USA Technologies Inc. announced the launch of USALive®1.6-an update to its current USALive online reporting system. USALive is designed to provide vending operators with real-time business metrics, transaction and sales reports, machine health monitoring, payment reconciliation and the ability to handle settlement of routes for accurate accounting of the business.
USALive 1.6 enhances existing functionality by:
- Enabling increased flexibility for sorting information
- Offering a reports archive that enables users to save and search previously generated reports
- Providing the ability to run a report and retrieve it later
- Offering additional format compatibilities for file sharing and exporting
USALive is an integral component of USA Technologies' ePort Connect Service, a unique, one-stop suite of services for unattended, small-ticket cashless transactions, which includes card processing, merchant account services, wireless connectivity, DEX data transfer, online sales reporting, settlement services, level 1 PCI-compliant data security, over-the-air updates, and machine health alerts.
This latest announcement comes on the heels of other recent improvements to the service. In September 2010, the company announced that it had expanded the feature set and functionality of its ePort Connect Service to include faster transaction times for consumers at the point of sale; more efficient transfer of customers' operational, or DEX (Data Exchange) data, over the ePort Connect network; improved efficiency and versatility of the USALive online reporting function through increased speed and the ability for customers to create and automate custom reports from their own locations; increased server capacity to enable continued expansion; and an online ordering and contracts system for faster and more convenient processing of orders and contracts. The company believes that these improvements set the stage for accelerated growth in connections to its service, as well as transaction volume and recurring service fees.
The company reported that it had added approximately 21,000 connections during the Dec. 31, 2010 quarter for a total of approximately 109,000 connections as of Dec. 31, 2010. These connections are expected to further drive recurring revenues from licensing and transaction fee growth. As of Dec. 31, 2010 the company billed service fees for approximately 90,000 of its connections. License and transaction fee revenue for the Dec. 31, 2010 quarter was $3,755,690, compared to $2,073,786 for the corresponding quarter a year ago. Gross profit from license and transaction fee revenue for the Dec. 31, 2010 quarter was $1,070,878 up from $393,221 for the corresponding quarter a year ago. This performance is expected to improve as terminals which were shipped in the Dec. 31, 2010 quarter begin or continue to generate license and transaction revenue. The company counts its ePort connections upon shipment of an active terminal to a customer under contract, at which time activation on its network is performed by the company, and the terminal is capable of conducting business via the company's network and related services. As a result of the record growth in connections for the Dec. 31, 2010 quarter, the company expects further acceleration in revenue from license and transaction fees.
"As our list of customers continues to grow, it becomes increasingly more important to continue to make product and service improvements that anticipate the changing needs of a divergent user base," said Stephen P. Herbert, president and chief operating officer in a prepared statement. "We continually strive to improve our customer experience. These latest enhancements to our USALive online reporting system will provide our customers with even greater flexibility and ease-of-use, help them to run a more efficient and effective business and help ensure that they are getting the best cashless performance possible in their markets. Providing improved services for our customers is translating into revenue growth for USA Technologies."
USA Technologies recently announced that it had increased the number of devices connected to its network by 73 percent to approximately 109,000, compared to the corresponding quarter a year ago. The company increased the number of cashless transactions processed by 94 percent during the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2010 to 15.9 million compared to the corresponding quarter a year ago, it had increased the number of customers on the company's network to over 1,400, and that it had achieved positive EBITDA for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2010.
For more information on USALive and full suite of ePort Connect Services, visit: www.usatech.com/eport/eport_connect.php.