First of Omaha Merchant Processing and plaNet Consulting, Inc. Announce Strategic Partnership
plaNet Consulting, a leading provider of e-business solutions, and First of Omaha Merchant Processing a premier processor in the direct marketing industry, announced an agreement to provide integrated e-business solutions. This strategic parnership will allow First of Omaha to leverage its existing infrastructure in delivering settlement data and monthly statement data to its agent banks and merchants via the Internet.
“plaNet Consulting products provide us with the level of security needed for the latest card processing technologies in Internet commerce solutions,” explained Nick Baxter, president of First of Omaha. “The management team and product architects from plaNet Consulting deliver the expertise for us to continue our customer service in a diversified product line.”
“The e-business market is rapidly changing, especially as it relates to the Internet,” said Alan Michels, plaNet Consulting CEO. “Our partnership with First of Omaha extends the quality of service its clients expect for processing in the direct marketing and bankcard industries” plaNet Consulting’s products allow direct access to transaction information from anywhere in the world at any time of day in a secure web-based environment.
About First of Omaha Merchant Processing
First of Omaha Merchant Processing is a wholly owned subsidiary of First National Bank of Omaha. Founded in 1863, First National Bank of Omaha is the 32nd oldest nationally chartered bank in existence. First of Omaha is a premier processor in the direct marketing industry and processes bankcard transactions for large and small retailers, restaurants, lodging merchants, petroleum marketers, associations/franchise groups, and banks as well.
Cardservice International Parners with plaNet Consulting To Provide Merchants with Easy-to-Use E-Commerce Software
Electronic commerce solutions provider plaNet Consulting, Inc. announced today that it is partnering with CardService International, Inc., a premier provider of secured payment processing on the Internet, to provide merchants with a means of accessing information about their accounts at any time and from any place.
Cardservice International is licensing plaNet Consulting’s icFoundation and icAcquirer software products. The two applications are part of plaNet Consulting’s Intelligent Commerce suite of Web-based products. icFoundation is an easily customized application to provide rapid deployment of e-commerce, including intranet, extranet and Internet applications. icAcquirer is geared to the merchant acquiring industry and provides users with a comprehensive view of the transactions, chargebacks, retrievals, batch totals and preformatted statements. Additionally, this information can be accessed from anywhere and any time.
“Providing our customers a self-service channel to obtain the information they need to manage their business was very important to us,” said Timothy Miller, Cardservice International’s senior vice president of operations. “We chose plaNet Consulting because of its knowledge of the industry and because the Intelligent Commerce products are built on a strong architecture that we can further leverage for other business applications.”
“Cardservice International is viewed as a technology leader in the payment industry and we are excited that it has chosen to partner with plaNet Consulting and purchase our icAcquirer and icFoundation products,” commented Alan Michels, plaNet Consulting’s president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to working with this industry leader to better serve its customers and further enable its growth.”
About Cardservice International, Inc.
Cardservice International, Inc., is a global leader in providing real-time secure credit card transactions to merchants. Cardservice offers merchants a cost-effective service tailored to their businesses, enabling them to provide credit card processing over the Internet as well as to the traditional marketplace. The company’s LinkPoint Secure Payment Gateway utilizes state-of-the-art Secure Sockets Layer technology and is easily scalable to any size business. The gateway is designed to communicate in real time with a business core data-processing system to allow online transactions to be posted immediately. The gateway also delivers a full range of capabilities, including sales, returns, authorizations, online check processing and comprehensive real-time reports for easy Web management.
First National Bank of Omaha and plaNet Consulting, Inc. Announce Strategic Partnership
plaNet Consulting, a leading supplier of enterprise e-business solutions, and First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO) announced today an agreement to provide integrated e-business solutions. This strategic partnership will allow FNBO to fully integrate plaNet Consulting’s icFountation web infrastructure product along with its icAcquirer merchant acquiring application for instantaneous access to financial transactions from anywhere in the world plaNet Consulting will utilize FNBO’s new Technology Center in Omaha, Neb. to deliver Total Solution Provider (TSP) solutions to its customer base.
“plaNet Consulting solutions provide the framework and architecture for processing the immense volumes of complex interactions that financial e-commerce applications must routinely handle,” explained Russ Oatman, FNBO’s senior vice president. “The experience and philosophy of plaNet Consulting’s management align with FNBO’s focus on high-volume, mission-critical data systems, and we’re impressed with its list of satisfied clients.”
“The continued rapid growth of the ASP and TSP markets demonstrates that this industry is one of the hottest in the technology sector,” said Alan Michels plaNet Consulting CEO. “The industry has come to expect innovative financial services solutions from plaNet Consulting. Our parnership with FNBO provides an operational capability in item processing that is exceptional in the industry and very strategic in our vision of the marketplace.” ASPs combine traditional outsourcing principles with the Internet to offer a compelling alternative to buying shring-wrapped software and implementing it in-house.Details