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Amanda Dunfee

April 25th, 2017

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How we optimized our Electronic Payments Platform to create an even quicker and simpler SAP Integration

Over the years, it’s taken a steady hand and constant stream of operational optimizations to deliver secure payment acceptance solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers and industry requirements. In 2006, when we first set out to meet these demands we introduced the world’s very first PCI-validated payments gateway to the SAP community. Back when the solution was introduced CardConnect, formerly known as Princeton Payment Solutions, was startup driven by passionate professionals. Flash forward eleven-years and you’ll find that Cardconnect is still driven by a tight-knit team of passionate professionals that continually work together to evolve our products to meet new demands of the market with the same undeniable entrepreneurial spirit and agility of a startup (despite going public last fall).

Simplifying Integrations + Prepping for SAP Fiori and S/4 HANA

Recently, when CardConnect’s technologists recognized that they could drastically reduce the time it would take to securely integrate our comprehensive Enterprise Payment Platform with SAP by leveraging JSON REST Web Service Calls, they jumped at the opportunity to make the switch. What makes this update so exciting besides the long list of technical benefits (included below) is that the new coding will position our customers for a smooth, frictionless transition to SAP Fiori and HANA should they decide to make the leap.

Benefits of JSON REST Web Service Calls:

  • Communicates over HTTP/HTTPS RFC networks thus eliminating any risk associated with exposing SAP router and the IP addresses to outside network.
  • No need to open ports, configure & map IP addresses on both sides of sender and receiver systems.
  • REST stateless operations that only invoke the call when requested.
  • Limited Bandwidth & resources makes perfectly suitable for lightweight applications such as used in payment processing.
  • Fully supports SAP TLS security layer integration over SNC Certs.
  • Supports Double encryption of data; via JSON Serialize and with TLS 1.2 security wrapper over the networks.
  • Easy to decode the data on the receiving end with widely accepted JSON format, giving flexibility to communicate with any devices such as mobile, tablets etc.
  • Completely fits into OData services model for SAP HANA integration that defines abstract and common data model.


To learn more about how you can leverage our comprehensive enterprise payment solution, Web Service Call updates or would like more information on our SAP HANA strategy visit CardConnect at SAPPHIRE NOW (May 16th-18th) in booth 577. We’ll be chatting about all things payments, handing out product roadmaps and giving away Starbucks gift cards - sure to get the whole showroom floor buzzing.

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