Retail Management Solutions Releases Comprehensive E-Book on Pharmacy POS Security

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Retail Management Solutions releases a complimentary e-book on point of sales security to inform pharmacies about upcoming POS security changes.

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We want to make sure our customers and the industry are up to speed as far as the pending changes that are coming with credit card security.

On July 13, Retail Management Solutions released a comprehensive, updated e-book, titled: A Pharmacy Owner’s Guide to Point of Sale Security.

Over the last several years, there has been a trend in retail of identity theft and credit card counterfeit fraud; now, the industry is finally doing something about it.

Mike Gross, VP of Sales and Marketing at Retail Management Solutions, feels that providing customers with clear, much needed information regarding POS security is part of the company’s responsibility.

“We’ve become the industry leaders in pharmacy point of sale solutions,” Gross remarks. “Because of this, we want to make sure our customers and the industry are up to speed as far as the pending changes that are coming with credit card security.”

The biggest change to credit card security is upcoming in October, where retailers will be able to accept EMV cards. When this happens, there will be a liability shift from the retailer to the credit card processor. New credit cards are being issued by U.S. banks that contain a new chip that makes it tougher for thieves to counterfeit credit cards. This new chipped credit card is often referred to as EMV.

Available for download at no cost, the e-book touches on a great deal of important POS software pharmacy topics, such as an introduction to POS security, a comprehensive guide to Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, EMV (Europay-Mastercard-Visa) and the new credit card security standards, the importance of virus protection, and so much more.

Protecting this information is paramount in helping clients safeguard their patients and customers against potential identity theft and credit card fraud. Retail Management Solutions feels that safeguarding a customer’s personal data is a large part of offering excellent customer service.

In addition to the e-book, Retail Management Solutions has included several other resources for their customers to refer to in order to educate themselves on EMV; these resources include a webinar, several articles, and other complimentary downloads on the topic.

As advice to Retail Management Solutions' customers, Gross suggests that readers pay close attention to the section on EMV and Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE); both sections are critical in diminishing pharmacies acceptance of counterfeit cards and receiving criminal cyber-attacks.

About Retail Management Solutions
Retail Management Solutions is the industry leader in pharmacy point of sale technology for retail and outpatient pharmacies. Having installed more POS systems in the independent and outpatient pharmacies than any other company, RMS has become the industry standard.

RMS is proud to be the only point-of-sale provider in the nation that focuses strictly on the pharmacy market. Because of this singular focus, and the fact that the owner and CEO grew up working in his father’s pharmacy, RMS continues to develop pharmacy POS software and hardware capabilities for pharmacies only. RMS was the first to market with electronic signature capture for HIPAA signature compliance, and was the first to market with a fully capable, mobile point-of-sale device, EvolutionPOS, for the pharmacy market. These are just a few examples of how RMS will continue this dedication to improving pharmacy efficiency, growth, and profitability. Everything RMS does can be measured by their mission statement, "Making our clients the most profitable and customer-centric in the industry." For more information, visit

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