ATLANTA, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Paybefore, whose publications are among the leading source of industry information for alternative payments executives, has chosen six InComm programs as winners in five categories of the 2015 Paybefore Awards including:
- InComm's BYOD program – Best Choice Retail Card
- UTA Farepay Card – Best Travel Companion
- Sam's Club Extreme Value Gift Card program – Consumer Value
- Cashtie – Consumer Value
- Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Gift Card Tin/Peg Game – Best Dressed
- suretap wallet – M-Wallet of the Year
For nine years, the Paybefore Awards has conferred prestigious recognition of excellence in the worldwide prepaid, mobile and emerging payments industry.
"It truly is an honor to be recognized by Paybefore again for the hard work we put into developing leading-edge payment solutions," said Brian Parlotto, Executive Vice President, InComm. "With each innovation, we are creating a better shopping experience for both the retailer and the consumer. By introducing new products into the industry and streamlining the payment process, we give consumers the convenience and services they want and retailers the payment solutions they need to drive foot traffic in-store."
InComm's programs were selected by a panel of five industry experts who served as judges for this year's competition, which included entries from around the world.
"This year's Paybefore Awards have demonstrated once again that payments companies are committed to driving out the inefficiencies of cash and checks, while also increasing value for clients and end users," said Loraine DeBonis, Paybefore editor-in-chief and chair of the judging panel. "We're proud to recognize InComm's contributions to advancing electronic payments."
"Some may think there's nothing new in the world of payments, but the outstanding winners in Paybefore Awards prove that's not so," said Marilyn Bochicchio, Paybefore's CEO. "The emerging payments space is packed with opportunity to make a difference for consumers, governments and businesses. And, the companies and programs we recognize through Paybefore Awards are outstanding examples of what can be done when creativity intersects with technology and a deep understanding of unmet needs. We tip our hats to the winners and all those who are making a difference."
InComm will vie for Best-in-Category distinctions, which will be announced during the Paybefore Awards ceremony Feb. 24 at the All Payments Expo. Visitors to Paybefore.com will have a chance to vote on Best in Category through Jan. 28. The outcome of this vote (counted as one-sixth of the total) will be combined with the five judges' picks to determine Best-in-Category honorees.
Leveraging deep integrations into retailers' point-of-sale systems, InComm provides connectivity to a variety of service providers that allow consumers to conduct everyday business at more than 450,000 points of retail distribution worldwide. Whether those consumers are activating prepaid products, paying bills, enjoying real-time discounts through a membership card, purchasing digital goods in-store or adding funds to an online account, InComm is there to provide unique gift-giving opportunities, cater to on-the-go shoppers, deliver added value through loyalty programs and serve cash-based consumers. With 186 global patents, InComm is headquartered in Atlanta with a presence in over 30 countries in North and South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Learn more at www.incomm.com or connect with us on www.twitter.com/incomm, www.facebook.com/incomm, www.linkedin.com/company/incomm or www.incomm.com/blog.
Paybefore is the leading information provider to prepaid, mobile and emerging payments industry professionals, offering the latest news, commentary and analysis. Paybefore's family of industry publications includes: Paybefore.com; Pay News™; Pay Gov™; Pay Week™; Pay Op-Ed™; Pay Magazine™, a biannual print publication featuring in-depth articles on the opportunities, challenges and trends in the global payments industry; and the only industry directory, Pay Connect™ buyer's guide, available online and in print. Visit us at www.paybefore.com.