New TLS Patch Coming for 8.5.2.1

 

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New TLS Patch Coming for V8.5.2.1 March 6th

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) require all PA-DSS validated payment applications to discontinue the use of “early TLS” (i.e., all versions of SSL and TLS 1.0) by June 30th, 2018. For more information on this, please refer to the TLS 1.2 transition document. 

To comply with this requirement, NCR Secure Pay will no longer accept early TLS connections after 2:30 A.M. on June 5th, 2018. In addition to the previously mentioned updates to NCR Counterpoint V8.5.4 and V8.4.6, we will also be releasing a patch for V8.5.2.1 . Releases will are scheduled as follows: 

  • V8.5.4 Patch 002: Scheduled for 2/20/2018
  • V8.4.6.19 Service Pack: Scheduled for 3/6/2018
  • V8.5.2.1 Patch: Scheduled for 3/6/2018

We do not plan to release patches or Service Packs to support TLS 1.2 in other versions of NCR Counterpoint.

To prepare for the transition to TLS 1.2, you must first ensure that TLS 1.2 is supported and enabled on your workstations by following the appropriate steps for your operating system, as outlined in our TLS 1.2 transition document. 

Marilyn.

NOTICE: PCI DSS Requires Transition to Secure Pay Before April 30th, 2018!

PCI DSS Requires Transition to Secure Pay Before April 30th, 2018!

TSYS and WorldPay Ending CPGateway Support

TSYS will discontinue support for the NCR Counterpoint Gateway (CPGateway) platform on April 30th, 2018. Merchants who are currently processing EDC payments through TSYS via CPGateway are advised to migrate to NCR Secure Pay before this date to ensure they can continue processing without interruption.

In addition, Worldpay will discontinue support for CPGateway within a similar time frame (we will announce the actual date on which CPGateway support will end for Worldpay merchants as soon as it is confirmed). Again, we strongly encourage merchants who are currently processing EDC payments through Worldpay via CPGateway to migrate to a Worldpay (TCMP) account for NCR Secure Pay to avoid any interruptions.

TLS (Transaction Level Security) 1.2 Transition

Getting Ready for TLS 1.2 (Check My TLS Status)

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) require all PA-DSS validated payment applications to discontinue the use of “early TLS” (i.e., all versions of SSL and TLS 1.0) by June 30th, 2018.

To comply with this requirement, NCR Secure Pay will no longer accept early TLS connections after 2:30 A.M. on June 5th, 2018. In addition, updates to NCR Counterpoint V8.5.4 and V8.4.6 that will require the use of TLS 1.2 for payment transactions processed through NCR Secure Pay will be released as follows:

  • V8.5.4 Patch 002: Scheduled for 2/20/2018
  • V8.4.6.19 Service Pack: Scheduled for 3/6/2018

NCR does not plan to release patches or Service Packs to support TLS 1.2 in other versions of NCR Counterpoint.

To sign up for an NCR Secure Pay account, Contact CCS Retail Systems  ASAP.

Marilyn.

CCS Achieves NCR Centurion Club Status

CCS Achieves NCR Centurion Club Status

NCR monitors the performance of its channel partners such as CCS Retail Systems, Inc.  Achieving Centurion Club Staus at CCS helps us maintain the best relationship possible with NCR.  This status ensures we get priority in pricing, discounts, shipping, and support from NCR for our customers.  We wish to thank all of our customers who helped make it possible for us to provide the maximum leverage of NCR resources to pass on to all customers.

“I wanted to congratulate you on meeting the Q4 Centurion Club requirements for 2017.  I also wanted to officially recognize CCS Retail Systems, Inc. and personally take the opportunity to say thank you for putting up a great Q4.

Best,

Jason Skolak
Channel Account Manager – Retail Solutions Division”

Marilyn

Counterpoint V7 to SQL Yearend Discount Special!

Counterpoint V7 to SQL Yearend Discount Special!

