ROI Acquires Leading Credit Card Software Provider

ROI Corp. (Woodstock, Ga.) extended its presence in the back-end transaction processing realm of e-business by acquiring Christopher & Associates, makers of AS/400 Support for POS-port, "the most popular merchant credit card software on the AS/400," according to published reports.

"Christopher & Associates and ROI had been competing for the AS/400 credit card market, and were number one and number two in this market segment," says Charles Pecchio, president of ROI. "The acquisition makes ROI the dominant force in IBM AS/400 credit card software."

While Chistoper & Associates' existing staff and infrastructure remains intact, the acquisition opens Christopher & Associates' customers to ROI's resources as well.

--L. Greenemeier