VARs, Integrators, MSPs, CSPs, and ISVs: DevPro Journal is Here to Help Your Software Business Flourish

I’ve seen a lot of changes over the past 17+ years since I started covering the B2B IT space. Four trends stand out from those early years:  RFID. In the early 2000s, the promise of one-cent RFID tags and “lights out warehousing” seemed right around the corner. Like all big ideas, the vision can be years ahead of the...

Keep This Payment Security Checklist Handy

It’s no secret that developing applications becomes even more complex when you look to integrate payment processing. There are literally hundreds of pages of rules and regulations by multiple bodies that you need to follow to ensure your software follows the necessary security protocols and best practices. DevPro Journal had...
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Internet of Things (IoT) Quiz For ISVs

Looking to cash in on one of the hottest trends in IT today — IoT? You aren't alone. Many ISVs and integrators know that IoT can provide tangible benefits and real ROI to customers in almost any market. As such, the opportunity is huge. Unfortunately, many dive in without...

Get Better Every Day: Self-Improvement Techniques for ISV Executives

Earlier this year at the RetailNOW show in Nashville, Jim Roddy, reseller and ISV business advisor at Vantiv, interviewed Jeremy Julian, COO CBS NorthStar. Last year, I interviewed the company’s CEO, Art Julian, and was intrigued by the hospitality VAR-turned-ISV’s insistence that he viewed his company as a 20-year-old...
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Star Micronics, Sudzy Team Up to Provide Turnkey iPad POS to Dry Cleaners

Star Micronics, the global industry leader in point-of-sale printer solutions, has teamed up with Sudzy, a leading-edge developer of POS software for the dry cleaning industry, to provide an all-in-one cloud-based iPad POS solution, featuring Star Micronics mPOP, which is certified with the Sudzy software. Sudzy POS provides many industry-specific features that...

This ISV is Using Real-Time Business Intelligence to Make Retail Smarter

Today’s retailers face many challenges. Online competitors such as Amazon provide customers with not only low prices and lots of variety, but with convenient and engaging shopping experiences. In response, brick and mortar stores have had to adjust their businesses to simply survive. Many of the adjustments they’ve made...

BIXOLON Releases Xamarin and Apache Cordova SDKs

BIXOLON Co., Ltd. a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced two new software solutions to speed development of cross-platform printing applications for its broad family of mobile and stationary POS receipt printers. The first POS printer manufacturer to offer development tools for the Xamarin and Apache...

Granbury Solutions Receives 2017 Inc. 5000 and Fast Tech Honors

Granbury Solutions received honors from both the 2017 Inc. 5000 and Tech Titans FastTech awards. This marks the company’s fourth consecutive year on the Inc. 5000 list and 5th consecutive year on the North Texas Tech Titans FastTech list. “We are excited to have received both of these honors again...

Retail focus group reveals 3 best practices for ISVs

In my position as Reseller & ISV Business Advisor for Vantiv Integrated Payments, I’m fortunate to spend time on the phone each week with software developer executives. But there’s nothing quite like being immersed with those execs for several days and viewing the business world through their eyes. I had...

Ordermark Certifies Epson Smart Printer for Its Online Order Consolidation System

Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, today announced that Ordermark, a provider of online ordering solutions for restaurants, has certified Epson’s OmniLink® TM-T88V-i intelligent printer for its unique ePOS™ Print and Server Direct Print technologies. Epson and Ordermark help restaurants reach their full online ordering potential by consolidating orders from online ordering services and streaming...

Como and Preoday Partner to Offer Integrated Customer Engagement and Online Ordering

Como (www.como.com), a global leader in customer engagement solutions, and Preoday (www.preoday.com), an online and mobile ordering technology company, today announced a new strategic partnership to provide integrated customer engagement and online pre-ordering solutions to their clients. The partnership will provide clients with a combination of Preoday’s white-label platform for...

Road Report: RetailNOW 2017 Recap in 9 Photos

This Organization Is Thriving Walking among the new member reception Sunday night, I was struck by the many new application developers focused on retail, loyalty, engagement, and more. Having new software companies focused on the most significant trends breathes new life into the organization and help the entire ecosystem rise...

Road Report: What You’re Missing at RSPA RetailNOW 2017

RSPA RetailNOW 2017 kicked off today at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. For those who don’t know, this is the premier show for any tech company (software developer, reseller, hardware vendor, payment company, or distributor) that focuses on retail, hospitality, and grocery. Having been to the show almost every...

A Winning Combination: Cloud-Based POS and Managed Services

Company: Cirra Systems Founded: 2014 2016 sales growth rate: 150% 2017 projected sales growth rate: 100% Employees: 10 Verticals: restaurant Vendors: Amazon AWS, APG Cash Drawer, Apple, Elo Touch Solutions, Epson, Heartland Payment Systems Distributor: Metropolitan Sales Phone: (435) 565-1444 Website: www.cirrasystems.com Cloud based point of sale (POS) and managed services have both been around for several years now, but...

Test Your Payment Integration IQ

Let's face it. As a software developer, you want to spend time on building better software that meets the needs of the customers you serve, not struggling with payment processing integrations. Unfortunately, if you want credit card processing to be a part of your software, you need to have...

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