Lightspeed POS Adds DataCandy Loyalty Platform to its Restaurant Technology Suite

Montreal, Quebec (February 27, 2017) Lightspeed, a leading cloud-based iPad Point of Sale (POS) system, has partnered with DataCandy to create a fully-integrated loyalty solution for its Lightspeed Restaurant POS system.  Through this partnership, Lightspeed has created a direct interface to the DataCandy customer loyalty platform enabling single and multi-location restaurants to seamlessly integrate their Lightspeed Restaurant POS system to DataCandy.

Each day, thousands of restaurants throughout North America rely on Lightspeed Restaurant POS. As a leading provider of loyalty and gift card programs for restaurants of all sizes, DataCandy continuously evaluates opportunities to integrate its loyalty technology with best-in-class POS systems, such as Lightspeed.  By forging a technology partnership, DataCandy and Lightspeed can provide restaurants a simple, turnkey integrated POS, which includes robust customer engagement features based on DataCandy’s loyalty program.

Due to affordability and quicker implementation timeframes, more restaurants are turning to automated loyalty programs that integrate seamlessly with an existing POS system.  With both systems working together, restaurants can gather insightful customer data, such as visit frequency, to better understand dining behaviors. The streamlined insights empower restaurants to develop more relevant offers and meaningful relationships with highly valuable customers.

“The partnership with Lightspeed, which is one of the most powerful and widely adopted POS platforms available today, allows us to offer restaurant owners a simple, yet powerful loyalty solution similar to what larger chains utilize at a very affordable price and with the same look and feel,” says Lorne Schwartz, CEO of DataCandy.  “Lightspeed enables us to put a professional loyalty program in the hands of more small and medium-sized restaurants. Within the Lightspeed Restaurant POS, DataCandy loyalty will be available on a cloud-based iPad POS for the first time, which is an exciting offering to pass to customers.”

“Datacandy has one of the more powerful, yet simple to use loyalty programs available on the market,” says JP Chauvet, Lightspeed’s President. “The resulting integration gives our clients a consistent experience, which means launching their own loyalty program will be high impact and easy to use.”

About Lightspeed POS
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Lightspeed is the most powerful cloud-based commerce solution for independent businesses, in-store and online. More than 40,000 retailers and restaurateurs processing over $15 billion in transactions annually use Lightspeed to grow and manage their business. Founded in 2005 with offices in Canada, USA, and Europe, Lightspeed is backed by Accel Partners, iNovia Capital, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Investissement Québec (IQ).  Find us and our customer love by visiting  www.lightspeedhq.com, Facebook.com/LightspeedHQ, Twitter: @LightspeedHQ, and Instagram: @LightspeedHQ.

About DataCandy
DataCandy is a North American leader in loyalty and gift card software solutions for the retail and hospitality sectors. The company’s platform is utilized in nearly 7,500 locations across Canada and the United States, including the Familiprix retail pharmacy chain, St. Hubert restaurants and the 40 brands that encompass the MTY Food Group. DataCandy is simple to interface, scalable for growth, secure for financial transactions and provides multichannel capabilities. To learn how unwrapping customer insights can drive customer relationships, email getinfo@datacandy.com, call 514-903-DATA or visit www.datacandy.com.