Northern European payments provider Nets has signed a three-year IT outsourcing contract with CGI. As part of the deal, the global consulting and IT services firm will manage among others Nets’ operational IT and infrastructure services.
Nets operates in the Nordics and has a wide network, including numerous banks, resellers and companies. Last year, the company handled more than 6 billion card transactions supporting more than 33 million payment cards and more than 500,000 merchants in the Nordics.
The new multi-million euro contract is an extension of a partnership started four years ago. Since 2010 CGI has been supporting Nets with outsourcing services, including the delivery and operations of a complete outsourced server and a data center. In addition, the IT consulting firm has supported the payments provider with the design and implementation of a card payment systems, solutions for authority reporting and with the roll-out of several money laundering and fraud initiatives.
Based on the successful cooperation, in combination with CGI’s expertise, Nets has decided to extend the partnership for another three years. “For Nets, the security and undisturbed operation of card payments is of utmost importance,” explains Heikki Kapanen, Country Manager for Nets in Finland. “CGI has strong expertise in the bank and finance industry, as well as in the supply of global services. This motivated us to continue our cooperation with CGI.”