Coppel Corporation Uses DigitalPersona Fingerprint Biometrics for Customer and Employee Security and Convenience

U.are.U Fingerprint Readers Secure Access for More Than 20.6 Million Customers and 68,500 Employees in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil

Aug 21, 2012, 08:07 ET from DigitalPersona, Inc.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  DigitalPersona, Inc., a global provider of biometrically-enabled authentication and access management solutions, announced that Coppel Corporation is using DigitalPersona® U.are.U® Fingerprint Readers with its customer and employee facing applications and systems. The use of fingerprint biometrics helps Coppel improve the verification of purchases for 20.6 million customers, along with increasing security and streamlining access to Point of Sale (POS) terminals and other back-end systems for more than 68,500 employees. By adding support for DigitalPersona biometric technology to their software and infrastructure, Coppel Corporation has reduced the possibility of fraud and provided clients with a better customer experience.


Coppel Corporation consists of the Coppel Group of companies, which include Stores Coppel, a leading retailer of home appliances, electronics, furniture, apparel and footwear, and the financial institutions, Afore Coppel and BanCoppel. The corporation serves 337 cities throughout every state in Mexico, and 12 cities in Argentina and Brazil. With 127 distribution centers and 19 warehouses, Coppel needed a way to better manage customer credit card information, as well as provide secure access to systems for employees. After evaluating more than 20 different brands of fingerprint sensors, Coppel chose DigitalPersona because of its high accuracy and competitive pricing.

Fingerprint biometrics offers Coppel Corporation a way to keep identities protected, while automating password updates and creating ease-of-access for customers. DigitalPersona biometric readers capture fingerprint images to create a template.  Customers feel more secure with Coppel credit cards, knowing that their individual fingerprint template is tied to the use of the card. Coppel also uses fingerprint biometrics to secure employee access to email accounts, internal systems, reporting, program control, customer accounts and printing.

"We needed a solution that improves security for customer transactions, employee applications and systems, while being easy to use," said Jose Mendoza, national systems manager at Coppel Corporation. "DigitalPersona's biometric readers have reduced fraud and simplified transactions, making our customers more confident that their accounts are secure."

"The retail industry has goals of preventing fraudulent activities and improving customer satisfaction," said Michael Printz, vice president of worldwide sales at DigitalPersona. "With DigitalPersona biometric solutions, retailers such as Coppel Corporation can accomplish these goals as well as streamline their operations."

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About DigitalPersona
DigitalPersona, Inc. is a global provider of biometrically-enabled authentication and access management solutions that close the gap between end users and security for enterprises, government agencies and commercial embedded-solution developers. The company's fingerprint biometrics technology helps organizations prevent fraud and increase accountability; it is incorporated into multiple national voting systems, almost all brands of biometrically-enabled point-of-sale (POS) stations, as well as many commercial applications in the retail, healthcare, and financial industries. DigitalPersona's authentication and access management software is shipped by computer manufacturers on millions of notebooks and desktop computers per year; its cloud- and Active Directory-managed solutions multi-factor/strong authentication, single sign-on (SSO) password management and emergency access recovery simplify compliance and cut IT costs. For more information contact DigitalPersona, Inc. at: +1 650.474.4000, or visit

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