Bulletin Board: Week of 2-10-2011

Sage Launches PCI Compliant
Mobile Payments Solution

Sage Payment Solutions recently announced the availability of Sage Mobile Payments for small and midsized businesses (SMBs). The product comes bundled with a Sage merchant account to enable SMBs to expand their payment options by accepting credit and debit cards on 400+ types of mobile phones and computing devices, across all major wireless carriers. Sage Payment Solutions is offering the mobile payments product for a monthly fee as low as $10.95 and no incremental mobile processing or transaction fees.

The solution also is fully encrypted at the device-level. Sage Mobile Payments is available with an optional card reader, with end-to-end encryption from the card reader device to the application. All customer data flowing through Sage Mobile Payments is encrypted before it leaves a customer’s cell phone; no personal data is retained on the phone or mobile computing device. Sage Mobile Payments works with Apple’s iPhone and iPad, Motorola’s DROID phones, and Research in Motion’s BlackBerry, among other mobile devices.



Salient Listed in Gartner’s ‘Magic Quadrant’
For Business Intelligence

Salient Management Company, an organizational performance management firm, announced that  it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Niche Players” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms.” The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure up against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner.

In the Gartner research report, Salient was evaluated as a market player based on its “ability to execute” in areas such as product/service, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness and track record, market and customer experience; as well on its “completeness of vision,” in terms of market understanding, product strategy, business model and innovation. The Salient solution is designed to allow users to “pull” the information they need as soon as they need it and in the format they require, and lets them continue asking questions and “pulling” answers so that they can achieve peak business performance. The solution is focused on providing the ability to transform any enterprise into a fact-based, knowledge-driven management environment.



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