Ceridian to Present at Cards & Payments Australasia Expo 2011

Ceridian Stored Value Solutions (SVS) pre-paid gift card solutions will be marking its presence and its growing client base in Australia and New Zealand at the Cards & Payments Australasia 2011 conference in Sydney. SVS is a global provider of prepaid solutions, offering a fully dedicated gift card and promotional platform in 40 countries, 26 languages and 26 currencies. Its card-based programs influence consumer behavior and increase client value through the effective use of gift cards, incentives, promotional cards, consumer rewards and loyalty programs.

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Visa Europe to Present on MDM and Data Best Practices

Kalido data governance solutions customers are speaking about their program successes this week while at the co-located 2011 Master Data Management (MDM) Summit and Data Governance Conference in London. Many companies struggle to understand how these two programs interrelate and where, how and when to begin for the greatest chance of success. Kalido customers will discuss how their organizations have tackled the challenges of both data governance and master data management and highlight the successes they’ve seen to date, as well as their visions for the future. Among these, for Visa Europe, the presentation will discuss how a new BI data governance function was set up to support increased demand for business intelligence at Visa Europe, particularly focusing on how data quality is managed when data grows at a pace of 22 million records a day.

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BDO LLP Selects PROACTIS Cloud-Based eProcurement

BDO LLP has initiated a project to automate its purchase-to-pay processes with PROACTIS cloud eProcurement solution. BDO LLP will use PROACTIS to rationalise and streamline the whole purchasing process under one system and improve the tracking and accounting of purchases. The cloud-based system will ultimately provide real-time visibility of commitments and the ability to forecast payment values and better manage budgets. The PROACTIS cloud eProcurement solution will be implemented across 13 regional offices and integrated to BDO’s PeopleSoft ERP to reduce processing costs. PROACTIS provides spend control and eProcurement solutions.

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All Signs Point to Improvement in Economy

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] With unemployment down in February to 8.9% from 9.0% in January, having fallen 0.9% since November 2010, and the U.S. consumer credit charge-offs declining for the fifth consecutive month of improvement by another 32 basis points (bps) to 8.05%, the Conference Board also has some good news. Its Leading Economic Index…

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Pivotal Payments Selects FIS for EFT

Pivotal Payments and FIS are set to deploy FIS’ EFT software solutions in support of its new HD3 merchant services processing platform. FIS’ robust software provides Pivotal Payments with real-time access to data, resulting in faster response times and tougher fraud protection measures. In addition, the scalable platform allows Pivotal Payments to further tailor their services to meet the needs of their partners and merchants. FIS will work collaboratively with Pivotal Payments as host and operator of the HD3 processing solution through a facilities management arrangement.

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Sage North America to Address NTEN’s 2011 Conference

Sage North America will present an education session on technical management techniques for managers at NTEN’s 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), being held through Friday, March 18 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. Sage will also exhibit its Sage Fund Accounting software, Sage Fundraising software, and Sage Mobile Payments solution in booth 72 at the conference’s Science Fair. In it, the Company will arddess how to successfully manage technical projects and people, with a low incidence of pain and frustration and about managing the performance of technical personnel — both contractors and employees — and how to recover from project disasters to get back on track.

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Jumio Online Payment Gets $6.5m Series-A Round

Jumio online and mobile payment solution has closed a $6.5 million Series-A round of funding led by the co-founder of Facebook and private investor, whom will become actively involved in Jumio’s roll out into the Asian market and joins Jumio’s board of directors. The Company created its Special Purpose Acquisition Company (“SPAC”). A participation in Jumio was placed privately to Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (“Ultra HNWI”) in form of a private placement. The use of SPAC is very rare amongst start-up companies, but generates a lot of interest from high net worth individuals to participate in start-ups.

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USA Technologies To Raise $10.7mm Common Stock

USA Technologies wireless, non-cash transactions has signed a securities purchase agreement with institutional investors to purchase $10.7 million of common stock in a private placement, for which it will sell an aggregate of 5,200,000 shares of its common stock at $2.064 per share and warrants to purchase up to 3,900,000 additional shares in the aggregate of its common stock. The proceeds of the offering would be used primarily to support the expansion of the Company’s JumpStart program under which USA Technologies generated over 32,000 new connections in calendar year 2010, allowing customers to implement the ePort cashless solution with no upfront investment. They can go with “ePort G8” to accept contactless payments or the “ePort EDGE” one-piece cashless reader and controller combo designed for quick installation.

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PYDS Projects 1Q/11 Transaction Growth

Payment Data Systems electronic payments solutions provider released the payment processing projections for 1Q/11, expected to top that of 4Q/10 and the highest volumes processed in over a year. Total 4Q/10 results show it was the best quarter of the year, was up 31% over 3Q/10 and credit cards dollars processed in December were up 22% over November 2010. PYDS also finalized negotiations FiCentive as a new sponsoring bank for prepaid card issuance and expects to sign the final agreement in the next week.

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EProcessing Launches Bill Payment Application

EProcessing Network payment gateway and software development company in the electronic payment processing industry has released its “ePNBillPay” web application allowing merchants to manage their accounts receivables, email customer invoices and receive electronic payments-all without a website or expensive accounting software. Merchants create or import invoices within the ePNBillPay system, or upload invoices created in select QuickBooks#174; versions using ePNPlugIn. They can then email all or select invoices to their customers. This email contains a link for the customer to go online to pay their invoice using their credit/debit card, check, or gift card.

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Cit Credit Card Points to Help Japan Relief Effort

Citi ThankYou Rewards Members can now use their points to support disaster relief efforts for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Members can redeem their points for donations in denominations of $25, $50 and $100, which will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. ThankYou Rewards Members can go directly to ThankYou.com and redeem their rewards points under “Charitable Gifts,” or they can call the ThankYou Rewards service center at 1-800-THANKYOU (800-842-6596). Citi credit cardmembers and Citibank® Debit MasterCard® customers who are not ThankYou Rewards Members can donate to the American Red Cross here.

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