Newsletter | April 23, 2014

04.23.14 -- The Social, Mobile, Loyal Consumer

Business Solutions

In This Issue:

Building Blocks For A World-Class Integrator Experience
By Bill Lodes
By Bill Lodes The TSYS team is picking up right where we left off in 2013 and continuing to march toward our goal of providing a best-in-class, end-to-end integration solution.
UP TAB™ is UP Solution’s tablet POS solution for merchants. Powered by its highly successful UP Restaurant® software, UP TAB™ integrates the merchant’s cash register, credit card terminal, and receipt printer, all with a small footprint and designed within UP’s cloud infrastructure. Learn more.
Featured Articles
VARs, ISVs Rate The Payments Industry
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
Exclusive research reveals how VARs and ISVs feel their payment processing partners are performing.
IP Video: How To Keep Your Customer From Buying From A Big Box Store
By John Callahan
When you buy a video surveillance solution from a systems integrator, you are generally purchasing professional-grade equipment that is designed to operate 24/7/365. The video systems sold in big box stores have a much shorter life expectancy because of lower-quality components.
The Social, Mobile, Loyal Consumer
According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 61 percent of American adults own smart phones. Ownership is particularly high among 20 and 30 year olds (although a majority of Americans 44 to 54 years old have smartphones) as well as in households with relatively high levels of income and educational attainment.
Mobile Payments: Developing A Mobile Commerce Strategy In Uncertain Times
For years, mobile payments have been described as the “future of the payments industry.” Industry observers have detailed the intelligence of the mobile device, the security of NFC, the effectiveness of cloud-based solutions, as well as dozens of other mobile payment solutions, and the advantages they provide.
ERP, WFM, And Time Clocks: Critical Integration
By Larry Dawson
Retailers are increasingly searching for single platform applications that incorporate their enterprise resource planning (ERP) and human capital management (HCM) requirements into a unified environment. Many retailers grapple with separate application suites that don’t talk to each other.
Retail Tablet POS Comparison
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
Read a retail POS VAR’s guide to the current tablet offerings available both direct and through the channel.
  Harbortouch is a leading national provider of touch screen point of sale (POS) systems and payment processing services. As pioneers of the "as-a-Service" model, Harbortouch offers an unprecedented "free" POS program that allows the company’s sales partners to offer a full-featured POS system with no up-front costs. For more information about Harbortouch, visit or email
Most Popular News
How VARs Can Help Restaurants Meet Changing Customer Demand
Clearent Lands Payments Veteran
Clearent's API Seamlessly Integrates Payments With Software Applications
VeriFone POS Software Platform Now Offered By 100 ISOs And Acquirers
JetPay Payment Services Hires Payments Expert Nancy Ann Barnhart As Chief Information Officer
Featured Event
Channel Transitions
West | April 29th | Santa Ana, CA
East | July 22nd | Boston, MA
Midwest | Oct.7th | Chicago, IL
Channel Transitions, powered by Business Solutions Magazine, is a one-day education and networking conference designed to help VAR/MSP executives learn how to best implement and manage the "as-a-Service" model. The event will feature real-world, nuts-and-bolts, headaches-and-heartaches discussions and success stories on the transition.
Only $199 for world-class education and networking.
Visit the Channel Transitions website for more information.
Industry Events
Channel Transitions West
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Santa Ana, CA
Smart VAR Healthcare Summit
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
New Bruswick, NJ
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APG Series 3000 Cash Drawer
APG Series 3000 Cash Drawer
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APG Cash Drawer, LLC
AXIS Q16 Network Camera Series
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