 

 Happy Holidays

It’s Time to Think About Migrating to Counterpoint SQL!

Considering New Hardware and Windows10 Packaging? Remember CPSQL Supports Windows 10!

Here’s Our CPSQL Upgrade Special for You!

SPECIAL BUNDLE AND PRICING, INCLUDING TWO EXTRA BONUS ITEMS

Limited Time Special of 25% Off the List Price of Counterpoint V7 Upgrades to Counterpoint SQL.
1 Month of FREE Smart Alerts Counterpoint System Monitoring and Alerting to Your Mobile Devices.
1 Month of FREE Customer Connect Integrated Counterpoint Email Marketing.

NCR Smart Alerts is a mobile alerting tool allowing you to keep track of what happens in your store at all times We know the world is a stage, but that doesn’t mean you can be everywhere at once. Like your own personal assistant, our software makes you feel like you’ve got everything covered. Our mobile alerting system informs you of all store operations across your locations, keeping you up-to-date on sales information, any fraudulent activity, or day-to-day operations.

NCR Customer Connect is a powerful integrated email marketing system helping you grow your business by driving sales. The show’s not over yet—get them asking for an encore! Send follow up emails to connect with your customers after their experience. Our integrated, automated email marketing system enables you to use customer data and preferences to send them personalized offers.

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Don’t Miss This Limited Time Offer. Special Pricing Ends December 22, 2017.

Call CCS Marilyn at 800/425-672-4806 or Email sales@ccscentral.com

Counterpoint v7 migration to Counterpoint SQL Special

Counterpoint v7 migration to Counterpoint SQL Special

It’s Time to Think About Migrating to Counterpoint SQL!

Considering New Hardware and Windows10 Packaging? Remember CPSQL Supports Windows 10!

Here’s Our CPSQL Upgrade Special for You!

SPECIAL BUNDLE AND PRICING, INCLUDING TWO EXTRA BONUS ITEMS

Limited Time Special of 25% Off the List Price of Counterpoint V7 Migration to Counterpoint SQL.
1 Month of FREE Smart Alerts Counterpoint System Monitoring and Alerting to Your Mobile Devices.
1 Month of FREE Customer Connect Integrated Counterpoint Email Marketing.

Don’t Miss This Limited Time Offer. Special Pricing Ends December 22, 2017.

Call Marilyn at 800/425-672-4806 or Email sales@ccscentral.com

Everett’s place for costumes is hanging it up after 25 years

Everett’s place for costumes is hanging it up after 25 years.  The costume and party-supply store on Evergreen Way will close for good on Nov. 30.

By Julie Muhlstein
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:56am ❙ LOCAL NEWS EVERETT JULIE MUHLSTEIN

A plastic muscle-man torso, masks of John F. Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, pirate hats, voodoo dolls, wedding goblets, graduation decorations, professional stage makeup and fake blood, it’s all up for grabs at Everett’s Party@Display & Costume store — but not for long.

The costume and party-supply store at 5209 Evergreen Way will close for the last time Nov. 30. Two other Display & Costume shops in the family-run company, a large Seattle store on Roosevelt Way NE near Northgate and another in Issaquah, will stay in business.

“We’re definitely known for our unique products,” said Angie Durham, manager of the Everett store. On Monday, the store still had racks of costumes for children and adults, paper products for parties, Halloween decor and many other goods for sale at discounts, some as much as 70 percent o . Most props, along with Christmas trees and decorations, have been sold or moved to the Seattle store.

Since 1992, when Dallas and Susan Carleton opened Display & Costume in Everett, it’s been more than a retail outlet. At Halloween especially, it’s been a family-friendly destination.

Kids — my own included — have spent hours in the store making up their minds on wacky Halloween costumes, and then changing their minds when they nd something wackier on another aisle. During the Halloween season, an outdoor gargoyle display has been a smoke-blowing, wing- apping attraction, entertaining shoppers and scaring little ones with its spooky sound effects.

