"Redbridge helped us increase transparency over our payment acceptance program and costs. Their recommendations were instrumental in obtaining significant material improvements. "

Arnaud Caurraze
Director Group Treasury

Overview

Pan-European payment card analysis and optimization, aimed at best-in-class practices, solutions and cost, for six countries and 11 European brands (separate businesses).

Objectives

  • Understand and assess the efficiency of Ahold Delhaize’s existing payments solution in relation to market best practices
  • Identify and implement cost-saving opportunities
  • Ensure Ahold Delhaize stays ahead of the latest innovations in the payments world

Results 

  • Comprehensive identification, diagnostic and cost measurement of all payment solutions and payment related practices
  • Improved visibility, both internally and externally, over market practices
  • Provided country- and business-specific recommendations for optimization and cost-saving solutions, proven effective in subsequent implementation

Methodology

  • Defined project scope (entities, countries, payment channels and existing providers), project governance, framework, objectives and constraints
  • Collected necessary data via meetings, calls, collection files and questionnaires
  • Analyzed payment structure and related costs of all components, including acquirer, EFTPOS terminals, payment gateway and DCC
  • Presented market best practices and relevant benchmarks
  • Identified areas of improvement, including realistic and achievable savings, related strategies, and technical measures

Redbridge’s Added Value 

  • Comprehensive global expertise of the payments ecosystem
  • Rigorous,proven data collection and analysis processes
  • Unique market price database and benchmarking capabilities
  • Tailor-made optimization strategies
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