Small businesses getting hurt with extra QuickBooks credit card funding fee

SalePoint, a leading provider of innovative technology solutions to businesses for over 34 years, has been hearing about extra processing fees cutting into small business margins.  Small businesses have been using QuickBooks® software to invoice and process credit payments for their customers for years.  But suddenly, they say they’ve been hit with an extra fee that is cutting into their profits. For many, this extra expense is really hurting them.

Using the QuickBooks software to process credit card payments allowed small business owners to select which funding option they preferred.  They could pay an extra ACH fee to get their funds the next day, or opt for the free 5-day ACH funding.  But earlier this year, QuickBooks opted to remove the free 5-day funding option.  Now, these small businesses are required to pay the extra ACH fee for next day funding and it is hurting their profits.

Well say “No More!” to those extra fees. You CAN use a different authorizer and still use QuickBooks for all your other business needs.  We simply overlay our authorizing process onto QuickBooks and get you great processing rates without the extra ACH funding fee. Now you can have your cake, and eat it too!

If you are not aware of the fee increase from QuickBooks, give us a shout and we will explain how this will impact you.  (858) 546-9400 x254 or  info@salepoint.com

QuickBooks is a registered trademark of Intuit, Inc.

SalePoint is here to help you find the solutions and products that meet your business needs.  Let us help you reclaim your hard-earned dollars.  

Stop the chargebacks and reduce fraud by making sure your business is EMV and PCI compliant

SalePoint, a company delivering innovative technology solutions to businesses for over 34 years, has found that businesses are open to fraud and chargebacks simply because they didn’t realize they were not EMV and PCI compliant.  What is EMV and PCI?  EMV is short for Europay, Mastercard, Visa and is the security technology used worldwide for payments.  It more commonly refers to a credit card with a smart chip.  PCI is short for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard or PCI-DSS.  It is a set of requirements to ensure that companies that process credit cards maintain a secure environment.

Updating your technology to a new point of sale (POS) with integrated credit payments can help your business become compliant and save you money.  Many card authorizers will charge a non-compliance fee that can cost several thousands of dollars each year.  Using EMV payment devices also reduces your business’s risk of fraud and chargebacks. 

A new POS integrated with updated EMV compatible payment devices can limit the liability you may face.  Having an EMV device that is using end-2-end encryption can protect your business from inadvertently storing card numbers and from unwanted hackers.  These types of breaches can put your entire business and livelihood at risk.

Newer payment devices also allow customers to use different forms of payments.  Many are NFC (Near-Field Communication) compatible allowing customers to process touchless payments simply by waving their credit card over the payment device or pay by phone using Apple Pay or Google Pay. 

Making sure your business is EMV and PCI compliant should be on the top of your to-do list!

Healthcare Providers Address Staffing Shortages with Patient Self-Service

PatientWorks, a patient self-service solutions company, has heard from healthcare providers who are facing staff shortages in their registration and patient intake areas due to the demands of the surge in COVID-19 cases and the work load involved in providing vaccinations to their communities.  This critical issue combined with front line staff becoming ill during this time has resulted in a shortage of staff to handle key patient intake activities.

When faced with this challenge, many healthcare providers have turned to patient self-service solutions to automate their patient intake procedures.  Now patients can perform the routine intake procedures from anywhere – on their smart phones, PC’s at home, or at self-service kiosks.  Patients can receive appointment reminders, check-in for appointments, wait in their cars, verify demographic data, sign consent forms, make payments for services, and be directed to the facility or service area inside the facility.  This allows staff to handle more patients while reducing the physical interactions between patients and staff members.

Innovations in technology allow healthcare providers to provide their patients with new solutions that allow them the convenience of checking in from anywhere and the safety of reducing contacts during the process.  Patients have become used to using their smart phones for shopping, grocery delivery, curbside pickup, and communicating with their friends and relatives during a period of physical isolation.  Therefore, providing a solution that allows the patients to use their phones to check in for appointments fits with the standard methods people are now using to do business and communicate.

