Payment Gateway Features As Listed on Authorize.net 11/12/2012
Payment Gateway Authorize.net CenPOS
Gateway Features Online Retail MOTO Mobile Online Retail MOTO Mobile
Connection methods
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black checkmark black checkmark black checkmark checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes
Customer Support black checkmark black checkmark black checkmark black checkmark checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes
Support via Phone         checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes
Merchant Interface black checkmark black checkmark black checkmark black checkmark checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes
Virtual Terminal/ Batch Upload black checkmark n/a black checkmark n/a checkmark yes n/a checkmark yes n/a
Security and Compliance black checkmark black checkmark black checkmark black checkmark checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes
Simple Checkout black checkmark n/a n/a n/a * n/a n/a n/a
Verified Merchant Seal black checkmark n/a n/a n/a ** n/a n/a n/a
Virtual Point Of Sale   black checkmark     n/a checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes
Mobile App n/a     black checkmark n/a checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes
VALUE ADDING PRODUCTS        
Recurring Billing black checkmark   black checkmark   checkmark yes   checkmark yes  
Secure Card Data Storage black checkmark   black checkmark   checkmark yes   checkmark yes  
ACH Check Processing black checkmark       checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes
Advanced Fraud Protection black checkmark       checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes
THIRD PARTY SOLUTIONS
API*** black checkmark black checkmark black checkmark black checkmark checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes
Certified Solutions **** black checkmark black checkmark black checkmark black checkmark n/a n/a n/a n/a
Shopping Carts black checkmark n/a n/a n/a checkmark yes n/a n/a n/a
Point of Sale Solutions n/a black checkmark n/a black checkmark n/a checkmark yes n/a checkmark yes
Kiosks n/a black checkmark n/a n/a n/a checkmark yes n/a n/a
MOTO software n/a n/a black checkmark n/a n/a n/a checkmark yes n/a
Mobile Devices n/a n/a n/a black checkmark n/a n/a n/a checkmark yes
Certified Developers black checkmark black checkmark black checkmark black checkmark        
Certified Hosting Partners black checkmark black checkmark black checkmark black checkmark        
Payment Gateway Features NOT Listed on Authorize.net / DIFFERENTIATORS
Interchange optimization to improve qualification & lower credit card processing fees checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes  
"Company" or "Family" contract management for recurring billing checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes
Electronic Bill Presentment & Payment no no no no     checkmark yes  
Capture accounting codes at time of payment authorize.net no icon authorize.net no icon authorize.net no icon authorize.net no icon checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes
Change installment or recurring pay date after started checkmark yes   checkmark yes  
Change installment or recurring pay method after started no no no no checkmark yes   checkmark yes  
7 years data storage and retrieval, including signature capture authorize.net no icon authorize.net no icon authorize.net no icon authorize.net no icon checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes
Automated email transaction alerts- custom criteria no no no no   checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes
Dashboard and corporate hierarchy reports authorize.net no icon authorize.net no icon authorize.net no icon authorize.net no icon checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes
Custom Crystal Reports - actionable data intelligence authorize.net no icon authorize.net no icon authorize.net no icon authorize.net no icon checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes checkmark yes

* CenPOS offers a customizeable web 'Paypage', additional features coming soon.

** Merchants obtain a Verified by Merchant Seal from the company that issues their security certificate, or with their shopping cart. For example, Verisign.

*** Authorize.net Merchant Toolbox and CenPOS are different. For simplicity," API" is substituted.

**** CenPOS is a certified payment solution. Additional certifications are rarely required.

* Coming Soon!