Worldline and Google have formed a new partnership to harness cloud-based technologies from the latter to digitally transform the former’s payment ecosystem.
The tech giant will work with Worldline to facilitate seamless online payments for European Google customers. Both firms will also jointly address go-to-market opportunities to provide new and enhanced digital customer experiences for merchants and financial institutions.
By leveraging Google Cloud, Worldline can progress with its “Move to Cloud” program that aims to accelerate the firm’s digital transformation into a global paytech company, enhancing its operational efficiency and optimising costs.
Worldline will also tap into Google Cloud’s data analytics and AI capabilities to maximise its own data, and consequently develop new payment products and services.
Gilles Grapinet, CEO of Worldline, commented: “Innovation and advanced technology are at the core of Worldline’s DNA. To trailblaze changing payment environments and not only meet but anticipate customer expectations, it is key to couple our Paytech DNA with the technological capabilities of a true market leader.
“We are very proud to expand and strengthen our partnership as a payment provider for Google in Europe. Our deep market infrastructure understanding, combined with Google Cloud’s technology expertise and scale, will accelerate our time-to-market and drive tangible success for our customers and markets.”
As part of the expanded partnership, Worldline will also serve as one of Google’s key payment providers in Europe and across a selection of countries. Worldline will provide Google customers with more advanced payment options, support for more payment networks, improved cross-border conversion, and a more streamlined customer experience.
The strategic partnership between the two parties aims to create a “powerful ecosystem of improved product offerings, delivering added value to merchants and banks, and setting a faster pace for continued innovation”.
Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud CEO, added: “Our partnership with Worldline underscores the wide range of opportunities that secure and reliable cloud technology, data analytics, and AI can bring to merchants and financial institutions.
“By bringing together the strengths of our two companies, we can accelerate innovation in the payment industry.”