Source: ACI Worldwide
ACI Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACIW), a leading international provider of payment systems, has announced the latest release of ACI Retail Commerce Server™. This version is integrated with ISD Corporation's In-Store suite of products, following the acquisition of ISD in March 2011. ACI is now a pre-eminent provider of a truly comprehensive retailer payment solution, serving 14 of the top 25 U.S. retailers.
The retail industry remains under tremendous pressure to lower costs, improve service, secure transactions, and simultaneously drive strategic innovation. The combined offerings of ISD and ACI Worldwide give merchants a complete payment processing and value add solution; from driving the point of interaction devices in the stores, through to authorization and settlement, while reducing scope of PCI compliance.
Existing ISD customers now have the option to move to an ACI On Demand (AOD) model, which relieves the merchant from the everyday responsibilities of installing, deploying, configuring, and maintaining the software solution. This offer includes the additional Retail Commerce Server self-managed solutions, such as gift cards, loyalty, check management, and refund management. For existing customers of Retail Commerce Server, integrating the ISD In-Store solution enables them to significantly reduce the scope and cost of PCI compliance by managing the sensitive card data on behalf of the POS network.
Louis Blatt, chief product officer at ACI Worldwide said, "The successful integration of ISD components into Retail Commerce Server has delivered one of the industry's most unified payment solutions with a broad and integrated range of functionality for retailers. The product leads in its ability to reduce costs and improve the delivery of new revenue enhancing services, while easing the compliance process. The straightforward product integration shows the complementary product suites of the two companies, and reinforces the benefits of the acquisition to all our retail customers."