The solutions allow patients to easily and quickly communicate with the healthcare staff via email or text rather than being lost in a phone call directory and leaving voice mail messages.  Patient satisfaction is improved and the efficiency of staff and providers is greatly improved.

Seamlessly integrated with hospital information systems and practice management systems, these solutions improve the accuracy of data collected from the patient while reducing the clerical effort of staff in obtaining the data and forms during the intake process.

If you are having staffing issues and need your key staff in other areas, check out patient self-service solutions to automate the intake process and give your patients a faster way to register and be served.

Businesses focus on keeping customers and staff healthy and are turning to integrated credit payment systems

Contactless Credit Card Payment

SalePoint, a leading provider of high value business solutions, has heard from businesses that they are working diligently to keep their staff and customers safe and healthy. They face complete closures if a staff member gets sick. Many businesses are working hard to stay open during times when they can only offer curbside and takeout services, having to completely close for any length of time is unthinkable.


Businesses are taking different measures to keep their staff and customers safe, such as plexiglass barriers, more spaced seating, curbside pickup, and updated payment options. Upgrading their payment systems to reduce the number of touch points that a customer and staff must make is essential. The newly integrated credit payment systems and pin pads don’t require your staff to ever handle the customer’s form of payment. Showing your customers that you’ve updated your procedures is the first step to keeping them coming back.


Customers have come to expect to be able to pay using their phones, such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet, or just hovering their card over the payment terminal. These touchless credit processing options are being demanded by customers and staff today and are becoming more relevant every day. Customers will choose to shop elsewhere if you don’t offer up-to-date payment options.


Seamlessly integrated credit payments systems not only keep staff and customers safe, but also cut costs by limiting the number of chargebacks from fraudulent cards, lessening entry errors by cashiers, and lowering your per transaction credit fees.


Stay open and up to date with integrated credit payment systems. Contact us to learn more. Contact Us (salepoint.com)

SalePoint adds Advannova Retail solutions to its product offerings for the retail industry

Columbus, Ohio, October 5, 2020 – SalePoint, Inc., a leading developer of retail systems, today announced an agreement with Advannova to resell their suite of solutions for retail, restaurant & bar, grocery, quick serve and convenience stores. 

“SalePoint is proud to offer the Limitless POS, Restaurant Manager POS and NCR Counterpoint POS solution suites.  These solutions enable SalePoint to expand our Point of Sale, Mobile POS, Merchandise Management, Customer Management, eCommerce Integration, and secure, cost effective Payment Solutions.  The relationship with Advannova enables SalePoint to expand our current retail offerings and work with a wider range of retailers in the marketplace, including Bars, Restaurants, Quickserve and Liquor Stores in addition to our traditional Specialty Retail Segments, while continuing to add value by offering hardware and retail expertise through development, implementation, support, and help desk services,” Paul Streicher, President of SalePoint stated. “I am excited to partner with Advannova.  Consumers today expect retailers to offer a seamless experience, whether browsing retailers’ websites or shopping in their stores.”

Linda Baker, President for Advannova said, “We are pleased to have SalePoint as a partner. With their 30 years of experience delivering retail systems in the U.S., they are a valuable addition to the Advannova Retail family.  Their expertise in retail, experience with mid-sized retailers, and technology skill set will add significant value.”

About SalePoint

SalePoint is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with branch operations in Sacramento, CA, Austin, TX, Cary, NC, and San Diego, CA. SalePoint is a leading provider of high value business solutions to the retail point of sale, corporate retail, higher education, healthcare, and public sector markets. SalePoint’s staff is experienced in implementing cashiering, point of sale and corporate ERP applications. The company provides a complete solution ranging from hardware and software to services required to define, implement and fully support the installed solutions. The company’s customers include leading names such as Spencer Gifts, Weyco Florsheim, Sporting Life, The Cato Corporation and Kaiser Permanente.  SalePoint’s PatientWorks Corporation provides self-service and mobile solutions to the healthcare market. For more information visit https://www.salepoint.com/retail.

