EPAM and OpenWay Form Partnership to Drive Digital Transformation in Payment Industry
EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM), a leading global provider of product development and software engineering solutions, announced its global strategic partnership with OpenWay Group, an expert in digital payments and developer of the top-ranked WAY4™ platform.
September 20, 2016 - NEWTOWN, PA
WAY4 is a complete omni-channel digital payment and card processing platform, supporting digital wallets, private label and branded card issuing, as well as merchant acquiring, financial switching and channel management. WAY4 serves as a core platform for digital banking solutions, closed-loop or national payment schemes and is deployed by tier-1 banks and payment processors across the globe.
Digital disruption forces market leaders and new players to reconsider their business models and, along with that, customer experience, technologies and partnerships. By leveraging EPAM’s digital enterprise, system integration and legacy system migration expertise and OpenWay’s market-leading payment platform solutions, the partnership will offer clients the benefits of digital finance and cross-industry expertise, excellent product and service offerings, faster time-to-market, and early adoption of innovations within a global scale.
“The rapid evolution of the payments marketplace is impacting many of our key vertical industries and our clients recognize the need for scalable, flexible and easily integrated solutions that meet customer demands, regulatory changes and emerging competition from new market entrants,” said Arkadiy Dobkin, CEO and President, EPAM Systems. “Combining OpenWay’s leading position in the payment systems market and our deep technology experience across various industries enables us to provide the next generation of complex payment platforms and solutions to our clients.”
“We see EPAM’s dedication to excellence in its agile software development process and proven ability to quickly deploy robust, well-rounded specialist teams from their extensive pool of software engineers and architects” says Andrew Vereninov, CEO, OpenWay Group. “Innovation in the B2B and B2C payment space together with the mobile revolution is blurring the boundaries between industry sectors. We are keen to go beyond the financial sector and leverage EPAM’s expertise in retail and distribution, travel and hospitality, life sciences and healthcare.”
OpenWay Group was founded over 15 years ago. We develop WAY4, an innovative e-payment processing framework for banks, payment processors, telcos and petrol companies.
OpenWay was initially headquartered in Brussels, Belgium with one R&D team there and another in St. Petersburg, Russia. Today we are a global company with 10 offices and 130 customers around the world.
Our portfolio consists of WAY4 Card and Merchant Management, Financial Switching, Personalised Channel Banking, Prepaid Cards, E-Commerce, Mobile Payments, Digital Wallet, DCC, Fuel Cards, and other solutions.
Our customers include tier-1 giants, mid-size companies, and ambitious start-ups:
- Equens, Western Europe (SEPA-acquiring of 0.5 million merchants on WAY4)
- Savings Bank of Russia (issuing and acquiring back-office, and authorization switch for 140 million credit and debit cards on WAY4)
- SIX Group, a leading European payment company processing over 4,000,000 cards and migrated over 30 banks to WAY4 within 15 months
- Comdata, USA (commercial cards on WAY4)
- Network International, the Middle East (a processing center with approximately 60 banks on WAY4)
- Raiffeisenbank Int., Eastern Europe (a processing center for 15 banks and countries on WAY4)
- Bank Audi, MENA region (more than 40 card products on WAY4 including NFC)
- Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan (the first bank to launch Visa P2P Mobile Transfers)
- Lukoil Intercard, Eastern Europe (B2B fuel cards with comprehensive loyalty services on WAY4)
WAY4 live installations consistently demonstrate high performance; for example, 90 million cards issued and authorized on a single platform and 12 million POS/ATM clearing transactions processed daily by a single acquirer.
OpenWay, known for its commitment to long-term relationships, both serves customers locally and provides global support. Today our team unites approximately 500 payment business, digital technology, and security professionals.
EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM), a leading global product development and platform engineering services company, is focused on delivering results through best-in-class software engineering, combined with innovative strategy, consulting and design capabilities. With 23 years of experience in the information technology industry, EPAM’s 18,000 people serve our customers in over 25 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. EPAM was ranked #8 in FORBES 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies and ranked as a top information technology services company on FORTUNE’S 100 Fastest Growing Companies.