Whilst often needing to audit by product in order to meet customer needs, Worldpay has still managed to unify its audit activities. Assessing against the practice rather than the individual system has helped the company unify these assessments and leverage economies of scale and efficiencies.
“Worldpay wanted to reduce audit activity overhead to allow stakeholders to concentrate maintaining day to day compliance and also to encourage PCI to be seen as a BAU activity. Sysnet has supported us throughout these efficiency drives by identifying synergies in technologies and processes, whilst ensuring that we do not compromise on the quality of our audits” says Sarah.
Consistency of approach has been a core element of the relationship between Worldpay and Sysnet. Sysnet’s QSAs have become deeply knowledgeable about the business and its people and thus quickly and easily integrated into the internal teams.
Worldpay operates a large and complex environment in a fast moving business. Over the last few years the company has undertaken a number of challenging projects, including migrating a number of data centres during the assessment period.
In addition, in January 2018 Vantiv – a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions in the US – announced that it had completed the acquisition of Worldpay Group.
“The Sysnet QSAs were a key element of the data centre migration teams, providing guidance so that the facilities were compliant at the point they migrated rather than migrating the facilities and then having a period of working through the compliance aspects,” says Simon.
“Obviously the biggest challenge we have faced in terms of complexity is that we have merged with another company. That will create further challenges but I have every confidence that the Sysnet team will take this in their stride.”
Simon says his experience of working with Sysnet has been extremely positive. “Sysnet has become a mainstay of our overall compliance program. I look forward to continuing our journey with them and expanding our relationship into new ventures,” he concludes.