The awards were given in five categories:
Most Innovative Consumer or Corporate Payments Product or Feature
Most Innovative & Advanced Payments Software/Hardware Product
Most Innovative & Cost Effective Vendor Developed Payments Processing Solution
Most Innovative & Advanced Vendor Developed Payments Service
Payments Solution that has added to the Development of SEPA
ITD’s Project which was ranked the second at the “Most Innovative & Advanced Vendor Developed Payments Service” category, had been firstly run and used by Garanti Bank and Turkiye Is Bankasi in Turkey.
In order to meet the needs in this area in Turkey, ITD and SBS formed a strategic business partnership. Within the scope of the project, ITD provides software and hardware supporting multiple functions to high security standards (EMV, credit/debit, loyalty etc), while SBS provides all services related to member workplaces (instalment, training, maintenance, distribution of materials, help desk, etc) and where necessary network access services.
The infrastructure of the service is designed so as to support the existing applications and business flows of every financial institution. In addition to this feature, the service has a structure that can support new applications, including security standards that may be adopted by financial institutions. Thus, merchants will be able to continue their transactions with minimum training, and financial institutions having the shared POS service will be able to introduce business flows easily.
“As ITD, we aim to develop and provide the leading and best of breed technology solutions to the sectors where we are active in. With this point of view, we developed a project with the contribution of our business partners and customers. We think this project is beneficial to all the members and segments of the payments systems’ such as financial instutions, merchants, card holders and service companies. We’re extremely proud of having this award and we believe that we will contribute to the growth rate in the finance sector with this service,” said Fahir zcan, General Manager of ITD.
The awards were presented to the winners at the award ceremony which was held within PlusCON Conference in Copenhagen on April 26, 2005.
Founded in Istanbul in 1991, ITD -letiim Teknoloji Danmanlk Ticaret A.. provides services on payment and voice systems. Due to the founder’s experience in the financial industry, as well as the importance of this sector in Turkey, the financial market was the starting point of all activities at ITD.
Particularly addressing to finance, telecommunications and retail industries, ITD offers solutions on call automation, interactive voice response systems, call/contact center solutions, speech recognition and customer service automation. According to the market needs, ITD converts its know-how into value added solutions and products. MagiContact Product Family which was announced within the year 2004, has been developed to complement ITD’s voice systems solutions.
ITD provides various services in payment systems ranging from POS terminals, to end-to-end payment solutions, smart card payment terminals, risk / fraud management solutions, loyalty solutions and card management systems. ITD also completes its payment and voice automation solutions with Help Desk, CRM and Business Technology Optimization packages.
About European Payments Consulting Association:
The European Payments Consulting Association (EPCA), a European Economic Interest Group, was founded in 2001 by PlusCON ApS in Copenhagen, Paysys Financial Services Cons GmbH in Frankfurt and Payment Systems Europe Limited in London. It has recently increased its membership to six, extending its operations in Germany, Scandinavia and the UK to include the Netherlands, Turkey and France.
The objectives of the organisation are to link independent payment consulting companies across Europe. Members of EPCA share experience and collectively bid for pan European assignments.