Barclaycard extends SAP partnership for payments acceptance

Barclaycard Payments has extended its partnership with SAP’s Commerce platform to widen payment acceptance capabilities.

The payments giant has extended its existing partnership with the business software firm by integrating its Smartpay gateway into SAP’s Upscale Commerce platform.

It will also enhance procure-to-pay services available through SAP Ariba.

Under the terms of the integration, which launches today, any business signed up to SAP Upscale Commerce will be able to access Barclaycard Smartpay, which the provider says offers frictionless customer experience and bolstered fraud defences.

SAP’s Upscale Commerce platform is designed for mobile and the integration with Smartpay aims to enable customers to convert more business online by removing friction from the payments process.

In addition, Barclaycard Payments is offering virtual card services to businesses using SAP Ariba or SAP ERP software, as part of its ‘procure to pay’ experience.

The developments are the latest additions to the partnership between Barclaycard Payments and SAP.

Previous collaborations have seen Barclaycard’s business-to-business payment solution, Precisionpay Bank Transfer, incorporated into the SAP Ariba Network and Barclaycard’s gateway product, Smartpay, integrated with SAP Commerce Cloud, the omni-channel commerce platform for larger retailers.

Nicole Olbe, managing director of Barclaycard Payments Partnerships, said: “Over the last eighteen months the pandemic and a changing consumer landscape have impacted the way businesses want to make and take payments.

“Our ever-evolving partnership with SAP is a result of listening to our customers and clients and making sure we are providing them with the tools and capabilities to thrive under challenging circumstances.”

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