b4, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announces it has completed Oracle Validated Integration of TransForm v3.1 with Oracle Hospitality OPERA 5.5. TransForm eliminates the use of credit card authorization forms with a secure and interactive platform for guests and meeting planners to make payments to hotels and then automatically posts those payments to Oracle Hospitality OPERA, therein with this two-way integration.To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customers. Credit card authorization forms have long been a point of aggravation for hotels because they are inconvenient, prone to human error and, most importantly, not PCI compliant. By eliminating this labor-intensive process, TransForm provides an automatic, real-time system for hotels to connect deposits with guest accounts.

“We’re excited about this new integration with Oracle Hospitality OPERA because our payment and posting solution can seamlessly post, so it can now help thousands of hotels alleviate an antiquated business practice that is not in line with current technology or security standards,” said Saar Fabrikant, president and CEO of b4. “TransForm increases customer convenience and satisfaction by streamlining the payment process as well as reducing costs for hotels by eliminating credit card authorization forms and the labor necessary to handle this manual process.”

“Achieving Oracle Validated Integration gives our customers confidence that the integration between TransForm and Oracle Hospitality OPERA is functionally sound and performs as tested,” said David Hicks, vice president, Worldwide ISV, OEM and Java Business Development, Oracle.  “For solutions deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or both, Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process that helps to reduce deployment risk and improves the user experience of the partner’s integrated offering.”

In addition to reservations and group payments, TransForm can also facilitate miscellaneous payments such as gift cards, lost and found payments and offer other key benefits, including:

  • Reduces PCI scope at the hotel with PCI compliance
  • Validates reservations and groups in real-time
  • Posts automatically to Oracle Hospitality OPERA
  • Lowers labor costs with hands-free process
  • Eliminates printing costs
  • Lowers transaction fees
  • Integrates with major payment gateways
  • Eliminates chargebacks via AVS Verification

About Oracle Validated Integration

Oracle Validated Integration, available through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), gives customers confidence that the integration of a complementary partner software product with an Oracle “on-premises” Application has been validated and the products work together as designed. This can help customers reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review partner integrations and partners who successfully complete the program are authorized to use the “Oracle Validated Integration” logo. For more information, please visit Oracle.com at https://solutions.oracle.com/scwar/scr/AboutPartners/validated-integration/index.html

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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