PDCflow Announces Patent on Technology for Secure Payments

PDCflow Announces Patent on Technology for Secure Payments

Ogden, Utah -- PDCflow announces partnership with US Patent owner Zukunftware, LLC for management and licensing of newly patented technology.

The patent (US patent no. 9,799,029), specifically written with credit card payments in mind, allows companies using the technology to greatly reduce PCI compliance requirements by removing the credit card information from the company's environment and storing and processing the card number through PDCflow.

“The patent award in the US has been a long time coming,” says Volker Neuwirth, inventor of the patent. “While the technology of using an inline frame (iframe) and tokenization of credit card numbers has proliferated over the past few years, this concept was brand new when the patent was filed in 2012.”

The patented technology allows companies to place a secure, PCI-certified website, designed as a credit card entry field, on top of their own application. When a merchant processes a credit card payment, the card number is entered on PDCflow's website, tokenized and the token is returned to the primary system.

The token can safely be stored in the primary application and used for future payments. This allows PDCflow to provide processing services for any application while eliminating PCI requirements for that application.

“We are extremely excited to have this opportunity to work with companies across the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia to employ our technology and keep data breaches at bay,” says PDCflow’s Chief Operating Officer, Matthew Snedden.

PDCflow’s expansion goals include partnering with other software providers that need an easy-to-implement, secure method of allowing their own clients to process credit card payments inside of their software applications.

The patented Secure Entry Overlay technology is web-based and functions with any other browser-based mobile or desktop software application. This opens the technology to a wide range of potential partners in all countries covered by the patents.

About PDCflow

PDCflow's payment communication software is designed to create faster customer payment cycles. Send your payment portal to customers through the digital communication channels they prefer – email, SMS, and web chat. Bundle contracts or invoices with payment requests into one digital workflow. Customers can review, sign, and complete payments in a couple of clicks.

Flexible and customizable APIs and drop-in components allow for easy integration. Accept payments through multi-channels while keeping internal systems out of PCI scope.

Established in 2003, PDCflow national client base includes debt collection, medical billing, manufacturers, and accounts receivable teams in a variety of industries. Headquartered in Ogden, Utah with a remote team, PDCflow remains committed to keeping development and customer support in-house. Find out more: https://www.pdcflow.com/.