Maintain the Health of Your Payment Tech Investment with Estate Management

“Begin with the end in mind” is keystone habit number two from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. For an ISV or merchant with large payment infrastructure, the chances are high that they will eventually need direct access to their fleet of payment terminals. Technical teams may be asked to update a newer EMV or alternative payment standard, schedule seasonal advertising, or track terminals for a P2PE Validated Solution. Without an effective plan in place to manage all terminals can result in inefficiencies for the business in many ways:

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VARs: Offer Future-Proof, Cost-Effective Solutions with Android

Payments are so much more than they used to be. Merchants of all sizes are under pressure to do more with the technology they have and exceed customer expectations. This means accepting all payment methods, adding value at checkout, serving customers in-aisle, and managing operations seamlessly.

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What do Superhero Movies and Agile Payment Solution Roadmaps Have in Common?

I recently watched Zack Snyder’s Justice League which, despite the long runtime, seemed to fly by and was thoroughly enjoyable. I then reflected on a presentation I did a couple of years ago comparing how well planned the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) was compared to DC and their set of movies. One has clear stories, plans that follow a long-term vision to delight moviegoers and satisfy the fans while the other seems to be trying to cram everything into each movie.  

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Android Payment Solutions Can Be a Game Changer for SMBs

In the last couple of months, you might have come across few blog posts from my colleagues that discussed a range of topics related to SMBs. From preparing for 2021 with technology solutions to looking at other factors that can help SMBs boost business. Both articles discussed a very vital aspect of the SMB ecosystem – their access to new and innovative technology. Typically, large merchants have the means and budget to implement new and cutting-edge solutions as soon as they hit the market. It takes more time for SMBs to fully adopt these technology solutions. By then, new solutions and use cases are already being talked about at higher levels. But Android can change everything for ISVs and their SMB customers.

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Four Ways ISVs Can Help Their SMB Customers Boost Business

2020 was a difficult year. Apart from the obvious, we all know how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the SMB community as they are working hard to stay in business. While technological trends and solutions, such as contactless payment acceptance, mobility, etc., are increasingly moving downstream to SMBs and helping them better prepare for the year ahead, they will need additional support to boost their business. For example, compared to most large merchants, many SMBs don’t have strong online eCommerce capabilities. Even though it is imperative for them to get customers back to the store, they don’t have the necessary eCommerce capabilities to fall back on, particularly in the context of the current health crisis.

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