Dynamics AX Online Payment Services Expiring – Replacement

Dynamics users will need to make a major update soon. Effective January 1, 2018, Payments Services for Microsoft Dynamics ERP Payment Services, including any versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX, will be discontinued and users will be unable to process credit or debit transactions after December 31, 2017. CenPOS, an enterprise payment engine, offers an integrated alternative that works seamlessly with both AX and third party applications like Magento ecommerce.

Vendor selection for replacing Payments Services will directly impact profits, efficiency and customer experience. For example, how customers receive, retrieve, and pay invoices are all part of the payment processing ecosystem. Businesses will need an Integrated Service Vendor (ISV) with a PCI Compliant integrated payment gateway. Solution functions, and how they interact with Dynamics AX, varies widely by integration.

Payment processing is a specialized niche that ERP, ecommerce, and business consultants rarely have the in-depth knowledge to advise businesses of best options. In fact, significant new changes have been announced; for example, new requirements for recurring billing to include a unique reference to the initial authorization.

“The Payment processing knowledge gap has been exacerbated by an onslaught of new financial, card brand, and compliance rule changes that show no sign of letting up.” Christine Speedy, CenPOS

CenPOS, an enterprise payment gateway and merchant centric cloud processing platform, is an industry leader in payment processing globally. One of the first to market with both US EMV chip and pin, the CenPOS omnichannel solution maximizes cash flow and profits across all sales channels while improving the customer experience.

CenPOS Dynamics AX Fast Facts:

  • Accounts Receivable Flexibility: Process authorizations, payments and credits:
    • Sales Pickup – Will call, partial order as well as full delivery
    • Journal Entry for Project
    • Free Text Invoices
    • Return Orders
    • Credits, partial credits
    • Sales Orders – Cash and carry
  • Reconciliation Efficiency: automatic daily settlement, single deposit (dependent upon processor setup)
  • Payment types: Accept Check, ACH, credit card, wire, cash, Paypal (Varies by sales channel)
  • Sales Channels; Retail (US & Canada EMV), Electronic Bill Presentment & Payment (includes hosted customer invoice portal and automated collections), Ecommerce, Online Payments, other
  • Compatibility: Agnostic- works with most processors, including First Data, Chase Paymentech, Moneris, WorldPay and others.
  • B2B: Certified for level III processing all channels, including retail, a critical element in managing interchange rate qualification, the biggest cost of credit card processing.
  • Availability: Global

See CenPOS Dynamics AX integration in action here: video overview

CenPOS is a merchant-centric, end-to-end payments engine that drives enterprise-class solutions for businesses, saving them time and money, while improving their customer engagement. CenPOS’ secure, cloud-based solution optimizes acceptance for all payment types across multiple channels without disrupting the merchant’s banking relationships.

CenPOS SALES CONTACT: Christine Speedy, cspeedy AT cenposreseller.com 954-942-0483. Dynamics consultants encouraged to contact us to learn more.

Link: Microsoft Official Notice

Marble and Stone omnichannel payment solutions

Marble and stone manufacturers and distributors that use traditional payment technology will suffer from higher credit card processing fees, PCI Compliance problems, and increased fraud risk. This article identifies the main problems and how to fix them.

PCI Compliance Problems

It’s a fact there will be card not present transactions. Credit card authorization forms have been a primary tool to mitigate fraud risk, but they’re a PCI compliance nightmare:

  • Merchants cannot request CVV2 on any paper form, even if it will be destroyed later. (Visa Core Rules October 2014). Without CVV2, the merchant will lose any future fraudulent card dispute.
  • Forms contain sensitive data. It’s virtually impossible to keep the signature on file and be PCI Compliant.
  • Employees have access to credit card numbers
  • The receiving fax needs to be secured, and if digital, any memory securely wiped when the machine is replaced.

PCI Compliance Solutions

  • PCI compliant credit card authorization form for variable recurring billing
  • Tokenization to store card data outside ERP and other software to reduce scope and burden
  • Customers self-payment solutions so employees have no access to card data. Options include online hosted pay page and electronic bill presentment & payment (See also How to get CVV2 and be PCI Compliant)

Mixed Retail and Card Not Present Transaction Interchange Rate Problems

When a merchant has a retail merchant account, magnetic stripe data is expected with the transaction. When it’s not included, the merchant pays higher non-qualified interchange fees.  There are no desktop terminals, and few cloud based solutions that support level III processing for retail transactions. This is significant because most cards that qualify are MasterCard and the average savings is .75%.

When a merchant has a MOTO (mail and phone order) merchant account, and then swipes a card, they get the benefit of a signed receipt, but not the benefit of lower swiped merchant fees.

Mixed Retail and Card Not Present Transaction Interchange Rate Solutions

Marble and Stone merchants MUST have a solution with interchange rate optimization that solves the above and numerous other issues related to omnichannel credit card processing.

Multiple Locations, Centralized Billing Problems

With centralized billing, when there’s a dispute, the merchant needs to present the signed receipt. It’s time consuming and inefficient to store and locate paper receipts.

Multiple Locations, Centralized Billing Solutions

Signature capture terminals are essential. Mobile is not an acceptable substitute for signature capture, because marble and stone merchants benefit from pin debit and other optimization capabilities that are only possible with multi-lane terminals. EMV, NFC and P2PE are recommended.

CenPOS is the only payment gateway and payment engine that solves every problem listed above. CenPOS has solved these problems for years, while Authorize.net, Paypal, Payflow Pro, and even newer alternative gateways have not caught up. Contact Christine Speedy 954-942-0483 for sales and ERP or other software integrations.

 

 

 

 

3 Critical Questions To Ask When Selecting A Payment Gateway For your ERP

The payment gateway can have a substantial impact on the cost of accepting credit cards, efficiencies and cash flow, but too often they’re considered a commodity, little more than a transactional solution. PCI DSS*  Compliance and tokens replacing senstive credit card or ACH payment data are pretty standard inquiries today. The three items below address questions that are often overlooked.

  1. Will the gateway support Level 3 Data  for credit card processing and how does it work? Level 3 is paramount for any business to business company due to the high volume of corporate and purchasing cards. Interchange fees are non-negotiable, but by providing additional data, merchants can qualify for lower interchange rates, typically saving .70% on MasterCard for example. Functionality is also critical.
  2. How will the gateway  manage expiring credit cards? For example, does the system push out reminders and enable customers to self update, or does the merchant manage the updates or pay for a 3rd party service?
  3. How will the gateway help manage interchange fees? Interchange is the largest component in the cost of accepting credit cards, typically over 95% of the overall fees. Each card presented has at least three rates associated with it. The margin of variance between a properly presented transaction that meets the qualified interchange rate and one which hits the non-qualified rate, can be in the 1% range. With hundreds of different rates, rules, complexities, combined with internal staff turnover, it’s impossible to manage interchange fees without a technology solution.

About Christine Speedy, blog author. Christine has been helping merchants select the right gateway since the beginning of ecommerce in the mid 1990’s, including the Miami Dolphins first ecommerce site. Today, Christine offers gateway solutions for many applications beyond ecommerce, including electronic bill presentment & payment, retail POS, and online payments, with light and full ERP integrations.

* Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards