APS Blog

What is Level 3 Credit Card Processing?

Posted by Patty Benitez on Nov 7, 2018 1:05:51 PM

How can my business benefit from Level 3 processing?  

One common question that our team at American Payment Solutions (APS) receives from many merchants is, “What is the difference between Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 processing?”

Selecting the right processing level for your business simply requires understanding how much data you are able to provide about your transactions. The more data provided to Mastercard and Visa, the higher the savings.  Offering more data results in added security and protection from fraud as well as lower credit card transaction fees. As explained below, Level 3 processing provides the best security and requires the most data.

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Topics: Level 3, Credit Card Processing, PCI Compliance

New PCI DSS Compliance Evaluation Tool to Help with Data Security

Posted by Patty Benitez on Oct 22, 2018 3:51:36 PM

Just this summer, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) released a new Data Security Essentials Evaluation Tool that helps small merchants assess security practices and evaluate how they are addressing potential security risks. This tool is an easy-to-use guide made to help you assess your PCI DSS compliance evaluation and security policy for 2018 and 2019. The tool walks you through a series of questions based on your specific method of collecting payments and individual payment environment. The purpose of the tool is to inform you of any security breaches made possible by the way that you process and store credit card data. Once you answer the series of questions, you will have clear and workable suggestions for data security improvements for improved PCI DSS compliance.

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Topics: PCI Compliance

PCI DSS Compliance Checklist – Get Ready for 2019

Posted by Patty Benitez on Oct 8, 2018 1:53:30 PM

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) offers several layers of protection for credit cardholders against theft. Merchants are required to maintain current standards of compliance to protect your cardholder data and avoid penalties in the event of a security breach.  The PCI Security Council outlined the 12 steps you can take to ensure compliance and protect your customer’s data.

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Topics: PCI Compliance

Exciting Raffles Announced for Each 2018 Acumatica Road Show Location

Posted by Patty Benitez on Oct 3, 2018 2:57:35 PM

$7500 CASH! American Payment Solutions (APS), the leading integrated Acumatica payment processing solution and sponsor of 2018 Acumatica R2 Roadshows, Partners with Multiple Industry Leaders, Gives Attendees Multiple Opportunities for Cash prizes

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Topics: Level 3, PCI Compliance, Level 3 processing, Acumatica

ClickToPay:  Sage 100cloud Payment Processing and Repetitive Invoice Entry

Posted by Patty Benitez on Sep 25, 2018 2:06:55 PM

Service related companies may have a service contract, whereby a customer pays for recurring services.  If you are using Sage 100cloud there is an easy way to set-up repetitive invoice entry for your customers depending on the billing cycle (weekly, monthly, quarterly etc.)  Sage 100cloud users have the option of collecting payment for ALL invoices with Sage 100 ClickToPay Payment Processing.

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Topics: Level 3, PCI Compliance, Level 3 processing, Sage 100 Credit Card Processing

New Acumatica EMV Credit Card Processing Functionality

Posted by Patty Benitez on Sep 13, 2018 12:26:22 PM

4 key ways to save money and time with the only EMV Acumatica credit card processing solution! 

American Payment Solutions is proud to announce the first and only Level 3 and EMV integrated credit card processing solution for Acumatica. The EMV embedded chip technology is for Acumatica customers who need to process face-to-face or credit card present over the counter transactions. Processing card-present EMV transactions is now fully integrated with Acumatica. As a new add-on to our existing Acumatica payments integration, now you can accept EMV transactions using the insert card with chip rather than swipe with magnetic stripe. You can also process transactions using Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, & Contactless quickly and securely through your Acumatica system.

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Topics: Acumatica

NAPS: Multi-Currency Payment Processing for U.S. and Canadian Entities

Posted by Devon Lildhar on Aug 30, 2018 1:03:47 PM

Multi-Currency payment processing for an integrated ERP solution can be hard to come by, leaving your organization to process credit cards outside of the ERP. If you are a Canadian or U.S. company with subsidiaries on either side of the border, then it is likely that you need integrated payment solutions to maximize your efficiency.  

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Topics: Credit Card Processing

Sage Sessions – APS Proudly Sponsors Another Energizing Event in New York

Posted by Patty Benitez on Aug 21, 2018 6:22:11 PM

 Sage Sessions New York Recap and More…

It’s always incredible to experience the power of networking when you have a room full of Sage partners and customers! In July, American Payment Solutions (APS) is proud to sponsor another Sage Sessions Sage Community Happy Hour and be a part of the energy.   This Happy Hour event is independent from Sage Sessions.  We’ve sponsored these events in the past and it’s great to share hosting this event with our treasured customers and partners. 

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Topics: Sage Sessions

3 Critical Items to Look For in an Integrated Payment System

Posted by Patty Benitez on Aug 16, 2018 7:05:53 PM

Payment system brands are offering strong incentives in return for credit card payments. This makes credit cards a preferred way of making payments.  If you are in business today you probably accept credit card payments.  While it is relatively easy to get started accepting credit cards, it's not as easy to get the lowest rate and maintain PCI compliance.  There are 5 basic items to look for in a payment system provider.

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Topics: Credit Card Processing

Sage 100cloud Integrated Payments

Posted by Patty Benitez on Aug 6, 2018 3:44:24 PM

5 Ways to Save and Get Paid Faster With Sage 100cloud Integrated Payments

 

Sage 100 Credit Card Processing ClickToPay

Accepting credit cards is an essential part of doing business.  The trick is to get the lowest credit card processing rate possible and make it as easy as possible for the customer to pay.  Here are three ways to save money and get paid faster with Sage 100cloud integrated payments:

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Topics: Level 3, PCI Compliance, Level 3 processing, Sage 100 Credit Card Processing