You completed PCI Rapid Comply, what’s next?

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You’ve completed the online forms at PCI Rapid comply, what’s next? By now you already know that PCI is not a quarterly or annual event.

First, If you received notice of noncompliance, print the web page shown above and send to your merchant processor relationship manager to stop recurring non-compliance fees, if applicable.

Next, go to MY DOCUMENTS and download everything. These are starter documents to help you with compliance, but you’ll need to modify and add some information.

pci-rapidcomply-docsFor example, on the incident response form, you’ll need to add the responsible names and contact information.

The security policy should be reviewed and disseminated to all employees that touch payments, and are involved in network security. I recommend HR manage the confirmed receipt as part of employee performance reviews. You may want to create a test to validate employee understanding, and record the date and time of completion to prove compliance.

  • The Risk Management Guide has a number of blanks to fill in. If you have retail transactions, you’ll need to create a monitoring and inspection program, which includes serial numbers and locations of all equipment.
  • Enter network administrator and payment administration on the access control guide. If you’re a CenPOS user, most of this requirement is managed with CenPOS Roles & user management.
  • Maintaining and monitoring your program is a critical component of PCI 3.0. If you don’t currently have a compliance officer, create accountability by assigning someone to ensure monitoring is completed on schedule.

About PCI Rapid Comply: PCI Rapid Comply is a First Data service available to all their merchants. First Data merchants can use this or a third party service of their choice.

About 3D Merchant Services author Christine Speedy: Offers payment gateway and cloud solutions to reduce scope and PCI Compliance burden. No new merchant account is required, however merchant services are available upon request. PCI Rapid Comply is available to merchant clients on select processor platforms, at no additional fee.


CenPOS Certifies For Multi Currency Processing

September 24, 2014, Miami, Florida.CenPOS logo CenPOS announced today that it has certified its payment-processing platform to First Data’s Global Merchant Acquiring solution. This new payment offering enables merchants around the globe to sell in different markets and collect monies in multiple currencies; thus, making it very easy to conduct commerce around the world in a frictionless environment. Businesses and their customers are now able to make payments in local currencies without any currency exchange risk; more importantly, avoiding costly cross border fees assessed by card issuers and the card associations. This payment solution covers a large geographic area, which includes 43 countries and 14 different currencies. The new markets include all of Europe, South Africa, Latin America and part of Asia.

“This is really exciting for us, our customers will be able to easily conduct business around the globe through one single platform; therefore, giving them control over the payment collections process and financial transparency while removing the Treasury complexities that exist today,” remarked Jorge Fernandez, Co-Founder and Chairman of CenPOS. “For CenPOS, this is about giving our customers access to new opportunities, creating a better and more efficient way of doing business globally,” added Fernandez.

About CenPOS

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.


3D Merchant Services is an authorized CenPOS Global Reseller. Call 954-942-0483 for more information.



#34 Virtual terminal selection lowers credit card processing fees: First Data Linkpoint vs CenPOS video

Can virtual terminal selection impact credit card processing fees? Yes. This video #34 compares fees using First Data Linkpoint global gateway and then CenPOS. All cloud virtual terminals are not alike. Christine Speedy, CenPOS sales, shares corporate and purchasing card interchange rate qualification on 2013 merchant statements before and after switching virtual terminals. The merchant account remained the same.



Are you a First Data Linkpint merchant looking for an alternative? With our payment technology, which includes free hosted online payments page,  you can keep your Bank of America or other First Data merchant account, yet still have all the other benefits of an omnichannel virtual terminal and gateway.

If you’re searching for an intelligent omnichannel payment solution, don’t waste another minute. Call now.


CenPOS certifies for level 3 data with First Data

cenpos logoCenPOS, a fast-growing payment processing network, is now able to process Level III data through certification with First Data. CenPOS merchants can now process commercial, business, and corporate purchasing cards at the lowest cost.

Level III data processing is especially important for merchants in the business to business environment. The interchange cost associated with business cards can be significantly higher for merchants if the needed data elements are not sent with the card clearing record. The CenPOS processing platform automatically identifies these card types and makes it easy for merchants to include the data needed; thus, mitigating unnecessary downgrades to non-qualified interchange rates and reducing their card acceptance cost.

CenPOS users have praised the simplicity of providing level 3 data with the CenPOS solution vs others. Users are automatically prompted for additional information only when needed. With tokens replacing sensitive payment data and the ability to create and use templates that contain virtually all the extra information, merchants are gaining tremendous efficiencies, improving PCI compliance and reducing the cost of credit card acceptance.

CenPOS also has Level III certifications to Vantiv, Moneris Canada, and TSYS. Certifications to other processing platforms are forthcoming.

About CenPOS

“Creating efficiencies through payment innovation”
Founded in 2009, Miami-based CenPOS is a SaaS payment technology provider. CenPOS is an intelligent payment processing network that streamlines the payment experience for businesses and consumers by using state-of-the-art technology to replace inefficient, outdated payment systems.

Global Sales: Christine Speedy (954) 942-0483.

CenPOS Network New Industry Certifications: T Tech Transactions Technologies and First Data Merchant Services

CenPOS, a fast-growing digital payment processing technology provider, has received certified status with T Tech, First Data Merchant Services and Vantiv. These industry certifications allow CenPOS to provide a robust array of payment solutions the company offers its clients.

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CenPOS, a fast-growing digital payment processing technology provider, has recently received certified status with T Tech and First Data Merchant Services; CenPOS recently received certification from Vantiv. These latest industry certifications place CenPOS in the technological forefront of the ever-changing payment process ecosystem and provide a robust array of payment solutions the company offers its clients.

T Tech Certification
T TECH offers a full suite of electronic check processing, check guarantee and ACH services allowing clients to streamline their processes and maximize their resources. As a result of the T TECH certification, CenPOS that will now be able to support both Check 21 and ACH transactions.

First Data Merchant Services Certification
First Data Merchant Services (FDMS) Certification to allows CenPOS the ability to support additional transactional sets. CenPOS is now able, through this certification to FDMS’ Nashville platform, to complete partial authorizations on prepaid cards, full authorization reversals on both debit and credit, and complete debit returns.

In April 2010, the Card Association mandated that acquirers must process partial authorizations and real- time reversals. Partial authorizations allow consumers with prepaid cards to zero out the balance on their cards. Real-time reversals require that merchants close out any pending authorization within a specific amount of time depending how the transaction was conducted.

About CenPOS
“Creating efficiencies through payment innovation”

Founded in 2009, Miami-based CenPOS is a payment technology provider. CenPOS is committed to providing its customers and partners with innovative solutions for today’s rapidly evolving consumer payment choices.

CenPOS is an intelligent payment-processing network that streamlines the payment experience for businesses and consumers by using state-of-the-art technology to replace inefficient, outdated payment systems. The network reflects the core values that drive the experienced and innovative CenPOS team: Simplicity, Scalability, Security and a holistic approach to payment processing strategies.

CenPOS provides solutions to a range of organizations including but not limited to retail, card not present merchants, automotive dealers, professional services and academic institutions; special programs are also available for non-profits. Call us: (305) 630-7960, or toll free: (877) 630-7960.


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  Call 954-942-0483 to reach Christine Speedy, CenPOS Global Sales

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