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Amadis Becomes the Final Piece of Softpay’s Latest ‘Tap-to-Pay’ Solution

The payment software and consulting provider Amadis has entered into a partnership agreement with to provide its universal Europay, Mastercard, and Visa (EMV) level two framework and pre-certified kernels for integration into Softpay’s new tap-to-pay service.

Softpay’s latest tap-to-pay service can turn any Android device into a full payment card acceptance terminal, providing merchants with greater flexibility and future-proofing capabilities; while lowering costs and creating new revenue opportunities.

The Amadis solution is a component of its Amadis One software framework, which is composed of an EMV level two framework and ecosystem supporting any EMV contactless kernel.

Once integrated, the EMV kernels of Amadis will provide Softpay’s service with the logic and data infrastructure to accept EMV payments on Android-based commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) devices, but only for those that support the typical near-field communication (NFC) capabilities that are required for contactless payments.

Amadis One software framework is the first solution to enable nexo (ISO 202022) standards on tap-to-pay platforms.

Thomas Grane, CIO at Matas
Thomas Grane

“Softpay’s solution helps us to transform the shopping experience, enabling our store associates to check out customers anywhere in-store, or at curbside,” said Thomas Grane, CIO at Matas.

“The solution drives new sales opportunities, and enables a more efficient, personalised customer experience.”

Softpay’s tap-to-pay is impacting several industries, including retailers and QSRs, which can operate more efficiently. Staff can accept payments, while multi-tasking anywhere in-store, or at curbside pickup locations.

Transit companies can drive new points of sale by instantly offering and processing new and upgraded tickets, while passengers are on board trains and buses.

“Softpay’s tap-to-pay service provides innovative new experiences to retail, transportation and the QSR industries, and our Amadis One software framework helps them bring products to market faster,” said Emmanuel Haydont, CEO and co-founder of Amadis.

“Amadis One commoditises complex payment processes, freeing up resources for merchants to innovate, accelerating time to market and reducing costs, while enhancing the customer experience.”

Craig Jacoby, CEO of, added: “By integrating Amadis One with our tap-to-pay solution, we enable merchants to revolutionise the customer experience while lowering their costs and providing greater flexibility.

“By enabling tap-to-pay transactions on smartphones, merchant fees for card-present transactions are lowered, new customer points of interactions (POIs) are generated, creating innovative new ways to interact with customers while processing transactions.”


  • Tyler is a fintech journalist with specific interests in online banking and emerging AI technologies. He began his career writing with a plethora of national and international publications.

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