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Patrick Townsend & Associates releases Alliance AuthExpress

Patrick Townsend & Associates releases Alliance AuthExpress


Patrick Townsend & Associates announced the release of Alliance AuthExpress, a new IBM AS/400 and iSeries application that provides an affordable, scalable, and manageable platform for the authorization of credit and debit cards, gift and stored value cards, and for the verification of checks. With AuthExpress your organization can start with a small volume of transactions and grow to a very large number of transactions without changing your authorization software.

Patrick Townsend, president of Patrick Townsend & Associates said, "Our IBM iSeries customers have been expressing a need for authorization software that provides an affordable entry point for authorization, but that can grow with them to very high volumes. Alliance AuthExpress is the ideal solution. The Entry Edition is for the small Enterprise with less than 250 transactions a day. As a company grows they can upgrade in place to the SMB Edition which supports up to 2500 transactions a day. AuthExpress Enterprise Edition is designed for the high end retailer processing large numbers of transactions per day. The ability of the software to grow with the company means fewer upgrade costs and no re-installation of software. And we've paid attention to the needs for settlement with a rich set of technologies so you can deploy one solution for both authorization and settlement."

Shawn Harris, product manager, says "Alliance AuthExpress makes it easy to integrate all of your authorization applications including point-of-sale terminals, AS/400 applications, web applications, and other platforms using WebSphere MQ (MQSeries). The rich set of interfaces makes it easy to support both batch and real-time operations. With advanced fail-over logic, error notification, systems management, and automatic restart you can be sure of a reliable implementation."

Alliance supports a variety of authorization networks including Visanet, First Data, Alliance Data Systems, ValueLink, and others. Interfaces to the system include TCP sockets, WebSphere MQ (MQSeries), data queues, flat file, and secure FTP. For more information about Alliance AuthExpress, please visit

About Patrick Townsend & Associates: Patrick Townsend & Associates is a closely held corporation that specializes in B2B eCommerce and communications solutions for the Enterprise, ISV, and ASP customers. More information on Townsend products is available by calling (800) 357-1019. International customers call +1-360-357-8971. Email: The company Web site is located at

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