NPC Access Offers Complete Online Solution From Data Management to Retrieval
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 23, 2002--National Processing Company (NPC(R)), a leading provider of merchant credit card processing and a wholly owned subsidiary of National Processing, Inc. (NYSE: NAP), announced a major new release of its NPC Access platform. NPC Access is an electronic data management and reporting tool that provides secure online access to a merchant`s payment information. This web-based system streamlines the reporting and data management function, enabling users to easily isolate specific information they require to effectively manage their payment activity.
"The NPC Access platform is unique in the industry in that it offers web-based data management and retrieval in one package", stated Mark D. Pyke, chief operating officer for NPC. "Clients will now be able to quickly access all of their critical information through this comprehensive online reporting product. Online report data includes: Activity, Deposit, Exception, Interchange and Benchmark comparisons; in addition to search and drill-down capabilities through multiple levels, such as store location, district, regional or corporate. This data is available to our clients on a 24-hour, seven day a week basis, and we will maintain data for over one year."
Several of NPC`s national clients completed conversion to the new NPC Access platform in April and early May, with all national merchants scheduled for conversion in the months ahead.
NPC president and chief executive officer, Thomas A. Wimsett said, "This was a significant undertaking for NPC. Not only did we develop a new merchant accounting and billing system, but also greatly expanded our customer information and reporting capabilities. This product is easy to use and it enables our customers to quickly access various management reports for research, analysis and internal reporting. As with all NPC products, our goal is to deliver superior products while simultaneously delivering on our commitment to world-class customer service."
About National Processing, Inc.
National Processing, Inc., through its wholly owned operating subsidiary, National Processing Company (NPC(R)) is a leading provider of merchant credit card processing. National Processing is 85 percent owned by National City Corporation (NYSE: NCC) ( www.nationalcity.com ), a Cleveland based $100 billion financial holding company. NPC supports over 600,000 merchant locations, representing nearly one out of every five Visa(R) and MasterCard(R) transactions processed nationally. NPC`s card processing solutions offer superior levels of service and performance and assist merchants in lowering their total cost of card acceptance through its world-class people, technology and service. Additional information regarding National Processing can be obtained at www.npc.net .
Dawn M. Thompson
National Processing Inc.