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CerTek Has a New Home

We are very happy to announce that we have completed relocating all of our offices in one building across town from where we called home for 10 years. We are now located at: 507 South Paula Ave., Dunedin FL 34698-2032. During our move (that hopefully nobody noticed), we maintained our Help Desk operations with very little interruption. A big thank you goes out to everyone, especially Mark, who participated in the move.  ...

Artisan POS 3.5 Provides PA-DSS Credit Card Security

CerTek Software Designs (http://www.certek.com/) helps their customers take the next step in credit card security with the release of version 3.5 of their Artisan POS (Point of Sale) Software and its completely-rewritten, PA-DSS compliant Secure Payment Processing module. According to Kurt Gollhardt, Vice President of Software Development, “In these days of credit card fraud and identity theft, CerTek stands by the small business user, helping them protect & secure their credit card information. From the beginning, Artisan has used techniques like encryption of card data and password access controls. However, due to an increasing number of major breaches, which have been in the news (none involving Artisan), MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and the Payment Card Industry (PCI) association have developed a set of Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) that describe specific techniques and policies for ensuring secure handling of credit cards. “Our new Secure Payment Processing module is fully compliant with the new PA-DSS 1.2 standards. It ensures a high level of protection for cardholders by not storing any sensitive card data. Even credit card numbers are stored with all but the first 6 and last 4 digits removed.” The Secure Payment Processing module works with a number of PA-DSS validated payment processing engines, including Payment Processing, Inc.’s PayMover gateway (https://www.paypros.com/productServices.asp) and Brdigepay’s PayLink “No-Touch” interface (http://www.bridgepaynetwork.com/paylink.html) Artisan POS 3.5 comes in Lite & Plus Editions, with a number of add-ons, including the Deluxe Feature Pack, Multi-Store Feature Pack, Frame Shop Feature Pack, and Internet Store Interface; and is now available for sale. For more information, see http://certek.com/artisan.html Existing customers with active support plans are entitled to a free...

CerTek Launches New Web Site

CerTek Software Designs (http://certek.com/), makers of Artisan Point of Sale Software, announced today the launch of their newly-renovated web site, hosted by OverCoffee Productions (http://overcoffee.com/). “We felt it was time to revamp the whole look & feel of our web site,” said David Roberts, President & Director of Marketing. “Even though people seemed to like the content of the old site, it was getting to look rather antiquated. We’re very happy with the new look, which is much crisper and easier to read, and the new easy-to-navigate layout. “We also have a new online store which is now tied directly into our own copy of Artisan POS, thanks to technology developed jointly by CerTek Software and OverCoffee Productions. This ensures that our customers can get accurate and up-to-date pricing and product information when browsing our catalog (http://catalog.certek.com). This technology is also available to customers to provide their own eCommerce sites integrated with Artisan POS. (See the “online store” link on the new site for more details.) “The best part of the new site is what we call our “Industry Chooser”. When you first request information about our Artisan POS product (athttp://certek.com/artisan.html), you’ll be asked what type of business you have: Fine Craft, Scrapbooking, Liquor Store, and so on. Special technology in the web site then lets us give you pages of details tailored to your specific industry. “This organization furthers our commitment to provide customers with a comfortable and familiar experience, adapted to their particular needs. We’ve built Artisan POS Software as a powerful and flexible solution that can be applied to most any retail business, but we’ve also put a specific focus on...

CerTek Announces Artisan POS Version 3.4

CerTek Software Designs (http://certek.com/) announced today the release of version 3.4 of their Artisan™ POS (Point of Sale) Software. According to Kurt Gollhardt, Vice President of Software Development, “The focus of the 3.4 version was to improve our already-powerful Multi-Store support, adding more flexibility in inventory handling and bringing it the same superior ease-of-use our base product Artisan POS Plus is so well known for. At the same time, we’ve added a large number of useful features & improvements to the base product as well, from which allusers can benefit, including a much easier to read Month-End Sales Summary Report. “Another critical feature in this release is increased credit card security. In these days of credit card fraud and identity theft, CerTek stands by the small business user, helping them protect & secure their credit card information.” Artisan POS 3.4 comes in Lite & Plus Editions, with a number of add-ons, including the Deluxe Feature Pack, Multi-Store Feature Pack, Frame Shop Feature Pack, and Internet Store Interface; and is now available for sale. For more information, see certek.com/artisan.html Existing customers with active support plans are entitled to a free upgrade to version 3.4, which can be downloaded from our Downloads page. Contact support@certek.com for a password & license key. Artisan POS 3.4 includes the following new features & and improvements: Major enhancements to Inventory Tracking by Location: All related options moved to new “Location-Tracking…” pop-up in General Business Settings. Option for Per-Location Purchasing (default: No). (Requires Multi-Store License.) Reorders & other Purchase Requests are associated with their original locations. New Reorder Mode options setting: Reorder Levels Apply to Total...

CerTek Announces Artisan POS Version 3.3

CerTek Software Designs (certek-software.com) announced today the release of version 3.3 of Artisan™ POS (Point of Sale) Software. According to David Roberts, President & Director of Marketing at CerTek, “We’re happy to have worked closely with OverCoffee Productions to add support for complete integration with OverCoffee’s eCommerce Internet Store shopping cart solution into Artisan POS 3.3. With Artisan and OverCoffee, selling your products online, with complete inventory control and automated order processing, is simple and stress-free! “We also worked with Management One business consultants to interface with their Winning@Retail Open-To-Buy planning service. Now our customers can take their business analysis to the next level.” Roberts added, “We look forward to providing Management One customers with an easy-to-use POS option that makes Winning@Retail a snap.” The Artisan POS 3.3 version also includes a number of other enhancements, listed below. Kurt Gollhardt, Vice President of Software Development, said, “After a successful beta test program, with over a dozen customers using early versions of 3.3 for up to 4 months, we’re proud to release 3.3 with the fewest problem reports of any Artisan version ever.” Artisan POS 3.3 comes in Lite, Plus, Deluxe, and Multi-Store Editions; and is now available for sale. For more information, see http://www.mycertek.info/Products/Products/Artisan_POS_Per_Industry.html Existing customers with active support plans are entitled to a free upgrade to version 3.3, which can be downloaded from our Downloads page. Contact support@certek-software.com for a password. More information about OverCoffee Productions is available at http://www.overcoffee.com More information about Management One is available at http://www.management-one.com   Artisan POS 3.3 includes the following new features & and improvements: Artisan now automatically re-connects to data after a...