Cactus Commerce and IP Commerce Announce Partnership to Simplify Payment Acceptance for Retailers

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Now Small and Medium Enterprise Businesses Can Access Multiple Payment Service Connectivity Directly From Microsoft® Commerce Server

Out-of-the-box integration with the Commerce Server Starter Site brings several benefits to users, including reduced time to market for new e-commerce solutions, increased flexibility of payment options and access to emerging alternative payment solutions

Cactus Commerce and IP Commerce, Inc. today jointly announced a partnership designed to add payment capabilities to Microsoft® Commerce Server. Leveraging each company's expertise in their respective spaces, the partnership will deliver unique, value-added payment products to the market. The first outcome of this partnership is the launch of Payment Accelerator for Microsoft® Commerce Server 2007 and future releases. The software allows small and medium enterprise customers the ability to quickly and affordably integrate multiple payment connections with multiple service providers.

With the release of Payment Accelerator, Microsoft® Commerce Server customers can enable payments from their e-commerce solutions, offering deeper payment options across multiple payment providers. In addition, companies integrating payment options through Commerce Server Payment Accelerator (a PA-DSS certified solution) will be offered a quick path to demonstrating PCI compliance, addressing the often time-consuming and costly security mandates to protect customer payment data.

"Out-of-the-box integration with the Commerce Server Starter Site brings several benefits to users, including reduced time to market for new e-commerce solutions, increased flexibility of payment options and access to emerging alternative payment solutions," said Dennis Velázquez, Cactus Commerce VP of Business Development. "Our partnership with IP Commerce enables us to address our clients and partners payments needs more quickly and simply than ever before."

"Enterprise retail faces significant difficulty integrating payment options and demonstrating adherence to compliance regulations," said Chip Kahn, IP Commerce CEO. "By augmenting Commerce Server with the addition of multi-payment connectivity we are able to provide retailers with a solution to provision payment options targeted to their specific customer base -- effectively decreasing cart abandonment."

Payment Accelerator for Commerce Server provides the following benefits:

  •     Seamless integration of multiple payment options
  •     Access to multiple payment service providers
  •     Quick, affordable path to PCI compliance using PA-DSS certified software
  •     Decreased cart abandonment
  •     Integrated reporting across multiple tender types

Pricing and Availability
Payment Accelerator for Microsoft® Commerce Server is available for Beta request. To sign up as a Beta customer, please contact Safford Black: (303) 357-5023 or sblack at ipcommerce dot com.

About Cactus Commerce
Cactus Commerce is an e-business software and services company that develops large scale solutions utilizing Microsoft® BizTalk® Server and Microsoft® Commerce Server for major Retailers, Consumer Goods, Manufacturers, and Healthcare companies throughout North America.
In August of 2007, Cactus Commerce signed an agreement with Microsoft Corporation to drive product development, partner ecosystem development, marketing, services and support of the Microsoft® Commerce Server platform. The long-term strategic partnership reinforces both companies' continued focus, investment and commitment to lead innovation for the e-commerce marketplace on a global scale. Together, as part of a long-term technology roadmap, the companies will jointly deliver platform enhancements and complementary solution accelerators focused on technology and industry deployment scenarios. For more information, visit http://www.cactuscommerce.com.

About IP Commerce
Based in Denver, Colo., IP Commerce, Inc. is a software company that provides dramatically simplified development, certification, and deployment of secure commerce solutions. The company's IP Commerce Platform, Commerce Lab, and Commerce Marketplace unites software companies, service providers and distribution channels in a private-labeled end-to-end network delivering on-demand access to commerce services, -- far more quickly, easily and securely than ever before. IP Commerce opens worlds of commerce.

IP Commerce maintains partnerships with some of the world's most respected financial institutions and software companies. The company is backed by leading investors, including Meritage Funds, Venrock, and Appian Ventures. For more information, visit http://www.ipcommerce.com.

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