Payment card processing important to address EMV lag

With EMV transition still an issue for many retail businesses, the answer to speedier service could be updated credit card POS software. The best choice of processing system will make daunting upgrades seem less difficult for stores big and small. When security and speed are both customer concerns, companies stand to address these problems at the same time with a system that includes both.

The number of chip-enhanced cards seems to be drastically larger than the amount of businesses ready to accept them. Though the cards can still be swiped, this does send a mixed message to consumers, and in many cases, the chip-based transaction ends up taking a longer amount of time than the customer prefers.

As other sources have noted previously, a CBS affiliate linked the slow EMV adoption rate to the long time businesses waited before the deadline last October, right before the start of the busy holiday season.

The POS system you have can be PCI-compliant from the beginning and also augment the security functions you already have in place. Since the POS interacts with other important features in the business, preparing this system for possible threats may have larger effects throughout the place of business itself.

PC Magazine recently suggested securing the software itself, as well as enforcing PCI Data Security Standard compliance throughout. This standard contains several requirements that dictate how to keep payment systems from exposing information to others.

The ideal POS form will help businesses exercise more control over their data and learn the best ways to enforce security protocols. Contact 911 Software to learn more about our CreditLine software and our superior customer service. The latter will make it even easier to integrate our solution with payment terminals for better card activity.

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