headquartered in Brussels, Belgium with one R&D team there and another in St. Petersburg, Russia. Today we are a global company with 10 offices and 130 customers around the world.
Our portfolio consists of WAY4 Card and Merchant Management, Financial Switching, Personalised Channel Banking, Prepaid Cards, E-Commerce, Mobile Payments, Digital Wallet, DCC, Fuel Cards, and other solutions.
Our customers include tier-1 giants, mid-size companies, and ambitious start-ups:
- Equens, Western Europe (SEPA-acquiring of 0.5 million merchants on WAY4)
- Savings Bank of Russia (issuing and acquiring back-office, and authorization switch for 140 million credit and debit cards on WAY4)
- SIX Group, a leading European payment company processing over 4,000,000 cards and migrated over 30 banks to WAY4 within 15 months
- Comdata, USA (commercial cards on WAY4)
- Network International, the Middle East (a processing center with approximately 60 banks on WAY4)
- Raiffeisenbank Int., Eastern Europe (a processing center for 15 banks and countries on WAY4)
- Bank Audi, MENA region (more than 40 card products on WAY4 including NFC)
- Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan (the first bank to launch Visa P2P Mobile Transfers)
- Lukoil Intercard, Eastern Europe (B2B fuel cards with comprehensive loyalty services on WAY4)
WAY4 live installations consistently demonstrate high performance; for example, 90 million cards issued and authorized on a single platform and 12 million POS/ATM clearing transactions processed daily by a single acquirer.
OpenWay, known for its commitment to long-term relationships, both serves customers locally and provides global support. Today our team unites approximately 500 payment business, digital technology, and security professionals.