Leading U.S. financial technology company, TouchSuite, has announced that its highly-advanced Firefly point of sale systems are now equipped to support the company’s newly-acquired processing solution, Lightning Payments. As one of the only payment processors in the country integrated with QuickBooks®, Lightning Payments provides QuickBooks accounting software users with a direct connection from firefly POS systems to QuickBooks without the hassle of double data entry and with full PCI compliance.
“The innovations we’ve rolled out in just the first quarter of 2015 represent some of the most disruptive solutions available on the transaction technology market today,” said TouchSuite founder and CEO Sam Zietz. “By combining our revolutionary processing alternative with our cutting-edge point of sale systems, we’ve really come full circle in bringing all of these extraordinary innovations together into one solution, and we couldn’t be happier with the efficient and affordable result it has produced for our SMB clients.”
The system-to-system capabilities from QuickBooks to Firefly via Lightning Payments allows QuickBooks users to auto-synchronize their previously-stored business data, such as payroll, inventory, schedules, appointment bookings, and transaction and accounting figures, directly into Firefly. Reversely, the essential enterprise data stored in Firefly will automatically sync with QuickBooks at the moment it is entered into the system.
Lightning Payments comes with a full line of additional payment-related tools to enhance and expand the merchant’s transactional capabilities. Perhaps the most noteworthy of these new-to-market payment solutions is the Gift Card Exchange(GCE) tool, which creates the first and only opportunity for customers to use unused gift cards from 100+ leading brands (i.e., Starbucks, Walmart, Macy’s, etc.) as payment for in-store purchases, right there at the register. Additionally, Lightning offers mobile POS access, e-commerce capabilities, and IPLINK, the application that allows QuickBooks users to accept payments through the POS system and automatically synchronize the moment the payment is received. The cutting-edge payment solution also features superior credit card encryption, ensuring trustworthy consumer security and PCI compliance. Users also receive access to a standard virtual terminal application, which can be accessed remotely and process credit, debit and gift transactions with the click of a button.
Easy, efficient and remarkably affordable, TouchSuite’s Firefly is an Android™-based POS solution that gives small and mid-size businesses access to the same industry tools and innovations as major U.S. retailers, and assumes the responsibility of other costly business solutions and outside vendor services. This intuitive software, packaged in a modern, lightweight touchscreen panel, is internally a vast and comprehensive infrastructure of managerial, administrative, operational, and marketing solutions. Bringing some of the industry’s foremost innovations to SMB companies through customized software for both the retail and salon/spa industries, Firefly introduces such forward-thinking features as the first-ever fully integrated, commercially viable EMV processing option, ApplePay and other NFC payment acceptance, customizable inventory and automated commissioning. Its aggressive marketing tools include integrated social media channels, an automated marketing platform for appointment booking, and a comprehensive marketing suite of automated emails with pre-programmed templates.
About TouchSuite: TouchSuite is one of America’s leading technology companies focused on the electronic payment space. It has been honored six times on Inc. Magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing private companies in America. The company’s latest, patented point of sale system, The Firefly, offers the most advanced software on the market, with full mobile capabilities and a comprehensive marketing suite tailored for SMB retailers and salon and spa owners. The solution is fully integrated with cutting-edge payment processing capabilities, include ApplePay and other mobile transaction technologies, and is the first POS solution on the U.S. market with built-in, commercially viable EMV processing. TouchSuite is one of only a few processors in the country currently integrated with QuickBooks®, providing users with a more affordable payment processing option that the software’s native solution, without the hassle of double data entry, through its auto-sync payment interface, Lightning Payments™. TouchSuite is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL. For additional information about TouchSuite, its company and services, please visit http://www.touchsuite.com.