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06/07/2016

Partial Authorizations Explained

Partial Authorizations Explained

Most merchants are familiar with partial authorizations on gift card transactions. A customer eats dinner at your restaurant, pays their bill with a gift card, and then $25 is taken off their bill and your point of sale (POS) asks for another form of payment to take care of the remaining balance.But did you know …

06/07/2016

Recent UTG Updates

Recent UTG Updates

Shift4 supports the latest and greatest payments technologies to optimize your payment processing efficiency and security. As such, we listen to your feedback and update our Universal Transaction Gateway® (UTG®) on a regular basis. While some of these changes are minor tweaks and behind-the-scenes improvements, others may have a larger impact on your business, so …

05/03/2016

What’s New With the UTG®?

What’s New With the UTG®?

Shift4 provides the latest and greatest payments technologies to keep your business thriving and your customers happy. We listen to your feedback and regularly update our Universal Transaction Gateway® (UTG®), keeping your payment security, efficiency, and business operations in mind with each new UTG build. While some of these updates are minor tweaks and behind-the-scenes …

04/05/2016

Executive Insight: EMV – 6 Months Later

Executive Insight: EMV – 6 Months Later

By Steve Sommers – Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Shift4 Corporation EMV. If you are in the payments industry, you probably cannot remember the last time you went a full day without hearing this word. I certainly can’t. And, if you are anything like me, EMV has likely given you more than your fair …

04/05/2016

5 Musts for DOLLARS ON THE NET® Admin Users

5 Musts for DOLLARS ON THE NET® Admin Users

If you sign in to your DOLLARS ON THE NET® account using the word “Admin” or “Administrator,” then you’re the king of the mountain, queen of the castle, ruler of the roost – or at the very least, a financially responsible individual at your business. Each DOLLARS ON THE NET account allows only one Admin …

04/05/2016

ALERT: Use Layered Security Tools and Secure Practices to Minimize Risk

ALERT: Use Layered Security Tools and Secure Practices to Minimize Risk

There is no silver bullet when it comes to payment data security, which is why Shift4 layers numerous security tools to protect our merchant customers in both card-present and card-not-present scenarios, as well as call centers and other specialized environments. Payment security is a constantly moving target and must be monitored and updated frequently to …

03/01/2016

Executive Insight: Setting the Record Straight on Tokenization

Executive Insight: Setting the Record Straight on Tokenization

I watched an interesting and entertaining Twitter dialogue unfold late last month between two payments industry experts. Ian Kar, who covers the payments industry for online news publication Quartz, was covering PayPal’s earnings call when he heard PayPal CEO Dan Schulman make a pretty bold claim: Schulman: Rest of payment industry is following us into …

02/01/2016

4 Ways to Avoid Suspended Batches

4 Ways to Avoid Suspended Batches

You may have had the experience of attempting to close an open batch of authorized transactions and seeing a notification that one of your batches has been suspended. This means that DOLLARS ON THE NET® has flagged the batch because Shift4 received an error or timeout from the processor indicating a problem with it. When …

02/01/2016

Shift4 Sponsors Centennial High School’s Science Olympiad Program

Shift4 Sponsors Centennial High School’s Science Olympiad Program

Shift4 is proud to sponsor the Science Olympiad program at Centennial High School in Las Vegas, NV, for another year. This program serves as a valuable resource for tech-savvy high school students who want to pursue careers in science and technology fields. The ProgramScience Olympiad is one of Centennial High School’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, …

02/01/2016

February Release – Shift4’s UTG® Update

February Release – Shift4’s UTG® Update

Shift4 provides the latest and greatest payment technologies to keep your business running smoothly. We listen to your feedback and update our Universal Transaction Gateway® (UTG®) nearly every month, keeping your payment security, efficiency, and business operations in mind with each new UTG build. While some of these updates are minor tweaks, others may have …

02/01/2016

URGENT: Internet Explorer 10 Users Must Upgrade ASAP

URGENT: Internet Explorer 10 Users Must Upgrade ASAP

Last month, we shared information about Microsoft’s end of support for older versions of Internet Explorer (IE) to make sure you knew that they would be ending support for all but the latest version of IE available for a desktop or server operating system. As a result, we’re recommending that you upgrade to IE 11 …

01/05/2016

Executive Insight: 3 Ways Merchants Can Ensure a More Secure 2016

Executive Insight: 3 Ways Merchants Can Ensure a More Secure 2016

By Steve Sommers – Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Shift4 Corporation For merchants, there is an all too common tendency to “fire and forget” when using security tools. You might have just completed your most recent PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) assessment, installed new antivirus software, or added EMV. While each …