SOURCE: Apigee



November 13, 2014 09:00 ET

First Data Selects Apigee for Its Payeezy eCommerce Payments Platform

Apigee's Platform Enables Global Payments Leader to Drive Apps That Support Apple Pay

ATLANTA, GA and SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2014) - Apigee®, developer of a leading platform for digital business acceleration, and First Data, the global leader in payment technology and services solutions, today announced that First Data's online eCommerce payments platform -- which gives merchants access to Apple Pay -- is powered by Apigee. First Data is leveraging Apigee to bring app developers onboard and enable them to rapidly build and scale solutions supporting online and mobile payments.

"There is high consumer demand for apps that can immediately support new mobile technology," said Chet Kapoor, CEO of Apigee. "Through an API-centric approach, First Data's makes it easy and fast for software developers to build apps that support the new single-touch mobile payment capabilities for Apple Pay. We believe First Data has enormous potential as a digital leader, and we are thrilled to work with them to help connect merchants and developers with Apple Pay."

First Data is a global payment processing company serving six million merchant locations, thousands of card issuers and millions of consumers worldwide. is an eCommerce platform that provides a simple, powerful online tool for developers to deliver easy, scalable and secure online and mobile payments. utilizes the Apigee API platform, and First Data was able to significantly accelerate project development and time to market for Payeezy with Apigee. Through APIs, First Data is empowering developers to rapidly design apps for Apple Pay and new mobile payments.

"Apple Pay is changing the game for mobile payments through single-touch technology," said Bruce Dragt, First Data's senior vice president, global eCommerce. "We view enabling mobile apps as the future of eCommerce and wanted to build out a platform for financial institutions and merchant developers to quickly bring new apps to market.

"Apigee's platform was purpose-built for the way people are building apps today, and we selected Apigee, who had the expertise to accomplish what we needed in terms of scale, security and time to market. Together we are delivering the tools to help developers quickly and easily code for online and mobile payments," Dragt added.

Apigee Edge is a leading API platform, used by many of the biggest global brands to securely expose and manage data at large scale. Apigee Edge is purpose-built for the digital economy, delivering technology businesses need to manage the digital value chain from API exposure to API consumption -- and to measure the success of an API program with end-to-end analytics. Edge includes three components: API Services, Developer Services and Analytics Services.

About First Data

First Data is a global technology leader in the financial services industry. With 24,000 employee-owners and operations in 35 countries, the company provides secure and innovative payment technology and services to more than six million merchants and financial institutions around the world, from Main Street shops to the world's largest corporations. Today, businesses in nearly 70 countries trust First Data to secure and process more than 2,000 financial transactions per second, totaling $1.8 trillion a year. First Data's unparalleled infrastructure, scale and partnerships go "beyond the transaction" with next-generation point-of-sale technology fueled by powerful analytics to detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending, and strengthen customer loyalty. All day, every day, First Data helps its clients thrive in the evolving world of commerce.

About Apigee

Apigee provides a leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale, and agility businesses need to compete in today's connected mobile world. Many of the world's largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has over 400 employees worldwide.

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