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New partnership promises simplified payment handling for international retailers

Folsom, CA – July 24, 2012 – Retail Pro International has announced a new partnership with Global Blue, an industry-leading payment services enabler renowned for their international functionality and extensive card payment industry service expertise. Global Blue’s pan global payment solution alleviates the stress associated with employing multiple payment solutions for different geographies, giving international retailers added peace of mind and consistent operating processes while also serving local retailers in each of the represented countries. Global Blue’s payment handling capability exists in a very organic synergy to the way Retail Pro has been doing business across the globe, delivering on their promise of bringing robust world-class retail management tools to specialty retailers. 

OneInterface, Global Blue’s middleware application for Retail Pro, takes flexibility to a new level by delivering a host of adaptable EFT functionalities for retailers around the world. OneInterface:

  • provides connections from third-party payment terminals,
  • works in multiple countries
  • consolidates data into standard reports
  • has an enterprise module available for central help desk management, monitoring, and alerting services. 

Mike Bishop, Vice President of Business Development for Retail Pro International commented: “Our EFT partnership with Global Blue is very promising, as it enables us to offer consistent, reliable payment handling tools for our customers wherever they happen to do business. I think that speaks for itself.” 

With an eye on retail’s payment handling future Retail Pro International and Global Blue have expressed their ongoing commitment to upholding data security. To meet the challenge of maintaining PCI compliance across global markets, both solution providers stay far ahead of the curve on creating products that offer greater security than the competition. From robust encryption and security features, to automatic segregation of sensitive data, these companies have risen to the challenge of providing robust PCI compliance internationally. “Global Blue additionally employs multiple software architectures to give customers expanded options in their compliance management, making an EFT solution that’s as flexible as it is secure”, added Michael Balzer, SVP OneInterface at Global Blue. “We are really excited to be partnering with Retail Pro International to offer our services into the broader Retail Pro community.” 

Partnership between Retail Pro International and Global Blue produces a truly international solution for global retailers. Retail Pro’s software architecture is intrinsically designed to operate internationally, allowing retailers to go anywhere their business takes them.  And by using Global Blue’s borderless EFT solution, international businesses using Retail Pro software can benefit from having a single, flexible, and secure payment handling approach in any market.

 

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About Retail Pro

Retail Pro International, LLC is a leading global provider of Point of Sale, Store Operations, Merchandising, Business Intelligence, and Multi-channel software applications.  For over 20 years it has been helping specialty retailers achieve their full potential by providing a unique, scalable, reliable, and highly customizable retail management solution.  

 

With more than 90 offices across 47 countries, Retail Pro's network of business partners provides local support and service for its worldwide customer base in the customer's local language and time-zone. More than 52,000 retail stores in 86 countries using 18 different languages trust Retail Pro® to manage their operations; from single stores to prestigious, multi-national retailers, Retail Pro is the proven global solution for serious retailers worldwide.

 

For more information, please visit www.retailpro.com.

 

 

About Global Blue

Global Blue’s OneInterface™ is a software application that seamlessly integrates Point of Sale, software and payment systems, payment terminals, acquirers, processors, and value-added services such as Tax Free Shopping and Currency Choice. The standardized integration methods and API’s that OneInterface™ offers ensures Point of Sale, and Retailer customers enjoy access to a wide variety of payment systems and options around the world.

Global Blue works with over 270,000 of the world’s favourite retailers, shopping brands and hotels in over 40 countries and serves in excess of 60,000 travellers each and every day. The company’s ambition is to become the beacon for international shopping and spending across the globe.

Global Blue’s OneInterface™ hubs are located in New York, Singapore and London, with corporate headquarters in Nyon, close to Geneva , Switzerland. More information about Global Blue is available at www.global-blue.com/corporate

 

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