About Advannova

Using Advanced Innovations to Turn Data into Knowledge. At Advannova, we focus on the core features and functions that are essential to the operations of your business: your point-of-sale system. The Advannova team utilizes over 27 years of experience providing hardware, software, and services to any retail or hospitality business. We partner with NCR to help support efficiency, ease of use, and alignment with your company’s operational needs. We believe that technology is the Advantage to improve the customer experience through speed of service, quality, and reliability. Our entire team is focused on providing services and technology solutions to help make our customers successful.

SalePoint, Inc. Announces Certification with Evertec EMV Semi-Integrated Credit Card Payment Solution

Columbus, Ohio – February 19, 2020— SalePoint, Inc., a leading provider of high value business solutions to the retail, corporate, higher education, healthcare, and public-sector industries, announced today that their J-Point cashiering software’s integration with Evertec for card processing has received official certification by the company.


“SalePoint has provided a cashiering solution for the public sector integrated with Evertec payment processing since 1998. Autoridad de Acueductos y Alcantarillados, the Puerto Rico Water Authority, has been using our combined solutions since 2002,” said Larry Haworth, CEO of SalePoint. Haworth continued, “Evertec is a leader in payment processing in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America. By having a certified integration with Evertec, we are able to offer merchants: EMV compliant payment processing, support for EBT and ATH pin-based debit cards, integration with Verifone VX820 pin pads, EMV compliant customer and merchant receipts, and support for refunds and same day transaction reversals. The combined SalePoint-Evertec solution gives merchants a robust, secure payment processing solution that meets the requirements of today’s consumer transaction processing. We are pleased to be one of the first software vendors to be certified on the Evertec payment network.”


“Because of our technological experience, our goal is to continuously enhance the payments’ ecosystem and our partnerships with other key players in the industry. Therefore, we are pleased to support SalePoint in their goal of obtaining the required certifications to continue providing secure payment solutions for their customers”, said Guillermo Rospigliosi, Executive Vice President of Product, Marketing and Innovation of Evertec.


About SalePoint


SalePoint is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio with branch operations in Sacramento, Austin, Cary North Carolina and San Diego. SalePoint is a leading provider of high value business solutions to the public-sector, retail point of sale, corporate retail, higher education, and healthcare industries. SalePoint’s staff is experienced in implementing self-service, electronic forms, cashiering, point of sale, and corporate ERP applications. The company provides a complete solution ranging from hardware and software to services required to define, implement and fully support the installed solutions. The company’s customers include such leading names as Autoridad de Acueductos y Alcantarillados, Spencer Gifts, Weyco Florsheim, Marshall Retail Group, Cato Corporation, and the Orange County Treasurer Department. SalePoint’s PatientWorks Corporation provides self-service and mobile solutions to the healthcare market. For more information visit https://www.salepoint.com.

About Evertec

Evertec, Inc. (NYSE:EVTC) is a leading full-service transaction processing business in Latin America, providing a broad range of merchant acquiring, payment processing and business solutions services. The Company manages a system of electronic payment networks that process more than two billion transactions annually and offers a comprehensive suite of services for core bank processing, cash processing and technology outsourcing. In addition, Evertec owns and operates the ATH® network, one of the leading personal identification number (“PIN”) debit networks in Latin America. Based in Puerto Rico, the Company operates in 26 Latin American countries and serves a diversified customer base of leading financial institutions, merchants, corporations and government agencies with “mission-critical” technology solutions. For more information, visit www.evertecinc.com.

SalePoint Contact:
Larry Haworth
CEO
(858) 625-2912

lhaworth@salepoint.com

Evertec Contact:

Brenda Agosto

Media relations

(787) 472-7633

Brenda.Agosto@evertecinc.com

SalePoint Implements New Cashiering Solution for the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

San Diego, CA – September 11, 2019 – SalePoint, Inc., a leading provider of high value business solutions to the retail point of sale, corporate retail, higher education, healthcare, and public-sector industries, and parent company to PatientWorks Corporation, today announced that it has implemented its J-Point cashiering solution at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.

