How do you handle credit card transactions in your facility when the internet goes down? Watch today's "Did You Know?" video to learn how the External Payment Feature can help you manage this back up process and create seamless transactions for your guests and your business.
If you are a CenterEdge Advantage client using Windows XP to operate your CenterEdge Advantage installation, this message contains vital information regarding your PCI compliance.
In order to remain PCI compliant, any system which handles sensitive customer data such as credit card numbers must always stay up to date with the latest security patches for their operating systems, letting no more than 30 days pass without a security update. Last Year, Microsoft announced they would stop publishing security and bugfix patches for Windows XP, with the last patch to be released on April 8th, 2014. This means that any system running XP will not receive any security updates after this time, and thus will no longer be PCI compliant as of May 7th.
In my previous blog, where I highlighted our new ROI Calculator, I identified 4 areas that a complete FEC POS could assist with in increasing your bottom line. Of the 4, I'm going to discuss loss prevention in this blog.
In a fast-paced FEC, efficiency and accuracy are the keys to keeping the lines moving and the revenue flowing.
For any facility that books birthday parties, we strongly recommend allowing your customers to book their parties online. As we've mentioned before, there are a lot of advantages that come with online party bookings. However, any time you offer an online service, there are always security concerns that need to be addressed.
As any Canadian merchant can tell you, debit cards are handled a bit differently north of the border. The Interac system provides a much different experience for the end user than American Visa-based debit cards.
In today's modern computing era, security has become more and more important. New technologies like WiFi have made our lives easier, while adding even more new security concerns. When handling credit card information, the status of your security becomes even more important. To our knowledge, none of our customers have ever suffered a security breach, but we have heard about businesses being fined in excess of $80,000 for stolen card numbers when they weren't properly compliant with modern security requirements.
As part of our new CenterEdge Advantage 11.2 release, we have completed implementing support for Interac EMV processing in Canada. For those who aren't familiar with EMV, sometimes known as chip & pin, it allows Interac cards to be taken using the new chips embedded in the cards. There is also an Interac Chip FAQ which may help to answer some of your questions.