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2012 Summer
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About Shift4
Founded in Las Vegas in 1994, Shift4 Corporation is one of the largest independent payment processing gateways in North America, serving more than 20,000 clients in several industries, including hospitality, retail, food and beverage, mail/telephone order, and e-commerce. Boasting more than 350 PMS/POS integrations and absolute bank and processor neutrality, Shift4 is proudly merchant centric, helping clients secure the best discount rates while providing industry-leading security, speed and reliability. An inventor of tokenization, Shift4 has processed more than 3 billion tokenized transactions since coining the term in 2005. Shift4’s DOLLARS ON THE NET® payment gateway provides unparalleled pre and post-settlement auditing capabilities, fraud protection and drastically simplified PCI compliance.

Today, nearly 30 percent of the U.S. hospitality industry uses DOLLARS ON THE NET. Shift4 understands the payment problems that hoteliers face and has tools uniquely designed to help combat those issues.

Secure Payment Processing
Shift4’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) DOLLARS ON THE NET is one of the most powerful and comprehensive enterprisewide payment processing solutions available for both card-present and card-not-present transactions. It serves as a real-time, Web-based payment gateway between a merchant’s property management system (PMS) or point-of-sale (POS) system and its bank or processor, ensuring that transaction data is correctly collected and transmitted so that transactions qualify for the best possible discount rates.

Shift4 security technologies, included at no additional charge with DOLLARS ON THE NET, enhance protection and simplify PCI compliance by taking cardholder data (CHD) out of the merchant’s system. 4Go® allows merchants to eliminate the security vulnerabilities associated with handling CHD as it travels over internal networks or is stored in local log files. It becomes the payment application of record so a PMS/POS remains out of PCI scope. Shift4’s TrueTokenization® is an original tokenization technology designed to replace CHD and address issues associated with the long-term storage of sensitive CHD. The Universal Transaction Gateway® (UTG®), one of the first solutions of its kind, is an application that intelligently provides security, reliability, usability, speed, adaptive routing and offline handling between the merchant’s PMS/POS and DOLLARS ON THE NET. 

Hospitality-specific Advantages
Some hospitality-specific advantages  include:

  • Authorizations received in less than three seconds let merchants capitalize on peak visitor times and diminish queues.
  • Assured delivery eliminates duplicate or lost transactions.
  • 99.98 percent system uptime.
  • Enterprise management allows merchants to audit and settle transactions from any Web-accessible computer to ensure that all transactions are accurately and timely settled.
  • Flexibility to choose the rates and service merchants want with 100 percent bank and processor neutrality.
  • 350 unique PMS/POS integrations.
  • The ability to audit and correct transactions before settlement reduces errant transactions and the fines they carry.
  • Transactions are archived for up to 24 months.
  • Direct processing to American Express eliminates third-party processing fees while accelerating the availability of funds.
  • Fraud Sentry® protects against trusted employee fraud.
  • IT’S YOUR CARD®, one of the industry’s most powerful and cost-effective gift card solutions, puts merchants in control of their funds.
  • 24/7/365 support at no extra cost.

For more information, contact Shift4 today at (800) 265-5795 or info@shift4.com.

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