Munich, Germany-based Payworks has launched its next generation payment gateway technology, Pulse. The solution makes it easier for developers to integrate card readers into both stationary and mobile point-of-sale systems, improving and simplifying in-person card payments for consumers.
“The official launch of Pulse is a very important milestone for our company,” Payworks CEO and co-founder Christian Deger said. “Pulse will create fantastic opportunities for our partners and clients, both technically as well as commercially.” The Pulse launch is the culmination of Payworks’ corporate rebranding, including a new logo that “represents the openness and flexibility of the Pulse technology.”
CEO Christian Deger and Head of Sales Michael Englmaier demonstrated the payworks platform at FinovateEurope 2014 in London.
Pulse-powered payment technologies will enable customers to take advantage of a wide variety of payment technologies including EMV chip & PIN cards, contactless cards, and mobile wallets. The cloud-based payment-processing platform comes pre-certified for both developers and merchants, and scales well for both large and small businesses. In addition to Pulse, Payworks is offering its white-labeled mPOS solution, Accept, geared specifically for payment providers looking for an acceptance solution for SMEs, and Engage, an analytics and customer engagement platform.
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Munich, Germany, Payworks demonstrated its platform at FinovateEurope 2014. The company includes Speedinvest and Barikuta Partners among its investors, and has offices in the U.K., the U.S., and Spain. Payworks has partnered with some of the world’s largest payment processors including Barclaycard, Stripe, and Elavon. Earlier this month, Payworks announced a partnership with U.S. ticketing systems specialist, VBO Tickets. In July, the company teamed up with Swedish POS specialist, AffärsIT to bring Windows-based point-of sale technology to 5,000 merchants in Scandinavia, just one month after Payworks extended its Stripe POS integration.