Heartland, AJB Announce New Partnership

Will help merchants comply with security mandates, EMV, other forms of payment

PRINCETON, N.J. & TORONTO -- Payment processor Heartland Payment Systems Inc. and payment solutions provider AJB Software Design Inc. recently announced a strategic partnership designed to help merchants comply with security mandates, EMV and other emerging forms of payment, as well as leverage each other's strengths to streamline costs.

"We're excited about our new partnership with AJB, a [provider of] integrated payment solutions to some of the leading retail brands," said David Hogan, executive director for Heartland. Princeton, N.J. "We look forward to collaborating and developing integrated solutions that harness best-in-class solutions to support the needs of the extended retail industry."

"Heartland is a game-changing leader in the payment processing industry," said Bohdan Myroniw, director of business development for AJB, Toronto. "Heartland's Portico Gateway provides one of the most sophisticated approaches to interchange management."

He said with AJB's payment integration software and Heartland's Dynamic Interchange Management solution, retailers can take advantage of that solution and still have lots of flexibility to choose payment devices that meet their needs.

The partnership will enable Heartland's Portico Gateway Interchange Management solution to support merchants through AJB's Flexible Integrated Payments and retail transaction switch solutions. The combined solution is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of merchants, including big box, general merchandise, grocery, petroleum and convenience stores.

Heartland Payment Systems, one of the largest payments processors in the United States, delivers credit, debit and prepaid card processing; mobile commerce; e-commerce; marketing solutions; security technology; payroll solutions; and related business solutions and services to more than 275,000 business and educational locations nationwide.

Founded in 1994, AJB has more than 140 global clients, and its software help connect the components required for real-time payment processing. AJB is a provider of payment-integration software solutions, with more than 20% of North America's Top 100 retailers and more than 10% of the top global retailers by sales volume, using AJB products and solutions.