Worldline: partner of Edenred and Sodexo for the roll out of electronic meal vouchers
Brussels, 2 September 2013
Worldline, the Atos subsidiary specialised in electronic payments and high-tech transactional services, has concluded a cooperation agreement with Edenred and Sodexo. In concrete terms, Worldline offers retailers wanting to install a payment terminal the possibility to directly integrate the services of these two market leaders. This agreement will contribute to the roll out of electronic meal vouchers and reinforce Worldline’s role as a benchmark in the electronic payments sector.
Worldline signed an agreement with Sodexo and Edenred, the two leaders in the electronic meal vouchers market. Worldline now offers its clients the possibility to accept electronic meal vouchers upon acquiring a payment terminal. In concrete terms, if a food store or a restaurant wishes to accept electronic meal vouchers, Worldline will install the appropriate software in the terminals. In addition it will ensure that these businesses are integrated in the network of retail partners of Sodexo and Edenred.
Moreover, this cooperation will enable Worldline to improve the service it offers to its clients and partners alike and to establish itself as the benchmark specialist in all matters relating to electronic payments.
“We are extremely satisfied with this cooperation agreement, which strengthens our position as supplier of payment services and terminals. This will allow us to offer a better service to our partners and customers in the food and catering industry. They will be able to accept electronic meal vouchers on their existing terminals”, notes Virginie Waroquiers, General Manager Sales, Marketing and Strategy at Worldline.
“In line with increasing employee demands, this agreement will facilitate the expansion of the use of electronic meal vouchers in Belgium”, said Jean-Bernard Trussart, CEO of Edenred, one of the Belgian issuers of electronic prepaid vouchers.
Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, is a global player and the European leader in business and payments transactional services. It provides business enabling IT services to support customers’ top line growth through an innovative, new and seamless user experience designed for engagement. With an unrivalled 40 years of experience and strong local links, Worldline is ideally positioned to support businesses of all sizes and contribute to their success in today’s fast growing and constantly evolving market landscape. The company generated annual revenues of € 1.1 billion in 2012 and employs over 7,100 people worldwide. worldline.com
Atos SE (Societaseuropaea) is an international information technology services company with annual revenues of EUR 8.8 billion and 77,000 employees in 47 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers high-tech transactional services, consulting & technology services, systems integration and managed services. Thanks to its technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients in the following sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services, Financial Services, Public Sector, Healthcare, Transport, Telecoms, Media& Utilities. Atos delivers technology that accelerates the growth of its clients and helps them realise their vision of the firm of the future. Atos is Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Group is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris market and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.
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