Sphere Launches New Semi-integrated Payment Solution for Software Vendors Featuring PAX Terminals
Sphere, a leading provider of end-to-end integrated healthcare payments and security software, announced that it has launched a new payment solution for Independent Software Vendor (ISVs) that features integration with PAX terminals. PAX is the world’s preferred payment terminal solutions provider and has delivered over 60 million terminals to more than 120 countries across the globe.
The new solution enables ISVs to integrate their core Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products with a secure cloud-based payment solution that accepts payments on PAX terminals for a wide range of payment methods and industry standards including Europay, MasterCard and Visa, (EMV), Near-Field Communications (NFC), Google Pay, and Apple Pay. This semi-integrated solution allows software vendors to integrate payments through a pre-certified, pre-integrated device that communicates directly with the gateway. Benefits include:
- Reduced development costs
- Easily add EMV, NFC without complex certifications
- Faster time to market
- Payment card industry security standards scope reduction
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“We are extremely excited to bring a solution to market that solves all of the challenges that ISV providers face when trying to enhance their core product to accept EMV, NFC, Apple Pay, and Google Pay transactions,” said Curtis Bauer, Chief Innovation Officer, Sphere. “With a simple integration, plug-and-play customer implementation, reducing PCI PA-DSS scope, all through a single application programming interface integration that works harmoniously with our eCommerce solutions, this is truly a significant evolutionary step in payments that will benefit any ISV provider.”
Sphere provides an end-to-end payments platform that provides software vendors with broad payment acceptance functionality, merchant services, elite-level security, and expert support throughout the payments lifecycle. PAX terminals feature modern, intuitive design, as well as a developer-friendly Android-based system that allows for rapid, simple integration and implementation.
“SaaS providers need a simple, convenient method of integrating payment-acceptance functionality into their core offerings,” said Heather Mlachnik, Senior Vice President of Acquiring and ISO Sales, PAX. “Through PAX’s partnership with Sphere, ISVs now have a cloud-based option to accept payments via the industry’s widest portfolio of innovative and secure payment devices.”
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