Credit Card Processing Tips and Tricks

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Sage 100cloud Integrated Payments

By Patty Benitez on Aug 6, 2018 3:44:24 PM

5 Ways to Save and Get Paid Faster With Sage 100cloud Integrated Payments

 

 

Accepting credit cards is an essential part of doing business.  The trick is to get the lowest credit card processing rate possible and make it as easy as possible for the customer to pay.  Here are three ways to save money and get paid faster with Sage 100cloud integrated payments:

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Why Migrate from SSL and Upgrade TLS to 1.2 or Higher?

By Patty Benitez on Jul 17, 2018 3:42:30 PM

These days most consumers feel confident using credit cards online through e-commerce shopping carts and transacting personal data with businesses. Since businesses are entrusted with consumer confidence and personal data, it’s vital to protect this data from cyber-attacks. When it comes to credit card processing, it requires constant oversight to protect their customer data and avoid becoming victimized by persistent criminals. This article is to inform you about why you need to migrate from SSL and upgrade to TLS v1.2 or higher for secure and compliant credit card payment processing.  

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Sage 100 Level 3 Credit Card Processing

By Patty Benitez on Jul 2, 2018 9:28:00 AM

Use Sage 100 level 3 credit card processing when accepting credit card payments to significantly reduce processing fees.

It's easy to accept electronic payments, it's more challenging to reduce fees.  Our team at APS works diligently to get you the lowest credit card processing rates. We offer integrated Sage 100 Level 3 credit card processing in addition to our other level 3 ERP integrations. Our Sage 100 PCI-compliant security solutions feature point-to-point encryption (P2PE), tokenization, and our APSPAYS Vault, eliminating card data that typically would be stored on a local server. 

We also walk our merchants through the PCI Compliance Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ), eliminating the Non-PCI Compliance Fee most merchants pay every month. 

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Sage 100 TLS 1.2. PCI Compliance

By Patty Benitez on Jun 13, 2018 12:52:43 PM

Our Sage 100 credit card processing integrations team works diligently to help keep our merchants’ data safe. For Sage 100 merchant processors, this means we need to ensure all our customers are following the PCI-DSS Regulations. On June 30th 2018, TLS 1.0, SSL V3 will no longer be a PCI approved method of running transactions. To maintain PCI Compliance, payment processors and gateway providers are removing security certificates, which will disable older versions of Sage 100 legacy software using this legacy encryption method. This means processing this way will not be considered PCI Compliant, and all transactions will stop working eventually.

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APS Supports TLS 1.2 in Sage 100 4.4, 4.5 and Subsequent Versions!

By Patty Benitez on Jun 6, 2018 6:39:47 PM

According to posts on the internet and information gleaned from our Channel Partner Network it would appear that on May 2nd, 2018 Sage 100 versions 4.5 and prior, formerly MAS 90 and MAS 200, could no longer process credit cards through Paya, formerly, Sage Payment Solutions.  Most companies on these versions of Sage 100 mentioned they had a processing blackout for over 24 hours, some even longer.  It is currently unclear whether the companies using these versions have abruptly been forced to stop processing or whether they will be forced to stop processing as of June 30, 2018 the last day the card brands will allow transactions to flow on any TLS lower than TLS 1.2.   

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New “ClickToPay” Sage 100 Credit Card Processing Functionality

By Patty Benitez on May 21, 2018 4:56:21 PM

Sage 100 users now have the ability to get invoices paid almost as fast as their invoices are printed. It’s like adding a 24 hour a day collection agent to your staff. Customers demand convenience especially when it comes to paying for your products and services.  ClickToPay is designed to help companies get paid faster for the products and services they offer.  ClickToPay is a simple and secure credit card processing payment feature enabling your customers to pay invoices with the click of a button.  Invoices are paid and processed online, anytime.  It is super easy to set up in Sage 100 and also easy for your customers to use.  Sage 100 users can rest assured that this automated process is PCI compliant and your customers information is secure. 

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Sage 100 is Going EMV

By Patty Benitez on May 16, 2018 1:54:18 PM

If you are a Sage 100 end user, you’ve probably learned that card present transactions aren’t the easiest payments to process through your ERP. For years, USB Swipers have been the only way to process transactions in a card present environment, unless you want to purchase a full-scale point of sale, which can be very costly in the ERP space. USB Swipers do not have the ability to process transactions using the EMV-embedded chips, which have been a standard since 2016 in the USA.

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Virtual Terminal – Key Benefits and Features

By Patty Benitez on Dec 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you are accepting credit cards in a retail environment only, you are probably very familiar with credit card terminals or point of sale systems. If you are accepting credit card payments in a non-retail environment (over the phone primarily), you can either process transactions through your physical credit card terminal, or through an online virtual terminal. If you want additional features, like saving credit cards on file (using tokenization, of course), sending emailed transaction receipts, or qualifying for Level 2 and Level 3 interchange rates on business-to-business or business-to-government transactions, a virtual terminal is the way to go.

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Sage Virtual Terminal vs. APSPAYS

By Patty Benitez on Aug 18, 2017 4:29:11 PM

What is the difference between Sage Virtual Terminal and APSPays?  

The term "Virtual Terminal" is used to refer to web interfaces for processing card-not-present transactions. Virtual terminals offer the ability to make "card-not-present payments." Virtual terminals allow merchants or customers to enter credit card payment information online or via a mobile device to complete payments. Virtual terminals are the  ideal solution for real estate agents, professional services, online payments and other industries. 

You might be surprised how quickly Sage credit card processing fees add up.  Simple credit card processing mistakes can lead to higher credit card processing fees.  Setting up your virtual terminal accounts properly can prevent you from providing incorrect business information that results in higher processing fees.  If you are using Sage Payment Solutions and Sage Virtual Terminal you have options.  American Payment Solutions also integrates with all Sage ERP systems and offers the same features at a lower cost.  

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Is It the End of the Line for Sage Payment Solutions?

By Patty Benitez on Jun 30, 2017 7:00:00 AM

You may not have heard that Sage sold Sage Payment Solutions on June 2. The buyer, GTCR LLC, is a Chicago-based firm specializing in driving growth through acquisitions. While GTCR is likely to change Sage Payment Solutions once they control it, we’re not sure what those changes will look like.

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