Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 22, 2012
ControlScan, an expert provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance and Security solutions for small to mid-sized merchants and the acquirers that serve them, today announced its partnership with New York City-based Bank Associates Merchant Services (BAMS). The new partnership leverages complementary technologies to seamlessly and securely share merchants’ detailed PCI compliance and security information with BAMS.
BAMS enables businesses to simply and cost-effectively accept credit and debit cards. With 12-hour fund deposits and availability, BAMS is one of the few companies in the industry to provide next day funding of this kind. In addition, BAMS offers multiple payment options and recurring payments, as well as fraud protection tools and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for card-not-present merchants. The company also provides the comprehensive programming tools required to integrate electronic payments with custom websites and/or other commerce applications. BAMS chose to partner with ControlScan so it can better equip its portfolio of merchants with the information and support they need to achieve and retain compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
“Our partnership with BAMS showcases how two companies can collaborate for the better of a single group being served—in our case, small to mid-sized merchants,” said Jethro Felton, executive vice president of sales and business development, ControlScan. “We are pleased to provide technology solutions as well as PCI subject matter expertise and support to create this win-win-win relationship for us, BAMS and the merchants served.”
The ControlScan SmartSync application program interface (API) feeds PCI compliance information directly into IRIS, the BAMS proprietary reporting platform, allowing the company to better understand each merchant’s risk profile and segment communications accordingly. In addition, BAMS is able to facilitate merchant billing based upon readily available merchant compliance status, saving the company time and money by streamlining visibility.
“BAMS is technologically savvy and we are always looking for partners who share the same interest in developing quality technology. We believe it is important to maintain a competitive advantage by providing unique tools that create impactful solutions and experiences for our clients,” said Dimitri Akhrin, president of BAMS. “We chose to partner with ControlScan because their API provides the exact solution that we were looking to implement. The communication between our systems optimizes merchant boarding and PCI compliance reporting processes significantly.”
Beyond the technological synergies, partnership with ControlScan gives BAMS value-added services, including strategic merchant outreach campaigns that are behaviorally targeted to individually guide each merchant through the PCI compliance process, as well as high-touch merchant support provided by live ControlScan agents. BAMS can also utilize the ControlScan PCI Dashboard to access the compliance status of their entire merchant portfolio in real-time, or to pinpoint detailed merchant-level activity, such as the frequency and content of merchant support interactions with ControlScan support agents.
For more information on partnering with ControlScan to simplify merchant PCI and data security, visit controlscan.com or call 1-800-825-3301.
About PCI Compliance and Security Provider, ControlScan
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan is the leading provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance and Security services designed to meet the unique needs of small to mid-sized merchants and the acquirers that serve them. The company’s flexible solutions, easy-to-use online tools and personalized support significantly simplify PCI and security for its clients. In addition, as an Approved Scanning Vendor and a Qualified Security Assessor, ControlScan is positioned to help merchants meet compliance requirements and maintain secure business environments for their customers. For more information about ControlScan and its cloud-based solutions visit http://www.controlscan.com or call 1-800-825-3301.
About Bank Associates Merchants Services (BAMS)
BAMS enables merchants to provide credit card and debit card acceptance at the most competitive rates. The BAMS leadership position in the highly competitive electronic payments industry is proof that BAMS has made a commitment to remarkable customer service. The initial set-up and conversion process is simple and streamlined with BAMS. In addition to 24/7 toll-free technical support, BAMS clients are assigned individual account representatives to whom they have 24/7 mobile access. While the company’s processing headquarters is located in New York City, national payment services are provided. For more information, visit http://www.bams.com or call 1-866-510-BAMS (2267).