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Tag Archives: Level-3 data processing

GSA SmartPay Usage Is Down – How Is It Affecting You?

Recently, Mark Amtower showed the statistics in the decrease of spending in the GSA SmartPay program.  Spending dropped approximately 3 billion dollars and 20,000 transactions in FY 2012 compared to FY2011.  Are you suffering from lowering buying from the government?  If so, how do you offset this?  It’s time to look at your expenses.  The first place to look is at your credit card processing expenses.

As discussed extensively in this blog, providing level 3 data can reduce your expenses… Read More »

Guest Post – Stephanie Levine of Princeton Payment Solutions

Government Charge Card is pleased to publish the following guest post by Stephanie Levine, Director of Marketing at Princeton Payment Solutions (PPS). PPS is a division of Financial Transaction Services (FTS) who provides comprehensive responses to critical payment components for clients.

In the article below Stephanie discusses the importance of Oracle EBS, GSA SmartPay2 ™ and Level-3 data and especially PCI Compliance for companies doing business with the U.S. government.

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Kicking it Up by Shrinking it Down: Level 3 and Reducing the… Read More »

Compliance Hurdles Create Opportunities for Government Contractors

An excellent article recently published on Centre Knowledge, the official blog of a government consulting services firm Centre Consulting, discussed the regulatory and compliance hurdles contractors must overcome to remain ahead of the competition. The author, Eric S. Crusius, Esq. highlighted the importance of allocating more resources to government compliance and how this can lead to greater profits in the long run for contractors.

The author specifically speaks of two distinct areas of compliance with the Service Contract Act (SCA)… Read More »

Securing the Benefits of Level-3 Processing

With the challenges that many government contractors face today, it is no wonder that they rely on their banks to set up their credit card processing.

The unfortunate downside for relying on banks however, is that they are not in business to make sure that contractors are properly set up to accept credit cards in the most efficient and economical matter. If they were, then merchants would be able to submit purchases electronically to a government buyer with detailed transaction information…. Read More »