BOSTON--()--PYMNTS.com, the premier source of news and commentary on innovation in payments, and ROAM, a pioneer in the mobile POS space, today introduced the first-ever published guide to the mobile point of sale ecosystem. The MPOS Tracker provides an organizing framework to evaluate the capabilities and market focus of the merchant-facing players and those who supply them. The MPOS Tracker will be updated monthly to reflect those who have entered this space and updates for those who have been profiled in prior versions.
The first version of the MPOS Tracker includes profiles of 16 merchant-facing players and six “powered by” suppliers. Merchant-facing organizations include: Ezetap, Groupon, GoPago, Intuit, iZettle, mPowa, NCR Silver, PayAnywhere, PayPal Here, Sage, Shopkeep, Square, Vantiv, VeriFone SAIL and ViSalus. “Powered by” suppliers include Anywhere Commerce, FiServ SpotPay, ID TECH, MagTek, Roam, and SAIL.
The organizing framework for the MPOS Tracker is shown below. Each segment or layer of the MPOS Pyramid represents the set of capabilities included in the current MPOS offering by the players profiled. The methodology for how the Pyramid was designed and the ecosystem organized can be found in a 17 page report can be downloaded here : http://pymnts.com/mpos-tracker/
Updates related to the player profiles and capabilities are welcome and should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.