First Data Announces Strategic Relationship with Wipro to Improve Global Client Support
- Category: International
ATLANTA, GA USA and Bangalore, India – JUNE 13, 2014 – First Data Corporation, the global leader in payment technology and services solutions and Wipro Ltd (NYSE: WIT), a leading information technology, consulting and outsourcing company, today announced a strategic relationship in which Wipro will provide development, implementation and testing services on First Data’s VisionPLUS® and AccessPLUS suite of software solutions. This agreement is part of First Data’s new developer license initiative, providing improved support to clients around the globe.
VisionPLUS is a payment processing solution for financial institutions that enables the issuance and processing of credit, debit, commercial and prepaid cards, as well as consumer loans, loyalty and merchant accounts on a single platform. AccessPLUS, offered with VisionPLUS, is a suite of business process management solutions that drives operational staff efficiency in servicing customers and supports portfolio parameter management.
Wipro joins the international ecosystem that enables First Data to bring application support services and innovation to clients using the VisionPLUS and AccessPLUS licensed software solutions. First Data’s developer license program further contributes to keeping the two suites of products flexible and up-to-date with new market trends and technology.
“We are pleased to have Wipro join our developer license network,” said Paolo Temporiti, general manager, VisionPLUS. “Our clients will benefit from the increased scale, extended capability and richness of Wipro’s global model and superior position in serving global financial institutions.”
Under the agreement, Wipro will be a systems implementation provider, offering installation, implementation, BAU support, development and testing services to the VisionPLUS and AccessPLUS solutions.
“New disruptors regularly emerge in the payments industry, posing challenges to financial institutions and retailers,” said Balasubramanian Ganesh, chief executive of Wipro’s products and solutions group. “This strategic relationship provides enhanced capability to First Data clients in meeting these challenges.”
Those interested in joining the First Data Developer License program should contact Eva Hughes, vice president of product management – Vision Payment Solutions, at firstname.lastname@example.org
About First Data
Around the world, every second of every day, First Data makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial institutions and their customers. First Data leverages its vast product portfolio and expertise to drive client revenue and profitability. Whether the choice of payment is by debit or credit card, gift card, check or mobile phone, online or at the checkout counter, First Data takes every opportunity to go beyond the transaction. More information about the company is available on FirstData.com as well as on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.
About Wipro Ltd.
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT) is a leading information technology, consulting and outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of “Business through Technology” helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner’s approach to delivering innovation and an organization-wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of 140,000 serving clients across 61 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com.
Cindi Kurczewski, First Data
Purnima Burman, Wipro
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