Computers Unlimited and Element Payment Service Forge a Strategic Partnership

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Computers Unlimited announces new functionality for its TIMS software product, allowing users to securely process electronic payment transactions through Element's PCI DSS compliant Express processing platform (

Computers Unlimited ( has selected Element Payment Services, Inc (, a leading provider of secure, innovative and reliable payment processing solutions, to provide a fully integrated solution for its TIMS software. This software enhancement allows users to accept, process and transmit payment card transactions through TIMS utilizing Element's PCI DSS compliant Express processing platform.

Element's Express processing platform handles one-time and recurring payment transactions and supports innovative security features such as offsite data storage and secure encryption hardware to protect sensitive cardholder information. "With cardholder data breaches on the rise, it's imperative to make security a priority. That's our commitment to our customers--secure payment processing," says Sean Kramer, CEO of Element.

Computers Unlimited is dedicated to providing their customers with best-in-class solutions to help them manage their businesses. "It wasn't enough to simply offer our customers the ability to process credit card transactions. We wanted to make sure that the partner we selected allowed our customers to easily comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). Element not only met but exceeded those requirements making it clear they were a superior solution," says Kevin Fichtner, manager of the development project.

The new TIMS Credit Card system was unveiled at Computers Unlimited's annual User's Group conference on September 8th, 2008. Unlike traditional upgrades that require users to wait for the next version of software, secure credit card processing is available immediately through a simple, one-time set-up.

About Computers Unlimited:
Located in Billings, Montana, CU provides integrated business management software and hardware solutions for the gas and welding supply, home medical equipment (HME/DME), home infusion and audiology markets. For more information, visit

About Element Payment Services:
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Element Payment Services Inc. provides PCI DSS compliant integrated transaction processing solutions to merchants through partnership with leading business management software providers. Engineered using service-oriented architecture, Element's Express processing platform allows for easy integration and supports credit and debit card, ACH and check solutions for its merchants.

Processing $4 billion in annual transaction volume, Element's secure, innovative and reliable payment solutions allow its customers to easily comply with industry security requirements such as PCI DSS, PA-DSS (PABP), significantly reducing the risk of a cardholder data breach. For more information, visit


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