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The amazing growth of Fintech

By Gene Krause on Jan 29, 2018 10:09:58 AM

 

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Agile Payments Interview with Agree.com founder David Jay and how Payments have played a crucial role

By Agile Payments on Jan 10, 2018 8:40:37 AM

 

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Agile Payments Interview with Online Contract Platform Agree.com Founder David Jay

By Agile Payments on Dec 6, 2017 9:05:42 AM

 

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Understanding Payment Card Industry Compliance

By Gene Krause on May 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re a SaaS provider considering becoming a credit card Payment Aggregator, or Payment Facilitator (Payfac) as a way to boost your bottom line by providing additional services to users of your application, you’re not alone.

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Why an ACH option is a Must-Have for Recurring Billing

By Wayne Akey on May 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Payment collection is generally considered the most important business task and the most dreaded. A recurring billing solution is a fantastic tool to ease the burdens associated with payment collection by making your SaaS application user’s business life easier and more profitable.

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SaaS Payment Gateway Integration: Is your Payment Gateway a Partner or a One-Way Street?

By Gene Krause on May 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

I have a good friend that makes me laugh a lot. When we talk about someone that seems to only take and gives little value, he says, “Yeah, they name streets after that guy — one way.”

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ACH Aggregation Options for the SaaS Platform Provider

By Gene Krause on Apr 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Payment Aggregation, or Payment Facilitation (Payfac) offers SaaS companies the ability to provide another layer of service to their users by acting as a Master Merchant for ACH payment processing. For tech-savvy SaaS platforms that have the resources to deal with compliance and risk mitigation issues on behalf of their users, Payfac is an attractive option.

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5 Ways SaaS Providers Can Leverage Partnerships for Growth

By Wayne Akey on Apr 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you were to make a list of the top 10 SaaS providers in the market today and in turn list what makes them so successful, having business partnerships would certainly be a common trait among them.

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Reducing Credit Card Declines With Proactive & Reactive Outreach

By Wayne Akey on Apr 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you’re a business owner, you know how frustrating it can be to wait to collect on payments. Accepting credit cards is meant to ease some of that frustration with faster acceptance and payment from customers.

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Saas Payment Processing: Two Powerful Ways to Create Massive Profit Growth

By Wayne Akey on Apr 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." - Archimedes

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SaaS Payments: To Stripe or Not to Stripe

By Gene Krause on Apr 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Software as a Service providers (SaaS) have many options when it comes to addressing payment-processing needs. Stripe is a fairly new player in the payments space, but one that has quickly established itself as a  preferred platform for developers.

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Minimize Credit Card Declines using the Credit Card Recurring Indicator

By Wayne Akey on Apr 3, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Payment collection is vital for merchants relying on subscriptions and recurring billing. Unfortunately, credit card decline rates present a serious challenge when processing recurring payments. Declines can result from fraud, reissued cards, the switch to EMV cards, as well lost and stolen cards. Regardless of the cause, these declined cards present problems for billers. Minimizing credit card declineshas become masively important.

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SaaS Payment Processing: What are your options?

By Gene Krause on Mar 8, 2017 3:22:27 PM

Software as a Service (SaaS) applications payment needs typically need a shopping cart / payment checkout or the ability to manage recurring or subscription payments. Both present challenges and opportunities for the SaaS platform but our focus will be on the recurring payment functionality.

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Cracking The SaaS Sales Marketing Code

By Gene Krause on Jan 31, 2017 10:04:57 PM

It’s a new year and 2017 is bound to bring more surprises than any of us could imagine. The goal is not to take you down an exhaustive road of enumeration, but to reexamine the SaaS sales themes we should be focusing on in 2017. The bad thing about information surge is that good ideas and plans can get buried. Keep your focus on what is important.

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Cracking The SaaS Sales Marketing Code

By Agile Payments News on Jan 31, 2017 10:10:40 AM

It’s a new year and 2017 is bound to bring more surprises than any of us could imagine. The goal is not to take you down an exhaustive road of enumeration, but to reexamine the SaaS sales themes we should be focusing on in 2017.

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Top SaaS Bloggers in 2017

By Gene Krause on Jan 17, 2017 11:00:55 PM

There are many top SaaS bloggers that are making an impact. They’re smart, informed, and they have a handle on the SaaS market. There are varying forecasts estimating the size of the SaaS market. One thing everyone believes is that SaaS markets are going to expand in 2017.

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How to Grow Your SaaS Business Using Facebook Insights

By Gene Krause on Jan 3, 2017 10:14:37 PM

Have you heard the one about the guy who walks into the bar with his pet baby chimpanzee? Well the way I heard it goes something like this...

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27 SaaS Online Marketing Tools to Use In 2017

By Gene Krause on Dec 20, 2016 10:58:19 AM

What did the elephant say to the naked man? Hey, that's cute but can you breathe through it? Silly right? Isn't that how we all feel whenever a tech peddler asks us to demo one of their new online marketing tools?

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Marketing Your SaaS Business for Dirt Cheap

By Gene Krause on Dec 6, 2016 10:45:13 AM

As an SaaS provider, there’s a strong likelihood that you may not have the same marketing budget as large competitors. Duh, right? Sound too good to be true? I assure you it isn't.

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LinkedIn SaaS - Tips On How To Build A Free Publicity Campaign

By Gene Krause on Nov 22, 2016 9:10:33 PM

If you're looking to set up a kick butt LinkedIn SaaS business publicity campaign, here's the place to get all of your intel. Have you noticed how many journalists, reporters, and bloggers have accounts on LinkedIn? Talk about a bonanza of ink slingers!

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Pinterest Marketing Strategy Tips for Your SaaS

By Gene Krause on Nov 7, 2016 9:46:45 PM

If you’re not using a Pinterest marketing strategy you could be missing out. Pinterest is an extraordinary popular site because of its ability to communicate visually. Marketing with Pinterest matters, and there are reasons why.

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 Credit Card Declines - What can be done to reduce decline rates?

By Agile Payments News on Oct 31, 2016 11:50:47 AM

Reducing Credit Card Declinesplays an importnat roles in every businesses profitability.. 

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Instagram for Business Marketing: Tips to Pulling It Off

By Gene Krause on Oct 24, 2016 7:01:57 PM

Instagram for business marketing is no longer reserved to clothing lines. Instagram is a free social network and online program that enables users to share, edit and take photos. Users can connect through email, Instagram's platform, or other popular social media sites. Instagram is all about taking photos and sharing them.

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Top SaaS Challenges and Mistakes

By Gene Krause on Oct 11, 2016 9:20:57 PM

Not conquering SaaS challenges can take some startup companies down. There are some companies rooted in the SaaS 1.0 era that didn’t make the cut. They had to develop their own delivery capabilities, software development resources, and company architecture. They didn’t have the benefits of companies starting today. Companies now can leverage services and computing power from companies like Salesforce.com and Amazon.com.

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Top SaaS Success Stories in 2016

By Gene Krause on Sep 28, 2016 8:19:21 PM

SaaS companies distribute software and make it available to customers over the Internet. Cloud-computing technology is at the core of what makes things move. As SaaS becomes more popular, more companies will get on board in favor of this type of business model.

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