1. When a user enters a credit card number in The Raiser’s Edge, upon save, the application encrypts the cardholder data and sends it to the Blackbaud Payment Service via 128-bit SSL.
  2. The Blackbaud Payment Service returns a unique card token to The Raiser’s Edge to identify the transaction data.
  3. When processing a transaction for gifts, The Raiser’s Edge sends the request file to the Blackbaud Payment Service for the credit card information, which sends the data to IATS.
  4. IATS returns a file to the Blackbaud Payment Service, which sends the transaction information (no cardholder data) to The Raiser’s Edge.