BBPS makes it possible to adhere to the PCI-DSS and still process electronic transactions. Because credit card information is stored in BBPS, credit card numbers are no longer visible in the software applications. In each application, credit card numbers are replaced with reference tokens. When credit card transactions are processed, the software application connects to the BBPS service. The reference token in your database will summon the stored credit card number to be used in the transaction.

If you do not know if you have a BBPS account or what your username and password are please contact Support and connect with the Blackbaud Payment and Merchant Services team.

To create a BBPS account please see How to set up or register for a Blackbaud Merchant Services (BBMS) account or go to

For more information about BBPS, review the Blackbaud Payment Services Agreement.

General information regarding PCI DSS, including a PCI DSS self-assessment questionnaire, can be found at

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