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6 Ways Using Apps with Your POS System Streamlines Your Business

Posted on Mar 13, 2018
When it comes to payment integration, e-commerce merchants have it pretty good. There are tons of plugins they can use to enhance their online shopping carts, including:  CRM modules Accounting apps ERP add-ons  Brick-and-mortar retail merchants also have these opportunities. As cashiers increasingly switch to tablets, mobile devices and other touchscreen interfaces, demand for innovative and cost-effective payment integration has gone up.
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Topics: Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends, ISV/VAR

Next-Gen Payment Technology Arrives in 2018

Posted on Feb 27, 2018
Maybe you already think the latest payment technology being put to work in your business is pretty cool. There are digital wallets, tap and pay, contactless pay, and mobile payments, just to name a few.  Now, some very innovative minds had to go and introduce what could be the next-gen payment technology for 2018 and beyond. Here are some of the things to look forward to in payment technology this year.
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Topics: Partner Posts, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

The Pros and Cons of a Universal Currency

Posted on Feb 23, 2018
There are approximately $75+ trillion in circulation worldwide, but only $5 trillion of this is paper-based. The rest is tied up in assets such as savings accounts, long-term deposits and stocks. These are usually represented digitally, meaning all of this wealth is really stored as 1s and 0s.  Why have different currencies if money is mostly electronic? Wouldn’t it be simpler to adopt a universal currency that could be used for all people for all transactions around the globe? 
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Topics: Payment Technology, Payment Trends

5 Things ISVs Need to Know About PCI Compliance and Payment Security

Posted on Feb 21, 2018
As an independent software vendor (ISV), functionality and integration have always been central to what you do. When a client commissions a new software application, your job is to make sure it works as expected.  Yet, the scope of this responsibility continues to expand as more clients request payment integration with their projects. Not only must these applications work, but they also have to comply with PCI guidelines to maintain data security. 
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Topics: Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, ISV/VAR

Keeping Up with Payments - A Comprehensive Resource Guide

Posted on Feb 19, 2018
Did you know that retail digital commerce on desktop and mobile reached $100 billion in the third quarter of 2017 for the fourth consecutive quarter? That’s not just impressive, it’s also a pretty good indicator on what the future of online payments holds.  The problem is that the world of online payments is changing so rapidly, it can be a challenge to keep up. Sometimes, all the latest news about the advancements in payments doesn't even make sense. That’s why we’ve put together this handy list of resources to resolve that problem.
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Topics: Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Payment Trends, ISV/VAR

The Importance of Fintech in 2018

Posted on Feb 15, 2018
For decades, traditional banks have helped finance a range of disruptive technologies and businesses, from Skype to Amazon to solar panels.  Yet, despite making few improvements to their own business models, these banks have largely avoided disruption themselves. Paul Volcker, former Federal Reserve Chairman, even wrote an op-ed in 2009 titled, “The only thing useful [that] banks have invented in 20 years is the ATM.” 
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Topics: Financial Institutions, Payment Technology, ISV/VAR

How Will Self-Driving Vehicles Impact the Car Rental Industry?

Posted on Feb 09, 2018
America’s love affair with the automobile is more than a century old. Karl Benz is often credited with developing the first commercially viable car in 1886. This was followed by Ford’s Model T in 1908 — the first car for the masses.  Even so, it can be argued that the introduction of the Eisenhower Highway System in 1956 changed the driving landscape forever. By connecting the country, these interstate highways created new cottage industries that, in turn, created their own cottage industries.  For example, rental cars became truly mainstream during the ’50s and ’60s. This spurred demand for innovative applications and processes to help handle the influx of more drivers on the road. 
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Topics: Payment Technology, ISV/VAR

4 Emerging Trends in the Mobile Payments Space

Posted on Feb 07, 2018
Shopping, social lives, and bill payments are just some of the many daily tasks that can be completed on a mobile device. Most people bring their devices with them everywhere, which allows them to manage their lives and even make payments on the go.  Businesses wisely have started to make use of mobile payments in as many ways as possible for the good of their customers. 
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Topics: Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Payment Trends

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Living in an Amazon Go World

Posted on Jan 30, 2018
In 1995, Borders and Barnes & Noble both maintained nationwide networks of brick-and-mortar bookstores. This made it nearly impossible for smaller retailers to compete.  Then came Amazon, which began selling books online.  What once was an insurmountable advantage became a liability as major book retailers had to divert dwindling profits toward rent, overhead and other brick-and-mortar expenses. 
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Topics: Payment Technology, Payment Trends

An Overview of P2P Payment Networks: Apple Pay Cash, Zelle and Venmo

Posted on Jan 22, 2018
Since launching in 1998, PayPal has dominated the peer-to-peer (P2P) payments space. In fact, the company is largely responsible for bringing the concept of “peer-to-peer” into the vernacular — long before the rise of Napster, BitTorrent or Bitcoin. 
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Topics: Payment Technology, Payment Trends

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