Among the first clients to benefit from the new partnership is Chilango, one of London’s leading restaurant chains. Orders placed via the restaurant’s new mobile app or web ordering page, powered by Preoday, will be sent directly to the Centegra provided EPOS. This will mean it can manage remote orders and keep all financial data in one place without the need to reconcile online payments with in-store transactions.
In combination, clients of Centegra and Preoday will benefit from a unique combination of payment, marketing and management technologies, giving them complete, personalised control over their front of house and back office environments.
Nick Hucker, CEO of Preoday, comments: “In Centegra we see a technology company with ambitions that match our own. Together we can offer clients, from single site businesses to international enterprises, a breadth of experience as trusted suppliers to their markets and a promise to take their ordering and payment capabilities to a higher level. We are companies with a drive for growth and we hope to deliver that same drive and support to our combined client roster.”
Tom Bell, Managing Director of Centegra, adds: “Preoday provides a service that is swiftly becoming essential for foodservice operators and caterers, we are excited to work with them to guarantee clients have access to a first-class ordering technology that works seamlessly with our own EPoS solutions. Our goal has always been to help clients maximise profits, eliminate waste and gain customer insight. With Preoday we can offer this as well as greater operating efficiencies, loyalty and order volumes.”
The flexible APIs of both Centegra and Preoday further allow for additional loyalty and delivery integrations as required.
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