The European Payments Consulting Association was founded in 1998 by Hugo Godschalk of Paysys (Germany), Peter Jones of PSE Consulting (UK) and Jens Lindboe Larsen of Pluscon (Denmark). The founder members realised that in forming a collective independent expert consulting group they could deliver greater capabilities and resources for individual businesses, particularly when bidding in to new clients. Since that date the EPCA has grown steadily adding members to the original founders now including: Connective Payments (Netherlands), Galitt/ADN (France – part of Steria Group), Invendor (Hungary), Demtech (Spain), Cleveradvice (Italy), Radian (Russia) and Vedicard (Latvia). The combined EPCA group turnover is in the order of €17m and the number of payments consulting specialists approximately 80.
The objective of the Association is to add value to each member’s consultancy businesses by co-operating on a pan- European basis through the marketing/promotion of the EPCA and members brands and services.
The four key goals of the Association are:
A summary of the key benefits that EPCA delivers to members, is as follows.
The general requirements of membership of EPCA are as follows:
There are no territorial restrictions on members. Members can seek, bid for and execute assignments in any members countries and across the EU/ROW.
Each year a member is elected as Chair of the EPCA. The role includes:
Many members have senior staff with over 30 years’ experience in the payments business. The group is card centric, but increasingly the Forum discussion topics cover B2B, Instant Payments, Open Banking etc. Each company has a specialisation. Gallitt for example is one of France’s highly respected technical consulting companies, PSE in card acquiring and processing, Connective Payments in new business and operational models Paysys in statistics supporting industry groups and Cleveradvice in card issuing. Throughout the year members also have regular bilateral communications and correspondence with each other.
From time to time the EPCA members review strategy and market positioning to ensure the Association meet the needs of members. Previously marketing initiatives have included:
EPCA is not:
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