Retail Solutions Transitions Sales Insight from Datalliance

Retail Solutions has completed an agreement with Datalliance to transition Datalliance Sales Insight customers to Retail Solutions. Retail Solutions operates its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform to transform retailer data into timely and actionable insights. Over 350 customers, including 20 of the top 25 global CPG companies, leverage its complete suite of solutions to address issues such as on-shelf availability, promotion effectiveness, new product introductions, forecasting and replenishment, in-store personnel productivity and category management.
Datalliance operates the most widely used SaaS Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) platform, supporting thousands of locations and millions of SKUs for CPG, retail, heavy duty, industrial and healthcare suppliers and their trading partners.

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Wincor Nixdorf Appoints IT Director

Thomas Fell will take over the responsibility of Wincor Nixdorf AG’s worldwide IT business in the retail industry. Most recently with Pironet NDH AG, where he lead the sales activities of the Software Solutions and Retail business areas since April 2009 as a Member of the Board of Directors, Fell was as Managing Director at IBM Germany heading the business for medium-sized companies. He holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from the university in Mannheim and began his professional career in 1993 at IBM in Frankfurt. He will assume his role November 1.

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Regions Bank Introduces Personalized CheckCards

Regions Bank “CheckCard” consumer, business and private banking customers now have access to “YourPix Studio,” allowing them to design their own personalized Regions Visa CheckCard. The Regions “YourPix Studio” is available to any checking account customer, whom can use their favorite photo to personalize their card and business owners can create a customized card displaying their company’s logo. Customers can also select from a wide variety of designs available through the Regions YourPix Studio® image gallery. Regions “CheckCard” holders also can enjoy “Regions SafeGuards” security features and fraud protection; the “Regions Relationship Rewards Program,” offering customers rewards points; and
Worldwide access anywhere Visa Debit Cards are accepted.

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Ceridian Launches Product Based Promotions

Ceridian Stored Value Solutions (SVS) gift card, promotion, and loyalty provider, is bringing precision marketing and payment controls to retailers through the use of SKU based decisioning. In 2008, SVS delivered a market leading stored value promotions platform to its retail clients. With new, patent-pending SKU based technology, SVS is extending this platform to include category, manufacturer, and product level spending controls. Ceridian serves marquee household brands from a variety of industries and manages more than five hundred million card products and processes over one billion transactions annually.

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Hypercom Fills Order for 13,000+ BNCR Terminals

Hypercom Corporation announced that Banco Nacional de Costa Rica (BNCR) will deploy more than 13,000 Hypercom Optimum countertop and mobile payment terminals to merchants throughout Costa Rica. The four-year roll out includes the countertop T4210 (dial) and T4220 (Ethernet with dial) and mobile M4230 GPRS, M4240 Bluetooth and palm-sized M4100 Blade. Hypercom’s high security Optimum T4200 and M4200 product family for North America consists of six powerful 32-bit multi-application devices that share the same platform, user interface, and software toolkit to maximize efficiency, application portability, and offer customers a broad range of options to serve any market need. The high security battery powered M4100 Blade weighs in at 7.1 ounces; measures 4.9 inches long, 2.7 inches wide, and 1.15 inches deep; features GPRS and Wi-Fi communications, high-contrast full-color signature capture touch screen; and provides other state-of-the-art features for restaurants, delivery services and other businesses worldwide.

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Vyke and Ukash partner on VoIP calling

Vyke VoIP provide has partnered with Ukash e-money network to offer VoIP based communication systems, mobile handset technology and wholesale carrier network management through secure online payment. Vyke operating markets are in Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and Latin America, have VoIP resellers in over countries countries. This new partnership with Ukash is intended to enable Vyke to enhance its rapidly growing platform by giving users the ability to experience the benefits of Vyke VoIP without the need for a bank account, credit card, or disclosing personal details online.

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Citi to Implement MasterCard Card Control Service

With 49% of consumers disclosing the need for a budgeting tool, Citi is set to implement the MasterCard “inControl” U.S. consumer application. With 51% seeking the safety and security offered through “inControl” while using their cards, through spending controls and real-time account information, it allows users to establish spend management controls and maintain secure and intended usage through real-time alerts. The Application allows users to set up budgets for particular types of spending and manage exactly where, when, how, and for what types of purchases their credit cards may be used and to establish how and when they receive alerts, via SMS-text or email, for protection against overspending. The service will be available to cardholders of participating Citi MasterCard credit cards later in the year.

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Online Resources 1H/10 Sees Utility Client Explosion

Online Resources online financial services over the last six months has
signed new agreements with more than 40 utilities for various services
within its “eCom Advantage” electronic billing solutions. Online
Resources provides client customers expanded, convenient options for
making payments and real-time acknowledgment of payment posting.
Customers can pay through the Internet, email, Interactive Voice
Response (IVR) or call center environments. Other new utility clients
opted for the company’s electronic lockbox service for streamlined
reconciliation of remittances and posting of accounts receivables.
eLockbox concentration services combine hundreds of electronic sources
into a single posting file and a single deposit while eliminating
posting errors and exceptions.

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New Credit & Gift Card Protections Looming

New regulations will go into effect August 22 to help limit credit card and gift card fees and require banks to periodically re-evaluate credit card interest rate hikes to see if higher rates are still justified. The new regulations implement consumer protections required under the CARD Act passed by Congress last year. The legislation will limit the size of late fees; ban multiple penalty fees for single violations; ban inactivity fees; require more discloser on rate hikes and demand if a card issuer raises an interest rate, they must review the increase every 6 months and reduce the rate in certain circumstances. Also, consumers can no longer be charged a fee if they have used your gift card within the past 12 months. If a gift card remains unused for 12 months, gift card issuers can charge only one fee per month. There are no limits on the amount of the fee while one-time purchasing fees are still legal.

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Fiserv Names Investment Services President

Sean Gallagher has joined Fiserv as President of its Investment Services division to oversee product management, strategy, sales and product development for Investment Services. He will work with the Investment Services leadership team to continue to develop and deliver technology solutions and services that enable its clients to grow revenue and increase operational efficiencies, reinforcing the company’s position as a leader in the investment services space. With JP Morgan Chase, Gallagher last served as Managing Director, Global Segment Executive and Interim Sales Executive of Treasury Services to oversee Treasury Services’ global sales organization and was responsible for developing and executing new business and marketing strategies for the group.

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INGENICO

Redeban Multicolor has selected Ingenico to supply the “iCT220” secure payment terminal for its advanced anti-tampering features. Ingenico will provide over 9,000 of the secure payment terminals to Redeban, pushing the number of Ingenico “iCT220” terminals deployed in Latin America to over 200.000 . iCT220iCT220, the world’s first PCI 2.0 approved countertop point of sale terminal, offers unprecedented security to adequately safeguard today’s sensitive payment data, a top priority feature in the payment industry. Its new generation platform is designed to support security-as-standard and provides peace of mind to consumers and merchants.

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Zions Implements Fiserv Image Processing

Zions Bancorporation has signed on to use the Fiserv “ARP/SMS: Exceptions Workflow” exceptions application. Zions Bancorporation has been using the “Fiserv ARP/SMS” (Account Reconciliation Package/Service Management System) solution for 15 years, and by adding the Exceptions Workflow module it will now be able to streamline its exceptions processing, reduce check fraud risk and service more accounts without adding more staff. The “ARP/SMS: Exceptions Workflow” provides immediate access to the data required for both research and timely, informed exception actions.

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