Return on Investment Corporation announced that GO Software, an ROI subsidiary and a leading provider of payment processing software, released PCCharge Perks version 1.2, a feature-rich software product that processes Stored Value/Loyalty/Gift Card transactions for Retail, Restaurant, or any merchant wanting to accept gift cards at the point of sale.
“Since the successful introduction of PCCharge Perks into the marketplace last year, GO Software has improved the functionality of this product in order to better serve our Retail and Restaurant clients and Gift Card processing partners,” said Tony Abruzzio, Vice President and General Manager of GO Software, Inc. “PCCharge Perks can operate as a standalone solution or with existing Windows-based POS systems. Its independent nature is also suitable for the merchant who has a PC and wants to accept gift/loyalty cards, but doesn’t have use for a full-service credit card processing solution. In addition, Perks is a completely integrateable solution so developers can use it with web storefront and POS applications.” said Abruzzio. “Consistent with all PCCharge products, Perks allows a co-branded solution for our partners.”
PCCharge Perks 1.2 Enhancements:
Â· Added Mellennia Gift Card Processor
Â· Added World Gift Card Processor
Â· Graphical User Interface fine-tuned to operate seamlessly with leading restaurant POS systems.
Standard PCCharge Perks Features:
Â· Certified with Gift Card Processors including:
Â· Integratable with POS systems
Â· Operates in a touch screen environment
Â· User-friendly on-screen virtual keyboard
Â· TCP/IP or dial connectivity (depending on Processor)
According to the Standard Register, the gift card market awareness has increased from 15% in 2000 to 80% in 2001, with usage quadrupling from 11% to 45% in that time, representing the highest growth category in consumer cards. Gift card revenue was projected to have grown from $20 billion in 2000 to $32 billion in 2001.
About Return On Investment Corporation ([www.roicorporation.com])
More than 50,000 businesses use ROI software to process payments on virtually any computer and to connect IBM midrange systems to the rest of the world. In the United States, in terms of the number of payment processing software licenses, GO Software (an ROI subsidiary) is the number one company in the IBM midrange market and is second behind First Data Corp. in all computing markets. Campana Data (an ROI subsidiary) markets consulting and transaction processing services. Net400 (an ROI subsidiary) provides software for IBM midrange computers that facilitates e-mail and e-commerce communications, system and device connectivity, web enablement of business applications, and business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions.