POS & Payment Processing Articles

  1. Gartner Predicts Drone Delivery Won’t Take Off Anytime Soon
    2/23/2017

    Delivery drones will make up less than 1 percent of the commercial market by 2020. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  2. Why The Time Is Right To Target Salons
    2/6/2017

    From scheduling appointments to managing walk-ins, salons and spas present unique POS opportunities. Offering solutions that allow customers to efficiently manage their business while focusing on what’s important — keeping their customers satisfied and spending — is paramount in today’s competitive selling landscape. Recently, Rohan Mani, Director, Reseller Division at Harbortouch, took time to speak with Business Solutions Magazine about why you should be targeting the salon market, how to overcome the significant challenges it presents, and more.

  3. RSPA Inspire 2017 – Day 2 Recap
    1/31/2017

    Day 2 of RSPA’s Inspire continued the Roadside MBA educated that started the day before. Today, Scott Schaefer took the stage first and reinforced some of the lessons learned the previous day. One of my favorite nuggets from his session was concerned with increasing profitability. He said that every decision you make for your company should have some direct impact on profit (good or bad). If you decide to do something that doesn’t affect profit, you should question if you’re spending your time wisely.

  4. POS, Payment Processing, AIDC, And IP Video News
    1/31/2017

    Datacap Systems has completed US EMV level 3 certification with BluePay and released an EMV-capable version of NETePay available for download. NETePay for BluePay’s host-based processing platform provides Datacap and BluePay POS partners with the ability to deliver US EMV functionality via an evolving list of PIN Pads through a simple out-of-scope interface.

  5. RSPA Inspire 2017 – Day 1 Recap
    1/30/2017

    Day 1 of RSPA’s Inspire kicked off today at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. While some might think an event like Inspire is an excuse to sneak in a vacation on the business dime, they’d be very wrong. Sure, the venue is gorgeous, but it only serves as a backdrop for the networking, education, and relationship building that takes place. In short, for the VARs, vendors, distributors, and yes, the sole media representative (me), Inspire is priceless. You can’t get this level of the aforementioned networking, education, and relationship-building with any other event. Over the course of the week, all attendees will learn a lot, laugh a lot, build memories, share life and business lessons, and establish or strengthen lasting relationships, if not friendships. Again, nowhere else.

  6. 4 Fantastic Quotes: POS Experts Analyze PSA/RMM Report
    1/12/2017

    The recent rise of PSA (Professional Services Automation) and RMM (Remote Monitoring and Management) software in the point of sale channel has generated some interesting conversations. Unfortunately, most of those discussions happened off the record — until now.

  7. POS And AIDC News
    12/29/2016

    The trend of payment company consolidation continues. Vantiv recently announced its agreement to acquire Moneris Solutions (Moneris USA) from Moneris Solutions Corporation (Moneris) for $425 million US, subject to certain adjustments. Upon closing the transaction, Vantiv will begin servicing Moneris USA’s merchants and other business relationships, including its relationship with BMO Harris Bank, which operates approximately 600 branches in the United States. Moneris USA processed approximately $12 billion in U.S. transaction volume in 2015.

  8. AI-Based Fraud Detection Comes To The Mastercard Global Network
    12/28/2016

    Decision Intelligence™ leverages machine learning to boost approvals for genuine transactions. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  9. How Is Automation Software Impacting The Retail IT Channel?
    12/12/2016

    Business Solutions recently connected with Jim Roddy, a Reseller & ISV Business Advisor for Vantiv’s PaymentsEdge Advisory Services, to talk about his company’s recent survey on automation software in the point of sale (POS) channel. Vantiv surveyed 113 of its reseller and ISV partners in mid-November.

  10. POS, Payment Processing, AIDC, And IP Video News
    11/30/2016

    Star Micronics recently introduced cloudPRNT, a technology enabling users to print to Star printers directly through a cloud service. The first Star product in this line to be released, the TSP650IIcloudPRNT thermal printer, retrieves and prints orders from any online ordering service integrating Star’s communication protocol. cloudPRNT will work with the online ordering service to store and create print jobs and communicate status with the printer. Cloud ordering services will post orders using a JSON format while the Star cloudPRNT printer will pull these orders on a defined interval.