Barclaycard extends partnership with SAP to include payment gateway access

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

Any business signed up to the SAP Commerce Cloud will be able to access Smartpay. The platform supports one-click purchases and allows buyers to use a variety of different cards, currencies and payment methods.

Smartpay uses the latest anti-fraud approaches – such as machine learning – to detect fraudulent transactions in real-time and reduce false positives. This approach protects the business’ finances and minimises negative customer experiences such as payment declines.

“This innovative agreement demonstrates the power of our partnership with Barclaycard and our continued alignment to its long-term strategy. SAP Commerce Cloud customers can now deploy a trusted and market-leading payment gateway solution that can help to grow their businesses,” said Charlie Platt, VP and Head of Strategic Customers for SAP UK.

The provision of Barclaycard’s Smartpay gateway to SAP’s European customers is the latest development in the partnership between the two industry leaders. In February last year, a collaboration was unveiled which saw Barclaycard’s business-to-business payment solution, Precisionpay, incorporated into the SAP Ariba Network. 

“This expansion of our partnership with SAP opens up big opportunities not only for us but also for the many businesses that use the SAP Commerce Cloud across Europe. They will gain access to a leading payment gateway and will be able to offer customers a smooth, safe and seamless checkout experience,” said Marc Pettican, President of Barclaycard Payments.