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“To ERP or not to ERP?”

That is the question many business leaders ask themselves. Acquiring an ERP system is one of the most important investments a business can make, yet many small and young businesses claim they are ‘too small’ for ERP. This stems from the mindset t...

Will you able to hit all of your goals in 2017? As the new year approaches, many people begin to review what they've been able to accomplish in the past year, and to think about what they want to see happen in the year ahead.

This is an important exercise for your busin...

​​It's an understatement to say that mobile is fast becoming an integral component of retailers' integrated point of sale (POS) environments. Mobile POS (or "mPOS")  adoption is expanding at unprecedented rates.

A June 2016 Juniper Research study found th...

There are so many different types of payment terminals these days that picking the right machine can streamline your business while picking the wrong one can leave your customers disgruntled. This leaves many merchants wondering which one is right for their business. W...

September 30, 2016

The restaurant business is booming in Canada as home-cooked meals become less of a norm for busy professionals. In 2014, Canadians spent $649.65 on average in a month on eating out and drinking, according to data from Statistics Canada. Since this number is growing as...

September 23, 2016

The philosophy behind a customer loyalty program is simple: Repeat customers are rewarded and businesses increase sales. It’s a basic but powerful strategy.

For instance, My Starbucks Rewards, the coffee giant's customer-retention program, significantly contributes to t...

September 1, 2016

As payment processing technology continues to evolve at a rapid rate, it can be somewhat difficult to objectively determine if your business is providing an adequate solution for customers.

Here's some help: if you find yourself presently dealing with any of the followi...

August 15, 2016

Interchange fees are essentially the credit card processor's cost to approve a transaction, and they make up the lion's share of the transactional fees that the merchant must pay whenever a customer uses a credit/debit card to make a purchase from their store.  While t...

June 22, 2016

For businesses of all sizes, the single most important element for a successful operation is payments. There are a number of resources available from a payment processing perspective for small businesses, allowing them to be more competitive in market. This is the fast...

June 9, 2016

If you receive credit-card payments from other businesses, you need to investigate the potential benefits of Level 3 processing. 

What is Level 3 processing? 

In simple terms, Level 3 processing transmits an additional set of specific line-item details (item des...

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