IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 6, 2013) -  Sage North America today announced new mobile capabilities for the Sage Business Prepaid Visa Card, which allows businesses to instantly allocate funds to employees while managing employee spending based on company policies. Using the Sage Business Prepaid Visa Card mobile application ("app"), businesses can place daily spending limits on cards and restrict card usage by merchant category. Administrators can also use the mobile app to set funding rules for each card as well as set zero balances and block cards. A real-time mobile dashboard provides functionality to view all card spending, replenish card funds and turn cards on or off. Additionally, cardholders can use the mobile app to view real-time card balances and previous transactions.

Sage Business Prepaid Visa Card customers are already seeing tangible results from the mobile capabilities. Janet Crow, controller for Covenant Life Church, Inc., Covenant Life School, Inc. and the OneU campus ministry in Gaithersburg, Md., finds the simplicity of the Sage Business Prepaid Visa Card mobile app most striking when using the product for all three of her organizations. 

"It's so easy to log on and move money around, no matter where I am or how I'm accessing the system," said Crow. "We can track card usage, activate and terminate cards and block international use in order to reduce the risk of fraud. There are no limitations when using the mobile features of the Sage prepaid Visa."

The Sage Business Prepaid Visa Card allows employers to control where money is spent and increases organizational efficiency through reduced paperwork, simplified administration and robust reporting tools. The card can be used everywhere Visa cards are accepted worldwide and enables businesses to send money to employees in real time through an administrative website or mobile app.

"Businesses need to be able to view and manage their expenses regardless of their physical location," said Greg Hammermaster, president of Sage Payment Solutions, the payments division for Sage North America. "With that in mind, the Sage Business Prepaid Visa Card now includes mobile feature enhancements that allow employee cardholders to request funds and employers to appropriate funds while on the go. By integrating mobility with traditional plastic Visa cards, cardholders have visibility to their card balance and spending activity, and businesses have the visibility and controls required to more broadly distribute business cards to their employees and contractors for purchases."

No credit checks on the company or owners are ever performed during the Sage Business Prepaid Visa Card enrollment process. Businesses can easily sign up for the prepaid card and then view and manage their entire prepaid card program online and through the new mobile app. In addition, the Sage Business Prepaid Visa Card is interest-free and there are no overdraft fees. Businesses using the Sage Business Prepaid Visa Card can benefit from reduced administrative costs associated with employee reimbursements and cash advancements.

Sage Business Prepaid Visa Card customers have 24/7 access to their detailed transaction reports and monthly statements. For more information about Sage Business Prepaid Visa Card, visit or call 800-652-2370.

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