Merchants, ISOs, payment gateways and terminal providers around the world are set to gain efficiencies and make substantial savings thanks to the launch of TNSConnect2All, a new global message translation conversion service, from Transaction Network Services (TNS).
TNSConnect2All provides a single messaging specification that can be readily adapted to the unique interfaces of multiple payment processors. This gives merchants, ISOs and terminal providers greater flexibility, enabling connections with multiple acquirers and processors through one connection to TNS, and new devices can be more simply certified to the different processing platforms.
Lisa Shipley, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of TNS’ Payment Network Solutions, said: “We are extremely excited about the potential of TNSConnect2All to simplify and streamline the payments industry. We believe TNSConnect2All’s broad coverage across a multi-national footprint is unique in the industry.
“With TNSConnect2All, TNS’ customers simply write to one core payment message specification, rather than having to write to multiple individual processor formats and protocols, enabling them to achieve vital time and cost savings. This flexibility is of critical importance as our customers face overwhelming pressure to keep pace with technological change as well as evolving consumer demands. By removing the complexity associated with working with multiple acquirers we are helping them retain their focus on their core business activities.”
Integrating with TNSConnect2All provides seamless access to an array of payment processors and supports growth through additional connections without the need for further development to comply with each different messaging interface. It supports all major payment, host and terminal settlement capture types.
Ms Shipley added: “Once using TNSConnect2All, adding or switching to a new processor can be completed within a much shorter timeframe than if a merchant was to organize this themselves. In this context, the one-size-fits-all approach is the perfect solution.”
TNS’ extensive global community includes connections to more than 400 card schemes, banks, acquirers and processors. A single supplier relationship with TNS for TNSConnect2All saves merchants, ISOs, gateways, and terminal providers time and money as TNS can provide onward connectivity to as many endpoints as required.
Organizations using TNSConnect2All can also benefit from TNS’ range of optional value-added solutions, such as encryption and tokenization.
TNS is a Level 1 PCI DSS certified service provider and its secure network is supported 24x7x365 by TNS’ Network Operating Centres around the world.
With a strong payments heritage and more than 25 years of expertise, TNS now provides services in more than 60 countries across Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information about TNS, please visit www.tnsi.com