Shift4 and Club Automation Announce Joint EMV Solution for the Health and Athletic Club Industry

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EMV Solution Is Available Today With Eight Processors in the U.S. and Canada

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Shift4 solves payment problems that others in the industry haven’t even thought of yet.

Payment gateway provider Shift4 Corporation and Club Automation, a cloud-based club management software provider, today announced the general availability of their joint EMV-certified solution for health and athletic clubs.

The solution includes:

  •     Layered payment security: EMV helps prevent the fraudulent use of stolen card data in card-present environments. With Shift4’s DOLLARS ON THE NET and Club Automation, health and fitness club operators can process EMV payments while adding the layered security of point-to-point encryption (P2PE) and tokenization. This keeps sensitive cardholder data out of the club’s payment processing environment, greatly reducing their breach profile and PCI scope — and protecting their members’ payment data from hackers.
  •     Thirteen supported devices: Shift4 currently supports a variety of EMV-capable terminals by Ingenico Group and Verifone, with options for USB, serial, Ethernet, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. This allows health and fitness club operators to customize their EMV implementations to fit their organizations.
  •     Bank and processor neutrality: Shift4 is currently certified for EMV with eight major processors in the U.S. and Canada — with more on the way — delivering unparalleled coverage of acquirers in North America and the Caribbean. This makes it easy for health and athletic club operators to adopt EMV without changing their financial relationships and gives them the freedom to negotiate the best payment processing rates or make a switch if needed.

Max Longin, partner, Club Automation, said:
“At Club Automation, our motto is ‘Work Smarter,’ and we strive to help health and fitness club operators run their facilities as easily and efficiently as possible. Our new integration with Shift4 furthers this mission, enabling club operators to securely process EMV payments without hassle.”

Dave Oder, CEO, Shift4, said:
“Shift4 solves payments problems that others in the industry haven’t even thought of yet. While the EMV liability shift has left many merchants clamoring to adjust their infrastructure and business practices, our integration with Club Automation solves these problems for health and athletic clubs by providing a comprehensive, flexible, and completely bank- and processor-neutral solution.”

To learn more about EMV adoption with Shift4, visit http://www.shift4.com/EMV or call 800.265.5795.

For more information about Club Automation, visit http://www.clubautomation.com or call 847.597.1740.) 597 1740

About Shift4 Corporation
Shift4 stands alone as the last major player in the payments space to remain independent, self-funded, privately held, and merchant focused. Our DOLLARS ON THE NET® payment gateway comes with all the bells and whistles: pre- and post-settlement auditing, fraud controls, support for new technologies like EMV and mobile, secure connections to nearly every major bank and processor in North America, and 350+ certified integrations to leading POS, PMS, and e-commerce platforms. Shift4 invests heavily in payment security — we invented tokenization and own nine payment-security patents. We empower our 33,000+ merchant customers with the flexibility to customize our secure payment processing solutions to fit their business. Learn more at http://www.shift4.com.

About Club Automation
Club Automation is an innovative online Club Management Solution that helps facilities streamline and automate a variety of both common and complex processes involved in running health and athletic facilities. Our fully integrated solution is scalable for small to large tennis, health and athletic facilities with one or multiple locations. The Club Automation suite was designed from the ground up to help club operators reduce operating costs, grow revenues, and delight their members.

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