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Payment Data Systems Adds Two New Strategic Partners

Pivotal Partners and Pilgrim Consulting add Payment Data Systems’ best-in-class payments facilitation technology to their current solution set

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Payment Data Systems (PYDS), an integrated electronic payments solutions provider, announced today the addition of two new strategic partners; Pivotal Partners and Pilgrim Consulting. These partnerships represent exciting new distribution channels to further expand Payment Data Systems’ penetration of targeted verticals, especially in healthcare and other strategic verticals.

Vaden Landers, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer at Payment Data Systems, said of the two new partnerships, “We are very pleased that these professional service organizations - both leaders in their field - have chosen our ‘PayFac-in-a-Box’ platform as the payments enablement solution that best meets the needs of their respective clients. The numerous software developer customers and merchant communities served by these new partner organizations can now count on our simple, easy-to-use integration and onboarding to quickly and effectively enjoy the benefits of a state-of-the-art payments technology.”

Pivotal Partners provides advisory and consulting services across the healthcare, product distribution and business services industries. Founder Brent Hendrickson and his team have extensive experience in the healthcare sector. Commenting on the announcement Hendrickson said, “Payment Data Systems’ payment facilitation technology affords unsurpassed benefits to our hospital system, clinic, revenue cycle management and software developer clients and their merchant customers.”

Landers added, “The Pivotal team are highly-respected and sought-after leaders who are looked upon as trusted advisors in the healthcare community. We are very pleased they recognize that our PayFac-in-a-Box platform is another tool they can use to help healthcare organizations meet the mounting issues of patient financial responsibility. This is an ideal partnership.”

Pilgrim Consulting is a professional software development firm serving the developer community in a variety of consultative manners. Landers remarked, “Because of its versatility, Pilgrim is able to come alongside a technology provider and either take on an entire project or simply assist in some strategic capacity. They recognized that our expansive API library was an ideal solution to the challenge of integrating payments functionality into their software implementations. For Payment Data Systems, the partnership with Pilgrim opens the door to a variety of large, fast-growing new verticals where we do not specifically focus today.”

Landers concluded, “Working with strategic partners like Pivotal and Pilgrim enables us to further expand our reach and accelerate our penetration of key market verticals. These companies provide their Integrated Software Vendor (ISV) clients a way to simply and easily monetize the stream of payments flowing through their systems. Most notably they believe our ability to offer a single, click-of-a-button onboarding and activation technology will lead to widespread adoption of their payment solution.”

About Payment Data Systems, Inc.

Payment Data Systems, Inc. (PYDS), a leading integrated payment solutions provider, offers a wide range of payment solutions to merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus, and card issuers. The Company operates credit, debit/prepaid, and ACH payment processing platforms to deliver convenient, world-class payment solutions and services to their clients. The strength of the Company lies in its ability to provide tailored solutions for card issuance, payment acceptance, and bill payments as well as its unique technology in the prepaid sector. Payment Data Systems is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, and has offices in Franklin, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville.

Websites: www.paymentdata.com, www.singularpayments.com, www.payfacinabox.com, www.akimbocard.com, and www.ficentive.com. Find us on Facebook® and Twitter.

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