PCI DSS Compliant Credit Card Processing

What is PCI DSS?

“The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a proprietary information security standard for organizations that handle branded credit cards from the major card schemes including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB. [...]

The PCI Standard is mandated by the card brands and administered by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. The standard was created to increase controls around cardholder data to reduce credit card fraud via its exposure. “  Wikipedia

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in short, the PCI DSS is a security standard for safe handling of credit card information, made obligatory by major credit card brands. 

Who does PCI DSS apply to?

The responsibility for observing these regulations falls to all organizations handling payments and actually processing credit card details. Hotels, which traditionally store credit card details for longer periods, are in a position where they must provide exceptional data security, both physical and virtual. Failure to do so may result in theft, fraud, lawsuit, and considerable losses of money and business.

All hotels?

Yes

Regardless of the size of the property or of the received payments.

Can Clock PMS help?

Clock PMS is a PCI DSS compliant hotel management system

Yes.

Clock PMS is a PCI DSS compliant online hotel management software. It provides secure handling of sensitive credit card data at all stages for online bookings accepted through the hotel website, OTAs, or the guest self service module, as well as for bookings made over the phone or straight at the hotel.
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What kind of payments can I receive with Clock PMS?

Direct credit card payments via Authorize.net

Clock PMS conforms to all requirements and conditions for safe processing of credit card details and actualizing back-office payments through Authorize.net.

Online payments via PayPal and WorldPay

Add extra protection to online payments received through the integrated web reservation system (WRS), guest self-service portal, and Channel manager.

Credit card POS terminal

Avoid higher processing rates for online payments by collecting credit card details and using your own credit card POS terminal.

Custom Payment API

With Clock Custom Payment API hotels develop their own interface to a payment service provider or bank not otherwise supported by the standard Clock PMS payment interfaces.

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