“This is definitely a relocation, not a closure,” said Durham, the Carletons’ niece.

The family has deep roots in Snohomish County. Durham’s father Reid Carleton, Dallas’ brother, owns Carleton Farms near Lake Stevens. William Carleton, the father of Dallas and Reid, lived in what’s now known as the Carleton House, an 1898 Victorian on Avenue D in Snohomish.

The costume business has long been a family affair. It began as Display and Costume Supply in 1952, when Tyler and Merry Kaune opened their first store at Westlake Avenue and Denny Way in Seattle. It specialized in costumes, makeup and other theater items.

Susan Carleton is the Kaunes’ daughter. She and husband Dallas became second-generation owners. Their daughter, Margaret McGowan, runs the company today as the corporate manager.

Now 76, Dallas Carleton started with the company in 1977. He had a drama background and once worked with Arden Flom, the longtime Everett Community College theater director who died in 2010. Carleton now works part-time with the business. “Margaret keeps me employed,” he quipped.

“Times change,” he said. Tra c, the internet and other factors have affected business at the Evergreen Way location, he said. Raised in Lake Stevens, Carleton and his wife live in Everett not far from the store. The 20,000-square-foot space, leased from David Chen, “is twice as much as we need,” Carleton said.

Times change, indeed. When I visited the store for a 1998 Halloween article, the “Monica L” wig — perfect for a Monica Lewinsky getup — was a hot seller. This Halloween, “Trump sold out fast,” Durham said.

Durham won’t be moving to the Seattle store. “We’ve had a good run,” she said. “After more than 20 years, I’m ready for new adventures.” Other workers are also losing jobs. “It’s been a fun place. It’s very sad,” said Nina Juarez, who has worked 19 years at Display & Costume.

Customer Codi Villalobos, of Marysville, said she has often shopped at Display & Costume for stage makeup and other items for her son, who’s involved in middle school theater. “It’s the only local spot,” she said at the store Monday. “It will be Amazon now.”

And that scary gargoyle? “He watches over us,” Durham said. “He’ll reappear every year at the Northgate store.”

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NCR Ranked #1 in Global POS Software by RBR in Second Year of Market

NCR Ranked #1 in Global POS Software by RBR in Second Year of Market Report

New RBR “Global POS Software 2017” report identifies NCR as leading point-of-sale software provider in the retail and hospitality industries for the second consecutive year

Duluth, Ga. – October 31,2017NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, remains the leading point-of-sale (POS) software provider for the retail and hospitality industries according to a study published by the strategic research and consulting firm RBR.

RBR’s research “Global POS Software 2017” is an in-depth international study of this dynamic market, analyzing more than 1,400 projects, by more than 60 vendors. The report shows that major retailers and hospitality operators account for 7 million POS installations worldwide, with NCR as the market leader for the 2nd consecutive year.

Additionally, nearly 300,000 new POS installations occurred from June 2016 to June 2017, and NCR led this growth with 14% global share.

“Retail and hospitality businesses are increasingly turning to our Omni Channel Decision Support Solutions and capabilities as NCR delivers proven value to our customers as a critical partner in shaping the customer experience,” said Dirk Izzo, senior vice president and general manager Industry Solution Group, NCR Corporation. “Our point-of-sale software delivers a consistent consumer experience across all touchpoints.”

The NCR software portfolio is leading transformational change across the entire retail and hospitality ecosystem, as these markets will increasingly rely on omni-channel platforms that can capture and provide actionable customer insights. NCR’s cloud-based infrastructure and APIs, combined with NCR point-of-sale software, will enable integration of third party applications and various types of data analysis to drive smarter, faster business decisions. This enables businesses to select and easily integrate different types of technology with their current systems, ultimately helping to save them money, time to market and helping them future-proof their business and transform at their own pace.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across the financial, retail, hospitality, travel, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with about 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. NCR encourages investors to visit its website which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.

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