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ROAM and PYMNTS.com Publish the First Update to Mobile Point of Sale Ecosystem: MPOS TRACKER

PYMNTS.com, the premier source of news and commentary on innovation in payments, and ROAM, a pioneer in the mobile POS space, today published the first update to their guide to the mobile point of sale ecosystem. The MPOS Tracker, designed to offer an organizing framework for evaluating the many players that have enter the MPOS sector, has added 11 new players to the MPOS Pyramid and provides new insight into the range of players and services entering the space. The MPOS Tracker will continue to be updated monthly to reflect those who have entered this space and updates for those who have been profiled in prior versions.

This month’s report adds 8 players to the MPOS Pyramid™ and 3 “powered by” suppliers. New merchant facing organizations include: COPNI Wave, GlobalBay, LightSpeed, Mobile Pay on Demand, MSwipe, O2, Pentagon, Retail Cloud, and SumUp. The “powered by” suppliers include CreditCall, SwiffPay and Pentagon.

Of the original 16 players (Ezetap, Groupon, GoPago, Intuit, iZettle, mPowa, NCR Silver, PayAnywhere, Payleven, Paypal Here, Sage, Shopkeep, Square, Vantiv, VeriFone Sail and Visalus), six profiles were updated. (Groupon, iZettle, NCR Silver, PayLeven, Shopkeep, Square). One “powered by” supplier was updated, ROAM.

In a podcast with Karen Webster, CEO of Market Platform Dynamics, Ken Paull CEO at ROAM discussed some of the most relevant changes in the MPOS landscape in the past month. According to Paull, there is a spike in both consumer and merchant demand in the market and many new players are jumping in to meet this demand. “Part of this trend is the fact that this technology is making it easier for new players to adapt their programs and go after their customers. We also see a trend where MPOS is moving up market to the tier one merchants.” To listen to the entire podcast please click here.

November’s 25-page report can be found here: http://pymnts.com/mpos-tracker/

Updates related to the player profiles and capabilities are welcome and should be directed to mobilepos@pymnts.com.

About ROAM

ROAM helps merchants get to market quickly with secure, cost effective and powerful mobile point of sale solutions, regardless of the technology environment. ROAM’s “powered by” commerce platform provides the hardware peripherals, applications, tools and services to channel partners who want their merchant customers to realize the benefits of using mobile to reinvent their interactions with their customers and to create new business efficiencies. Founded in 2005, ROAM is a pioneer in the mobile POS space, having produced and distributed the industry’s first secure reader and today powers mobile point of sale solutions for many of the leading players in this space, globally. A privately held U.S. corporation, ROAM is majority owned by Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 – ING), the world’s leading provider of payment solutions. For more information, visit www.roamdata.com.

About PYMNTS.COM

PYMNTS.com is reinventing the way in which companies in payments share relevant information about the initiatives that shape the future of commerce and make news. This powerful B2B platform is the #1 site for the payments industry by traffic and the premier source of information about “what’s next” in payments. C-suite and VP level executives read it daily for these insights, making the PYMNTS.com audience the most valuable in the industry. It provides an interactive platform for companies to demonstrate thought leadership, popularize products and, most importantly, capture the mindshare of global decision-makers. It’s where the best minds and best content meet on the web.

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