OMEGA Processing’s Caroline Ok Receives CPP Certification

September 1, 2016

ETA’s Certified Payments Professional Program lands Ok in Top 2 percent

[FORT THOMAS, Kentucky — September 1, 2016] OMEGA Processing Solutions is pleased to announce that seven-year OMEGA veteran, Caroline Ok, Merchant Underwriting and Risk, has earned the designation of ETA Certified Payments Professional (CPP), the professional certification program administered by the Electronics Transactions Association. By successfully meeting the ETA’s rigorous certification examination requirements, she has joined an exclusive community of electronic transactions professionals who have earned this distinguished certification.

The ETA CPP program sets the standard for professional performance in the payments industry and is a symbol of excellence. It signifies that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in today’s complex electronic payments environment.

The ETA CPP certification program was launched in 2011 as a means to recognize the unique skills and knowledge required of electronic transactions professionals. The program recognizes that today’s merchant service providers must have a broad knowledge of the industry and must demonstrate mastery not only of sales, but also pricing and interchange, business process, operations and workflow, products and solutions, as well as risk, regulatory, compliance and security matters. In addition to meeting the program’s education and experience requirements, those awarded the ETA CPP designation must complete a minimum of 36 hours of industry-related professional education every three years.

With less than 2 percent of professionals in the payments industry receiving this designation, the commitment shown by OMEGA and its employees to the ETA CPP certification signifies the company’s dedication to industry excellence and increased customer satisfaction. OMEGA Processing Solutions prides itself in having another one its associates secure this honor.

“Earning the ETA CPP is a significant investment in one’s career and future. It takes time, effort and dedication,” says Daena Sprafka, OMEGA’s Director of Merchant Operations. “This symbol of excellence signifies that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in today’s electronic transactions environment.”

About OMEGA Processing Solutions

Founded in 2003, OMEGA Processing Solutions offers electronic payments processing, B2B and e-commerce solutions, mobile payments, point-of-sale system integration, short-term capital funding and gift card programs to thousands of businesses across the United States. OMEGA has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the BBB Center for Marketplace Ethics. OMEGA Processing Solutions has made four recent appearances on the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. For more information, please visit or call 866.888.9724.

About the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA)

ETA is an international trade association representing more than 500 companies that offer electronic transaction processing products and services. ETA’s mission is to advance the payments industry profession by providing leadership through education, advocacy and the exchange of information.

And…. We’re Off to Transact16

April 19, 2016

OMEGA Processing Solutions is headed to Transact16, the only payments industry show where all the players come together to meet, partner and drive innovation. Presented by the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), Transact16 boasts 4,000+ attendees, 200+ exhibitors and over 55,000 feet of exhibitor space.

OMEGA attendees will participate in the following six educational track sessions:

  • Security technologies
  • Mobile payments
  • Going global
  • Investments and funding
  • Integrated payments
  • Politics and Policy

In addition, daily keynote sessions will feature discussions from industry-leading companies, including VeriFone, Discover and First Data.

And then, there’s the exhibit floor, where the industry’s latest, cutting-edge technology can be experienced. In fact 70% of Transact16 attendees ranked the exhibit floor as the most valuable aspect of the show.

OMEGA Processing Solutions will be reporting “live” from the show all week, sharing our insights. We’re looking forward to a valuable week, and — most importantly — coming home and putting our new knowledge to work.

Day 1

Selling Safe!

May 7, 2015

Electronic Transactions Association recently launched, a one-stop information resource for merchants about today’s payments landscape. Designed for merchants, the site will help you evolve your point-of-sale experience, advance your brand, engage your customers and SELL SAFE.

Check it out for the latest information on identifying and utilizing the latest in payments technology that helps protect both merchants and consumers.

Sell SAfe

EMV 101 for Small Merchants

April 24, 2015

Big changes are coming to the 1.2 billion payment cards in today’s wallets. Today’s mag stripe cards (which is the same technology used in cassette tapes) are being replaced by EMV-enabled cards containing micro chips. With the October 2015 EMV deadline just a few months away, the Electronic Transactions Association has produced an EMV 101 video for small business owners. Take a few minutes to learn about the upcoming changes!

ETA EMV 101 graphic

ETA Payments Security Day

April 21, 2015

Interested in learning about all the efforts underway that serve to enhance and expand on ensuring payments security. Will you be in the D.C. area on April 23? The Electronic Transactions Association The and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) will be hosting a Payments Security Day on April 23 in Washington, DC, at the Venable Law Offices. Payments Security Day is part of ETA’s on-going series of events in Washington focusing on the implications of public policy to the payments industry.…/payments-security-day/

Consumer Confidence Up. Electronic Payments Drives Consumer Spending.

April 8, 2015

Comeback consumer spending image

The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) and Strawhecker Group (TSG) recently unveiled their latest economic indicators infographic. The news is very positive — Consumer confidence, unemployment and GDP all experienced positive performance in 2014 and Q12015.

The research also points out the importance of the payments industry to the U.S. and global economy. Consider these facts:

  • Consumer spending represents 70% of GDP.
  • 70% of consumer spending is done electronically.

Click here to see the infographic.


April 1, 2015

How do you follow up a day like yesterday’s at TRANSACT15? With a schedule like this….

Opening keynote sessions with Ryan McInerney, President, Visa, Jingming Li, President & Chief Architect, Ant Financial Americas and Frank Bisignano, Chair and CEO of First Data.

18 educational sessions on six different tracks

Two sessions of exciting new product demonstrations

Plus networking sessions and the exhibitor hall.

We’re thankful for this opportunity to connect thousands of payments professionals so that we can deliver the best possible experience for OMEGA Processing Solutions merchants.