POS Executive Commentary

  1. 5 Ways PSA Reports Can Improve Your Business

    Suzy Kratochvil, director of training and implementation for Tigerpaw Software gives five ways professional services automation (PSA) reports can improve your business, providing a greater depth of data and analysis than reports from an accounting application or CRM tool alone.

  2. SYNNEX VP Comments On ‘As A Service’ Model

    This is a response to the recent article “‘As a Service’ Means Risk, But Great Rewards for POS VARs” by Mike Monocello, chief editor of Business Solutions magazine.

  3. 5 Ways To Profit From Selling Mobile POS

    For Years, Merchant Service Providers Have Been Hindered By Tough Competition and Tight Margins. Will Offering Mobile POS Technology Get Providers Back into the Fast Lane?

  4. Six Mistakes To Avoid With Mobile Payments

    When your customers are ready to buy, they shouldn’t have to wait. You should be able to take their payment anywhere in the store. But are you ready for the challenges that provides?

  5. The Appetite For 802.11ac Standards

    The appetite for wireless bandwidth is seemingly insatiable. Today employees typically tote a combination of smartphones, tablet computers and laptops – all which allow them to stay connected to the people and information they need to get their jobs done quickly and efficiently. As a result, there are more devices and more traffic pressuring the performance on wireless networks, and many enterprises are looking toward the capabilities that 802.11ac standards will bring.

  6. Why Purpose?

    Purpose. A definitive statement about the difference you are trying to make in the world. Why does purpose matter? Why not just work on sound strategy and positioning year after year and have a good, viable business in the marketplace? You can certainly do that, and you may even have reasonable success doing it. But in our experience, purpose offers up a host of benefits, including easier decision-making, greater organizational alignment, deeper employee and customer engagement and ultimately, more personal fulfillment and happiness. And in the end, a clear and compelling purpose is a huge tiebreaker in the marketplace that will make not only
    your people and your customers happier, but also your shareholders.

  7. RSPA President's Note — June 2013

    One of our members recently told me that change is not the issue - it’s keeping up with the change that’s important. I agree! Since my entry into the business I have yet to see technology go backwards. Imagine attending a trade show and hearing about slower CPUs or smaller screens with less resolution or software applications with less functionality for more money. Our industry doesn’t work that way.

  8. We Tried That... It Didn’t Work.

    Thomas Edison said, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Think about it. How many meaningful successes have you had in your life that didn’t take almost dogged commitment and gritty determination?

  9. Five Elements To Include In Your Corporate Social Media Policy

    Living in the days that social media has become a common tool for corporate crisis management – in some cases causing the crisis and in others attempting to tame the uproar a crisis has produced – it has become necessary and mandatory for businesses to have a social media policy. This should be a document that is often re-visited and reformatted to keep up with the times. But how are they written?...

  10. 5 Ways To Sabotage Your Mobile POS Installs

    At first glance, it seems like the requirements for mobile POS installations are easy: a wireless network, a few mobile devices and a point of sale package are all that’s needed to start ringing sales. This may be true, but the best VARs know that there’s a lot more planning that goes into these installs than just those two elements.