AEVI and Kounta to Launch an All-In-One Merchant Solution

SYDNEY and LONDON, October 17, 2016

AEVI has partnered with Kounta to offer its solution in the AEVI Global Marketplace. This partnership will integrate a range of Point of Sale (POS), business and payment processes allowing merchants to perform their business operations with a single app.

As part of the drive to build an open ecosystem for secure transactions and high-quality, value-added apps and services (VAAS), AEVI has partnered with Kounta to provide a complete POS solution as part of AEVI’s Global Marketplace.

Kounta, running on Albert, a world first smart mobile POS device, provides a complete Point-of-Sale experience that allows merchants to effortlessly run their businesses and securely process payments on a single device.

“The partnership with AEVI and integration of Kounta on Albert will give banks and processors the ability to better support new generations of businesses demanding cloud-based POS technology to manage their stores much more efficiently.” Says Nick Cloete, Founder of Kounta. “We know this, because we’ve already proven it with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), one of the world’s largest banks.”

“As it stands, existing legacy POS systems limit the mobility of retail and hospitality staff. They have to complete orders and payments at a big clunky static computer and fixed payment terminal stations – a system that’s now not only extremely outdated, but stands in the way of operational efficiencies,” says Cloete.
Streamlining processes for the retail and hospitality industries, including multi-outlet and franchise-style businesses, Kounta is a cloud-based app that works on any device, both online and offline. Kounta also connects seamlessly with other best-of-breed business services available through the AEVI Global Marketplace, enabling merchants to DO MORE within the holistic business management ecosystem.

“We are delighted to welcome Kounta as a partner for our Global Marketplace”, says Mike Camerling, Chief Product Officer & Board Member at AEVI. “Our partnership started during the development of Albert with CBA in Australia and we are excited to extend this partnership to the US market and beyond. Kounta’s solution is a top ingredient for any merchant acquirer to have in their app portfolio for the retail and hospitality verticals”.

Kounta will join AEVI in exhibiting their open solution at Money 20/20 Vegas, the world’s largest payments and financial services innovation event being held on October 23-26, 2016, where AEVI will announce the US launch of its Global Marketplace and connected devices. AEVI continues to invite US banks, acquirers, Independent Sales Organisations (ISOs) and hardware vendors to join their efforts in developing a truly open ecosystem that will give merchants choice and flexibility.

About Kounta

Kounta is an Australian technology company with a mission to make it easy to cost-effectively allow merchants to better run, connect and grow their businesses through a simple yet powerful point of sale experience.

About AEVI

AEVI has developed a unique, open Ecosystem to bring merchant banks and merchant acquirers closer to their merchants, and merchants closer to their consumers. AEVI provides a global gateway for secure payment transactions together with a marketplace for high-quality value-added apps and services (VAAS) providing new business opportunities beyond payments, which enables fast and effective innovation, plus enhanced control and flexibility. This combination delivers a reduced total cost of ownership for clients.