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December 14, 2011
Sage Group, the enterprise software company that, since May 2011, has been going through a rebranding process, has launched a new ISV partner program specifically designed to enhance its PCI business. As mobility ramps up, PCI is almost definitely to follow suit with mobile payment and NFC payment devices finding their way into retail stores. Here’s the scoop on how partners can cash in …
The Sage Development Partner Program in the Sage Payment Solutions Division is getting an overhaul, with Sage inviting ISVs to submit their integrated software solutions to mitigate the hassle of the Payment Application Data Security Standard. Sage Exchange already provides that level of compliance, and as such the company believes the new program eliminates the middleman, so to speak, which saves money for ISVs.
Sage Payment Solutions President Greg Hammermaster said it best in a prepared statement:
“… Integration to Sage Exchange removes the ISV’s solutions from the scope of PCI (PA-DSS) saving them from the cost and complexities of coding to the rigors of PCI. Customers are an ISV’s most prized asset, and providing a secure and compliant payments environment is important to the overall offering.”
According to Sage, ISVs using Sage Exchange and taking part in the program automatically will bump up the security of their solutions and enable payment information to drop into “an accounting or ERP (enterprise resource planning) system to help businesses get paid faster and spend less time manually entering and reconciling payments data.”
If you’re anxious to get into the Sage Exchange party, you can get yourself ready by checking out Sage’s SDK and the development blog. Submitted software (once certified) will put the ISV on Sage’s searchable list of certified partners who can provide PCI solutions and more. Sounds like a good deal.
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