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CARDFREE and XPIENT Solutions Partner for Omni-Channel Services for Restaurants

July 16, 2014



SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CARDFREE, the leading mobile commerce provider to large merchants, today announced its partnership with XPIENT Solutions, a leading point of sale and technology provider used by 17 of the top 50 QSR brands. Together, the companies will offer truly omni-channel, end-to-end services for restaurants from CRM and loyalty to order-ahead, payments, stored value, and back office solutions. The companies are partnering to expand their joint customer base and footprint into international markets.

CARDFREE’s award-winning mobile commerce platform provides full customer lifecycle capabilities, including smart offers, gifting, order-ahead, stored value, payments, and loyalty. XPIENT provides the most advanced restaurant commerce technology, including the groundbreaking cloud-based XPIENT Commerce platform, the IRIS Enterprise Point of Sale and Production system, complemented by a series of local transaction management solutions in the industry while being hardware and software agnostic. The companies currently share common customers and see even more potential ahead with this partnership.

“Traditionally, integration to restaurant commerce technology, especially, point of sale systems are quite a hurdle in mobile commerce deployments,” commented Jon Squire, founder and chief executive officer of CARDFREE, “with XPIENT and their cloud-based Commerce Engine which provides immediate and seamless access to the POS, this is as easy as it can get, allowing us to quickly deploy our full suite of services. We are continually being asked for guidance on POS providers that can help lessen friction and aid expansion for global companies; XPIENT provides this without the need to replace costly hardware or complex and expensive software deployments. Adding this to our arsenal will remove hurdles for our partners and meet mPOS needs in the future. The point of sale should facilitate an ongoing dialogue with the consumer and this integration will allow for that real time communication.”

“The restaurant industry is clearly responding to customers’ expectations for technology enabling omni-channel interaction with restaurants, leveraging everything available to them. To be competitive, restaurants need to have a seamless solution that uses the same business logic in mobile, online, or in store, and that’s exactly what this partnership is about,” said Christopher Sebes, chief executive officer of XPIENT. “Our Company powers some of the most recognized quick service and fast casual restaurants in the industry and we’ve never seen such a rapid shift and demand for new consumer-oriented services. We’re excited to partner with CARDFREE to provide leading omni-channel solutions.”

About CARDFREE

From the team that deployed the two largest mobile commerce initiatives in the U.S., CARDFREE offers merchants a one-stop solution to mobilize and enhance the customer experience for maximum ROI. Sharing a track record of bringing innovative solutions to market, our team has a unique 360-degree perspective coming from large merchants, mobile, financial services and payments.

CARDFREE offers complete, integrated solutions for merchants from mobile and online through POS. Our award-winning platform provides end-to end capabilities to engage customers via merchant-branded interfaces such as mGifts, messaging, offers, loyalty, payments, order ahead and social media integration. CARDFREE is headquartered in San Francisco and has been recognized as a "Fierce 15" company by Fierce Wireless. Customers include Taco Bell, Sonic Drive-In and Checkers/Rally's.

For more information, visit www.cardfree.com or contact press@cardfree.com.

About XPIENT Solutions, LLC

XPIENT Solutions is an organization of highly qualified restaurant and software development specialists devoted to business process improvement and professional support services for the foodservice industry. XPIENT offers a full complement of integrated technologies including Point-of-Sale, Back Office and Enterprise Management. From applications that help efficiently take orders and improve kitchen throughput, to labor management, production prep, inventory control, customer loyalty, speed of service, surveillance enhancement and data management tools, XPIENT’s solution suite allows the restaurant operator to better and more easily manage every aspect of their restaurant operations.




Media Contact:

For CARDFREE

Catherine Abad, 415-402-5264

cabad@cardfree.com

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