Network International ties with Oracle Gold partner 3C Payment for hospitality
Network International, the payment solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa has strengthened its product proposition to the hospitality sector following a partnership with 3C Payment, a global provider of payment solutions. To help with large group billing, waiting staff can recall and print itemised table bills from the POS device in addition to offering split bill payments via cash or card payment, without affecting the till functionality or tip handling.
Network International’s holistic solution incorporates PCI 3.x Worldline devices and 3C Payment’s Integra Pay@Table terminal solution, integrated with Oracle Hospitality Simphony, the premiere cloud and mobile hospitality management platform to create a flexible integrated payments solution with specialist functionality and reporting across multiple channels.
The terminal solution is PCI payment card industry Point-to-Point-Encryption validated, providing a secure and effective solution to protect cardholder data. The solution’s universal payment gateway is able to process transactions and tokenise the data enhancing PCI security.
Network International is the largest merchant acquirer in the UAE and the first in the region to offer hospitality merchants access to an integrated F&B solution on the 3C Integra terminal range. The company’s solution is geared to meet the specific needs of table service restaurant outlets, enabling them to recall a list of open bills by table or waiter ID.
Paul Clarke, Head of Product and Innovation, Network International, commented: “One of the strongest and most vibrant sectors in the UAE’s domestic market, the food and beverage industry is rapidly adapting to the digital age in which customers expect faster and seamless ways to pay. Our new solution enables customers at F&B outlets to pay faster than ever before and make it more convenient to split bills, leave tips and simply enjoy their dining experience.”
Paul Musgrave, Director of Product, 3C Payment commented, “We are delighted to further strengthen our payment proposition with Network International through the addition of our 3C integrated Pay@Table product. Hospitality merchants in the Middle East will benefit greatly from the table management features of our portable solution that drive efficiencies for outlets in addition to enhancing the dining experience for guests.”
Established in 1994, Network International is the largest acquirer in the UAE, and a payment solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa region, servicing more than 70,000 merchants and 200 financial institutions across 55 countries. The company’s service offering comprises a comprehensive range of payment products and services for both the Issuing and Acquiring segments of banks, financial institutions and retail merchants including end-to-end consultancy ranging from planning and designing to developing of new card and consumer finance products and services.
In addition, the company offers several value-add products including data analytics, scoring and loyalty solutions. Network International has operation centers in the UAE, Egypt, Jordan, South Africa and Nigeria, with its corporate head office in Dubai. The company recently acquired Emerging Markets Payments Holdings and continues to invest in strategic partnerships that will increasingly see its influence spread across the region.
As the first independent vendor certified by both Visa & MasterCard for card payments in the Middle East, Network International is a Principal Member of Visa International and MasterCard International in the UAE and enjoys extension of its MasterCard License in other key countries.
3C Payment technology makes it convenient and secure for consumers to pay in person and online with specialised EMV and P2PE tokenised transaction flows that simplify the payment experience.