NEXTEP SYSTEMS announced general availability of its “Foundation5” foodservice technology platform. NEXTEP developed a reputation for self order kiosks, online ordering, digital signage, and mobile applications. With its “Foundation5” solution, the Company offers a scalable and secure platform, having been approved by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) for deployment. Multiple payment options are supported, including cash, credit, gift cards, and soon mobile payment options. NEXTEP’s product suite can be managed from anywhere, using NEXTEP’s cloud-based command center, providing a single touch point for managing menu items, promotions, inventory, employees, and reporting.
ACLEDA Bank Plc has launched the “BankAnywhere” mobile financial service powered by M-Com International mobile banking solutions. This allows ACLEDA customers to make person-to-person payments, pre-paid top up, utility bill payments and manage their finances in both Khmer and English scripts. These services are now available through text messaging, mobile browser and downloadable application interfaces and support multiple currencies and language scripts as required by ACLEDA’s customers. The “BankAnywhere” solution has been built leveraging the Microsoft.NET Framework 3.5 using Visual Studio 2008.
ME-based Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and RewardsNOW has rolled out “Pik n’ Clik” and “Full Spectrum Rewards” programs. With “Pik n’ Clik,” when customers open a new debit card and checking account at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, they are set up with a reward account and credited with an initial number of points. Customers can redeem those points immediately for a gift, or save them for later use. “The Full Spectrum Rewards” program lets customers accumulate additional points through the business they transact with the Bank on an ongoing basis. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is an $840 million community bank. RewardsNOW is a premier provider of marketing services and loyalty programs for the financial industry.