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Did You Know? External Payment Feature

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 24, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: FEC, Credit Cards, point of sale, waterparks, retail, Amusement Park, Client Success, Did You Know?

Important Notice for CenterEdge Users regarding Windows XP

Posted by Rick Smith on Mar 18, 2014 4:51:00 PM

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.

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Topics: announcements, CenterEdge, PCI, Credit Cards

How Loss Prevention Can Increase the ROI of Your FEC POS

Posted by Marcus Mayer on Jun 15, 2012 12:07:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: inventory, Credit Cards, point of sale, managing your business, loss prevention

3 Reasons Your POS needs an Integrated Credit Card Solution

Posted by Rick Smith on Apr 26, 2012 8:32:00 AM

In a fast-paced FEC, efficiency and accuracy are the keys to keeping the lines moving and the revenue flowing.  

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Topics: FEC, Credit Cards, laser tag, point of sale, theatres, trampoline parks, parks

5 Top Security Concerns For Online Party Booking

Posted by Brant Burnett on Apr 23, 2012 5:14:00 PM

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.

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Topics: FEC, online sales & bookings, birthday, Credit Cards

Accept Gratuities at the PINpad in Canada

Posted by Brant Burnett on Mar 19, 2012 10:57:00 AM

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.

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Topics: announcements, Credit Cards, point of sale, restuarants & bars

Credit Card Security, Your Point of Sale, And You

Posted by Brant Burnett on Mar 2, 2012 5:16:00 PM

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.

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Topics: announcements, Credit Cards, point of sale

Interac EMV Chips Now Supported

Posted by Brant Burnett on Feb 17, 2012 1:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: announcements, Credit Cards

Canadian Interac EMV (Chip & Pin) Support

Posted by Marcus Mayer on Aug 19, 2011 8:30:00 AM

We have recently had several of our Canadian customers inquire with us about our support for Canadian Interac EMV (sometimes known as Chip & Pin).

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Topics: announcements, Credit Cards

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