TSYS Merchant Solutions Named a Preferred Provider by The Edge for Jewelry Store Payments Processing

Also Offers The Edge jewelers help with EMV® transition and PCI compliance

COLUMBUS, Ga. & SHELTON, Conn.--()--TSYS (NYSE: TSS) today announced that The Edge, the leading provider of jewelry store management software systems, has named TSYS Merchant Solutions a preferred provider for payments processing. The relationship gives The Edge’s more than 3,000 independent retailer jewelers access to TSYS’ advanced payment and security solutions.

The agreement also offers The Edge jewelers assistance with the transition to EMV chip card acceptance, and help with achieving PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance.

“Our relationship with TSYS Merchant Solutions is designed to help our customers who may need assistance with EMV or PCI or want to adopt any of the latest mobile wallet payment options in market today,” said Joe Shapiro, co-founder of The Edge. “TSYS offers our store customers insights to handle card and other consumer payments, plus the peace of mind associated with their reliable, secure processing network.”

In October 2015, liability for fraudulent transactions involving chip cards shifts from issuers to business owners who have not upgraded to chip-activated terminals. TSYS Merchant Solutions’ upgrade guidance will ensure that The Edge customers are compliant so that they minimize their liability after the shift. Adding point-to-point encryption from the TSYS GuardianSM security portfolio removes data from the jewelry store owner’s environment, simplifying PCI compliance scope.

“We are delighted to help protect The Edge customers when handling consumer payments,” said Tom Boyer, president of TSYS Merchant Solutions. “With the pace of change in the payments landscape, we are providing solutions that secure our clients’ operations, help them meet their ever-changing customer demands, and help them grow and prosper.”

EMV is a registered trademark or trademark of EMVCo LLC in the United States and other countries.

About TSYS

At TSYS® (NYSE: TSS), we believe payments should revolve around people, not the other way around. We call this belief People-Centered Payments®. By putting people at the center of every decision we make, TSYS supports financial institutions, businesses and governments in more than 80 countries. Through NetSpend®, A TSYS Company, we empower consumers with the convenience, security, and freedom to be self-banked. TSYS offers issuer services and merchant payment acceptance for credit, debit, prepaid, healthcare and business solutions.

TSYS’ headquarters are located in Columbus, Ga., U.S.A., with local offices spread across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. TSYS is a member of The Civic 50 and was named one of the 2015 World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere magazine. TSYS routinely posts all important information on its website. For more, please visit us at www.tsys.com.

About The Edge

The Edge retail jewelry store management system was built from the ground up as a solution for independent retail jewelers, and is installed in more than 3,000 jewelry stores. Built on Microsoft’s .NET platform, The Edge system is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7. In addition, The Edge has achieved Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status, allowing access to numerous benefits only available to preferred members of the Microsoft development community. These insider benefits are used to develop even more sophisticated jewelry retail software and to support The Edge’s mission to help independent retail jewelers become more profitable with appropriate technologies and business methods.

Contacts

TSYS
Media Relations
Cyle Mims, +1-706-644-3110
cylemims@tsys.com
or
TSYS
Investor Relations
Shawn Roberts, +1-706-644-6081
shawnroberts@tsys.com
or
The Edge
Joe Shapiro, +1-203-567-1488
joe.shapiro@ajsllc.com

Release Summary

TSYS (NYSE: TSS) today announced that The Edge, the leading provider of jewelry store management software systems, has named TSYS Merchant Solutions a preferred provider for payments processing.

Contacts

TSYS
Media Relations
Cyle Mims, +1-706-644-3110
cylemims@tsys.com
or
TSYS
Investor Relations
Shawn Roberts, +1-706-644-6081
shawnroberts@tsys.com
or
The Edge
Joe Shapiro, +1-203-567-1488
joe.shapiro@ajsllc.com