Helzberg Diamonds is Live with EMV Integration

BTM Global leads implementation and life-cycle support  

MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 14, 2016) – BTM Global, a premier provider of retail system integration and development services, announced that Helzberg Diamonds is live with EMV payment integration. This roll-out is part of a release implementation to the Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service (POS) software. Helzberg Diamonds, a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies, is a jewelry retailer with more than 230 stores throughout the United States.

BTM Global has led the EMV implementation and roll-out, including the close coordination of multiple vendors and life-cycle support. Helzberg Diamonds will have the ability to accept EMV credit cards and support end-to-end credit card encryption from the signature capture device all the way to its card authorizer. This removes the exposure of credit card data to the Helzberg Diamonds’ POS system and the associated security issues. It also lowers the retailer’s transactional liability and provides a more secure payment experience for customers.

“EMV integration projects are complex, and we knew we needed an industry expert and collaborator like BTM Global to help guide us,” said Jeff Rohr, vice president, chief information officer of Helzberg Diamonds. “Throughout this project and others, we confidently rely on their technical knowledge and collaborative company culture to support our success.”

“Helzberg is committed to staying an industry leader, and a big part of that is ensuring its customers and operations are protected,” said Tom Schoen, president of BTM Global. “We deeply value our relationship and are honored to be working with them on this project.”

BTM Global is a long-time Gold-level member in the Oracle Partner Network Specialized program.

About Helzberg Diamonds

Helzberg Diamonds®, a retail and online jewelry store focused on customer service, was founded in 1915 and has more than 230 stores nationwide, featuring a wide selection of fine jewelry, including diamond engagement rings and wedding rings, precious gems and watches. Helzberg Diamonds takes pride in its history of offering exceptional value, exclusive designs and timeless jewelry. Helzberg Diamonds is based in North Kansas City, Mo., and is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE symbols BRK/A and BRK/B). For the locations nearest you, call 1-800-HELZBERG (800-435-9237) or visit Helzberg.com.

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