Discover Financial Services has been ranked among the top 25 companies heralded by employees for their culture and values, according to Glassdoor.com, a popular careers website that gathers unsolicited comments and company reviews from workers across all industries.
Arise Virtual Solutions Inc., the leading global provider of virtual business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions, today announced it received the highest standard and compliance for processing customer transactions for the 8th year in a row. Arise is certified as a Level 1 Service Provider in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland with…
American Express will host a series of events for employees and customers as part of a month-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day (IWD). International Women’s Day provides multiple forums for American Express to focus on its commitment to recruiting, retaining and advancing women in the workforce as part of the company’s ongoing priority of promoting inclusiveness and diversity. A variety of groups from within American Express are offering programs such as American Express OPEN, engaging female business owners in an International Women’s Day networking breakfast in New York titled “Tools for a Booming Business.”
With 60% of small business owners spending more time on their mobile devices than with their significant others, the increasingly popular virtual office also offers increased productivity and a better work-life balance.Also, 43% work during hours spent with family; 68% who own a mobile device rely on just one for both personal and business use making it difficult to âswitch offâ during family time; while 56% are taking advantage of the âvirtual officeâ spending less time working at their desk with the help of technology. This, according to the 5th Annual National Staples Small Business Survey, also shows 52% are more comfortable taking a vacation because they can stay plugged-in versus just 35% last year; and 40% of significant others donât seem to mind the new ‘phonemancing’ behavior and support the small business ownerâs need to work more to help make ends meet; but when asked whether they would feel greater withdrawal to go a week without their significant other than a day without their smart phone or mobile device, 63% said their partner.
KY-based Stored Value Solutions will provide World Wrestling Entertainment with gift and promotional cards. The gift cards will be offered on the WWEâs website and will feature several of their most popular superstars. By partnering with SVS, the WWE will offer this gift card program as an additional option to engage their consumers and fans in the WWE experience. Stored Value Solutions provides custom gift card solutions for prepaid cards, loyalty and B2B applications for a diverse set of clients including retailers, airlines, casinos and e-tailers. As a leading provider of magnetic stripe gift cards, Stored Value Solutions serves six of the top ten U.S. retailers and annually processes over 1 billion transactions for 600 clients.
Coated paper manufacturer NewPage Corporation will use Ceridianâs payroll, HR, tax filing and other
services to support its HR management needs. NewPage has
approximately 7,800 salaried, hourly and hourly union employees located
in multiple states and Canada. NewPageâs size and geographic diversity
make it a challenging HR environment to manage, but one especially well
suited to Ceridianâs expertise. For their part, the NewPage team was not only looking for HR and payroll
solutions that worked, but a team with whom they could partner to
produce best practices and most importantly provide NewPage employees
with an excellent experience. The open, frank discussions during the RFP
process set the stage for real chemistry between the two teams.
In early 2008 Ceridian released the
industryâs first HR/payroll management solution that managed payroll and
related HR services for both Canada and the U.S.
Comdata has launched “Smart Solutions” suite of POS products designed for
c-stores, truck stops and unattended fuel locations. “Comdata Smart Solutions” introduces five unique products that include “SmartConvenience”,
the base point-of-sale system with an innovative touch-screen design and
flexible settings to accommodate multiple profit centers, “SmartDESQ” for
enhanced diesel fuel transaction processing, and “SmartStation” software
to provide reporting and administrative oversight for managers.
Additionally, “SmartLock” offers secure solutions for unattended fuel
locations, while “SmartFuel” is designed to provide convenience at the
diesel fuel island. The solutions allow
operators to drive efficiencies by managing all transactions, including
retail, fuel, and other services, from a single platform. This new
approach consolidates profit centers and integrates data, allowing
merchants to maximize their cost savings.
Payment solution provider Comdata has entered into an agreement with CA-based Mercury Air Groupâs
Mercury Fuels division to provide a POS system for the business aviation industry.
The point-of-sale solution automates the fuel ticket process with
easy-to-use prompts that guide the service agent through the
transaction. Driven by tail number identification, the system integrates
with existing industry software tools to enhance data transmission and
back-office efficiency. Comdataâs web-based
solution streamlines data capture and provides detailed reporting for
fixed-base operators and fractional jet organizations.
Stored Value Solutions custom gift card solutions for prepaid cards has
signed agreements to provide MasterCard prepaid gift cards to Coinstar
E-Payment Services. With this agreement MasterCard prepaid gift cards
will be available at retail outlets across the country where Coinstar is
present. The Card’s SVS prepaid solution allows customers to load cash
onto their MasterCard prepaid card, who are given the freedom to shop
anywhere Debit MasterCard is accepted. Coinstar automated retail
solutions offers products and services through supermarkets, drug
stores, mass merchants, financial institutions, convenience stores,
restaurants and money transfer agents while Stored Value Solutions
custom gift card solutions are available for prepaid cards, loyalty and
B2B applications. Stored Value Solutions serves six of the top ten U.S.
retailers and annually processes over 1 billion transactions for 600
A new card design has entered the market that adds a degree of perspective and dimension to card designs that was previously not possible. The new “TerrainCard” Versatile Card Technology can include one or more raised levels with beveled or sloped edges, with elements of the design showing a combined profile of up to .030″ or more above the base surface of the card front. VCT says the first “TerrainCard” project grew out of a collaborative effort between VCT and Stored Value Solutions. The cards hit retail store shelves in June. VCT is the largest U.S. manufacturer of plastic cards. Stored Value Solutions processes 1 billion transactions for 600 clients and their 580 million cardholders annually.
A new card design has entered the market that adds a degree of perspective and dimension to card designs that was previously not possible. The new “TerrainCard” IL-based Versatile Card Technology can include one or more raised levels with beveled or sloped edges, with elements of the design showing a combined profile of up to .030″ or more above the base surface of the card front. VCT says the first “TerrainCard” project grew out of a collaborative effort between VCT and Stored Value Solutions. The cards hit retail store shelves in June.
VCT is the largest U.S. manufacturer of plastic cards. Stored Value Solutions processes 1 billion transactions for 600 clients and their 580 million cardholders annually.
E-payment solution processor Comdata has tapped Greg Licata, previously
with Metavante, as its new VP of healthcare.
For the past seven years, Licata served MBI/Metavante in a variety of
leadership roles. He is a
co-founder and former chairman of the Special Interest Group for IIAS
Standards (SIGIS), creating the standards that enable a broad range of
participants in healthcare to implement consistent systems and processes
for healthcare transaction processing and data retention. Comdata
entered the healthcare industry in 2008. As a leader in
electronic payment solutions, the company launched a Flexible Spending
Account (FSA) payment card through a partnership with Ceridian Benefits
Services, a division of Comdataâs parent company, Ceridian.