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  1. 5 Ways Merchant Services Providers Can Help Prepare Retailers For The EMV World
    6/11/2015

    After what seems like an eternity of conversation and prognostication on the part of the card associations, the much anticipated transition from traditional magnetic stripe cards to new EMV chip cards will begin in earnest this October. While EMV has certainly been around in one form or another in other global markets, the introduction of EMV into the U.S. is still catching many merchants — and even a number of solutions providers — off guard in terms of liability responsibilities, technology nuances, and even availability of certified solutions

  2. 8 Reasons mPOS Is The Perfect Fit For Hospitality
    6/10/2015

    The interesting thing about mobility is that it doesn’t matter what the industry, it always changes the paradigm in a positive way. Look at police/emergency response, doctors, pilots, utility meter reading, package delivery, and even football players: You can easily visualize the benefits from having computers with you as opposed to having to input and print out data off the point of task execution.

  3. The 3 Most Important Things For Retail IT VARs To Do This Year
    6/9/2015

    As EMV is shaping software solutions in the retail and restaurant world, big corporations are getting into the payments space. They have realized, without the POS (point of sale) software, acquiring new merchants is a big challenge. Dealers had a very difficult time last year when the market changed and traditional POS vendors were not achieving revenue expectations.

  4. How Technology Advancements, Consumer Demands Are Changing The POS Solutions You Sell
    6/9/2015

    Exponential growth in both technology and payments has changed the way consumers shop and their expectations of the entire experience. Now more than ever people are researching products online and making purchases through either the ecommerce outlet for direct shipping or in-store pick-up or they walk into the retail location and make the purchase the traditional way, in person. But now even in-person payments aren't so traditional.

  5. Does Your Company Have A Path To Sell POS-as-a-Service?
    6/9/2015

    “POS-as-a-Service” is a phrase that is the buzz in our point of sale (POS) industry. Does it mean the same thing to every VAR, ISO, or ISV?  Most certainly it does not and nor should it. The list of benefits for both the merchant and the POS provider is varied depending on your position in the market, your targeted customer, and your selling strategy. How did we get to be an emerging POS-as-a-Service industry, and where are we headed?

  6. 7 Reasons To Provide Quarterly Reports To Your Managed Services Customer
    6/8/2015

    Managed IT services providers (MSPs) must ensure that their service delivery objectives are in line with their client’s business objectives. The common aspiration of an MSP is to provide a service that their client finds valuable and thus indispensable.

  7. Make Way For The EMV Credit Card
    6/5/2015

    By this fall, most debit and credit cards issued to U.S. consumers will have been reissued as EMV-enabled cards with embedded microprocessor chips that add a layer of protection to the purchase to deter credit card fraud.

  8. Custom Business Solutions Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar – Recipe Viewer Case Study
    6/5/2015

    Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar opened its first location in 2003, fulfilling founder Chris Simm’s dream of serving a variety of delicious food in an energetic atmosphere with a focus on warm hospitality.

  9. The Melting Pot – NorthStar Enterprise Content Management And Order Entry
    6/5/2015

    The Melting Pot, the premier fondue restaurant and leading polished casual dining franchise, offers guests a unique, interactive dining experience where they enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and entrees, cheese fondues, salads and indulgent chocolate fondue desserts

  10. EMV Liability Shift: Don’t Panic, But Start Planning
    6/3/2015

    Chip-and-PIN technology or EMV has been in use in Europe for several years. Here’s how it works: credit and debit cards have a chip embedded in them and once the card is swiped, users have to enter a pin number to complete a transaction. It’s estimated that this technology has cut down incidents of fraud by 65 percent over the last 10 years. For the U.S., the world’s largest user of credit and debit cards, this could be an effective tool in fighting credit card theft.