“The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University were looking for a new cashiering solution that was integrated with ellucian Banner™,” said Larry Haworth, CEO of SalePoint. “The colleges cashiering vendor had presented a costly upgrade to the cashiering system and was not providing the support that the colleges needed so they began a search for a new solution and selected SalePoint’s J-Point cashiering integrated in real time with ellucian Banner™. We are pleased to have them join our list of higher education customers.”

“We were happy to find SalePoint as a replacement for our current cashiering partner,” said John Sundet, senior business analyst for the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. “The cashiering replacement project went smoothly and was completed on time. The SalePoint team provided the solution and support we were looking for at an affordable price.”

About SalePoint (www.salepoint.com)

SalePoint is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio with branch operations in Sacramento, Austin, Cary North Carolina and San Diego. SalePoint is a leading provider of high value business solutions to the retail point of sale, corporate retail, higher education, healthcare, and public-sector industries. SalePoint’s staff is experienced in implementing self-service, electronic forms, cashiering, point of sale, and corporate ERP applications. The company provides a complete solution ranging from hardware and software to services required to define, implement and fully support the installed solutions. The company’s customers include such leading names as Indiana State University, Kern Community College, Durham College, North Carolina Central University, Spencer Gifts, Weyco Florsheim, Marshall Retail Group, Cato Corporation, and Kaiser Permanente.

About the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University www.csbsju.edu/

The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) for women and Saint John’s University (SJU) for men are nationally-leading liberal arts colleges whose unique academic partnership offers students the educational choices of a large university and the individual attention of a premier small college. Students attend classes and activities together and have access to the resources of both campuses. CSB/SJU are committed to preparing students for leadership and service in a global society. The colleges enroll students from around the world and integrate global citizenship into the curriculum. Nearly two-thirds of CSB/SJU students participate in study abroad, ranking the colleges nationally among the top baccalaureate institutions for the number of students participating in international study. Nearly all students live on-campus, providing them with opportunities for a highly engaged learning experience. The colleges are located on of woods and lakes of Minnesota, an hour from Minneapolis/St. Paul and just west of St. Cloud. A commitment to arts and culture creates a vibrant environment for creativity. The Benedicta Arts Center at CSB is one of the finest performing arts centers in the region. The Hill Museum and Manuscript Library at SJU is home to The Saint John’s Bible and a remarkable collection of religious sculpture, paintings, prints and artifacts. A compelling sense of place shapes the undergraduate experience. The learning experience is enlivened by the Benedictine traditions of hospitality, stewardship, service and the lively engagement of faith and reason. The colleges’ values have been shaped by a commitment to ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue.

For more information contact: Larry Haworth, CEO SalePoint at lhaworth@salepoint.com or at 858.625.2912

