Blackhawk Network’s Technology Innovations enable the company and its partners to grow their businesses with innovative solutions, save money and provide more efficiency throughout both internal and external networks. The innovators at Blackhawk Network deliver flexibility throughout the lifecycle, from product creation to distribution and customer service.
By processing to memory, the company’s technology offerings reduce data loss, offer more redundancy and less latency, and less expense. With Blackhawk, all providers and partners connect to a fully-meshed private network that includes a full range of services, such as file transfer, authentication and authorization, monitoring and alert notification, security services and disk-to-disk backups. We are the connectivity and payment switching experts with a focus on several key technology platforms such as:
eNetwork: An open platform that allows for gifting to be integrated into Web, app or mobile experience through Blackhawk proprietary APIs.
Giftcardmall.com: Part of the eNetwork, Blackhawk owns and operates the ecommerce site, offering direct customer service and support. The offering includes several back-end tools and functions to operate card services via IVR (Interactive Voice Response).
BLISS (Blackhawk Issuance System): An issuance and processing platform designed specifically for innovative stored-value products based on model-driven architecture and development. BLISS enables rapid development and deployment of products for a fast moving and dynamic industry.
BLAST (Blackhawk Acquiring Switch Technology): In addition to being a Visa®-certified card processor, Blackhawk operates its own proprietary switching and routing platform. We provide partners with world-class connectivity to numerous payment processors.
TRACS (Transaction Rating Accounting & Clearing and Settlement): A robust settlement/reconciliation platform that enables partners to aggregate and settle transactions from any node in Blackhawk’s network.
PayGo: A terminal-acquiring platform – hardware, software and backend turn-key solution for customers that need a stand-alone tool that helps with managing transactions for gift purchases and telecom top up cards.
Blackhawk is dedicated to meeting the highest standards within the payment card industry. We have earned the title of certified Visa® and MasterCard provider and have met PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance standards.
By supporting both open and closed loop, reloadable and non-reloadable products, Blackhawk Network’s Technology Innovations enable the company and its partners to save money. Our expert advice and guidance speeds time-to-market and we provide complete test and certification environments and transaction simulators free of charge. With modern technology developed in-house, Blackhawk Network delivers on the demands of today’s business needs.