The Attivo Blog

Aug 16 2019

Why Your Food Distribution Software Needs to Support Proof of Delivery

The food service distribution industry is becoming more efficient, driven by customers who demand innovative, faster services at lower costs. Large distributors have responded by introducing new technologies and services while consolidating operations to cut expenses, as exampled by Sysco’s acquisition of US Foods.

If small and mid-sized distributors want to keep pace, they also need to expand their offerings and streamline for efficiency. Find out what successful Food Distributors are doing to maintain complete visibility over all

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Aug 05 2019

How To Simplify Order Management for Food & Beverage Distributors

The Food & Beverage (F&B) distributor community is under increasing pressure as customers (especially large ones) seek economic benefits associated with streamlined, efficient, one-touch distribution networks. Many large distributors have responded by delivering better cost efficiencies and more reliable and responsive supply chain characteristics. This trend has served to inflate customer expectations for both large and small F&B distributors alike.

See what major efforts distributors are doing to their IT systems to serve their customers better while delivering improved customer service! 

 

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Jul 05 2019

3 Tips to Handle Bulk Credit Card Processing Easily

If you process customer orders with credit card payments, the established procedure is typically:

  • Enter a sales order.
  • Pre-Authorize the credit card to ensure the card number is valid and that funds are available.
  • Ship the sales order.
  • Charge the credit card.

These steps work fine, but wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to save some time by streamlining the process is some way? There is a way, if you are using the AutoBatch feature of EBiz Charge, by Century Business Solutions.

AutoBatch is a feature which allows for the mass processing of pre-authorized Credit Card orders in a grid environment. The AutoBatch process can be used if a Credit Card order has been selected for billing, but was not charged at the time of selection.

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Jul 01 2019

What is ACH? What are ACH Payments?

ACH stands for Automated Clearing House, which is a network of banks that are sending funds between them to pay for products or services.  Probably the best known example of an ACH payment would be a payroll check that is delivered to a bank account via direct deposit. ACH payments were originally started as a system to replace paper checks, which would allow businesses to receive an electronic payment directly from a customer’s verified checking account. The customer is required to supply their bank’s Routing number, as well as their bank account number...

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Apr 11 2019

EBizCharge — Best in Practice Integrated Credit Card Processing Software

If you currently, or plan to, accept credit card payments from your customers, make sure the process is as seamless as possible. This means using a credit card processor that integrates with your ERP/Accounting software.

Leading credit card processors, such as EBizCharge, fully integrate with the order entry module of your software. This eliminates the need to process credit card payments outside of your software and then go through the extra steps of having to manually enter those payments back into your software and then apply them to the proper invoices. Integration will eliminate the time needed for these extra steps and will eliminate the chance for human error when those payments are entered back into your software system.

Here’s how it works.... See below! 

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Apr 09 2019

Top 7 Reasons Companies Implement Mobile Credit Card Processing

Picture this scenario… Your salesperson is at a prospect site and has just closed a deal. Part of their sales pitch has been about how your company stays up-to-date with the latest technology. The prospect pulls out a credit a credit card and is ready to make a down payment.

Your salesperson then tells the prospect, “Let me call the office and see if someone is available to take your credit card number. Or worse, “Let me write down your card number and expiration date and I’ll call it in later.

Companies that use EBizCharge as their credit card processing software also have access to EBizCharge Mobile. This free app is available for both iOS and Android, allowing your salespeople in the field, at a show, or traveling, to enter a credit card payment on their phone or tablet and have it automatically sync back to your accounting software in the office.

What else can it do?.... See here

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Apr 04 2019

The Best Practice to Accessing Your Credit Card Transaction Data

Most credit card processors work smoothly when it comes to authorizing and processing credit card sales. But what about when you need to make a change to a current transaction, or review information on historical transactions?

Let’s say you have a customer that places a credit card order. Their card is authorized and processed, but then an hour later, they call back wanting to cancel the order. You can easily prevent the order from leaving your warehouse, but how easily can you prevent a charge from showing up on the customer’s credit card?

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Apr 02 2019

6 Tips for Ultimate Customer Convenience & Ultimate PCI Security

Retaining current customers is as important as finding new ones. One thing that can help you do both is to offer them the most secure and convenient way to pay an invoice.

