March 08, 2012 10:10 ET

My Own Sports Teams With Sage to Offer Its Customers a Secure, Integrated, PCI Compliant Credit Card Payments Environment

My Own Sports Can Easily and Cost Effectively Set Up Merchants Accounts and Accept Credit Cards, Thanks to Sage's Latest Program for Software Developers

MCLEAN, VA and TUSTIN, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2012) - Sage North America today announced Tustin, Calif.-based My Own Sports, a leader in online sports tournament and league management, has joined the Sage Payment Solutions Development Partner Program. As a member of the program, My Own Sports can offer integrated, Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant credit and debit card payments within their online, Software as a Service-based (SaaS-based) system. Integrating their online web application to the Sage Exchange payments platform allows My Own Sports to remove their application from the scope of the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS).

"The Sage program for software developers lets us cost effectively provide our customers with a payment experience that is integrated, secure, and PA-DSS compliant," said Ed Sandoval, CEO of My Own Sports. "Integrated payments, simplicity of setting up a merchant account, and the ability to accept credit cards offers huge value for us and our customers. Just as important, because integrating to Sage Exchange removes our online platform from the scope of PA-DSS, we're saved from the costs and complexities associated with coding to PCI."

My Own Sports is an online tournaments and leagues management company focused on recreational sports. The company provides a place where tournaments, leagues, and recreational players can track their own sports schedules, scores, and statistics. The website allows user to connect with other members of their own teams while providing in-depth management, communication and tracking/scoring abilities for tournaments, teams and leagues. For more information, visit the My Own Sports site at or contact

Independent software vendors (ISVs) that integrate their products using the Sage Exchange toolkit can offer their customers the value of an integrated payments experience, while removing the ongoing challenge of keeping their applications in sync with the evolving regulations of PCI (PA-DSS). Additionally, Sage Exchange offers a suite of connected services and applications, including integration with Sage accounting and ERP products, that can help ISVs expand their distribution and value proposition.

Sage Development Partners receive a software development kit (SDK), including documentation and a complete testing environment. Additionally, the Sage Payments professional services team help determine the best integration method to meet their needs and get them up and running. After the integration is complete, all certified Sage Payment Solutions development partners' product(s) are listed on the Sage Partner Solution Source, an online search engine designed specifically for third-party solution providers, and reaches thousands of customers, prospects, and business partners on an annual basis.

For more details about or to register for the new Sage Development Partner program for ISVs, please visit or call 866-646-3392.

Sage has been providing businesses and organizations with electronic payment systems for more than 20 years. The company allows more than 155,000 merchants to accept multiple forms of payment, including credit and debit cards, electronic checks, Check21, gift and loyalty cards, and automatic recurring payment. Sage Payment Solutions provides a wide range of secure standalone and integrated payment processing solutions, including Sage Exchange, Sage Virtual Terminal, Sage Mobile Payments, and Sage Patient Payments. Visit Sage Payment Solutions online at, or follow them on Twitter at and on Facebook at

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