Certipost, joint venture of Belgacom and the Belgian Post, and Clear2Pay, the Brussels-based software vendor of next generation payment solutions for financial institutions, enter into a strategic partnership. A first move in the partnership is the migration of the GreenPark retail platform to Certipost. The GreenPark services will be integrated into Certipost's JCommerceRetail.com platform. Secondly, Certipost and Clear2Pay will offer each other's solutions to their customers. Finally, both companies will study mutual market opportunities concerning electronic communications, transactions and payments.
In a first phase, some thirty customers connected to Clear2Pay's GreenPark (ex-Tectrade) platform will be transferred to the JCommerceRetail platform, offering parallel functionality and allowing over 800 suppliers to collaborate electronically with European retailers. Certipost and Clear2Pay guarantee a swift transition of all communication services.
Certipost's JCommerceRetail platform (www.JCommerceRetail.com) is the biggest transaction hub in the Benelux region and allows for the easy exchange and integration of trading documents, like purchase orders, despatch advices and invoices, between food and non-food suppliers and European retailers.
Erik Weytjens, CEO of Certipost: "It is our ambition to offer the best solutions available to companies and specific market segments, like the retail industry, enabling the efficient exchange and certification of electronic documents. The collaboration with Clear2Pay perfectly supports that vision."
Michel Akkermans, Chairman & CEO of Clear2Pay, states: "We are delighted that a strategic player like Certipost will be our partner in setting a footprint for the entire industry. Together we aim for more efficient electronic transaction processing, each in our specific segment. Harmonisation is important for our customers, and therefore we kick-off the partnership by moving our services to the larger scale Certipost platform. Clear2Pay's next step will be to create a way forward by adding payments functionality, in order to make it a richer platform for the business community. After all, our strategic focus is being a technology supplier to all players in the financial value chain, rather than being an application service provider."