SOURCE: Sage North America

Sage North America

October 18, 2010 12:06 ET

Sage Payment Solutions and ROAM Data Partner to Develop Integrated Mobile Commerce Capabilities for SMBs

ROAMpay Being Integrated With Sage Exchange Payments Platform

MCLEAN, VA and BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) -  Sage Payment Solutions, the payments division for Sage North America, and ROAM Data, an industry leader in mobile commerce solutions, today announced they have partnered to bring to market an integrated mobile payments offering for small and midsized businesses (SMBs). Through the partnership, Sage customers will be able to conveniently and securely expand their payment options by accepting credit and debit cards on hundreds of different types of mobile phones and other mobile computing devices, including Apple's iPhone and iPad, Motorola's DROID, and Research in Motion's BlackBerry, across all major wireless carriers.

ROAMpay, ROAM Data's mobile payment application, is being integrated to Sage Exchange, Sage's secure, Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) certified payments platform. The Sage Exchange payments platform offers seamless data integration to a wide range of Sage business management software products and third-party business solutions, maximizing the value of SMBs' business systems with automatically updated credit and debit card transaction information. Sage Exchange-connected ROAMpay solutions will be generally available later this year.

"ROAM's leading-edge mobile technology connects hundreds of existing mobile devices, expanding the reach of mobile payments to virtually every user that has a cell phone, smart phone, or tablet," said Greg Hammermaster, president of Sage Payment Solutions, Sage's payments division. "Our Sage Exchange platform will tightly integrate these mobile devices with most Sage accounting and ERP solutions, providing seamless mobile payments integration."

Using ROAMpay, Sage customers will be able to:

  • Quickly and securely process credit and debit card orders, with real-time authorization;
  • Use an optional low-cost, secure card reader for Card Present transaction rates;
  • Log cash orders, download reports online, and email receipts to their customers;
  • Rapidly change applications or add features to mobile apps that may benefit them; and
  • Experience seamless integration with their Sage accounting or enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

"As a leading provider of business products to SMBs, Sage Payment Solutions gives their merchants the tools they need to compete in today's economic climate," said Will Graylin, CEO and founder of ROAM Data. "We're proud to enhance their offerings with our secure, low-cost mobile commerce solution that lets Sage customers conveniently do business wherever and whenever, with their mobile phones, tablets, or PCs."

ROAM Data is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certified, and adheres to the highest possible standards in the payment industry. Using ROAMpay, all customer data is encrypted before it leaves a customer's cell phone; no personal data is retained on the phone or mobile computing device. In short, ROAMpay turns ordinary cell phones, tablets, and PCs into secure Point of Transaction devices.

Last week, Sage Payment Solutions also announced a partnership with Ingenico, the leading worldwide supplier of payment solutions, which will allow Sage customers to use Ingenico's advanced credit card terminals with Sage Exchange connectivity to securely process payments, plus benefit from data integration and two-way communication advantages. ROAM Data is Ingenico's mCommerce solutions provider and strategic partner.

For more information on products and services from Sage Payment Solutions, please visit or call 800-261-0240. For more information on products and services from ROAM Data, please visit or call 888-589-5885.

About ROAM Data
Headquartered in Boston, ROAM Data enables merchants to transact with their customers on mobile devices easily and securely. ROAM's affordable and scalable commerce applications can run on hundreds of mobile phone models as easily as on one, and fall into two primary categories: 1) Merchants apps that turn mobile merchant's cell phones into POS terminals, for vendors, contractors, delivery staff to accept card payment, and for direct sales reps and mobile workforces to place orders, check inventory, enroll new recruits and more. 2) Consumer apps to shop and buy goods and services, do online banking, accept offers/coupons and more, all from the convenience of their own cell phones.

With ROAM's patented, device-agnostic platform, companies can reach up to 15 times more mobile users, and update their apps more than 20 times faster when compared to device-specific, static application approach, which require individual programming and certification for every mobile device type and for every application change. ROAM's full mCommerce services also include end-user app provisioning, rights management and alerts. Secure transactions are done through ROAM's PCI-certified payment gateway. Visit us at

About Sage Exchange
Sage Exchange is a secure, Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) certified payment platform that will allow businesses and organizations to accept all forms and methods of payment -- including credit and debit cards, gift/loyalty cards, electronic bank accounts (ACH), and paper and e-checks, including electronic check conversion -- with seamless data integration to a wide range of Sage business management software products and third-party business solutions to maximize the value of customers' business systems with automatically updated credit and debit card transaction information. Seamless integration between payment applications and back-office software can improve an organization's cash flow and forecasting, while eliminating manual data entry and the risk of errors. Future Sage Exchange releases will offer additional integrated payment capabilities, including advanced point-of-sale (POS) device integration, payment origination solutions, and cash management applications.

About Sage Payment Solutions
Sage Payment Solutions, the payments division for Sage North America, has been providing businesses and organizations with electronic payment systems for more than 20 years. The company makes electronic payment processing easy for more than 155,000 merchants, allowing them 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. For more information about Sage Payment Solutions, please call 800-261-0240, or visit

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.1 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,100 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at

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