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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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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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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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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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TWEAKING STARTUPS FOR CLOUD SUCCESS

By Agile Payments News on May 20, 2015 8:37:31 AM

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CloudTweaks has covered the many areas of Cloud computing over the years from: Migration, Deployment, Continuity, SLA, Governance and Security. Our focus over the next little while will also include Digital Strategies and Cloud Based Startup Tweaks. We will provide you with the tools to help grow your business from being a cellar dwelling concept and into a potential cloud based powerhouse. We’d highly advise all startups not subscribed to our Newsletter to do so, as we’ll be providing some very useful and exclusive tips, resources and tweaks for you.

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Software Licensing got you down? Get your SaaS in gear and go cloud

By Agile Payments News on May 19, 2015 12:26:09 PM

Software Licensing got you down? Get your SaaS in gear and go cloud

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Helping Businesses Scale Is The Catalyst of Cloud Service Provider Growth

By Agile Payments News on May 18, 2015 12:41:20 PM

Helping Businesses Scale Is The Catalyst of Cloud Service Provider Growth

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Tips on Finding the Best SaaS Vendor for Your Business

By Agile Payments News on May 14, 2015 8:09:35 AM

Approaching an SaaS (Software as a Service) solution for your business is a daunting task. To help clarify the somewhat murky waters of SaaS sales pitches, blogger Fayez Mohamood offers some practical advice to help prevent a contracting disaster.

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Use New Technology to Keep Your Leads From Going Cold

By Agile Payments News on May 12, 2015 8:04:59 AM

Chad Burmeister takes a sledge hammer to the nail with information that reminds us that up to 70 percent or more of a company’s inbound leads are lost because sales reps aren’t able to pick up the phone and respond to leads. On average, it takes a rep 46 hours to call back. The rep who does call back will only make 1.3 attempts to reach the lead.

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Simplifying Analytics Reports Should Be an Industry Standard

By Agile Payments News on May 11, 2015 8:03:34 AM

K.V. Rao is spot on about his concern that enterprises have been left out in the cold with respect to historical data reporting that doesn’t answer the question of how the company is performing. Companies like Salesforce have introduced “Salesforce Wave” and the Analytics Cloud. Hopefully, these tools will give marketers a better means of understanding where their company is headed. As it stands, Rao feels that most top analytics vendors are too focused on making reports easier to read, as opposed to offering real information that allows companies to make better marketing decisions.

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Know the Differences of Marketing SaaS Products Through Resellers vs Referral Partners

By Agile Payments News on May 10, 2015 8:30:36 AM

Ken Beam provides an excellent overview of problems that may surface when marketing SaaS products through resellers or referral partners. There’s a difference between the two entities. Here’s the breakdown:

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Understanding Technology Can Help Your Paycheck

By Agile Payments News on May 9, 2015 8:19:40 AM

Curt Raffi offers up interesting insights about what he would do if he could turn back the hands of time. Whether you’re 22 and just starting out, or a seasoned pro looking to upgrade or change directions, there are some common sense approaches that apply to everyone in life. Understanding your business technology is at the very top of the list. Technology is the one thing that may be able to make the biggest impact on your paycheck.

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Let Your CEO Get to Know You

By Agile Payments News on May 8, 2015 8:01:09 AM

Jay Quiles offers some quaint insights about the advantages and benefits of getting your superiors to learn more about you and what you do on the job. Of course, accomplishing this task can be a challenge, depending on the size of your company and your CEO ’s disposition. So, there are a number of things you can do to get his or her attention, regardless of your company’s size, that includes staying committed, being enthusiastic, showing personal initiative, taking responsibility and being able to adapt.

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Must-Know B2B Hacks for to Achieve Better Conversions

By Agile Payments News on May 7, 2015 8:31:08 AM

Ramakrishnan M brings his knowledge and experience to bare as he reminds us of the importance of firms being able to focus on conversion. No doubt, getting conversions is becoming more of a challenge. Here are a few of his suggestions.

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Create an Online Course to Give Your Clients What They Need

By Agile Payments News on May 6, 2015 12:14:41 PM

Wendy Kelly speaks to the fact that if you can teach one person you can teach many. Why not package your knowledge in 2015 and provide an online course for people in your network? There are notable pioneers, like Seth Godin and Guy Kawasaki who pioneered the concept of permission marketing. They understand the nuances associated with sharing brands in ways that people are willing to become brand evangelists.

