Atlanta payment technology and services solutions provider First Data Corp. and Bangalore, India-based Wipro Ltd., an information technology, consulting and services solutions provider, have announced a strategic relationship.

According to a June 13 news release, First Data entered into the agreement as part of its new developer license initiative, providing improved support to clients around the world.

Under the agreement, Wipro is to provide development, implementation and testing services on First Data software solutions.

“New disruptions regularly emerge in the payments industry, posting challenges to financial institutions and retailers,” said Balasubramanian Ganesh, chief executive of Wipro’s products and solutions group. “This strategic relationship provides enhanced capability to First Data clients in meeting these challenges.”

For more information about First Data’s developer license program, contact Eva Hughes, vice president of product management – Vision Payment Solutions, at