Dynamics Introduces US Manufacturing and Secure Personalization Facility

Dynamics next-generation payment cards announced its new world headquarters, which will house Dynamics’ administrative, engineering, manufacturing, secure payment card personalization, and R&D departments. Dynamics is currently in the process of moving its proprietary high-volume production equipment into the approximately 115,000 square foot facility, of which nearly 100,000 square feet is conditioned “clean room” engineering and manufacturing space. Dynamics is also securing a portion of the facility so that its next-generation magnetic stripe cards can be personalized under the Visa, MasterCard, and American Express networks for its card issuers.

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Airplus Shows Travel Managers Lack Tools

AirPlus International travel payment and analysis solutions released its ‘Wire…from AirPlus,’ entitled “Ancillary Aggravation Eases.” It shows 44% of corporate travel managers are not tracking airline ancillary fees but many are finding ways to review them. Meanwhile, 38% rely on travelers to include fees manually in expense reports, while only 7% include fee menus and 15 percent have automated capabilities built in to their expense reporting tools. Other tracking options include the five% who track through their travel management company (TMC) and 11% who rely on corporate card data.

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Radiant Systems Cuts Millions from Supply Chain Spending

NPI spend management consulting firm transportation spend management services helped Radiant Systems POS save millions of dollars in shipping costs. With more than 14,000 packages shipped each month, Radiant Systems’ shipping expenses account for a significant portion of the company’s operational budget and selected NPI to perform strategic and tactical optimization, and to improve its carrier sourcing process. NPI subsequently worked with Radiant Systems to create and execute a formal RFP process and implement audit and service reliability measures.

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Discover Recognized for Top Call Center Service

Discover has been named by the International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC) as the winner of two 2011 Call Center Excellence Awards – “Best in Class Call Center” and “Best Performance Acting on Voice of the Consumer and Voice of the Social Customer.” The 12th annual awards honor and promote the most innovative call center solutions and individuals across all major industries. The Best in Class Call Center (over 200 staff) category recognizes companies that provide outstanding customer service while controlling costs and managing complex operations. The award also honors call centers that set a vision of excellence and show a direct connection to growth and profit for the company. Winners of the IQPC awards are selected by a panel of call center experts who look for superior thinking, creativity, and execution across all call center functions.

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SumTotal to Exhibit Expense Management Solutions

SumTotal Systems strategic human capital management solutions is set to demonstrate the benefits of automated expense management at the upcoming Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Annual Convention in Colorado. Its experts will address questions about their complete and configurable full-service expense management automation solution. SumTotal’s expense management solutions are designed to control costs, increase employee satisfaction, and improve bottom line performance by streamlining the entire process of employee business expenses from submission to reimbursement. SumTotal will also be highlighting features of its SumTotal “Expense Mobile Edition for the requirements of the mobile worker and allows users to create and submit expense reports to SumTotal Expense from their mobile devices.

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Global Finance Names Wells Fargo Best Internet Bank

Wells Fargo has been named “Best Consumer Internet Bank” and “Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Bank” in the United States by Global Finance magazine. Global Finance also recognized Wells Fargo as best among consumer Internet banks for Online Deposit, Credit and Investment Product Offerings, Bill Payment & Presentment, Information Security Initiatives, and Social Media. Wells Fargo earned the Global Finance awards based on its success in attracting and servicing online customers, providing rich Web offerings, growth of online customers, breadth of products available, evidence of tangible benefits gained from Internet initiatives, and website design and functionality.

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Vanco Launches Express Auction Checkout Service

Vanco Services electronic donation and payment solutions launched its express checkout feature for its “e.service Merchant Services” credit and debit card solution to expedite the checkout process at live and silent auctions. The new feature works with credit and debit cards, allows bidders to gather up their purchases and be quickly on their way at the conclusion of an auction. It also reduces risk for organizations and their supporters by holding credit and debit card information in an encrypted format at all times. Vanco Services is a PCI Level 1 Compliant Service Provider.

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cleverbridge Achieves PCI DSS Level 1 Compliance

cleverbridge e-commerce provider for digital products received PCI DSS Level 1 compliance for the third consecutive year. Having demonstrated full compliance with PCI DSS Level 1 to provide a secure e-commerce environment for its clients, cleverbridge passed the most rigorous data security assessment designated by PCI for the world’s largest merchants and service providers. To prevent its clients from becoming targets, cleverbridge proactively manages data privacy and protection by implementing the most up-to-date compliance protection measures and technology such as encryption, firewalls, identity and access management systems and more.

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Acumatica Releases Latest Cloud Software

Acumatica released the latest version of its Cloud ERP software that includes several customer driven enhancements such as automated bank reconciliation, inventory allocation by sales order, expanded replenishment algorithms and flexible payment remittance. Cloud and on-premise customers can choose to install these updates at a time that is convenient to them.Acumatica 2.2 includes changes and updates to the financial, distribution, and customer management modules. Many features were implemented based on customer requests while others were built to expand the reach of Acumatica in the wholesale distribution, manufacturing, retail, and service industry verticals. The changes were built using the Acumatica web development platform to ensure compatibility with existing security settings, reporting capabilities, customizations, and third party modules.

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Lexcel Offers Automated Network Testing

Lexcel Solutions debit payment testing applications for the financial industry is set to aid debit card issuers and marketplace payment providers in lieu of the Durbin Amendment. The amendment requires banks with assets of $10 billion or larger to certify with two unaffiliated debit card networks by October 1, which will require issuing banks time, effort and resources to accomplish the certification process and a fee cap of 21 cents per debit transaction. Lexcel has updated its Lexcel Network Simulator with all payment network rules and transaction types to accommodate automated debit network testing demands and reduce the time to certify and connect with additional networks.

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Zappar Launches In-Store POS & Reality App

Zappar launched its POS development that will bring videogame characters and other 3D objects to life, simply by looking at the products promotional materials through an iPhone or Android device, pioneering the future of in-store retail & exhibitions. Zappar POS will be launched exclusively at the world largest gaming event, GAMESCOM Expo, in Cologne 17th to 21st August 2011, promoting the videogame All Zombies Must Die! in partnership with games developer and distributor, doublesix. Zappar bridges the gap between the physical and the digital and takes the lead by introducing a whole new way of thinking about in-store POS, marketing signage & exhibition promotions by turning them into entertainment channels in their own right.

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