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Wirecard and awinta Agree Collaboration for Payment Solutions at Pharmacy POS

Wirecard AG
Posted on: 26 Oct 16

PR Newswire

ASCHHEIM, Germany, October 26, 2016

ASCHHEIM, Germany, October 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

- Wirecard to P rovide C redit C ard A cceptance and P ayment P rocessing at POS 

- awinta is the M arket L eader for P harmacy S oftware in the German H ealthcare I ndustry 

Wirecard, the leading payment service provider, and awinta, the market leader for pharmacy software in the German healthcare industry, are collaborating on payment solutions at the POS (Point of Sale): Wirecard is to provide hardware, processing and credit card acceptance to awinta and will additionally assume responsibility for payment processing as an acquirer. Subsequently, awinta intends to offer the technology company's entire portfolio at the POS.

awinta is one of the leading providers of data collection, processing and interpretation, as well as physical concerns for pharmacies, doctors' surgeries, hospitals and care services. With a focus on cash register systems for pharmacies, the company currently serves around 7,000 customers in Germany with a sales volume of EUR 50m to 100m and offers merchandise management systems that optimally map daily workflow and healthcare policy frameworks. To begin with, Wirecard will provide awinta with credit card acceptance for Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and VPay as well as NFC at the POS.

Jürgen Liesabeths, Project Manager at awinta: "Wirecard is offering sophisticated end-to-end solutions for cashless transactions: payment systems, risk management and banking services. This is a significant factor in our continued expansion, which is why the payment specialist is the perfect partner for us."

Anne Signorino Gelo, Managing Director at Wirecard Retail Services GmbH: "We are delighted to support awinta in the technological implementation of recognised payment methods. We were flexible in our approach to awinta's requirements. Now we can initiate new, pioneering developments together." At the beginning of the month, visitors to the expopharm trade fair in Munich were impressed by a showcase presenting a contactless payment terminal which also accepted mobile payments.

About Wirecard: 

Wirecard AG is a global technology group that supports companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels. As a leading independent supplier, the Wirecard Group offers outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payments. A global platform bundles international payment acceptances and methods with supplementary fraud prevention solutions. With regard to issuing own payment instruments in the form of cards or mobile payment solutions, the Wirecard Group provides companies with an end-to-end infrastructure, including the requisite licences for card and account products. Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, WDI). For further information about Wirecard, please visit or follow us on Twitter @wirecard.

About awinta : 

Providing support for around 7,000 customers, awinta is the market leader for pharmacy software in the German healthcare industry. Their range of products and services offer the right solution for every pharmacy or pharmacy cooperative. The various products and services offered by awinta stand for innovation, service and security. Market requirements are always a focus of any development. awinta is part of the NOVENTI Group.

Wirecard media contact:
Wirecard AG
Jana Tilz
Tel.: +49-(0)-89-4424-1363

awinta media contact:
Eisenblätter Kommunikation
Nikolaus Eisenblätter
Marienplatz 15 a
82362 Weilheim
Tel: +49-(0)-881/130801-30

PR Newswire

Last updated on: 26/10/2016

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