Merchant Advisory Services

PSC Merchant Advisory Services

PSC provides end-to-end consulting solutions for merchants wishing to outsource part, or all, of payments or security related efforts. PSC provides expert services that enable organizations to:

  • Improve security over payments
  • Reduce operational costs and improve profitability and efficiency
  • Adhere to industry best practices and reduce liability
  • Improve acceptance of payments in a rapidly changing industry
  • Reduce fraud and risk

Services Include

Compliance Planning, Remediation, Assessment and Audit Services

  • PCI and PA DSS (including CISP, SDP and AIS programs)
  • AICPA trust services, including SysTrust, WebTrust and WebTrust CA
  • SSAE16

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POI Implementation

PSC offers a program to aid in strategy, selection and implementation of emerging POI technologies, including EMV, NFC, Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE), tokenization and traditional PIN debit.

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Advisory and Maintenance

  • Customized impact analysis of industry changes
  • Yearly reviews of internal payments and security infrastructure against industry benchmarks

Risk and Fraud

  • Analysis of current status
  • Recommendations on changes
  • Best practices
  • Potential areas of combating fraud and risk


  • Financial models of current acceptance and pricing
  • What-if scenarios for:
    • Acceptance of additional payment types
    • Addition of emerging payments
    • Changing of processors
    • Changes in fraud/risk parameters


  • Securing of payment and customer information
  • Best practices in security architecture
  • Policy and procedures development


  • Analysis and recommendations on current systems vs. best practices and strategic alternatives
  • Integration of payment platforms or gateways
  • Integration of security products or infrastructure
  • Integration of risks products
  • Outsourcing alternatives


  • Payment acceptance and processor recommendations
  • International acceptance
  • Special card programs, including:
    • Affinity cards
    • Stored value
    • Closed-loop private label programs
    • Emerging payment types, including:
      • RFID
      • Micro-payments
      • Mobile payments
      • E-checks

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