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Len Summa

Len Summa joined Data Age Business Systems, Inc. in 2012 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Before becoming Data Age Business Systems’ CEO, Mr. Summa was Chief Operations Officer (COO) for four years. He has 26 years of experience in executive software solution sales and operational management for both early stage and well-established firms. Prior to his Data Age service, Mr. Summa was the General Manager of global sales and operations at Persystent Software, an industry-leading enterprise recovery software. Mr. Summa has also served as the Director of North American SMB sales and operations at Learn.com, the preeminent software firm in the learning management space. Mr. Summa has a vast business and entrepreneurial background and was the co-founder of Lou Ferrigno/Fitness Showrooms, a highly successful retail and wholesale chain located throughout the Northeastern United States.
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Leadership In Times Of Crisis

Over the years, the word “leadership” has frequently been used as more of a buzzword. Don't get me wrong, there are a wealth of real leaders out there, but this word always gets tested in times of crisis, and crisis tends to thin out the herd regarding this vital role.

What I Would Tell My Younger Self: With Len Summa

What would the older me say to the younger me now that the experience has settled in? This is a very good question that evokes great sentiment—joy and sadness all in the same breath for me.  

If You Don't Service Your Customers, Your Competition Will

In our 2019 blog “serving the under-served…the little things matter,” we talked about the reason behind the need for world-class customer service in any business. As we close out Q1of 2020, it has become painfully obvious to some why customer service is no longer an option…it is a necessity.

A Successful Holiday Season

For many of us, this is an exceptional time of year. A time that we all wait for, for a variety of reasons.

Social Media Do's and Dont's

For several years our company, and more specifically myself, have taken to social media as a primary outlet. In an attempt to consistently improve, our social media is used as a way to connect with our customers.

Customer Service: Serving the Under Served

 As we enter the mid-year mark of 2019, so many people ask me, “How do you win and how do you have such a loyal customer base?”  My response is fast, simple, and without hesitation…. Customer service.  My team and I are committed to serving the underserved in our industry.

Customer Service is Always a Safe Bet

Over the years, we have done all that we can to ensure success for not just our PawnMaster users, but non-PawnMaster members of the industry as well. About seven years ago, we reformatted our focus and really brought collaboration and education to the forefront. Since making this change, we built out informational sites and resources like this blog and PawnLink.org, as well as providing industry-wide information through our social media channels.  We’re known in the our industry as the first vendor to solve real problems with substance rather than promoting fluff. That’s why we recently entered into a  partnership with Podium, a collaboration which will bring another level of education and service to the industry as a whole, while addressing some real issues that affect businesses of any size. Working with new people, companies and technology is one part of what we do but we also stay very close to our own community within our industry.

Redefining Cloud Technology: PawnMaster Ignite

For over 30 years, PawnMaster has been known for our world class service in every aspect pertaining to supplying the collateral loan and buy/sell industry with state-of-the-art software. Whenever we roll out a new program, service, or support model, we do so with only one focus; Our customers. When we build cutting edge software, we don’t build to accentuate fluff. We build features into our products to put our customers in the best possible position for success, and to give them a true competitive advantage in their markets.

2018 - A Year in Review

2018 saw a lot of milestone events at Data Age, kicking off with our thirtieth anniversary. Being in business for thirty years is no easy feat, as we've seen where so many other business have come and gone, and others that continue to fail. Being able to service our ever-growing customer base while staying ahead of the pack as the industry leader is an accomplishment that we are very proud of. During 2018, our eCommerce and mobile services provided great reach and success for our clients. Our integrated eCommerce platform e4o generated over 10 million dollars in online sales for our clients, and our success fee-free model kept our clients profit margins high, as they should be. This robust product continues to gain rapid success, and new users are adopting it on a weekly basis. Our text messaging platform has lead the way in this industry for a number of years, but recent expansion has helped us define mobility in a much more efficient and safe way. With the addition of TxTPay, text messaging is a product line that's exploding with new ideas and increased revenue opportunities for our customers.

Posted on 18 Dec 2018

What You Need To Know About Data Ownership

We are consistently coming across shops changing their software vendor for a number of reasons, so we feel it's important to provide resources to those who are looking to make a switch. When you're entering into a SaaS agreement for the first time, you may have some questions or concerns. That's normal. According to CIO Review, "The best means of protecting yourself is to carefully read and understand the terms of the contracts with your data vendors. Often these provisions can be negotiatedfor example, you can require that your data to be anonymized when it's used by the vendor."

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