Newsletter | May 28, 2013

05.28.13 -- A Wake Up Call For POS VARs And Vendors

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Point of Sale & Payment Processing Edition

In This Issue:


Take POS To The Cloud
By Brian Albright, Business Solutions magazine
The transition from on-premise point of sale (POS) solutions to cloud-based systems can be intimidating for both merchants and their POS VARs. But Elk Grove, CA-based POS reseller Win Systems has successfully transitioned one of the company’s long-term customers to the cloud and, in the process, created an excellent reference account that has helped sell other clients on similar solutions.
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Salons And Service: Hot Industries For Recurring Revenue
By Matt Pillar
This ISV (independent software vendor) is building a giant business in a crowded market by creating subscription-based software applications for a variety of hospitality and service-based retailers.
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Square Stand: A Lion Of A Product, Or A Lamb?
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
If Square wasn't making waves for you in the past, you might need to buckle up for the future. Today the POS and payments disrupter announced its new Square Stand, which is essentially a fancy mount for an iPad that includes a handsome mag-stripe reader and Square's free Register app.
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A Wake Up Call For POS VARs And Vendors
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
According to Lynn Skurla of Skurla's POS Solutions, there's an elephant in the room and many POS dealers (and POS vendors) are ignoring it. The elephant is the trend of low-priced tablet-based POS solutions that have flooded the market.
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MICROS mTablet And mStation Revolutionizes The Hospitality And Retail Experience
MICROS Systems, Inc., announced the release of its new mTablet mobile device and mStation stand.
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VeriFone And XPIENT Integrate POS Solutions For Restaurants
VeriFone Systems, Inc., and XPIENT Solutions announced the integration of VeriFone’s customer-engagement acceptance systems with XPIENT’s IRIS point of sale software to provide intuitive ordering and payment solutions for the quick service and fast casual restaurant segments.
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Lavu iPad POS Provides Upgrades For Restaurant Chains
Lavu, Inc., makers of POS Lavu restaurant point of sale, has announced new feature sets that will benefit businesses or franchises with multiple locations.
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White Paper

The Mobile Payment Revolution
By Merchant Warehouse

Can you fathom a world where you aren’t fumbling with your wallet, looking for that right credit card, loyalty card, and/or coupon? That is the promise — and increasingly the reality — of the mobile wallet.
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Blog

World-Class Advice For VARs: Inside Ingram Micro's Partner Invitational
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief

Recently I attended the Ingram Micro International Solutions Partner Invitational in Hollywood, FL. During my time at the event, I had the opportunity to listen to a variety of speakers and interview most of the distributor's top brass.
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Case Study

Retail Chain Manages Liability With IP Security
By Pivot3

Spec’s Wine, Spirits and Finer Foods has been owned and operated by the same Houston family since 1962. Spec’s was relying on DVRs and a mix of analog and megapixel cameras for its surveillance, loss prevention, and internal compliance needs, but it wanted to increase the capabilities of its system.
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Executive Commentary

6 Common Lies About IP Video Surveillance
By OnSSI

One of the factors holding backing the adoption rate of IP video surveillance is a lack of understanding by IT integrators. Much has changed in the video surveillance world, so without all the facts, IT integrators will be unable to make sound decisions regarding this technology.
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Industry Webinar

Omni-Commerce And The Customer Experience

June 19, 2013 | 12:00 p.m. ET

Today's consumers are increasingly equipped for and interested in trying new mobile payment methods. Attend this live webinar featuring data-driven insights from consumer research conducted this year, and get a fresh perspective on how merchants and financial institutions can serve today's on-the-go consumer.

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