Magazine Article | June 14, 2013

DatacapConnect™ — Uniting POS Through Payments

By Datacap Systems, Inc

What is DatacapConnect?
DatacapConnect allows merchants to consolidate their authorization, batching and payment reporting across their entire enterprise regardless of their Point of Sale configuration. Merchants can now drive payments through any amalgamation of PC-Based POS, purpose-built ECRs, self service kiosks/vending machines and various forms of mobile devices via Datacap’s Industry-standard NETePay™/Tran™ integrated payments solutions, which can be installed locally on site or operated in the cloud by the enterprise or third party service providers. VARs can offer cost-effective and comprehensive Point of Sale solutions that combine the advanced store-management features of PC-based POS, the low-cost and easy support of embedded ECRs, the quick service of customer-activated kiosks/vending machines and the portability of Mobile POS — all with a common payment platform.

Web-managed configuration services allow installers to rapidly and efficiently customize each installation for merchants of all types and sizes. Integrated Payments have never been so flexible.

How does this benefit the merchant/ISV?
Merchants can work with their authorized POS installer to create a completely custom and cost-effective POS configuration that is tailored to their specific requirements. Add a simple cash register for pure payment acceptance to a PC-based store management system to reduce overall system cost. Or, add line-busting mobile payments or a payment kiosk for in-store e-commerce purchases. Mix and match products to achieve the most cost-effective offering to meet merchants’ exacting needs.

Because Datacap is constantly working with new, innovative alternative payments providers, ISVs can keep pace with evolving industry trends and offer leading edge payments solutions to which the majority of their competitors won’t have access, including consumer-based mobile payments (Cloud & NFC), POS extensions via mobile interfaces, and a recently released vehicle-based mobile payments application. ISVs can realize new sales opportunities by offering custom, cost-effective installations to their customers without sacrificing innovation.

ISVs and VARs have the ability to create recurring revenue streams via Datacap’s product Usage Programs. Various Payment Processors provide Datacap solutions through authorized resellers at no upfront cost as part of a “Solutions-asa- Service” model. Installers build recurring revenue (and business equity) without the risk associated with providing upfront hardware/software in other SaaS programs.

How can POS ISVs take advantage?
Datacap has a variety of integration options to accommodate virtually any Point of Sale Solution. PC-Based POS developers can employ our Windows™ based control, while embedded POS developers can utilize our Tran™ command interface if no PC is present. Mobile POS developers are able to choose between Android™, iOS™, Java and web services controls, providing a quick and easy method to add support for all payment processors to a mobile POS application — ideal for stand-alone Mobile POS as well as Mobile extensions for existing systems.

Validated Out-of-Scope payment interfaces remove all cardholder data from the POS application, eliminating the requirement for the POS application to obtain a PA-DSS validation. Standard “in-Scope” integrations are also available. Integration is completely free and no Datacapspecific certification is required.

Contact us today to get started!

Datacap Systems, Inc
100 New Britain Blvd
Chalfont, PA 18914
(215) 997-8989