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Retail ADVANTAGE Point of Sale Software Online Manual Section 6.6


ADVANTAGE Point of Sale Software gives you the option to process credit cards from the point of sale screen with your computer.    In order to process credit cards with ADVANTAGE Point of Sale Software you must have PC Charge Payment Server Software installed.   You can order a credit card processing package from AKNAF Software. 
The processing package includes a new merchant account, PC Charge Payment Server software, and a magnetic credit card reader.  You can also order PC Charge Payment Server software from us with out getting a new merchant account.  AKNAF software can just sell the magnetic card reader for the loyalty cards and gift cards even if you do not use credit cards.  Call a AKNAF Software system consultant at 1-888-785-0882 or 281-398-3770 for details.

PC Charge is certified by the following processors

Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
Buypass, Inc.
CardSystems (formerly Maverick Processing Systems)
Concord / EFS CCRD
ECHO (aka Electronic Clearing House) ECHO
FDMS Nashville / Envoy FDCN
FDMS North / CardNet (formerly Card Establishment Services)
FDMS South / NaBanco NB
Fifth-Third Bank-St. Pete BPS
First Hawaiian FHAW
First Horizon (formerly First Tennessee Merchant Services)
Global Payments - Central (formerly MAPP) MAPP
Global Payments - East (formerly National Data Corporation) NDC
Heartland Payment Systems HPTS
Lynk Systems, Inc. LYNK
NOVA (aka Nova Information Systems) NOVA
NPC (aka National Processing Company) NPC
Paymentech (formerly Gensar, Transnet) GSAR
Royal Bank of Canada RBOC
Vital (aka VisaNet) VISA




Only setup this screen if you are using PC Charge to verify your credit cards on your computer.  Enter the values on this screen that corresponds to your setting in the PC charge program. 


n        Select User1 as the user name unless otherwise told by AKNAF Support Staff

n        Right click on the Path Where PC Charge Running field.  Use the windows search screen to search for PC Charge.  By default, PC Charge Payment Server would be installed in the C:\program files\active-charge folder on your computer

n        Credit Card Processor ID is a list of approved credit card processors that can interface with ADVANTAGE Point of Sale Software.  You must have a merchant account number setup with one of these processors in order to process credit cards with ADVANTAGE Point of Sale Software.   You can get a merchant account number with approval from one of our approved processors by contacting a system consultant at AKNAF Software.

n        Time out in seconds is the time ADVANTAGE Point of Sale Software will wait until a credit card is processed from Point of Sale.  We recommend the timeout set at 90 seconds.

n        Make sure you select the SAVE button to save your changes or select the UNDO button to reverse changes.

Please note that you must start PC Charge Payment Server software independent of ADVANTAGE Point of Sale Software.  It may be a good idea to put PC Charge Payment Server software in your startup of your computer.


Retail ADVANTAGE Point of Sale Software Online Manual Section 6.6

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