Barclaycard extends partnership with SAP to include payment gateway access

UK-based Barclaycard Payments has extended its relationship with SAP to make its payments gateway product, Smartpay, available to SAP customers across Europe.

The card company says that any business signed up to the SAP Commerce Cloud will be able to access Smartpay.

This move follows a collaboration between the two firms in February last year, which saw Barclaycard’s business-to-business payment solution, Precisionpay, incorporated into the SAP Ariba Network.

The Smartpay platform supports one-click purchases and allows buyers to use a variety of different cards, currencies and payment methods. In addition, the solution uses tools such as machine learning to detect fraudulent transactions in real-time and reduce false positives. This approach is designed to protect business’ finances and minimise negative customer experiences such as payment declines.

For companies that use the SAP Commerce Cloud to do business, implementation of Smartpay should remove the need to have multiple integrations with different payment providers. In turn, this means that organisations can offer the same payment experience to their customers across all physical, digital and mobile channels.