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Outsourcing Institute's Annual Wall Street Tech Conference

By Agile Payments News on May 6, 2015 7:15:57 AM

Anubhav Saxena reminds us of the The Outsourcing Institute's annual Wall Street Tech conference on June 2, 2015. Conference highlights will include cloud computing, automation, mobility, and cyber security/compliance. These are all areas that interest and can benefit Wall Street. The conference’s presenters plan to explain how changing and evolving technologies will spur future innovation, reduce the risks of doing business and lower business costs.

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Know Your Facts When it Comes to ATS

By Agile Payments News on May 5, 2015 9:13:42 AM

Mike Roberts offers timely information on the merits of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). At present, there’s a lot of controversy surrounding their use. Recruiters feel they’re necessary, while a growing number of job applicants are displeased with the results. The big challenge for many recruiting companies is that they haven’t prepared for the onslaught of users who hunt and apply for jobs using their mobile device.

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New Threat-Analytics Tools Launched by IBM

By Agile Payments News on May 4, 2015 8:44:24 AM

Katherine Noyes reports that IBM has launched a new security intelligence to help businesses and organizations surmise whether a threat is real or if it’s a simple anomaly. The intelligence system can draw data from more than 500 supported and separate data points that include devices, applications and systems. It will also generate more than 1500 predefined reports that are available on demand.

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Using Gaming Software to Motivate Sales People

By Agile Payments on May 3, 2015 9:00:17 AM

Jeremey Boudinet likely touches on a subject that not every business professional is aware of: gaming software. Gaming software turns the tough job of inside sales into a game that tracks and rewards their performance on a dashboard that displays real-time metrics. These metrics include calls made, leads generated and emails opened. The industry is always looking for something to motivate inside sales people. Gaming software looks to be a winner.

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Proof Of Concept Vs. Proof of Compatibility

By Agile Payments News on May 2, 2015 9:17:02 AM

Derik Vanvleet has something important to share! There’s an important difference between Proof of Concept and Proof of Compatibility. Knowing the difference can be the reason your company succeeds or fails. A Proof of Concept is basically a demonstration that shows certain concepts have the potential to be applied to a real-world situation. Proof of Compatibility uses certain test criteria to determine if the platform will actually meet the customer needs. That makes all the difference in the world.

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Make Sure Your Relationship with Your Managed Service Provider Still Benefits You

By Agile Payments News on May 1, 2015 8:21:06 AM

Harriette Halepis reminds us that a managed service provider, MSP, and your business are just like any relationship. Sometimes relationships stop working, and the only sensible solution is to find a way to end it. Your biggest concern will be knowing how to read the signs that signal the relationship is at an end.

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Think You Don't Need to Update Your Security?

By Agile Payments News on Apr 30, 2015 8:33:20 AM

Fear and ignorance are a dangerous combination. Dave Lewis recalls his days working for companies in the IT industry, along with his exploits of being a vendor. During the entire period, he kept a journal of projects he worked on and IT challenges he overcame. One particular project came to mind, in which he shared that a company’s inability to implement a particular security solution was traced back to a single individual’s fear that it would fail.

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Possible Click Fraud on Compromised Forums

By Agile Payments News on Apr 29, 2015 9:15:53 AM

Adam Greenberg provides an excellent overview of Exploit Kits. If your computer is running windows, visiting an infected forum could result in a redirect to the Fiesta Exploit Kit. A redirect is a key to creating harmful magic exploitation tricks. Its job is simple. The redirect sends the hapless user to site filled with malicious language code. The landing page is the culprit the launches the harmful exploits. Without a redirect, there would be no traffic going to the page.

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Do You Think Your Biggest Security Risk is You?

By Agile Payments News on Apr 28, 2015 8:13:39 AM

Arik Hesseldahl reminds us that a security breach is a serious matter for any company, large or small. When it happens, anger and finger-pointing are likely to follow. However, findings revealed by a new survey on security trends, indicate that the culprit might just be human error and the failure of IT professionals to follow polices and procedures. Carelessness also ranks high among the reasons companies get hit with security breaches.

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