Element Payment Services Announces CardSense™, a PCI Compliant Processing Technology that Helps Merchants Manage Payment Acceptance

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Element Payment Services announces the release of the CardSense™, a PCI DSS compliant payment technology available for both merchants and software providers.

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CardSense allows customers to make informed decisions about how they accept payments. As a result, customers will be able to more effectively manage processing expenses, which will improve overall operational costs.

Element Payment Services, the industry leader in PCI compliant payment processing, announces the release of the CardSense™, a PCI DSS compliant payment technology available for both merchants and software providers. CardSense™ allows merchants to identify a customer’s payment card type prior to processing a transaction resulting in risk mitigations, lower transaction fees and proper handling at the point of sale.

Many industries, including car rental, lodging, healthcare and retail, benefit from identification of card types pre-authorization. CardSense™ will provide merchants this service without complicating the ability to meet PCI DSS requirements.

“CardSense™ allows customers to make informed decisions about how they accept payments,” said Sean Kramer, president and CEO at Element Payment Services. “As a result, customers will be able to more effectively manage processing expenses, which will improve overall operational costs.”

Bluebird Auto Rental Systems (BARS), the leading provider of enterprise management software for the auto rental industry, integrated CardSense™ into its RentWorks application earlier this year. “CardSense™ was an anxiously awaited addition to RentWorks, and customer adoption of the technology has exceeded our expectations,” says Angela Margolit, president at BARS.

After an independent software vendor’s (ISVs) business management software is integrated to Element’s Express Processing Platform to support CardSense™, merchants simply swipe or manually key a customer’s card as normal. The business management software then receives an identifier that allows the merchant to distinguish between a PIN debit, prepaid debit and healthcare cards. The merchant can use this information to determine how they want to proceed with the transaction.

For more information on CardSense™ or other innovative, PCI compliant processing technologies available through Element, contact Brock Robertson at (866) 435-3636 x1764 or sales(at)elementps(dot)com.

About Element Payment Services, Inc.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Element Payment Services, Inc. is the industry-leading provider of fully integrated PCI DSS compliant payment processing solutions for merchants and business management software providers. Engineered using service-oriented architecture, Element's Express Processing Platform allows for easy integration, supports advanced technologies and manages more than $6 billion in transaction volume annually.

Element's TransForm™ approach to payment processing is built on a simple idea – remove the value and accessibility of cardholder data to eliminate the risk. Leveraging advanced point-to-point encryption and tokenization, Element’s suite of payment solutions transform how payments are secured in a simplified way-delivering optimal security that not only meets, but exceeds PCI DSS/PA-DSS compliance requirements. Element's innovative technology, Hosted Payments, was the first payment processing solution on the market to take software providers out of scope for PA-DSS/PCI DSS compliance requirements.

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