In Other News: BEVRAGE (rebates); VIRTUAL PIGGY (P2P); VANTIV (PaymentsEdge); EXPENSEANYWHERE (app).
BEVRAGE – bevRAGE announced the formal unveiling of its mobile application that delivers instant cash back rebates to consumers purchasing beer, wine and liquor. The new app, which is live today in Apple’s App Store and Google Play, is designed to provide savings to consumers immediately after they make alcohol purchases in bars, restaurants and retail stores. Current bevRAGE offers include deals on brands like Stoli Vodka, Jam Jar Wine, Excelsior Wine, Myx Moscato, White Girl Rosé, and many more. There also are offers on vodka, whiskey, and tequila cocktails, as well as bottle and draft beers.
VIRTUAL PIGGY – Virtual Piggy has transitioned the technology base of the company from a payment card system to a Real Time Peer to Peer (P2P) mobile system to focus on where its target audience lives and communicates. The P2P system is now in its second generation and has been adapted to accommodate management’s new implementation of its Real Time Regulatory Oversight system (ReTRO). ReTRO is designed to overcome the gaps in transaction processing for the under 17 market and opens opportunity for users, vendors and network providers to be fully compliant in dealing with this market sector that influences nearly $260 billion in annual spending in the US alone
VANTIV – Vantiv announced the formation of a new channel-focused business advisory service – PaymentsEdge – that will assist partners in every channel, from financial institutions to independent software vendors. The new group is part of Vantiv’s Xcelerator Solutions, which are designed to optimize partner portfolio revenue growth and attract new customers.
EXPENSEANYWHERE – ExpenseAnywhere, a global leader of robust and easy-to-use online travel and expense management automation solution announces the release of its ExpenseAnywhere- Mobile App 4.0 for IOS and Android. With ExpenseAnywhere App 4.0, end-users are empowered to use the Mobile App instead of the Web Application without loss of functionality. In fact, Mobile App users can enter and submit expenses in offline (airplane mode) or in Wi-Fi mode. ExpenseAnywhere Mobile App 4.0 exploits the responsive design of its Web Application 11.0, to provide complete end-to-end travel and expense management functionality, including online travel booking with automatic creation, submission and approval of travel authorization, automatic matching of travel itinerary data with the corporate card charges and expense receipts to create expense reports ready for submission; approval of expense reports, and payment for expenses.