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5 Businesses Share Their Tips for a Paperless Office

5 Businesses Share Their Tips for a Paperless Office

Going green is about more than one’s self-esteem. For businesses, reducing their environmental impact and going paperless brings significant financial and efficiency benefits. It’s not surprising, therefore, that 49 percent of CEOs surveyed claimed sustainability ranked among their top three business initiatives, according to Nitro. Sustainability is more than a pipe dream: 33 percent of surveyed businesses reported being “nearly there” in becoming paper free, according to Nitro’s research. With the help of the right software, organizational know-how and an openness to change, your business can go digital and reduce your environmental footprint, resulting in more office…

What Defines PCI Scope?

What Defines PCI Scope?

Whether you’re a player in the payments space or a business processing credit cards, you’ve heard of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance. With the intention to optimize security around credit and debit card transactions and protect cardholder information, all parties involved in facilitating a transaction fall within PCI scope. This includes any system components connected to the cardholder data environment (CDE). Processing credit cards can involve many different components, so PCI scope varies depending on the breadth of an organization's CDE. Because of this, many businesses are unaware of the components they are responsible for and which even…

The Biggest Credit Card Processing Pitfalls

The Biggest Credit Card Processing Pitfalls

We’re intimately aware of how credit card processing can be a nightmare. Why is that? Because we’re familiar with the payments space. With 17 years of experience, we’ve seen how changes in the industry (and the industry’s inability to keep up with the times) can cause tension among business owners and consumers alike. A prime example of such tension is the recent shift from magstripe to EMV chip cards. Furthermore, we analyze thousands of merchant statements annually, so we see how other providers are charging their customers. We’ve uncovered over a dozen unethical billing issues…

Best Practices for Your Business’s Cybersecurity

Best Practices for Your Business’s Cybersecurity

Cyberhacking should be at the forefront of every business owner’s mind. According to IBM, companies face a 26 percent chance of a data breach in a 24-month period. And hackers are only getting smarter; data breaches reached a record high in 2016, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. As a PCI Level 1-compliant Merchant Account Provider, we live and breathe security. Without adhering to the highest standards, we wouldn’t be able to serve our customers effectively. We believe every business should be secure to protect both its own interests and those of its customers. Here are our…