Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in point of sale, payment processing and data collection news, Mercury Payment Systems and Datacap partner to offer an as-a-Service bundle, Powa Technologies announces Worldpay Integration, Janam Technologies introduces an RFID reader for freight and rail, and SATO launches a 6-inch thermal printer. In addition, Posiflex announces a hybrid tablet terminal, Zebra Technologies has created its first multi-operating system RFID sled, Verifone announces TransFirst certification and an Android-based cloud solution, and Datalogic has introduced a new mobile computer and queue-busting app.
GROCERY & CONVENIENCE STORE MAGAZINE ARTICLES
A Marriage Of Technology & Profitability
Each year, we give you this guide with one purpose in mind: to educate you on the latest trends in the most lucrative verticals out there, while providing a handy partner program reference to some of the leading vendors in the market today. Why this combination?
Mobile, Omni-Channel At The Crossroads Of Opportunity
A veteran retail solutions integrator says mobile and omni-channel are so intertwined, you can’t determine where one ends and one begins. You should be prepared to sell both.
Placing All Bets On Workforce Management
This ISV’s all-in approach to developing a complete, modular-based WFM (workforce management) and human capital management solution was key to its 20-percent+ revenue growth in 2013.
GROCERY & CONVENIENCE STORE PREMIUM CONTENT
The Best Of EMV Q&A: What Will It Be…Chip And…?
The topic of EMV is on the minds of many people in the point of sale industry. This is exemplified in the number of questions that are sent in during the RSPA’s EMV webinar series. Dozens of questions are asked during each session, ranging from inquiries to further explain points made during the slideshow, to more detailed questions about how transactions will occur in a particular retail environment.
RetailNOW®: 2015: A Place For Business FOCUS
If you don’t know it by the time you read this portion of the magazine, let it be stated clearly now: if you’re interested in spending more time working ON your business, and not IN it, then register for RetailNOW 2015 today. Whether you’re a reseller, independent software vendor, independent sales organization, or even a traditional vendor, any business owner or leader can benefit from spending time thinking strategy instead of execution. There’s no better place than RetailNOW 2015 to do that. How can that be said with such confidence?
RSPA President’s Note
This month’s cover highlights “focus.” Most of us recognize the importance of it, yet it can be so challenging: with multiple (and sometimes competing) priorities, shifts in the industry and the various tactical activities that are a part of our day–to–day life. I too sometimes struggle with it, particularly at times like now, when there is so much going on.
CompTIA’s Annual Member Meeting 2015: From The RSPA Perspective
From March 24-26, CompTIA, the IT industry’s leading trade association, held its Annual Member Meeting at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. For those three days, CompTIA’s membership gathered for two days of collaborative strategic planning and sharing amongst the association’s most engaged members, including the CompTIA Board of Directors, Community Executive Board (CEB), Communities and Councils,” according to the AMM website.
Beyond As A Service
The STS committee regularly profiles a readily deployable solution within connect magazine. This month, committee member, Velda Goodin takes a bit of a different tack on the usual subject matter of these profiles, as she tackles the subject of “beyond as a service.”
GROCERY & CONVENIENCE STORE HEADLINES
RSPA Elected to 2015-2017 PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors
The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) has received an appointment to the 2015-2017 PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors, President and CEO Kelly Funk announced.
GROCERY & CONVENIENCE STORE MULTIMEDIA
Podcast: Retail IT VARs Adapt To Changes In Payments, Security, And Business Models
At ScanSource’s Worldwide Partner Conference for POS and Barcoding, Greg Dixon, ScanSource’s CTO and technology evangelist, spoke to Business Solutions president Jim Roddy about changes in the retail IT landscape.
Video: What the U.S. Can Learn From Europe, Canada About EMV
The panel discussion, “EMV & The POS Ecosystem: Forming effective partnerships and capitalizing on the EMV shift opportunity,” included information from experiences related to EMV migration in Europe and Canada. The panel, held Jan. 28 at RSPA INSPIRE 2015 in Maui, HI, is the first of event in this year’s Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) program with the goal of providing education to the retail IT channel on EMV. RSPA is also planning webinars, marketing collateral, and presentations at the RetailNOW 2015 trade show.
Video: Predictions For EMV In 2015 And Beyond
The featured content on Day 3 of the RSPA INSPIRE Conference Jan. 28 in Maui was a panel discussion titled “EMV & The POS Ecosystem: Forming effective partnerships and capitalizing on the EMV shift opportunity.” Panelists were John Badovinic, senior manager of acquirer relations at Discover Financial Services, Paul Leduc president of Globe POS Systems, Matt Downs SVP of channel — integrated payments for Mercury Payment Systems, a Vantiv company, and Chester Ritchie SVP at WorldPay. RSPA CEO and president Kelly Funk moderated the panel.