Escher Group Holdings plc: Seven year contract agreement with An Post


Escher Group Holdings plc, (AIM: ESCH, “Escher” or “the Group”), a world-leading provider of outsourced, point of sale software to the postal industry, announces that it has agreed a seven year contract extension with Ireland’s national postal operator, An Post.

An Post will use Escher’s Riposte point of service software to provide innovative services, driving growth. These will include the iTunes card for Apple iTunes purchases and the PostFX prepaid currency card that allows customers to purchase a US Dollar or Sterling card, commission free.

The iTunes card service, which is due to launch before Christmas, is a compelling addition to An Post’s offering, providing an alternative to direct debit and credit card payments when making iTunes purchases online, eliminating the threat of fraud and identity theft. Escher’s Riposte software allows An Post to securely transact with Apple’s back-end systems in real-time, making funds available both anonymously and immediately.

Liam Church, CEO of Escher Group said,

“We are pleased to enable An Post to diversify into Apple iTunes and payment card services, which are increasingly popular in the current climate of card fraud and identity theft.”

“Amid several recent contract wins, we are particularly proud of our continued engagement with An Post – having been their technology partner for 20 years.  An Post is a progressive postal organisation and is a great example of the business opportunities open to postal services if they invest in the right software and systems.”


Foto: Liam Church, centre, CEO of Escher Group, marks the 20th anniversary of Riposte’s deployment in An Post with a presentation. From An Post is John Cronin (left), Group Chief Information Officer and John Daly, Retail Operations Director.


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Pressemitteilung veröffentlicht am 08.07.2013 in News (In- und Ausland), Software, Sonstige Produkte / Services / Dienstleistungen.