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Why PCI Compliance Matters

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PCI Compliance is available for Acumatica.

How do you know if your business really protected?

You hear a lot about PCI Compliance as a merchant, but other than avoiding penalties, you might wonder why PCI Compliance matters so much. The fact is the breach of cardholder databases and theft of personal information diminishes the trust of the entire online buying community at large, which in turn negatively impacts sales and corporate goals.

The security benefits that result from successful PCI compliance are vital to the long-term success of the entire community of merchants who accept credit card payments. Let’s take a closer look at what PCI compliance means so we can better understand why it matters. The good news is if you're already using Acumatica or Sage 100,  you're on the right track. We have a solution for you!

Data thieves want cardholder data  

They will take as much of your customers cardholder data as they can get their hands on. What do they want to do with this data?  They’ll  either complete fraudulent purchases, and in some cases, they trade stolen data for money. If a thief can get the Primary Account Number (PAN) and the necessary authentication information, they can steal the cardholder’s identity then impersonate the cardholder and use the card.

Here’s the types of data on a payment card thieves are hungry to grab

  • PAN
  • Cardholder Name
  • Expiration Month and Year
  • CID (FYI: This data should NEVER be stored)
  • Magnetic stripe data (tracks 1 and 2)

How is the data stolen?

Nowadays, the places a data thief can find cardholder data are ever-increasing and quite surprising. Other than the obvious places like a compromised card reader, thieves have also stolen sensitive data from:

  • Paper stored in a filing cabinet
  • Data in a payment system database
  • Hidden camera recording entry of authentication data
  • Secret tap into your store’s wireless or wired network
  • Eavesdropping on a phone order taker in a restaurant or store

What do you need to protect?

While your safest option is to avoid storing any credit card information at all with a secured provider like VIP Integrated Payments. If you do store data, you’ll need to secure some surprising and largely overlooked places and databases, including:

  • Store networks and wireless access routers
  • Payment card data stored in paper-based records (companies that take phone orders are particularly susceptible in this category)
  • Ecommerce shopping cart software

How to get started

While this may sound intimidating, getting started doesn’t have to be difficult. Find an expert to guide you. VIP Integrated Payments is a leading provider of integrated payment technology solutions to North American merchants. We are different from other providers because we offer the best choice for our customers through strategic partnerships and multiple platform model. We provide a broad suite of end-to-end payment solutions and superior US-based customer support. We spent more than 10 years integrating and developing relationships.

VIP’s credit card processing solutions integrate seamlessly with your ERP/accounting system, allowing you to securely accept credit card payments inside your software. The integration automatically posts payments to invoices, so there’s no need to go back into your program at the end of the day to reconcile your invoices or balance your general ledger. How much time could that save you every day?

Contact our experts at VIP Integrated Payments today to start saving time and money with Level 3, ERP-integrated credit card payments. You can reach VIP by phone at (888) 791-9390 ext. 101, or email them at info@vipintegratedpayments.com.

When reaching out to your current or prospective credit card payments provider to enable you to pivot to new payment types, make sure your service provider adheres to PCI DSS requirements. For Acumatica and Sage 100 merchants, your fastest route to PCI compliance is by utilizing an integrated payments solution.

Start Saving Today With Integrated Payment Experts

The team at VIP are experts with integrated payment technology solutions for North American merchants, differentiated by their strategic partnerships and multiple platform model. VIP provides a broad suite of end-to-end payment solutions and superior US-based customer support. They have spent more than 10 years integrating and developing relationships.

VIP’s credit card processing solutions integrate seamlessly with your Acumatica system, allowing you to accept credit card payments inside your software. The integration automatically posts payments to invoices, so there’s no need to go back into your program at the end of the day to reconcile your invoices or balance your general ledger. How much time could that save you every day?

Contact the experts at VIP Integrated Payments today to start saving time and money with Level 3, Acumatica integrated credit card payments. You can reach VIP by phone at (888) 791-9390 ext. 101, or email them at info@vipintegratedpayments.com.