RCC achieves Shift4 certification for RCC resort management software

Gold River, CA, May 8, 2015. Synergex, developer of RCC resort management software, has achieved Shift4 certification for the RCC application. Shift4 is the largest independent payment gateway provider in North America. With this certification, RCC users can now swipe credit cards and process guest charges directly within the RCC application. Additionally, the RCC application can process EMV credit cards and emerging technologies such as Apple Pay as payment mechanisms.

This certification is vital in light of the upcoming October 2015 deadline for all merchants to have implemented EMV standards or potentially be liable for counterfeit fraud. EMV, which stands for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (the three companies that originally created the standard), is a global payment system in which credit cards are equipped with a microprocessor chip that creates a unique code for each transaction. Payment cards that comply with the EMV standards are often referred to as “chip-and-PIN” cards. Because a transaction code cannot be used more than once, even if data is stolen, it can never be reused.

RCC version 8 integrates seamlessly with Shift4, so that RCC users can comply with the EMV regulations and minimize liability in cases of credit card fraud. The use of Shift4 also eliminates the storing of credit card numbers in the RCC database, reducing PCI-related exposure.

Joel Johnson, Technology Integration Manager at QM Resorts, one of the first RCC customers to take advantage of Shift4, says “We are using Shift4 to protect our customers’ sensitive payment data, to minimize our liability costs, and to provide an unmanned data capture system to our many locations that accept digital payments. The RCC integration with Shift4 is without a doubt the best solution for us.”