Stuzo Launches Platform to Centralize Supplier Services

Open Commerce allows retailers to monitor and manage multiple programs

PHILADELPHIA -- Technology company Stuzo has launched its Open Commerce Application Server and Command Center, a supplier-agnostic platform that allows retailers to manage the digital services of multiple suppliers through one system.

“How our application server would be used, would be to enable all of those vendors to build commerce experiences for our retail partners that are consistent and create a single view of the consumer,” said Aaron McLean, chief operating officer of Stuzo. “[It will] leverage that single view and all of the data for that consumer in the development of that experience for any particular channel they would build for.”

The Open Application Server is a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Level 1 certified compliant middleware that unifies and exposes digital services from multiple suppliers into one central point-of-interface via a public application programming interface.

McLean said Stuzo is open to working any supplier’s digital services into the server’s capabilities. “We are open and agnostic, and we will work with all of the best-in-class providers, while at the same time, we’ll also work with a specific provider that our retailers need us to work with.”

While the Open Commerce Application Server provides the middleware to unify a retailer’s disparate supplier services, the Command Center is a web-based portal that centralizes and operationalizes the key functions and data of digital services from multiple vendors into one interface, with dashboards and workflows that allow retailers to monitor and manage programs from multiple third-party services. The platform can aid with digital payment, loyalty, food/product ordering and site-specific offer capabilities.

“For example, in real time, you can monitor the health and status of your cloud payment applications or your mobile payment processing application,” McLean said. “Or you can manage and monitor in real time what’s coming through your loyalty host, or what’s coming through your offers engine. Any mission-critical programs that you’re using in digital, that can all be centralized into the Open Commerce Command Center.”

McLean said Stuzo will soon announce new partnerships with additional fuel retail suppliers.

“Our investments and clients guided us toward the need for an agnostic platform that integrates leading service providers into one central microservices-based middleware—the Open Commerce Application Server—and delivers a central management portal—the Open Commerce Command Center—for the operationalization and real-time optimization of mission-critical programs that are powered by multiple third-party services,” said Gunter Pfau, founder and CEO of Stuzo.

Philadelphia-based Stuzo helps businesses humanize technology by designing, defining and delivering digital products that drive strategic outcomes.

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