SOURCE: Sage Payment Solutions

Sage Payment Solutions

May 09, 2011 12:29 ET

Sage Payment Solutions SVP Robert Bertke to Share Mobile Payments Expertise at FUSION 2011 Conference

Sage Payment Solutions to Also Exhibit Sage Exchange and Other Payment Processing Solutions

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - Sage Payment Solutions, the payments division for Sage North America and a multinational payment processor to more than 155,000 small and midsized businesses (SMBs) and organizations, today announced Robert Bertke, senior vice president (SVP) of product management, will present an education session on mobile payments at FUSION 2011, being held this week at the Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center in Orlando-Kissimmee, Fla. Sage Payment Solutions will also exhibit their payment processing products and services, including the Sage Exchange Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant payment processing platform, in booth #1311 on the event's trade show floor. FUSION is the premier event for accounts payable (A/P), accounts receivable (A/R), p-card, and payments.

Bertke will present "Session 1440: Getting 'Geeked' about mCommerce" this afternoon, May 9. Session attendees will learn about the ins and outs of the current mobile payments landscape from Bertke, a self-professed "mobile transactions geek."

Bertke has been in the commercial payments and business-to-business electronic commerce industry for nearly 15 years. In 1995, he helped Wachovia Bank release its first commercial card products by creating a technology solution for card transaction GL (general ledger) coding and management information reporting. In 1997, he joined the American Express Technical Consulting team, where he was a member of the ANSI X12 committee developing card-specific EDI (electronic data interchange) transactions, and acted as product manager and technical consultant for key e-commerce initiatives.

In 2004, Bertke joined Open Business Exchange (OB10) as a consultant to support the U.K. firms' entry into the U.S. market. Most recently, he served as group vice president at SunTrust Banks, leading the technical implementation group and serving as product manager to bring a strategic technology solution to market.

Focused on the full spectrum of financial operations, FUSION is jointly produced by International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP), International Accounts Receivable Professionals (IARP), the National Association of Procurement and Payments (NAPP), and The Association for Work Process Improvement (TAWPI). Approximately 2,000 financial operations professionals from across North America attend the conference, which features more than 200 education session across 17 learning tracks; exciting network and social events; and an exhibit hall with more than 150 providers of financial operations products and services. For more information, visit http://www.iappnet.org/ViewItem-2050.do?parentCatId=1003.

About Sage Payment Solutions
Sage Payment Solutions 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. Based in McLean, Va., Sage Payment Solutions is a division of Sage North America. For more information, call 800-261-0240 or visit www.sagepayments.com. Follow Sage Payment Solutions on Twitter at http://sagepayments.com/twitter and on Facebook at http://sagepayments.com/facebook.

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and related products and services, principally for small to medium-sized businesses. Sage North America employs 3,900 people and supports more than 3 million small and midsized business customers. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has more than 6 million customers and 13,600 employees worldwide. We operate in over 24 countries covering the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, India and China. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com. Follow Sage North America on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/SageNorthAmerica, and Twitter, http://twitter.com/#!/sagenamerica.

Contact Information