Wednesday, December 7, 2016

RITE Card Defender for Microsoft RMS Wins Big Over Shift4

Quick Update: Card Defender is no longer available for Microsoft RMS unless you are a beer, wine, or liquor store that will be moving to the Cloud Retailer point of sale software in the near future. 

I am pleased to pass along that RITE recently closed a large sale with a retail chain using the Microsoft RMS point of sale software to deploy our Card Defender EMV solution.  The main competition was Shift 4 and the retailer initially balked at the up front costs for Card Defender when compared to the up front costs for the Shift 4 solution.

As both Card Defender, and Shift 4 provide an EMV/chip card processing solution for Microsoft RMS, a cost comparison was done to show the true long term costs of Card Defender versus Shift 4 over the course of 5 years.

The 5 year total costs for the Card Defender solution from RITE came in around $14,000.

The 5 year total costs for the Shift 4 solution came in around $48,000 (!).

Needless to say, the retailer choose Card Defender as their Microsoft RMS EMV solution.  This is an important example in terms of factoring long term costs (or Total Cost of Ownership) and not just comparing initial deployment costs when looking at EMV options for Microsoft RMS.

More information on Card Defender can be found at , by calling me at 208-340-5632, or emailing

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