Einstein Noah Implements NCR Technology

NCR entered into a new agreement with Einstein Noah Restaurant Group to implement its Aloha Enterprise solution and Radiant hardware within each of the company-owned Einstein Bagels and Noah’s New York Bagels restaurants. The restaurants can now improve their front-of-house operations and deliver superior service to customers. NCR’s Aloha solution was chosen to drive faster service, improve order fulfillment and reduce operating costs, enabling the company to take advantage of its integrated functionality, including point-of-sale (POS) software, back office monitoring, systems management tools and kitchen production capabilities.

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TGate Launches Plug-In For PayLINK

TGate Payments launched its “RMSLINK” plug-in for its “PayLINK” PCI PA-DSS certified payment thin client solution. Designed to act as a bridge between “PayLINK” and Microsoft’s Dynamic Retail Management System (RMS), RMSLINK is a built-in RMS plug-in module that integrates instantly and then operates seamlessly in background. Once activated, the processing parameters are bridged and users can immediately begin using all of PayLINK’s value-added capabilities in addition to RMS’ standard feature set. This includes multiple processor support increases flexibility while lowering costs; instant installation and seamless configuration with RMS POS; ans extensive customer-facing peripheral, all with no change to merchant’s POS experience.

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Grant Victor Companies Recognized in MWCN’s 2011 Utah 100

Mountain West Capital Network (MWCN) recognized three Grant Victor companies, eGlobal, ATMequipment.com and OptConnect, during its 17th Annual Utah 100 Awards Program Oct. 6. eGlobal and ATMequipment.com were ranked among the 100 fastest growing companies in Utah. OptConnect was recognized as one of 15 Emerging Elite Companies. Rankings are determined by the percentage of revenue increase from 2006 through 2010. The Emerging Elite are selected among companies with less than five, but more than two years of operation and show significant promise for future success.

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Discover to Present at Sandler O’Neill Conference

The executive vice president and chief financial officer of Discover, will present at the Sandler O’Neill East Coast Financial Services Conference in Aventura, Florida, on Nov. 10. Presentation slides and a link to the live audio webcast will be posted on the day of the conference to Discover’s corporate website at www.investorrelations.discoverfinancial.com.

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MobiUs Launches New M-Web App

appMobi launched its “MobiUs” mobile Web App Browser. Developed to run apps written in HTML5, “MobiUs” mobile browser powers Web apps and even websites with the exact same capabilities as native apps from the app stores. MobiUs works either as a standalone mobile browser, or it can power Web apps and websites with full native app functionality from a person’s favorite mobile browser, such as the Safari browser for iPhone. This provides mobile-optimized Web app caching for instant access to Web apps even when the device isn’t connected; its “DirectCanvas” offers supercharged game speed and performance; Web-based Push notifications for user engagement; Built-in eCommerce capability through appMobi’s 1Touch digital wallet technology; and tabbed browsing.

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Payment Alliance International a Fast 50 Company

Payment Alliance International electronic payment processing solutions and the Electronic Transactions Association’s (ETA) 2011 “ISO of the Year,” has been named a Fast 50 Company by Business First of Louisville for the third consecutive year. Fast 50 award recipients represent companies from the fastest-growing businesses in the 13-county greater Louisville area. Businesses must be independent, for profit, privately held, and have realized at least $1 million in annual revenue for each of the last three years. PAI has been recognized on the Fast 50 list in each of its three years of eligibility and was ranked 20th on this year’s esteemed list. Payment Alliance International payment processing solutions provides ATM processing and maintenance services, ATM equipment sales and support, and ATM branding programs.

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sQuid Gives Students New Smart Card

West Cheshire College is providing students an all-in-one contactless sQuid card for a cashless transaction card, an ID card, a shop and leisure discount card and a pay as you go travel card. The new sQuid card has been developed in partnership with sQuid, the eMoney payments network, along with Cheshire West and Chester and Ellesmere Port’s Development Board. Developed by Cheshire West and Chester Council, the Charisma scheme will enable students to receive discounts from businesses across West Cheshire including Chester, Northwich and Neston who have signed up to offer discounts.

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SELECTCORE BUYS INTO PAYMENT PROCESSING

SelectCore telecom and financial services provider and transaction processor for the under-banked consumer market executed a binding Letter of Intent to acquire the assets of an arms-length Canadian payment processor. The assets to be acquired will consist of all merchant contracts, all processing agreements, all hardware and software, all accounts receivables, goodwill and all other assets used in the business of the vendor (the “Assets”).

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WESTERN UNION LAUNCHES E-WALLET

Western Union is set to launch electronic wallet for clients of Western Union Business Solutions. The technology supported by hyperWALLET’s global payment platform will allow clients using Business Solutions’ Online FX platform to add and hold funds on balance for future use and enable them to make simple email payments to international recipients. The technology will help businesses create a closed loop ecosystem enabling the reliable transfer of funds between senders and receivers.

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POS & LOYALTY PROGRAMS HELP RETAIL IT SPENDING

The Retail sector is posing a great opportunity for IT marketers at its transition stage from unorganized to organized format. India spends maximum on business specific application followed by front end customer interaction and back end support function. There has been a rapid expansion of organized retail formats and the concept of shopping is moving in and around hypermarkets, supermarkets, and specialty stores. India is witnessing a changing lifestyle, increased incomes, the demographic variability and vibrant democracy which have helped retail sector to grow and to take the shape of modern retail. The modern retail market is estimated $200 billion in the year 2014-15 which is over 30% of total retail.

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