In the world of PCI Compliance, there is nothing more secure than a system which allows you and your company to never have to see, hear, nor record a customer’s credit card information.

EBizCharge Connect, by Century Business Solutions, provides 24/7 access and the ultimate in PCI security. Your customers login online to pay their invoices which allows you and your company to never have to see, hear, nor record a customer’s credit card information. Click here to see how it works...

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Mar 28 2019

How to Process Mass Customer Credit Card Orders Quickly

If you process customer orders with credit card payments, the established procedure is typically:

  • Enter a sales order
  • Pre-Authorize the credit card to ensure the card number is valid and that funds are available
  • Ship the sales order
  • Charge the credit card

These steps work fine, but wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to save some time by streamlining the process is some way? There is a way, if you are using the AutoBatch feature of EBizCharge, by Century Business Solutions

See here...

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Mar 26 2019

What is ACH?

ACH stands for Automated Clearing House, which is a network of banks that are sending funds between them to pay for products or services. Probably the best known example of an ACH payment would be a payroll check that is delivered to a bank account via direct deposit.

ACH payments were originally started as a system to replace paper checks, which would allow businesses to receive an electronic payment directly from a customer’s verified checking account. The customer is required to supply their bank’s Routing number, as well as their bank account number.

All US banks have a nine-digit Routing Number. If you still use personal checks, your bank’s Routing Number is typically found in the lower left portion of the check. Look for a nine-digit number, to the left of your account number....

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Mar 21 2019

10 Benefits to Integrating Credit Card Software into SAP Business One

You have a sizeable investment in your SAP Business One software. So when considering an integrated credit card solution to go with it, be sure to choose the one that offers you the best return on investment.

All of the credit card solutions can provide the basics:

  • Charge a Credit Card
  • View Transactions
  • Provide a Daily Batch Report

But what are some of the things that separate a leading credit card solution from the rest of the pack? Here are some features to consider, that are available with EBizCharge, by Century Business Solutions...

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Mar 19 2019

6 Benefits to Processing Credit Cards in ERP

When most of the leading ERP software platforms were written, the great majority of customers paid by check. When credit cards came along, your software would let you create a credit card payment method, but during order entry, you would have to manually take down the credit card number and expiration date, and then manually authorize and process the credit card transaction outside of the ERP system. Then after the order shipped, you would have to go back into the ERP system to manually create a payment and then manually apply that payment to the invoice.

Having to maintain the credit card transactions info outside the system increases the chance for human error when that information later had to be added to your ERP system. What was needed was a way to integrate the credit card process into the ERP software so that credit card payments could be accepted directly into your ERP system.

Century Business Solutions has met that need.....

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Mar 14 2019

Best Practices to Protect Customer Credit Card Data

Have you ever been a victim of credit card fraud? Your bank can quickly send you a new card, but then you face hours of going online and updating your payment method on every online account you have established.

If you accept credit card payments from your customers, it is vital that you do everything you can to protect that credit card data so that your customer will not be inconvenienced with the hassle of having to receive a new card and redoing all of their online accounts.

Besides making sure your credit card processor is PCI Compliant, it is equally important to know how they protect customer data....

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Mar 12 2019

7 Benefits to Mobile Credit Card Processing

Picture this scenario... Your salesperson is at a prospect site and has just closed a deal. Part of their sales pitch has been about how your company stays up-to-date with the latest technology. The prospect pulls out a credit a credit card and is ready to make a down payment.

Your salesperson then tells the prospect, “Let me call the office and see if someone is available to take your credit card number. Or worse, “Let me write down your card number and expiration date and I’ll call it in later.

At this point, the prospect is probably wondering, “What exactly does ‘staying up-to-date with the latest technology’ mean for your organization?".....

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Mar 07 2019

Tips to Accessing Your Credit Card Transaction Data

Most credit card processors work smoothly when it comes to authorizing and processing credit card sales. But what about when you need to make a change to a current transaction, or review information on historical transactions?

Let’s say you have a customer that places a credit card order. Their card is authorized and processed, but then an hour later, they call back wanting to cancel the order. You can easily prevent the order from leaving your warehouse, but how easily can you prevent a charge from showing up on the customer’s credit card?

It is VERY easy, if you are using the EBizCharge Merchant Console. All you do is...

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