SalePoint, Inc. Announces EMV Payment Processing Certification with Elavon

Columbus, Ohio – February 25, 2019 – SalePoint, Inc., a leading provider of high value business solutions to the retail point of sale, corporate retail, higher education, healthcare, and public-sector industries, and parent company to PatientWorks Corporation, today announced that it has completed certification with Elavon, one of the nation’s largest payment processors, to offer secure, omni-commerce payment solutions to its customers. SalePoint has certified its payment solution suite with Elavon’s Simplify semi integrated payment application and FuseBox gateway, supporting EMV, Debit and Credit. The Elavon solutions will be jointly marketed with SalePoint’s payment solutions.
“SalePoint has been providing merchants with payment solutions for over 30 years. Efficient and secure card processing has been a key component of our offering,” said Paul Streicher, president of SalePoint. Streicher continued, “We partnered with Elavon due to their consistent rating among the top five global payment providers and secure payment solutions that comply with industry standards. With data breaches on the rise, payment security is critical to our customers who are also interested in reducing the cost of PCI Compliance. Elavon meets these needs.”
“Our partnership with SalePoint further expands our presence in the integrated payments space. SalePoint, teamed with Elavon, will provide merchants with secure, flexible payment processing that will allow retailers to protect their customers while complying with the ever-changing requirements of PCI and EMV credit card standards,” said Jana Franks, senior vice president and general manager, Elavon. “With an added benefit of layered security technology, we are able to help businesses build trust among their customers whether in-store, online or on-the-go.”
About SalePoint (www.salepoint.com)
SalePoint is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio with branch operations in Sacramento, Austin, Cary North Carolina and San Diego. SalePoint is a leading provider of high value business solutions to the retail point of sale, corporate retail, higher education, healthcare, and public-sector industries. SalePoint’s staff is experienced in implementing self-service, electronic forms, cashiering, point of sale, and corporate ERP applications. The company provides a complete solution ranging from hardware and software to services required to define, implement and fully support the installed solutions. The company’s customers include such leading names as Spencer Gifts, Billabong, Weyco Florsheim, Marshall Retail Group, Cato Corporation, and Kaiser Permanente. SalePoint’s PatientWorks Corporation provides self-service and mobile solutions to the healthcare market. For more information visit www.patientworks.com.
About Elavon (www.elavon.com)
Elavon is wholly owned by U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest bank in the United States, and provides end-to-end payment processing solutions and services to more than 1.3 million customers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. As the leading provider for airlines and a top five provider in hospitality, healthcare, retail, and public sector/education, Elavon’s innovative payment solutions are designed to solve pain points for businesses from small to enterprise-sized.

SalePoint Certified as PCI QIR Company

SalePoint, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been certified as a Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Integrator & Reseller (QIR). A Qualified Integrator & Reseller is an organization that is authorized by the PCI Security Standards Council to “implement, configure and/or support” PA-DSS payment applications. The PCI Council lists all QIRs on its website (https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/assessors_and_solutions/qualified_integrators_and_resellers).
Merchants categorized as Level 4 must use PCI-certified QIR solution providers for their POS systems. What is a Level 4 Merchant? Visa defines Level 4 Merchants as merchants that process fewer than 1 million Visa transactions in-person or 20,000 ecommerce Visa transactions per year.
Some of the guidelines include: ensuring that authentication data (i.e., PIN numbers, CAV2, CID, CVC2, CVV2) is never stored after authorization; providing guidance to merchants regarding secure deletion of expired cardholder data; and implementing protection for payment applications using wireless technology.  Several employees of SalePoint completed the training course and passed the examination for PCI QIR.
“Data security is a key concern of companies processing credit card transactions today. Following the PCI Security Standards Council programs and standards allows SalePoint to assure its clients that their payment processing implementations meet the latest security standards and are implemented by trained individuals,” said Larry Haworth, CEO of SalePoint.

PatientWorks expands integrations to include eClinicalWorks

PatientWorks Corporation, a subsidiary of SalePoint, Inc., is a leader in patient self-service check-in solutions based in Cary, NC. PatientWorks has integrated with the major hospital information systems and practice management systems in the healthcare market today through its integration engine.
Recently the company added integration to eClinicalWorks® to its implemented integrations. A new customer, a healthcare provider in New York, selected the KioskWorks® patient self-service check-in solution to automate their patient registration process. Their enterprise solution was eClinicalWorks.
KioskWorks allows customized workflows and functionality that offers eClinicalWorks clients the ability to implement a solution that fits their unique patient registration and patient workflow requirements rather than a standard application. KioskWorks fits the healthcare provider rather than forcing the provider to change their business to fit the application’s functionality.
To facilitate bi-directional integration between KioskWorks and eClinicalWorks, PatientWorks teamed with Mi7 Solutions, a health care technology consulting firm with experience in eClinicalWorks integrations, to implement the required integrations via HL7.
The PatientWorks clinic went live with the KioskWorks solution in February 2018, integrated to eClinicalWorks.
If you are an eClinicalWorks customer that has a need to automate your patient registration process with patient self-service kiosks, give us a call.
Contact:
Norman Snidow
VP Sales
919.238.4754
nsnidow@patientworks.com
www.patientworks.com