March 24, 2011
SmartSoft adds new technical support centers in Toronto, Oregon
TORONTO--SmartSoft Americas, a leading supplier of card payment processing and card issuance solutions to the global banking and payment industry continued to ramp up its presence in North America with the opening of two new sales and technical support centers in Toronto, Canada and Portland, Oregon.
SmartSoft Technologies has long been a leader in the payment industry. It has a strong presence in Europe, Africa and the Middle East where it has successfully designed, manufactured, and marketed a broad range of card payment technologies, EMV consulting services, and software solutions. For example, its award winning Palmaris(TM) Central and Instant Card Issuance products have been developed over a ten year period in conjunction with major European banks, resulting in the most robust, feature rich, and cost effective product for issuance of financial card products in the world. As Canadian and U.S. financial institutions together with the North American payment industry migrate to more secure and efficient EMV based chip and pin technologies, the need for this type of proven track record and leadership in payment processing solutions, EMV training and support will be critical. All of SmartSoft's products are developed in compliance with International Card Specifications EMVCo, VISA, MasterCard, EPCA and MULTOS.
"We see a tremendous need for our award-winning payment solutions in Canada and the USA and our rapid growth in the region supports this notion," stated Ayse Nil Sarigollu, chief executive officer (CEO). "Canadian and American customers have responded very positively to our payment and issuance products as well as our ability to work collaboratively to seamlessly integrate our solutions into their framework. The growth, like the support, has been phenomenal."
"Our Company has made a significant investment and the opening of two new sales and technical support centers in Eastern Canada and Western USA reflects our desire to provided the highest quality products and timely technical support to our customers throughout the Americas," commented Gregg Smith, director of sales and marketing for SmartSoft Americas.
SmartSoft Technologies provides secure, innovative payment solutions to the global payment and card issuance industry. The company offers financial organizations and payment companies a comprehensive range of products, including EMV solutions and training, pre-paid cards, payment processing, e-banking, NFC mobile payment solutions, fraud solutions and decision management, integrated testing products, terminal/card kernel, and loyalty solutions. The company has been approved, recommended and awarded by renowned institutions such as EPCA, MasterCard, VISA, EMVCo, MULTOS, SESAMES and ISO. All of SmartSoft's products are developed in compliance with International Card Specifications EMVCo, VISA, MasterCard, EPCA and MULTOS. Based in Istanbul, the company's North America headquarters is in New York City with sales and technical support centers in Toronto, Canada and Portland, OR.