nChannel is set to release a web-based solution and platform to help companies solve the problem of managing multi-channel sales operations. nChannel will allow retailers to connect the systems that run their brick-and-mortar stores with the systems that run their web-store and e-marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay. nChannel will address the needs of emerging hybrid retailers – manufacturers and distributors that are also selling products through multiple ecommerce channels along with their traditional sales methods. The nChannel platform will include a library of “connectors” for a variety of leading eCommerce, POS and financial applications.
Retail Pro International and Seamless Receipts have partnered with Constant Contact to bridge the gap between securing email addresses from customers and transferring those email addresses into marketing databases. Integrations allow retailers to eliminate the process of manually extracting data from their POS system and move segmented customer lists directly to their Constant Contact Email Marketing database. Full customer name, address and phone number, as well as almost all other customer fields such as store credit, charge balance, and UDF fields can be exported from Retail Pro POS into Constant Contact, and with Seamless Receipts, retailers can deliver electronic receipts to customers, engaging them with branded communications and personalized promotions beyond the purchase.
The Qtel Group launched its Mobile Money service “mobile wallet” (mWallet) solution. This lets users transfer money in Qatar and overseas through the mWallet. The Qtel Mobile Money service opens up a huge range of possibilities for customers and is as easy to use as a mobile phone. Customers will also be able to use their mobile phone accounts to save and send money, top up their credit, make payments and transfer airtime to friends, relatives, employees and partners.
Jack Henry & Associates payment processing services to the financial services industry announced its “JHA Payment Processing Solutions” division added 20 credit unions to its client roster during fiscal year 2011. Nineteen of these credit unions elected to replace a competitive ATM, debit, and credit card processing solution with a PPS solution and one launched a new card program. JHA Payment Processing Solutions provides payment solutions to the financial industry including ATM, debit, and credit card solutions. These innovative solutions include one of the largest switch processors in the United States, access to one of the credit union industry’s largest surcharge-free ATM networks, online real-time transaction authorization and processing, signature and PIN-based processing, in-house and outsourced fraud prevention and detection solutions, cardholder awards programs, card program management and profitability solutions, card manufacturing and personalization, instant issue and activation, marketing materials and programs, and renowned customer service.
Open Solutions integrated enabling technologies for financial service providers launched its “DNAweb” Internet banking solution integrated with the company’s flagship DNA core. The “DNAweb” platform is built for the DNA platform to evolve with the changing needs of consumers and businesses while delivering a superior online experience with the latest Web banking features. Open Solutions created DNAweb with the latest application technology and sophisticated product architecture so the application can evolve with the ever changing online banking environment. The “DNAweb” solution helps banks and credit unions offer a more personalized online banking experience and is designed to deliver the “DNAbillpay” bill pay module.
Touch.net announced free pos system for a wide range of business sectors. Modern pos systems along with new flexible features are making its venture regularly in the global market to satisfy the needs of the businessmen. Pos systems have a wide range of applications ranging from transaction to tracking and monitoring employee schedules, stocks, business productivity and much more. The harbortouch pos system is gaining momentum in the business arena due to its access to sales history, identify sales trends, best selling items and productive employees, manage wide range of built-in reports, monitor financial transaction, refunds, discounts, and more.
Tully’s Coffee specialty coffee retailer has implemented the NCR “RealPOS 70XRT” point-of-sale (POS) workstations, part of Tully’s enterprise technology initiative to improve the checkout experience for customers and gain greater business insight into its store operations. NCR will also provide depot repair services for Tully’s through its Services organization. Tully’s can decrease customer wait times through faster transaction speeds and an easy-to-use touchscreen cashier interface. The NCR “RealPOS 70XRT” reduces energy costs up to 50% over previous-generation systems, thanks to energy efficient Intel processors and a high-efficiency power supply and a reliable and bright touchscreen interface.
DataMotion secure email encryption solutions is offering new customers its “SecureMail” technology free for a month. Allowing organizations meet regulatory compliance requirements, reduce costs and provide better service to their customers, “SecureMail” email users can send confidential business information such as documents, files or images to anyone over the Internet in a completely safe manner. By leveraging a company’s existing messaging infrastructure, middleware and applications, DataMotion empowers companies to work securely outside their already established, closed network.
3Delta Systems online credit card processing solutions observed National Cyber Security Awareness Month by issuing its “10 Business Best Practices for Fighting Credit Card Theft and Fraud,” a set of business best practices for protecting customer credit card account information and minimizing corporate exposure to online payment scams. Entitled 3DSI’s tips consists of tried-and-true tools and techniques for companies to use in detecting and deterring online thieves from stealing sensitive payment data from their computer systems. The best practices are available for download from 3Delta Systems’ site.
CHARGE Anywhere secure mobile payment and payment gateway solutions is PCI SSC-certified with the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) program. The CHARGE Anywhere Payment Application for Windows Mobile merchants can turn any Smartphone or Tablet into a fully functional, secure, and intuitive point-of-sale terminal. The Windows based credit card processing solution gives businesses the freedom to securely process and manage credit card transactions from their mobile devices. The exclusive solution allows users to capture and download mission critical business data above and beyond traditional credit card data such as signature, invoice number, employee number, tips, GPS location and more.
ControlScan, ThoughtKey are examining recent data breach investigation findings, which indicate an excessively high number of breach events targeting smaller, technically unsophisticated merchants. It is now more important than ever for both ISOs and acquirers to assess and proactively educate and manage the risks within their Level 4 merchant portfolios. With this, they will educate ISOs and acquirers on how to remain abreast of the latest risk management options in the ever-evolving PCI landscape and best practices for keeping Level 4 merchant portfolios compliant. Namely, the partnership will address PCI DSS-related data breach trends small merchants are facing; business value of PCI compliance; laws requiring PCI compliance; scope reduction through employment of tokenization, point-to-point encryption (P2PE) and Chip and Pin; and managing risk.
BillMyParents teen spending solutions partnered MasterCard Worldwide to launch a campaign designed to educate parents about the benefits of prepaid cards for teens. The campaign will run across social, online and mobile media through October, highlighting the real-time tracking capabilities of the reloadable BillMyParents SpendSmart MasterCard® prepaid card. The campaign includes a national sweepstakes and a card usage rewards element, and was created to push both brand awareness and card conversions on a national level. Addressing the need for safe and easy-to-use solutions to help families manage teen spending in the digital age, BillMyParents provides varying levels of oversight that can be customized for both parents and teens. Instant text alerts can be sent every time a purchase is made or only if a purchase exceeds a certain dollar amount.