Apriva and POS on Cloud announce strategic technology partnership

Apriva, provider of end-to-end wireless transactions, gateway services and secure information solutions, has announced a new strategic technology partnership with POS on Cloud, a provider of cloud-based point of sale (POS) software-as-a-service (SaaS) supporting the restaurant, retail, and service industry verticals.

With the partnership, POS on Cloud's point of sale solution and the Apriva Gateway will be integrated, enabling Independent Sales Organisations (ISOs) to provide restaurateurs and retailers complete solutions combining hardware, software and gateway services. In addition, POS on Cloud and Apriva will begin offering the combined solution to their respective ISO networks providing the channel with an easy-to-install solution supporting any type of payment which ties to all backend items, including inventory management, reporting, accounting and email marketing.

"Our relationship with Apriva allows us to deliver a robust, cloud-based solution that meets merchant needs for security, scalability, and the flexibility to accept the payment methods that make sense for their business," said Dr. Sunny Dronawat, CEO of POS on Cloud. "We look forward to working closely with Apriva to meet merchant and reseller needs, as well as to expanding the relationship beyond the restaurant and retail verticals in the future."

POS on Cloud is a cloud-based, premium POS solution that makes it easy and affordable for merchants to manage and grow their business without requiring significant capital or time investment. Operating in the cloud and independent of hardware, POS on Cloud reduces concerns regarding data storage or loss in the event of a malfunctioning system. In addition, POS on Cloud provides superior data security such as end to end encryption and tokenisation, ensuring customer credit and debit card information remains protected. Leveraging the Apriva Gateway, POS on Cloud provides merchants the ability to accept a variety of payment methods.

"Cloud technologies are pervasive and many restaurants and retailers already have or are considering a cloud POS solution because of the efficiency and business value they offer," said Stacey Finley Tappin, senior vice president for North America sales and marketing communications at Apriva. "Our relationship with POS on Cloud will enable us to provide our channel with a state-of-the-art, cloud-based POS solution that fully integrates with our Gateway. This gives them the ability to create new revenue streams for their business by introducing fully integrated hardware, software and gateway services."

Apriva's Integration Services Program allows Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), and mobile and embedded developers, to easily implement credit, debit, EBT, loyalty and closed-loop payment processing into their solutions. Once integrated applications and POS solutions can communicate with the Apriva Gateway over a wired or wireless network providing access to payment processing providers. Apriva maintains relationships with more than 35 payment processers in North America, along with all leading wireless carriers, and currently works with more than 1,000 merchant acquirers and ISOs across the United States and Canada.

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