MONTREAL, March 1, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Payment at the table in restaurants has never been so quick and efficient thanks to the new line of payment solutions that Desjardins Group (www.desjardins.com) will be releasing at the end of April 2012 with management and point-of-sale software publisher Posera (Maitre'D).
Since 2010, Desjardins has set itself apart with its Flex line of payment solutions, which allows restaurants and retailers to combine their electronic cash registers with their payment terminals. The line's range of terminals for at-the-counter and wireless payment, at the table or on deliveries, benefits both merchants and their customers.
Once again, Desjardins has broken new ground and demonstrated its capacity for developing products to meet its clients' needs. "At a time when merchants must offer consumers multiple quick and secure payment options, Desjardins sets itself apart with affordable solutions that are easy to integrate into points of sale," said Patrice Dagenais, Vice-President, Payment Services and Business Partnerships at Desjardins Card Services.
On the strength of its experience in the restaurant industry, Posera has teamed up with Desjardins to offer restaurateurs a complete solution that integrates all methods of electronic payment into its Maitre'D management software. "By working with Desjardins, Posera is innovating and reinforcing its position as a leader in technology for the restaurant industry. This new solution will cover multiple needs within one establishment and accept payments at the counter and at the table," added Michel Côté, President of Posera.
La Cage aux Sports will be the first restaurant to use wireless terminals with Desjardins's Flex solution and the Maitre'D software. "The La Cage aux Sports chain of restaurants has always used cutting-edge technologies. We are constantly looking to innovate to offer our customers the best experience possible. It is therefore natural for us to implement this new payment solution in our restaurants," stated Jean Bédard, President of La Cage aux Sports Restaurants.
With the Flex payment solution, no personal information from credit or debit cards is transferred to the restaurant's system. This distinct advantage considerably reduces restaurateurs' costs and efforts in gaining PCI-DSS Standard accreditation.
About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group www.desjardins.com is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada with assets of $190 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in Quebec and Ontario, and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a full range of financial products and services to its 5.8 million members and clients. Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and Life and Health Insurance, in Property and Casualty Insurance, in Personal Services, in Business and Institutional Services. As one of the largest employers in the country and among Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012TM, Desjardins is supported by the skills of its 44 645 employees and the commitment of nearly 5,400 elected officers. A new education and cooperation program is now available to Desjardins members and the general public. For more information, visit www.desjardins.com/co-opme.
About Posera and Maitre'D
Posera Software provides the restaurant industry with the latest technologies that offer flexibility, simplicity and increased efficiency. Maitre'D software (www.maitredpos.com) encompasses seamlessly integrated solutions that provide managers with the tools that they need to streamline their operations and facilitate management. These solutions are designed to meet any concept's specific needs, with fully customizable POS, Back-Office, Corporate and ASP applications. Posera is a global solution provider that operates offices in Seattle, Montreal, Glasgow, Paris, and Singapore, and has a reseller network that covers North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia.
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