Friday, January 20, 2012

Warning - Spam Email Appearing to Come From Sage Payments

We have received reports about a spam email appearing to come from Sage Payments. The email reads:

Subject: Annual Agreement Update - Sage Payments
Dear Sage Payments customer, you need to renew your annual agreement with Sage. Failure to do so will result with your account status set to -INACTIVE-, only test transactions will be possible. Download your personal login page from this email and continue.
Sage VT Team 2012
It includes a link to click on.  DO NOT CLICK ON THIS LINK and delete the email right away.  This email is what is known as a "phishing scam" and is targed to customers in order to get them to release confidential information.  If you have already followed the instructions in the email, contact Sage Payments immediately at 800-261.0240.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Starship Link with MAS 90 / MAS 200 4.50 and above

With MAS 90 / MAS 200 version 4.50, Sage discontinued the traditional Starship Link in which the user initiates the transaction from within Shipping Data Entry.  The V-Technologies' Business Objects Interface link, in which the user initiates the shipment first within Starship, was still available.

V-Technologies recently released their version of the Starship Link (in partnership with a national Master Developer).  It will contain all the features of the previous link from Sage plus some new functionality:
  • Line item integration - helpful for international and LTL shipments
  • Field mapping optimization - useful for mapping in user-defined fields and other custom mapping scenarios
  • Scale integration within shipping data entry
This new link will be available free of charge to Starship customers on a current maintenance plan with V-Technologies.  This software is available on an as-requested basis for customers on MAS 90 / MAS 200 version 4.50.

Watch for a future post once we have a chance to work with the new link.  Contact us if you have any questions or if you are interested in integrating your shipping software with your ERP system.