...will help meet growing demand for secure, efficient online payment solutions globally...

Bamberg, Germany – 28 June, 2011. Computop, a leading payment service provider (PSP), has announced the expansion of its international operations with the appointment of an executive team in the North American and UK markets. These executive appointments come on the heels of Computop’s rapid growth over the past twelve months, during which the company achieved 35% increase in revenue and 48% increase in payment transactions across its network.

Leading US operations is Doris Linke who has over 15 years experience in the software industry, working for companies such as Arvato Systems and Siemens. Her background spans management, sales and marketing roles, launching and establishing European companies in the North American market. In the UK, Stephen Berry has been appointed as sales director. A veteran with over 20 years’ experience in the software industry, he has held senior sales and management positions for companies such as Xerox, Dunn & Bradstreet, Cincom Systems and Platinum Technologies.

In addition to expanding its international operations, Computop also ran its annual customer Planet Trade event in June 2011 where over 150 of its global customers and partners attended. Customers attending included the likes of C&A, Canyon Bicycles and Samsung. Companies that exhibited at the event included Computop partners such as 41st Parameter, ClickandBuy, Demandware, INTERSHOP and PayPal.

Commenting on its recent successes, Ralf Gladis, CEO of Computop, said, “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Doris and Stephen to head up our business growth efforts in North America and the UK. With over 14 years as a successful payment service provider, we are enjoying unparalleled success in the market and look forward to continued growth in the next twelve months, helping more global brands and retailers support customer sales and payment transactions with our market-leading, PCI-compliant, scalable, secure and flexible Computop Paygate payments solution.”

About the Computop Paygate platform
Computop Paygate 4.0 is a multichannel payment platform that provides online retailers with secure payment solutions and efficient fraud prevention for international markets. With just one interface needed, Computop Paygate allows online retailers to get access to dozens of international payment systems, and includes fraud prevention for North America, Europe and Asia. Leading e-commerce solutions from the likes of Demandware, hybris, Magento and Oxid all support Computop Paygate as a preferred payment service solution for global payment processing. In addition, Computop Paygate has been integrated into SAP's Business ByDesign business software to provide secure global payment processing.

About Computop
Computop is a payment service provider (PSP) that was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Bamberg, Germany. The company has global customers such as Fossil, C&A, Samsung and TUI and has offices located in North America and Europe. Computop’s Paygate PCI-compliant hosted payment solution supports all non customer present payments, including telephone, online and mobile.

For further information please visit: www.computop-payment.com.

For further information please contact:

James Cooper
Ascendant Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 208 334 8041
E-mail: jcooper@ascendcomms.net

Published on: 9:23AM on 28th June 2011