Heartland Payment Systems' payroll business got a shot in the arm when the company purchased Ovation Payroll at the end of December, and the payment processor's mobile commerce business stands to also get much bigger because of the acquisition.

Many processors are looking to get a better grasp of mobile technology, and Princeton, N.J.-based Heartland is no different, says Gil Luria, analyst with Los Angeles-based Wedbush Securities.

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