Setting Standards for the future
A Custodian of a New CultureThe GETS concept and GETS Technology have been developed since 2004 from Scotland in the United Kingdom by seasoned industry veterans who have been involved internationally in the B2B Trade Exchange industry since 1993.
Different from the RestWe Scots have always challenged the status quo and have been at the forefront of innovation and invention across a wide range of spheres and inspired by our Scottish heritage GETS is leading the way in setting new Standards and developing new and unique ways to conduct cashless business. Much needs to be said about what makes GETS Technology different from the rest, but the primary difference is to be found in our Vision, Standards, Procedures and Technology.
Designed to overcome the obstacles of global trade, to simplify the administrative processes, to monitor the sales force and to report figures across every key subject are only a few of benefits you will enjoy from GETS.
Standards – Trust, TransparencyOur processes have been developed, planned and programmed by our own team dedicated to the task of producing the best possible tools for the job. And like many modern tools, it is vital that it can be adapted, modified and have accessories added to improve results in quality and efficiency. This is what the GETS Technology does!
And more than that, GETS Technology complies with a common set of operating Standards and Quality practices that support sustainability and that also align with the GETS credit-clearing philosophy. These standards and protocols have been developed in line with the requirements of ISO 9001 which is the internationally recognised standard for quality management.
Committed to Standards
GETS are passionately committed to the creation and adoption of new Standards and Quality procedures for the industry.
In June 2012 as a result of GETS (Richard Logie) the British Standards Institute (BSI wiki) were invited to attend the City of London (COL wiki) Capacity Exchange roundtable meeting following on from their research and feasibility report entitled “Capacity, Trade and Credit: Emerging Architectures for Commerce and Money”. In November 2012 the British Standards Institute hosted a workshop in the United Kingdom to research the development and creation of a recognized Quality Standard for the industry.
GETS view this as an exciting step forward and are proud to be associated with the British Standard Institute, City of London and other industry professionals in the ongoing development in the future of a unique Quality Standard specifically for the capcity trade exchange industry.
Through Collaboration Connected
GETS provides the opportunity for individuals and their communities to utilize the GETS method to support their credit-clearing project. As well, GETS Plus will respond to and approach communities that have a desire to establish and nurture local commerce utilizing a locally-owned, home-grown complementary currency.
GETS Plus in the U.S. www.getsplus.com
GETS Plus, LLC in the U.S. functions as the channel through which the vision, standards, training, and education is distributed and maintained in the United States. That channel is connected to the GETS hub in the United Kingdom.
We operate and own the latest state-of-the-art Trading System GETS Technology (Global Exchange Trading Systems) www.gets.cc , and by investing in the latest technology enables us and our partners to deliver high standards, quality information to our members and control all transactions with ease - in a secure environment.
The MiTi Marketplace
The MiTi Marketplace (Marketplace Integration Trading Initiative) http://www.miti.info
is a revolutionary way for Trade Exchanges and Traders to trade on a
day to day basis, by offering them a unique and FREE way to globalize
their Exchange and their Members products and services. MiTi in simple
terms is a collaborative collection point of offers and wants from Trade
Exchanges around the world.
We operate the Loyalty Exchange program called Accord Rewards. www.accordrewards.com
We have created an exciting new innovation that allows businesses to use their unsold capacity or products to create funds in order to participate in Accord Rewards.
Accord Card holders can earn and spend Accord Rewards points at participating businesses across the city. Accord Rewards is unique due to how the Accord Rewards points are created, how merchants participate and how the Accord Card is put in to circulation.
Accord Rewards is a new type of coalition (multi business) loyalty rewards program, called a "Loyalty Exchange
Global Exchange Trading Systems- GETS
Many believe that possessing the right credit-clearing technology is the key, but that’s only part of the challenge. Baked-in to the GETS technology are standards that are not in any other system. For example, Transparency of your system and Credit-Issuing to your members - both follow set processes that have been established from proven and ethical practices. These very processes are not only in our instruction for you, but also in our technology.
We believe that as a responsible administrator of a peer-to-peer mutual credit system, no matter how small, you must show your members that you take your role very seriously. The security you provide to protect their information is a measure of this and should be a selling point when speaking to members and prospective members of your exchange. We completely understand this and have built GETS to provide the highest level of online security available today that continues to evolve with ever-increasing security needs.
- Member activity and account information is protected (IP blocking
- Integrity of data is protected through storage of changed data (remove
- Various levels of permission available for internal use
Every exchange network is different. Some are just starting out and some are already in business. The .NET infrastructure makes the system capable of suiting the needs of all exchanges, great and small. And also with the idea that these exchange networks will have an opportunity to do business together. If you’re still small and just starting out, you don’t have to worry about paying for functionality that you won’t need for a while or for membership capacity that you won’t reach for some time. Because GETS is built to scale up or down, there’s a good entry point and plan for all and an easy way to add-on what you need as you grow.
Performance & Reliability
Because GETS is the backbone of exchange networks around the globe, our clearing technology needs to perform 100% around the clock. We’ve never missed a day in five years (except for scheduled maintenance and upgrades) and that means our clients are able to focus on their business of building and growing an exchange community, not worrying about their technology. As for keeping data secure, the GETS technology uses MS SQL server database that logs all transactions and backs-up every second. We also perform a remote back-up every 24 hours that secures your data at a remote off-site location.
Flexible Hosting Options
We also offer multiple server options that provide options to where your system is hosted. GETS can host your exchange on our dedicated servers, or if you value your independence, GETS can create your own instance that can be hosted on your own nominated server that meets the specs required to run the GETS technology , or If cloud computing is the way you want to go, GETS can be hosted on Microsoft’s Windows Azure Platform.
GETS & Cloud Computing with Microsoft’s Azure Platform
Windows Azure provides a scalable environment with compute, storage, hosting, and management capabilities. It links to on-premises applications with secure connectivity, messaging, and identity management.