The deadline for transitioning to EMV has come and gone. And with that, new opportunities and challenges abound. Here are a few predictions for EMV in 2016.
2015 proved to be an exciting year for the point-of-sale market with the looming EMV deadline and the increased interest in the managed services side of the business. 2016 promises to build on that excitement. Paul Constantine, president of ScanSource POS and Barcode, shares a few predictions for 2016.
Many retailers are taking time to evaluate their surveillance systems to figure out how they can become more efficient and more secure: Essentially, do more with less, and leverage the intelligent capability afforded through technology today.
If there is a single, defining issue for the 2015 holiday shopping season, it’s whether retailers were able to provide a more cohesive shopping experience regardless of channels. Here are the major trends reshaping retail that resellers should pay close attention to, and which will be on the minds of your customer base in the weeks and months ahead.
As SMBs look for faster and easier access to social and mobile analytics and more processing power and storage, cloud adoption has boomed. According to The SMB Group, cloud is the new IT infrastructure for SMBs, with 92 percent using at least one cloud business solution and 87 percent using at least one cloud infrastructure solution.
Now that 2015 has come to a close, it is imperative to take a look at the future and what transformations are expected to follow within the payments industry. The payments landscape is taking another turn towards the growth of mobile payments and ISVs and VARs need to continue evolving and to react to the changes occurring.
The payments and POS industries have been hit hard by rapidly changing technological advances. The previous wave of technology that forged through our industry focused on automation … answering the call of merchants who were faced with a down economy and forced to look for ways to do more with less in order to remain profitable. This created a demand for automated solutions to help streamline operations, reduce costs, and increase profitability.
Following a few time-tested best practices and partnering wisely can go a long way in shortening your EMV learning curve — and the stress that goes along with it.
A change occurred earlier this year affecting every business that processes payment card transactions. But as often happens with major changes, a lot of your customers won’t know how to adjust to this change unless you help them.
From a reseller’s perspective to implement technology in the field — no matter how good your product is — a poor customer experience can ruin a sale.