Best Channel Vendor Awards
Vantiv Integrated Payments and Element Named 2015 Best Channel Vendors by Business Solutions Magazine
Vantiv companies recognized for product reliability and channel friendliness by the VAR community
CINCINNATI, Feb. 24, 2015 — Vantiv Integrated Payments a leading payments technology and services provider for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and Element Payment Services, a recognized leader in PCI compliant payment processing solutions, both Vantiv companies (NYSE: VNTV), have been named Best Channel Vendors by Business Solutions Magazine (BSM). This award recognizes companies for excellence as channel vendors as highlighted in the January 2015 “Best Channel Vendors” issue.
The recognition marks the seventh consecutive win for Vantiv Integrated Payments and the sixth for Element.
“We are honored that Business Solutions Magazine, a leading voice in the reseller industry, continues to recognize us for our products and services,” said Matt Taylor, president of integrated payments at Vantiv. “Our commitment to providing our dealer and developer networks with an open ecosystem of innovative solutions that help grow their businesses has never been stronger.”
The BSM Best Channel Vendor award is based on a survey conducted from September through mid-October and given to the publication’s Value Added Resellers (VAR) subscribers. The VARs rate their partners in seven categories; including support and service offering, channel friendliness, channel programs, product features, product reliability, product innovation, and adequate VAR margin.
Vendors that score in the top five percent of each category are then selected as Best Channel Vendors. Vantiv Integrated Payments received its highest marks in the Product Reliability and Product Features categories and Element scored highest in Channel Friendliness and Channel Programs.
About Vantiv Integrated Payments
Vantiv Integrated Payments, a Vantiv Company, (NYSE: VNTV), is simplifying business by partnering with software companies and technology services firms to embed payment processing in front and back office applications. Vantiv Integrated Payments' commerce technology is integrated into a broad set of point of sale systems, reaching merchants through an extensive partner network of more than 3,000 point-of-sale software developers and value-added resellers. Vantiv Integrated Payments' award-winning customer service and value-added solutions help merchants streamline their business and build revenue through simple to use commerce solutions. For more information, visit www.mercurypay.com.
About Element Payment Services
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Element Payment Services, Inc., a Vantiv Company (NYSE: VNTV), is an industry leading software company that develops PCI DSS compliant technology designed to secure the processing, transmitting, and storing of payment card related data. Element's technology is deployed through partnerships with Point of Interaction (POI) hardware vendors and business management software providers. Engineered using service-oriented architecture, Element's Express Processing Platform allows for easy integration and supports advanced technologies including tokenization and point-to-point encryption. For more information visit www.elementps.com.
About Vantiv, Inc.
Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV) is a leading payment processor differentiated by an integrated technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider. We build strong relationships with our customers, helping them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the third largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on number of transactions in the U.S. The company's growth strategy includes expanding further into high-growth channels and verticals, including integrated payments, ecommerce, and merchant bank. For more information, visit www.vantiv.com.
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