Security in Place Advances

by David Corbin

Every day, employees and customers walk through the doors of a business. But has the business owner thought about what’s on those doors that’s safeguarding the business’s people, patrons, products and property? From the point someone enters the parking lot to the core of the company where sensitive information is stored, access control components provide… [More]

Cyber-Secure Travel?

by Adam Levin

It has been recently reported that digital hotel door locks can be compromised by simple tweaks to their in-built security software, according to research from a cybersecurity firm. The hardware kit used to clone keys involves scanning the RFID tag or mag stripe included in a card key, which is then copied by a small… [More]

For-Sale-By-Owner Is Online-Enabled

by Mike Hunter

Valley couple Colleen and Allan Crommett founded fsboTECH a year ago, bringing a new option to the real estate market. Their intent was to help the home sellers in the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) marketplace by enabling them to use tools such as Multiple Listing Service without having to pay the typical 6-percent commissions… [More]

Simplifying AP Automation 

by Mike Hunter

PaperVision Capture R87 from Digitech Systems simplifies the process of converting to automated Accounts Payable (AP) processes. The new software uses artificial intelligence to automatically recognize invoices, classify them by vendor, and extract all the data the business needs to upload to its accounting application, thus simplifying new form setup; electronically compares details from purchase… [More]

Flexible Communication App

by Mike Hunter

Designed for the needs of virtual teams, Fleep is a flexible communication app that streamlines any team’s project management and communication. Created by two of Skype’s founding engineers, Fleep marries the instant messaging of Skype and the internal teamwork of Slack with task management tools that allow users to consolidate everything in one place. It… [More]

Credit App Challenges Credit Cards

by Mike Hunter

Summed is a new consumer-focused alternative to traditional credit cards. Built for use on smartphones, the Summed app enables consumers to split large purchases into smaller payments through simple financing that connects to their debit cards. Unlike credit cards, Summed provides low interest rates, no fees, cash-back rewards and, most importantly, fixed repayment amounts. That… [More]

On-Demand Home Buying/Selling

by Cortney Read

OfferPad’s on-demand technology platform provides homeowners the ability to move freely, eliminating the stress and unpredictability associated with the traditional real estate process. Homeowners visit OfferPad.com, request a free purchase offer and, within 24-hours, receive an offer on their home. Once an offer is accepted, people can select their closing date. Buyers can access and… [More]

More Money in Contactless Cards

by Mike Hunter

Scottsdale-based Equinox Payments, a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, has enhanced its Apollo, L5000 and Luxe terminal lines to support contactless chip technology for JCB cards. JCB, a major global payment brand and a leading payment card issuer and acquirer in Japan, represents a significant amount of consumer spending — according to… [More]

Finance Division for Franchise

by Mike Hunter

Washington Federal has dedicated a new division specifically to franchise, recently launching a formal Franchise Finance Division focused on helping established restaurant franchisees secure funding for their businesses and headquartering it in the bank’s Arizona Regional Headquarters office in Scottsdale. The division is being led by industry veteran Marisa Felker, who will oversee the program… [More]

AI Automates Accounts Payable

by Mike Hunter

Digitech Systems’ new PaperVision Capture R87 software helps businesses simplify the process of converting to automated Accounts Payable (AP) processes. PaperVision Capture can virtually eliminate manual data entry of financial information, while digitizing AP process. A patented artificial-intelligence engine within PaperVision Capture can automatically recognize invoices, classify them by vendor, and extract all the data… [More]