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January 11, 2011

Register Now for Glenbrook's Payments Essentials Webinars

GP Logo Horizontal-140px.pngGlenbrook's February and March webinars are now available for registration. Glenbrook webinars are categorized by type - this winter's offerings include:
  • "Basics" Webinars: Cards Essentials (Feb 1); The Bill Payment Domain (Feb 22)
  • "Landscape" Webinars: Local Country Payments (March 1); Bill to Mobile Payments (March 8)
  • "Insight" Webinars: Beyond PCI (Feb 8); eInvoicing and Small Business (Feb 15); Durbin: Second Order Impacts (March 15); Payments Platforms (March 22); Mobile POS Payments – U.S. Market (March 29)
Webinars are held on Tuesdays, at 10:30am PST and are one hour in length. Registration is $149. Recorded webinars are also available on-demand.

Sage Simply Accounting Direct Payments Targets Small Businesses

sage_logo_140px.pngSage has announced 'Sage Simply Accounting Direct Payments', a "new connected online service that helps small businesses streamline and automate their payment and debit processes while connecting their desktop accounting application to a cloud-based service."

Shoppers Skip Checkout Lines, Pay From Mobile Phones

aislebuyer_logo_140px.pngAisleBuyer has announced availability of a white paper that includes usage data from its initial mobile self-checkout deployment with retail partner Magic Beans. Notable findings from the study include:
  • More than 15% of smartphone customers chose mobile self-checkout in lieu of the traditional cash register
  • During Black Friday weekend alone, more than 42% of smartphone users chose mobile self-checkout instead of using the traditional cash register -- a number that represented 12% of all transactions
  • 60% of all customers who used the application to scan a product ultimately made a purchase
The full white paper is available here. Receivables Now in Beta has announced that "users can now send invoices, collaborate with customers and receive electronic payments through’s new beta Receivables feature. Receivables supports a full range of accounts receivable processes through its invoice creation tool and QuickBooks integration, enabling users to manage all of their day-to-day financial operations online anywhere an internet connection is available."

Moggle Launches Virtual Piggy Technology

moggle_logo_140px.pngMoggle has announced the release of its Virtual Piggy™ technology that allows children to transact with online merchants, games and social networks in a safe environment under parent supervision.
Moggle’s Virtual Piggy provides an online payment profile that allows parents to setup, monitor and control their children’s spending online. Parents and guardians can determine how much the child can spend in a single transaction, or over time and also control the merchants with which the child can transact.
Virtual Piggy has been certified by Chase Paymentech and works with all major credit and debit cards, including MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.


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