PRESS RELEASE: “YESpay and Spektrix work together to support theatre ticketing in the UK” London, ENG (YESpay, Spektrix) 8 February 2010 – Theatres and...

PRESS RELEASE: “YESpay and Spektrix work together to support theatre ticketing in the UK”

London, ENG (YESpay, Spektrix) 8 February 2010 – Theatres and other arts venues are increasingly deciding to move away from traditional, locally hosted ticketing and payment solutions by outsourcing their payment processing services and moving to web-based ticketing solutions. Leading box-office solution provider, Spektrix, have
joined hands with YESpay International Ltd to assist theatres nationwide with their ticketing and payment processing requirements.

Increasing pressures for PCI compliancy have lead to high associated costs and issues which are difficult to overcome when managing systems in-house. Spektrix has developed a fully supported, redundant and resilient ticketing solution, which meets these challenges. It is fully integrated with YESpay’s EMBOSS solution, which is end-to-end pre-accredited and fully PCI compliant removing the responsibility of arts venues to go through the time-consuming and costly accreditation process themselves.

Another challenge that theatres face when managing payments in-house is the high costs
accumulated by investing in and managing expensive hardware. The Spektrix/YESpay solution eradicates this need as the service is entirely outsourced.

Phil Norris General Manager of the ADC Theatre in Cambridge has commented on his choice of the Spektrix/YESpay solution, “We wanted a fast, reliable and easy-to-use box office system that removed the need for large amounts of IT hardware and was up-to-date with PCI compliancy.”

As e-commerce is becoming increasingly popular among arts venues, easy integration to existing websites is required. The Spektrix and YESpay solution offers easy integration to both e-commerce sites and Chip & PIN devices, putting it at the forefront of fully-integrated ticketing and payment solutions in the UK.

Clare Moss, Box Office Manager at the Bush Theatre says, “We have been so impressed with the approach, integration and support provided by Spektrix and YESpay that we are encouraging other venues we work closely with to consider the solution.”

About Spektrix

Spektrix is an innovative and fully-featured hosted ticketing solution for the arts. Spektrix helps venues to increase audiences through seamlessly integrated online sales and powerful CRM functionality. With no upfront costs and true scalability, Spektrix is suitable for venues of all sizes.

Spektrix was set up to fulfil a need for highly functional, cost-effective and easy to use ticketing software. It follows the “Software as a Service” model, allowing venues to reduce their ongoing overheads related to IT infrastructure, and reducing the amount of time venues need to spend managing the technical aspects of their box office, allowing them to concentrate on what really matters – maximising sales and improving the customer experience.

About YESpay Ltd

YESpay is a global payments services company providing highly secure and scalable EMV Chip & PIN, contactless and magnetic credit / debit card, e-commerce and gift card payment processing services to independent and multi-chain merchants. It provides outsourced management payment services anywhere in the world to traditional high street stores, hospitality, leisure, fuel, mail order and web environments.

Through EMBOSS™, its Gateway to Managed Payment Services, merchants can quickly accept
integrated card payments within their EPOS tills, kiosks, and hospitality payment systems as well as enhance their websites for on-line payments with minimal capital investment and low on-going services costs. EMBOSS is an on-line IP-based payment processing service that has been preaccredited (generically) by major card Acquirers in Europe and North America (including Barclaycard Business, HSBC, HBOS, Lloyds Cardnet, Streamline, Ulster Bank, Elavon, PBS, Amex and Diners). In addition, YESpay’s EMBOSS service is fully end to end certified to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) Level 1 as mandated by Visa and MasterCard.

YESpay’s EasyV-Suite of card payment products are innovative and cost-effective solutions for EPOS, Kiosk, Hospitality, Mobile and Internet Websites that combine with the YESpay hosted EMBOSS payment service to enable their merchants to perform credit or debit card payments in both card-present and card-not-present environments.

YESpay PR Contact:
Jyoti Sekhawat
Tel: +44 (0)871 221 9510

Spektrix PR Contact:
James Baggaley
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7785 6967