Radiant Unveils Aloha Configuration Sys

Radiant Systems has launched its “Aloha Configuration Center”
configuration platform catering to multi-store restaurant operators.
Allowing management to quickly manage, schedule and distribute data
across all their units using robust software architecture, the “Aloha
Configuration Center” is built on the Microsoft “.NET platform as an
above-store POS management solution. It provides remote administration
capability through a user interface. Combining the ability to manage
multiple sites through multiple applications allows for easy site system
changes that are made through an automatic data distribution method. In
addition, a secure offline mode allows users to make modifications
without persistent site connectivity, which update when the connection
is restored. Aloha Configuration Center has already been implemented in
more than 2,000 quick service and table service restaurant sites.


The NASDAQ Stock Market notified LML Payment Systems on September 15,
2009 the closing bid price on its common stock for the previous 30
consecutive trading days had closed below the minimum $1.00 per share
required for continued listing on the Market. Pursuant to the NASDAQ
Marketplace Rule 5550, the Notice has no effect on the listing at this
time, as LML has been provided an initial period of 180 calendar days to
achieve a price gain. The Company has achieved compliance with the Rule
if at any time before March 15, 2010 the bid price of the Common Stock
closes at $1.00 per share or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive
business days. However, if the Company does not regain compliance with
the Rule by March 15, 2010, NASDAQ will provide notice to the Company
that the Common Stock is subject to delisting from the NASDAQ Capital

Business Travel vs Profits is 15 to 1

According to a study by IHS Global Insight, businesses can realize more than $15
in profits for every $1 spent on business travel. The research shows
that companies are potentially losing out on nearly $200 billion in 2009
in additional gross profits because they are not optimizing their
investments in strategic business travel.
The report, “Can We Afford Not to Invest in Business Travel?,” published today expands upon findings
previewed last month at the NBTA International Convention & Exposition
and is part of a comprehensive business travel research initiative. The
project also includes elements examining the size and scope of the
global business travel industry and the industry’s economic impact
completed in partnership with Egencia™, the corporate travel arm of
Expedia Inc. The IHS Global Insight study was conducted on behalf of the National
Business Travel Association.

ISTS Worldwide Expands Microsoft POS

Card processing provider ISTS Worldwide will extend its use of the Microsoft technology stack for payment processing
solutions based on “SQL Server 2008” and “BizTalk Server 2009”. POS ISO Sequoia Retail Systems contracted ISTS to implement a secure, token-based
ecommerce application known as “ePOS”. The completion of this project
means that its customers are assured of the highest level of security
for all transactions on their site. The solution is based on Microsoft
.NET 3.0 infrastructure. The new
solutions will provide ISTS customers with leading applications for
payment switching, authorization, settlement, card-issuing and
reporting. The ISTS solution competency also extends to gift and prepaid
cards, loyalty, mobile payments, enrollment applications, promotions at
POS, ecommerce and the mobile channels.

Mitek Mobile Receipt an iPhone App Hit

Mitek Systems “Mobile Receipt” application is now the number one paid
finance application in the App Store as of September 8. Consistently in
the top five application in its category, “Mobile Receipt” converts the
photo of a receipt taken with the iPhone camera into a high quality
image and, with a single tap, converts the data into a professional
looking expense report. Available for $4.99 from the App Store, the
application allows the to snap a photo of a receipt, which “IMagePROVE”
technology automatically scales so it is easy to read, and assign an
expense category. The application then automatically creates an expense
report and sends it to the user’s email address. Mitek Systems advanced
image analytics and mobile document capture applications for camera phones.

First Data CEO Recognized by DoD

First Data Chairman and CEO Michael Capellas is the recipient of the “2009 Secretary
of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award”. The award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to
employers for outstanding support shown to their employees who serve in
the National Guard and Reserve. Rob Lawrence, Director of Vendor
Relationship Management at First Data and Command Sgt. Maj. for the
Colorado National Guard, nominated First Data for its efforts to support
the National Guard and other military employees.
First Data offers a variety of benefits to employees and their families
during military deployment. Some of these include providing differential
pay between military pay and First Data salary and continuing family
medical and life insurance benefits.


Splash Mobile Money mobile payment system provider and MoreMagic mobile
transactions provider have partnered to launch their mobile money
transfer system. Enabled by MoreMagic’s “MWallet” platform, the new
service allows Splash customers in Sierra Leone to send remittance
through their mobile phone quickly, easily, and cheaply without any need
for a bank account. Following free registration and purchasing a
“SplashCash” card, customers can send “SplashCash” to any Zain or
Africell mobile phone. “SplashCash” can then be exchanged for cash at
any agent location, which are on track to open throughout Sierra Leone
before 2010.

Chamber of Commerce Fights CFPA Proposal

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has launched its multi-million dollar “Stop
the CFPA” campaign to highlight the dangerous scope and proposed powers
of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) Act (H.R. 3126).
Through print and online advertising and television and radio airwaves
throughout the country, thanks to grassroots mobilization, “Stop the
CFPA” is intent on keeping Americans informed of how the CFPA
legislation would place crippling new regulations, increased credit
costs, and taxes on dozens of industries. the Chamber of Commerce holds
CFPA would create a sweeping, powerful new government agency to regulate
hundreds of thousands of businesses that either directly or indirectly
extend credit to their consumers or allow their customers to pay over
time with layaway plans and gift cards. The proposed regulator would
have the ability to determine what products are sold to whom, how they
are sold, and at what price.

Small Business Owners Brace for Choppy Waters

A new survey shows that 26% of small business owners report expanding
opportunities for their business, up from 15% from a year ago, but 63%
do not think the worst of the U.S. economic woes are over, and 17% say
they risk going out of business in the next six months because of the
economy. According to the American Express “OPEN Small Business
Monitor,” a semi-annual survey of business owners, found that business
owners continue to do everything they can to protect their employees.
For example, 35% of small business owners have tapped personal assets as
a result of the recession, 27% have stopped taking a salary and 17% are
working a second job, comparable to six months ago. At the same time,
fewer business owners are laying people off (15%, down from 23% in the
spring) or cutting benefits (8%, versus 16% this spring). Looking beyond
the basic issue of cash flow, nearly half of entrepreneurs (45%) are
looking to access capital from external sources in order to run their
businesses. One out of five business owners (19%) say they are
experiencing difficulty accessing capital. To secure the funds they
need, business owners are tapping a variety of sources, including using
a bank loan (14%), using business or personal credit cards (each 13%),
tapping personal savings (10%), borrowing from a friend or family member
(3%), and private equity/venture capital or home equity (each 2%).

VIPGift Launches SCORE 2.0

TN-based VIPGift has launched “SCORE 2.0” , the Sales Channel
Optimization Rewards Engine.
SCORE, as with other VIPGift applications, creates a self-sustaining ROI
cycle by providing an efficient rewards system that encourages each
sales professional to keep an “eye on the ball.” This encouragement also
enables senior management to cost-effectively focus team attention and
engage the sales channel in new and productive behavior, particularly
during new product releases or product promotions. SCORE also fosters
constructive competition within sales teams through use of the
Leaderboard function, which publicly ties rewards to the sales
individuals who have met or exceeded the business goals designated by
management. VIPGift is a provider of corporate and consumer incentive
programs and prepaid card solutions to the Fortune 500.