In today’s CardFlash News Que: SITESAGE (PCI); BANKRATE (Prepaid); Zoho (CRM); and ACCREDITRUST (funding).
SITESAGE – Powerhouse Dynamics, creator of the SiteSage enterprise energy and asset management system has achieved Level 1 PCI compliance. PCI standards are set by the Payment Card Industry’s Security Standards Council as part of the effort to protect credit card information. Level 1 compliance is the highest achievable level, intended for merchants processing at least 6 million credit card transactions per year. The certification is based on the latest, more stringent data security standard, DSS 3.0, and covers Powerhouse Dynamics’ operations, including all facets of the SiteSage system. SiteSage is designed specifically for multi-site operators of small commercial facilities, such as restaurant, convenience store, and retail chains, all of which are deeply engaged with protecting themselves and their customers from security breaches.
BANKRATE All 31 prepaid debit cards Bankrate.com recently surveyed charge a fee of some kind, but the type of fees, amounts, and ability to avoid the fees can vary widely. Monthly service fees, activation fees and fees for calling customer service have declined over the past year. But fees involving the ATM, just as with bank accounts, are on the rise. The cost for withdrawals, balance inquiries and even declined transactions at the ATM are more likely to have increased than decreased in the past year.
ZOHO – Zoho unveiled Zoho Expense, the expense reporting software that automates business and travel expense management. Available immediately in web and mobile versions, Zoho Expense takes the hassles out of expense report management for sales reps, employees, managers and finance departments. Zoho Expense also works with the company’s online accounting and customer relationship management applications – Zoho Books and Zoho CRM – to unify customers’ front office and back office operations.
ACCREDITRUST – Accreditrust, a global service provider for the curation of sustainable, portable and independently verifiable credentials, announced a multimillion-dollar investment to fuel expansion from Verisys, a regulatory compliance solution provider for the healthcare industry. This strategic investment establishes Accreditrust as a leading player in the digital credentialing space while providing capital to fund further development of its groundbreaking TrueCred SaaS solution and company expansion.