MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2011) - Sage North America today announced an expansion of the Sage Development Partner Program for its Sage Payment Solutions division. The program enables an independent software vendor (ISV) to offer integrated, Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant credit card, debit card, and ACH payments within their on-premises or Web-based software products. ISVs who integrate their products to the Sage Exchange integrated payments platform will remove those products from the scope of the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). Sage Exchange provides full compliance with the PA-DSS.
Integrating their products to Sage Exchange will also allow ISVs to increase the security of those products, as well as create a seamless payments environment for their customers. Payments processed through Sage Exchange can automatically flow into an accounting or ERP (enterprise resource planning) system to help businesses get paid faster and spend less time manually entering and reconciling payments data.
"We're providing ISVs of every size the ability to offer their customers an integrated payment experience, which streamlines the customer on-boarding process and eliminates manual data entry of their incoming payment transactions," said Greg Hammermaster, president of Sage Payment Solutions. "Additionally, integration to Sage Exchange removes the ISV's solutions from the scope of PCI (PA-DSS) saving them from the cost and complexities of coding to the riggers of PCI. Customers are an ISV's most prized asset, and providing a secure and compliant payments environment is important to the overall offering."
Sage Development Partners will receive a software development kit (SDK), including documentation and a complete testing environment. Additionally, the Sage Payments professional services team will 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) will be listed on Sage's 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 http://www.sagepayments.com/Developers 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 www.sagepayments.com, or follow them on Twitter at http://sagepayments.com/twitter and on Facebook at http://sagepayments.com/facebook.
Sage is a leading global supplier of business management software and services for small and midsized businesses. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs more than 12,300 people and supports more than 6 million customers worldwide. For more information about Sage in North America, please visit the company website at www.SageNorthAmerica.com.