Global payments and fraud prevention company, Alaric International (www.alaric.com), is proud to announce the successful deployment of its Authentic payment solution at Sanborns, the leading Mexican and Central American retailer.
Authentic is a high performance intelligent transaction services hub which can be used for many different purposes and which empowers customers to make customizations themselves and so avoid the vendor lock-in so prevalent in the payments space.
Deployed by Sanborns’ staff and Alaric’s local partner, Stratus Mexico, Authentic is used to process transactions arising from all Grupo Sanborns stores in México and Central America, numbering some 500 Sanborns, Sears, Mixup, Dorians and Saks stores and 10,000 POS devices in total. Authentic handles credit and debit card transactions, loyalty and gift card transactions, enables corresponsal banking transactions at the point-of-sale and permits payment for airline tickets, credit card bills, insurance, utility bills and mobile top ups. As well as handling bricks-and-mortar transactions, Authentic also handles all payments arising from Grupo Sanborns multiple online stores.
Commenting on the deployment of Authentic Alberto Huacuja, Sanborns CIO said, “Being able to offer our customers the convenience of a wide variety of cards and services is an essential ingredient in our success at Sanborns. We are very happy with Authentic, particularly its flexibility which allows us to radically differentiate ourselves from the competition in terms of rapid introduction of new products and services. This is a core, mission critical system for Sanborns and we have been delighted with the high availability offered by the Stratus hardware and Authentic software combination. Another major plus point is that Authentic is designed to be easily customizable by end users such as ourselves which means we can take complete control of the system going forward.”
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