Cloud Computing: 10 Things Businesses Should Know About Cloud Payment Systems
More and more enterprises are using the Web daily as a sales and marketing tool. With a professional site, it can be impossible to tell if you're looking at a company staffed by two people or 2,000. However, one of the components that still holds some small businesses back is their phobia about adding payment card (credit/debit) technology to their business. This important feature is now available as a hosted service from several providers. Today's focus is on Sage Payment Solutions, which has been providing electronic payments services for more than 20 years. The service also stores the business data for records and analysis. Sage currently serves about 140,000 merchants, sales organizations and associations. To help illustrate the importance of understanding payment processing and the use of payment data for business analytics, Greg Hammermaster, president of Sage's Payment Solutions Division, has put together these tips for eWEEK readers.