SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apriva, a technology company providing an adaptive payment platform for omnichannel commerce, announced today the integration of the Apriva payment platform with SpotHero, North America’s leading parking reservation service, to power SpotHero’s new full suite of digital parking management tools, HeroTech. HeroTech includes EventHero, a handheld mobile solution for event parking, and by partnering with Apriva, allows venue operators to manage all event parking payments and reservations within one robust mobile platform.
Integrating Apriva’s payment platform with EventHero ensures all credit card payments made on-site through EventHero are processed rapidly and securely, providing faster entry times for guests and an improved overall event parking experience. This integrated solution presents a significant opportunity to minimize overhead and maximize revenue for SpotHero’s 1,400+ strategic partnerships, including event parking with numerous NHL, NFL, MLB and NBA teams, as well as major convention centers, sports arenas, theaters and municipalities.
“This integration allows Apriva and SpotHero to deliver convenient event parking to eventgoers,” said Scott Dowty, chief revenue officer at Apriva. “By leveraging Apriva’s payment platform, EventHero can process a wide variety of secure payment transactions, enabling drivers to pay any way they want.”
Apriva Integration Services allow independent software vendors (ISVs), and mobile and embedded developers, to easily implement credit, debit, EBT, loyalty and closed-loop payment processing into their solutions. Once integrated, applications and POS solutions can communicate with the Apriva gateway over a wired or wireless network. Apriva maintains relationship with more than 35 payment processors in North America, along with all the leading wireless carriers, and currently works with more than 1,100 merchant acquirers and ISOs across the United States and Canada—giving merchants the flexibility to deploy the end-to-end encrypted payment solutions to best fit their businesses.
“Apriva enables us to support all of our customers’ payment needs,” said Adam Zilberbaum, senior vice president of technology, tools & partnerships at SpotHero. “They seamlessly, securely integrate with our POS hardware and give us the flexibility to process payments through our partners’ merchant accounts."
About Apriva – Formed in 2003, Apriva is a technology company providing an adaptive platform for omnichannel payments and secure mobile communications. Our proprietary-built systems meet the exacting security and reliability requirements of financial services providers, commercial enterprises, government entities, and public service sectors. Through its two operating groups, Apriva Point of Sale (POS) and Apriva Information Security Systems (ISS), the company offers fully-managed, end-to-end security solutions supporting commerce and communications. For more information, visit www.apriva.com.
About SpotHero – SpotHero, North America’s leading parking reservation service, empowers drivers with easy parking at thousands of garages, lots, and valets in major cities across the US and Canada. Launched in 2011, SpotHero is headquartered in Chicago and has secured $57.5 million in funding. In 2017, SpotHero launched HeroTech, a first-of-kind suite of digital parking tools built to accelerate revenue for venues, lots and garages, which includes EventHero, ValetHero, and VIPHero. To learn more, visit www.spothero.com/herotech.