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1000 Views Milestone for Paragon's EMV Online Training Class

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HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C., June 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paragon Application Systems has reached a milestone of over 1000 views of their free EMV Online Training Class, EMV in 16 Minutes, which provides an executive-level overview of EMV. Topics covered in the online class include:

  • Comparison of a magnetic stripe transaction with an EMV transaction
  • Reasons to migrate to EMV
  • EMV business drivers
  • Challenges and resource requirements of an EMV migration project

Recognizing the need for EMV education as the US starts to migrate from magnetic stripe cards to EMV chip cards, Paragon has developed a series of free EMV online training classes presented by Deborah Spidle, Director of EMV Solutions. Currently there are 11 EMV online training classes which provide basic information for issuers, acquirers, EMV project teams, technical staff and executives.

"I stumbled across your EMV tutorials on the Paragon Application Systems site and found them to be absolutely excellent," said Ted Crooks, Principal at Crooks Analytics. "They do a wonderful job of explaining clearly without skirting essential details. Congratulations on a fine job of helping our industry become better informed and thoroughly understanding your topic. I found your piece on Durbin and EMV conversion to be especially astute and impressively up to date."

"We are thrilled that so many people have taken advantage of our free online EMV training", says Deborah Spidle, Director of EMV Solutions. "These classes provide an excellent introduction to EMV. Each one contains valuable content, but is short enough to be consumed over the lunch hour."

Paragon also provides customized, onsite training and consulting to customers desiring a more in-depth understanding of EMV and how it will impact their entire organization. Paragon is the only US-based company to have received accreditation from MasterCard to provide EMV training and guidance.

About Paragon Application Systems

Paragon Application Systems is celebrating its 20th year of providing ePayment simulation, configuration and testing software solutions to the financial industry. More than 600 financial institutions in over 90 countries use Paragon tools to improve quality and reduce time-to-market. Paragon has helped customers around the globe with their EMV implementations. We start with training to help customers understand what EMV is and all of the acronyms associated with it. Then we work to develop the right plan for EMV implementation including providing the right set of test tools to validate EMV migration. Visit Paragon Application Systems at www.paragonedge.com, follow our blog at www.emv411.com, follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter @ParagonEdge, Facebook, or email info@paragonedge.com.

CONTACT: Martha Engeman, mengeman@paragonedge.com, 919-567-9890

Source: Paragon Application Systems