Global Payments Selects Google Cloud as a Cloud Provider for its Merchant Solutions

Global Payments, Google | February 10, 2021

Global Payments Selects Google Cloud as a Cloud Provider for its Merchant Solutions
Global Payments Inc. and Google today declared a broad multi-year association to convey creative cloud-based products and capabilities, empowering top tier computerized merchant customer encounters around the world. As a feature of the association, Global Payments will relocate its merchant getting innovation to Google Cloud, and will give merchant securing administrations to Google to broaden its global market reach. Likewise, Global Payments and Google Cloud will dispatch a progression of strategic go-to-market and co-sell activities together.

Global Payments and Google will collaborate on item advancement and development to additional improve and separate the suite of cloud-based solutions accessible to merchant customers on Google Cloud. This expands on Global Payments' competitive points of interest as a main payments innovation company globally. To act as an illustration of this co-advancement cooperate, Google's public APIs (Google Workspace, Google My Business, Google Ads) and different advances will be coordinated with Global Payments' driving software and payments ecosystem, conveying the full range of solutions that merchants need to run and develop their businesses.

Global Payments' merchant customers will actually want to carefully access a strong worth heap of software-as-a-administration offerings, including data and analytics, omnichannel ordering, payments, collaboration suite, email marketing, online presence and reputation management, loyalty, gift card, point-of-sale, capital access and payroll solutions. These products will be conveyed through Global Payments' protected cloud-local working climate, which offers a basic, secure client experience incorporated with Google's innovation. Together, this suite of capabilities will help merchants' capacity to maintain their businesses, develop and hold long haul customer connections.

Global Payments will likewise move quite a bit of its merchant gaining innovation outstanding burden to Google Cloud, fundamentally smoothing out its working climate to improve execution and drive huge cost efficiencies. By moving its gaining innovation to Google Cloud, Global Payments will actually want to keep up the most elevated level of adaptability, dependability, and security, while speeding up development and capacity to consistently convey exchange benefits on-demand anyplace on the planet.

As a feature of the understanding, Global Payments will become an overall merchant gaining supplier to Google. Google will use Global Payments' Unified Commerce Platform for acknowledgment innovation to meet its assorted payments needs.

This association additionally sets out strategic co-selling open doors worldwide for the two companies. Google Cloud is a main foundation, platform and industry solutions supplier, assisting businesses with taking care of their most basic issues across 150 countries. Global Payments gives payments software and innovation solutions to generally 3.5 million merchant areas across 60 countries truly and more than 100 basically. By taking advantage of the two companies' customer bases, the joint go-to-market endeavors will drive huge reference and new merchant customer obtaining openings on an omnichannel premise, just as connect consumers with merchants through inquiry in new and creative manners, driving commerce and development.

“We are delighted to embark on this transformational journey with Google to further enhance our industry leading merchant solutions ecosystem with additional scale, reach and speed of market to seamlessly deliver new innovative, digital technologies to customers worldwide,” said Jeff Sloan, Chief Executive Officer, Global Payments. “This unique partnership will accelerate our technology enabled, software driven strategy and further enhance our position as the partner of choice for all manner of merchants worldwide.”

“As digital commerce evolves, Global Payments is building its computing and merchant solutions capabilities on Google Cloud,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud. “This partnership will help merchants run and grow their businesses globally with speed, scale, and innovation. Together, we’re excited to support customers in turning their business and technology aspirations into reality.”

About Global Payments
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading pure play payments technology company delivering innovative software and services to our customers globally. Our technologies, services and employee expertise enable us to provide a broad range of solutions that allow our customers to operate their businesses more efficiently across a variety of channels around the world.
Headquartered in Georgia with nearly 24,000 employees worldwide, Global Payments is a member of the S&P 500 with worldwide reach spanning over 100 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

About Google Cloud
Google Cloud provides organizations with leading infrastructure, platform capabilities and industry solutions. We deliver enterprise-grade cloud solutions that leverage Google’s cutting-edge technology to help companies operate more efficiently and adapt to changing needs, giving customers a foundation for the future. Customers in more than 150 countries turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to solve their most critical business problems.


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