The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has published PCI DSS Version 3.1 and supporting guidance, designed to help organizations address vulnerabilities that may place their payment data at risk. Version 3.1 is available on the PCI SSC website, and PCI DSS Version 3.0 is set to be retired on June 30, 2015.
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Why RMM Is Right For Retail
While it requires a different mindset for retail VARs who aren’t used to selling annuity services, remote monitoring and management (RMM) is a service that retail customers need.
Making Sense (And Money) From Mobile Wallets
Mobile wallets are a hot topic, but how VARs and ISVs can profit from them hasn’t been clear … until now.
Give Small Retailers A Cloud-Based Competitive Advantage
This ISV’s market expertise led to a new cloud-based system that incorporates CRM, marketing, and POS (point of sale) functionality that drives up its customers’ revenue while driving down PCI (payment card industry)-related compliance costs.
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What IT Solutions Providers Need To Know About The U.S. Migration To EMV-Enabled Solutions
Payment processing is an ever-evolving industry, and this year the U.S. is adopting the chip card standard, also known as EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa). EMV is a driving force in the global payments market today, providing the latest and most reliable data security standards.
5 Ways To Win The Best Employees In A Talent Shortage
Talent. It’s hard to find and even harder to retain. The more specialized your field, the fewer qualified people there are to select from. And even if you’re fortunate enough to be located in a top tech hub saturated with talent—Silicon Valley, Seattle, Washington D.C., Boston, and Sacramento according to Forbes — you’ll have to work hard to keep competitors from luring away your best players.
3 Ways Payment Methods Can Make An Impact On Customer Experience
It wasn’t that long ago when merchants would dictate the form of payment by simply asking, “cash or credit?” as you prepared to make a purchase. Many merchants wouldn’t even take checks because they took too long to process and would often “bounce” or be returned.
PCI Compliance Is Just One Piece Of The Puzzle
You don’t have to look far to find evidence supporting the necessity of a comprehensive and thorough cybersecurity system for your clients. From the infamous Sony hack to cybercriminals infiltrating Target’s network that absconded with personal information from some 110 million accounts, it’s clear that protecting customers’ data is something to be taken seriously.
The Role Receipt Printers Play In A Solution That Enhances Customer Experience
Generally, one would not expect a receipt printer to fulfill more than the obvious — print receipts. However, a closer look reveals that with some ingenuity, receipt printers can serve a number of roles to maximize a customer’s experience: deploying them at key locations to speed up customer throughput, ensuring accurate plus timely order processing, and keeping clients informed on current transactions or future deals.
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The Digital Wallet Opportunity: Beyond The Hype
What growing consumer comfort with m-commerce means for brick-and-mortar mobile payments, and what merchants must do to respond.
Super Taco Super-Sizes Sales And Customer Engagement With Kiosk Solution
Established in 1991, Super Taco Mexican Restaurants serves authentic, home-style Mexican food that has been recognized by local media as “the best in town.” In addition to preparing food from unique recipes and using only the freshest ingredients, the operator prides itself on valuing its customers and providing the highest caliber of services to patrons of its four locations in the Sacramento, California area.
POS Solution Helps Habitat For Humanity ReStore Build A Stronger Business
Lexington Habitat for Humanity ReStore Builds a Stronger Business with UnifyPOS and Progress OpenEdge. Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world in which everyone has a safe place to live. With more than 1,400 local affiliates in the United States, and more than 70 national organizations around the world, Habitat for Humanity has helped build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than four million people worldwide.
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ABOUT POINT OF SALE (POS) AND PAYMENT PROCESSING
Point of sale (POS) is the place where retail transactions are completed; where payment is exchanged for goods or services. POS is used in many retail industries and many require unique customizations to the hardware and software in order to accommodate their transactions. POS features include scanners, manual and electronic cash drawers, scales, EFTPOS terminals, handheld scanners, touch screens, and many other options. Modern POS systems often act as more than just a system to process transactions by providing inventory management, warehousing, CRM, financials, and more.
In addition to standard on-premise POS systems, modern POS software can be delivered from the cloud in the software as a service (SaaS) model. Cloud-based POS systems can be compatible with traditional POS hardware in addition to mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, Android devices, and more. Cloud-based POS offers the ability to access data from anywhere there is an internet connection and normally offers faster setup due to it being run remotely.
Payment processing is done by payment processors which are often third party companies hired by a merchant to handle credit card transactions. Payment processors are broken down into two types: front-end and back-end. The front-end processors perform card associations, authorizations, and settlement services while back-end processors accept settlements from front-end processes and move money from issuing banks to merchant banks.
Modern payment processing is usually provided in the software as a service (SaaS) model, giving merchants a single simple electronic portal that allows them to process payments in various forms including recurring payments, web payments, checks, and more all in the same place.
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Podcast From ScanSource Partner Conference: Customer Experience, EMV, As-A-Service Are All Opportunities For VARs
Paul Constantine, president of ScanSource POS and Barcode North America, and Jim Roddy, president of Business Solutions discussed topics including enhancing the customer experience, the opportunity EMV presents to VARs, and transitioning to managed services at the ScanSource Worldwide Partner Conference for POS and Barcoding, March 16-18.
ScanSource Services Group Goal: "Total Solutions Provider" Support
Mike Burns, president of ScanSource Services Group, met with Business Solutions president Jim Roddy at the ScanSource Worldwide Partner Conference for POS and Barcoding, March 16-18, to explain how the group works with ScanSource partners to complement their businesses.
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.
Podcast: Addressing The Challenges Of EMV
With an EMV liability shift quickly approaching, those in the retail ecosystem have differing opinions as to the urgency, need, and value of EMV upgrades. In this podcast, Business Solutions Editor-in-Chief Mike Monocello and Bill Lodes, director of developer partnerships at TSYS Acquiring Solutions talk about how VARs and ISVs should be viewing EMV.