Innovation, security and convenience – a trio that pays off

Innovation, security and convenience – a trio that pays off

In today’s digital age, the fintech world is moving ever faster, driven by a constant willingness to innovate and customer desire for convenience and security. Computop has been an innovator in the payment industry for 20 years. The company is taking this year’s anniversary as an opportunity to look at the developments in payment processing. 

E-commerce, m-commerce and wallets – an innovation in payment processing does not always need to involve new technology, but it does have to ensure convenience for the user in omni-channel environments. Following this vision, Computop – a pioneer in payment processing – has been developing individual, tailor-made, forward-looking solutions for 20 years. 

“We developed Computop Paygate in our student flat-share in Bamberg in November 1997 and made a name for ourselves by providing the (at the time) latest but complicated SET security standard as a service,” says Ralf Gladis, CEO & founder, looking back at the beginnings of the global payment service provider. He adds: “Right through to the present day, we continue to offer innovation, security and convenience in payment processing. We are currently working on biometric authentication solutions: a timely response to growing demands for security and convenience.” 

After two decades in the payment processing industry, the global player is well-equipped to tackle the digital requirements of the future and is consistently pursuing its vision as a provider of payment technologies, with customer focus and independence being top priorities for them.  

“For 20 years, we have continued to grow without any money from investors. Because we make our decisions completely independently, we are able to implement solution-oriented technologies for our customers quickly and neutrally. We intend to continue with this approach,” says Stephan Kück, CEO of Computop, emphasising one of the core values of the Bamberg-based company. 

Looking ahead to the next two decades, the payment experts expect payment processing to develop, influenced in part by the Internet of Things, into an often-automated process that runs smoothly in the background. Only payment methods that support fully automated processing in the background will have a future. Drawing on its wealth of experience from the past 20 years, payment service provider Computop will continue to consistently build on its market position internationally by providing outstanding global, networked yet flexible payment solutions.

About Computop

As one of the very first payment service providers, Computop offers its customers around the world local and innovative omnichannel solutions for payment processing and fraud prevention. The internally developed Computop Paygate payment platform enables seamless integrated payment processes for e-commerce and POS. Retailers, service providers and industrial enterprises have the flexibility and freedom to choose from over 350 payment methods enabling them to specifically tailor their payment options per country. Technologies such as biometric authentication and self-learning algorithms improve security and convenience for retailers and consumers alike.

Computop, a global player with its head office in Germany and locations in England and the USA, has been servicing large international companies in the service, retail, mobility, gaming and travel industries for more than 25 years. These companies include global brands such as C&A, Fossil, the entire Otto Group, Sixt, Swarovski and Wargaming. Computop, being ISO 27001 certified since 2021, also provides its payment system to banks and financial service providers as a white-label solution. In total, the certified carbon-neutral company processes commercial payment transactions with a combined value of USD 33 billion annually in 127 currencies. With its individual and secure solutions, Computop makes a major contribution to the future of international payment processing.

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