In preparation for the impending Payment Card Industry Data Security Compliance program updates, c-Systems Software, Inc., has completed the necessary software changes.

X-Charge will soon release its versions 7.1 and Open Integration to meet compliance codes — effective July 1, 2010 — that prohibit the use of third-party applications from processing payments or storing cardholder information. We at c-Systems have already updated our software to allow customers to swipe debit and credit cards under the updated code requirements.

Visa began implementing these mandates in January of 2008 to prevent card information theft. The PCI also mandates that certain software might need to be validated by an assessor.