Nakajima USA Deploys Retail Anywhere POS

Nakajima USA, master licensee for Sanrio Inc, has selected Retail Anywhere’s POS and Enterprise applications to support U.S. retail operations and future growth plans. Having a SaaS solution model and lower upfront costs was fundamental to this decision. Nakajima USA sought an integrated POS and retail management system that would improve operational efficiencies while reducing costs currently being incurred by its legacy POS software. Consolidated, real-time information at the corporate office with powerful reporting tools was also a top priority for the specialty retailer. The retail SaaS delivery model from Retail Anywhere includes a hybrid of on-demand and on-premise software along with professional services, upgrades, maintenance and support; all with minimal upfront costs and low monthly fees.

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Lending Club & Mint Offer Debt Reduction

Lending Club U.S. peer lending network has been engaged by Mint.com to help consumers get out of credit card debt faster, pay less interest and keep more of their money for what really matters. Lending Club is a strategic partner in Mint.com’s newly launched Goals feature, which helps Mint users get out of debt and save to meet their other life goals. Lending Club offers personal unsecured loans for paying off high-interest debt at rates starting at 7.93 percent APR; which is 53 percent lower than the overall national credit card APR of 16.81 percent* and can translate into thousands in savings over the life of a loan.

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Sybase Launches mDatabase Solution

Sybase mobile software has launched its “SQL Anywhere 12” database and synchronization solution. Optimized for mission-critical database applications running outside traditional data center environments requiring little or no onsite IT support, “SQL Anywhere 12” provides major new enhancements including support for storage and synchronization of spatial data, iPhone devices, and large-scale synchronization environments; and new self-management features. Additional enhancements include spatial support to enable tracking, location aware querying, data management and synchronization of spatial data; support for OGC and SQLMM standards for spatial data types and APIs, native import for shape files and built in functions to export to KML, GML and SVG formats; scale-out support to allow high transaction volume database servers to offload read-only and reporting transactions to a self-managing tree of scale-out servers; mobility tools to effectively manage, monitor, diagnose and deploy large scale sync environments on various device platforms; and self-management innovations.

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ISSI Appoints New CSO

Larry Powers has been appointed Chief Strategy Officer ISSI to lead their business development campaign for 2010. This is part of the new goal by ISSI to eliminate paper tax exemption certificates within five years. The new functionality increases ease-of-use for corporations implementing tax exemption certificate compliance solutions, and with the elements for retail/POS, e-commerce, telecommunications, and web services expanded and offered to corporations of all sizes. It also increases the availability of the TEAMS offering across verticals, and streamlines the ability for corporations to respond to audits efficiently and in a secure manner.

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Heartland Payroll Services Named Top Workplace

Heartland Payroll Services, a division of Heartland Payment Systems, has been named to The Plain Dealer’s “Top Workplaces 2010” list. The “Top Workplaces” identifies the leading workplaces in the Cleveland area based upon the opinions of its employees. Approximately 106 of Heartland Payroll Services’ 124 employees completed detailed questionnaires about their jobs, management and work environment — citing the company’s mission, ethics and positive culture as reasons why Heartland should be named one of Cleveland’s top employers. The survey measured six different categories, including: direction, management, execution, workplace conditions, career opportunities and pay/benefits.

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Choice Launches Visa Signature Card

Choice Hotels International announced that the new no annual fee Choice Privileges Visa Signature Card, featuring fast earning power and an automatic upgrade to Elite Gold status, will be available July 1. The new card, issued by Barclaycard US, will award 8,000 bonus points after a cardholder makes their first purchase and another 8,000 bonus points after their first paid stay with the new Choice Privileges Visa card at a Choice brand hotel. Cardholders will earn 2 points per $1 spent on everyday purchases such as gas and groceries. Cardholders will earn 15 points for every $1 spent at over 4,200 Choice Privileges locations worldwide, 10 points per $1 spent at 2,000 other Choice Privileges properties, and cardholders will earn 5 points per $1 spent on Choice Hotels gift cards and on the purchase of additional Choice Privileges points.

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MASTERCARD PAYPASS

First Data Corporation ecommerce and payment processing has partnered with INSIDE Contactless to introduce their MasterCard “PayPass” contactless payment tag. Based on INSIDE’s “MicroPass” payment platform and containing all the functionality of a traditional credit or debit card, the new MasterCard “PayPass” mpayment tag offers a cost-effective solution for enabling mobile phones with contactless payment capabilities, and will be marketed and sold to MasterCard licensed financial institutions and card issuers. The MicroPass-based tag products offer an innovative shielding design to protect the chip and antenna inside from interference caused by the mobile handset, resulting in enhanced transaction performance. The tag includes new advanced adhesive backing to adhere to mobile phones better while allowing the sticker to be removed and reapplied without losing its grip.

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