Signio Expands Internet Payment Processing to AS/400 Market

Jim Martin

Looking to capitalize on the growing popularity of the AS/400 as an e-commerce platform, Signio Inc. (Redwood Shores, Calif.) is expanding its transaction-processing platform to include native support for the AS/400.

Through seamless integration, the Signio Internet payment processing solution offers all the key components to automate payment for AS/400 Web sites, allowing companies to authorize, process and manage multiple payment types, multi-currency options and different payment schemes online.

“IBM evolved the AS/400 into a superior e-business solution for companies who need to Web-enable their information systems quickly, securely and cost-effectively,” says Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Signio, Inc. “Signio is pleased to complement IBM platform with a fully integrated payment processing solution to support IBM’s e-commerce initiatives.”

Some of the features of the Signio platform include: unlimited credit card and Internet check transactions at a fixed monthly fee; multiple payment types (credit card, purchase card, debit card, Internet checks), real-time authorization, customizable back-office reporting tools and transaction payment; 24x7 service.

“Signio has embraced the AS/400 market through its seamless integration with our program. Signio delivers a strong advantage to e-commerce solution providers by providing additional key payment processing functions easily and cost effectively, which is critical for Web merchants,” says Dick Kiscaden, AS/400 e-business solutions manager, IBM.