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Adyen Collaborates with Microsoft to Launch Network Token Optimisation

Adyen, the global payments platform, has announced the expansion of its collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate payments innovation for both companies with the launch of Adyen Network Token Optimisation.

Adyen is one of the first payment platforms to enable tokenised payments across multiple schemes and to offer automated optimisation of the use of tokens to increase authorisation rates. By adopting Network Token Optimisation, merchants like Microsoft are able to realise significantly more revenue due to increased authorisation rates.

“Customer experience is at the centre of everything we do, and when it comes to the payments process it’s about making it faster, simple and secure,” said Matt Rossmeissl, Vice President of Commerce Engineering Operations at Microsoft. “Product innovation is at the core of what we do at Microsoft and Adyen’s Network Token Optimisation is a factor in driving better authorisation rates and customer satisfaction.”

Adyen and Microsoft have been working together since July 2015, starting with European acquiring. Today, Adyen processes payments for Microsoft globally, across all Microsoft products and services. Microsoft utilises multiple Adyen products in addition to Network Token Optimisation, including Real-time Account Updater to ensure a seamless consumer shopping experience by always charging the most up to date card. Adyen also supports various local payment methods in a number of countries for Microsoft, including US-based debit networks, a more recent Adyen development.

“We always build products with a focus on our merchants and their end customers, and Microsoft pushes us to help create better global solutions. We have benefited from Microsoft’s consistent desire to provide better experiences for their customers,” said Kamran Zaki, COO at Adyen. “At the forefront of innovation, the Microsoft team is always willing to act as an early adopter for many of our new products and features. We work together every day to create positive shopping experiences for Microsoft customers, and are excited to see what we will create next.”


  • Polly is a journalist, content creator and general opinion holder from North Wales. She has written for a number of publications, usually hovering around the topics of fintech, tech, lifestyle and body positivity.

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