Debit and credit card payment processing company Moneris has announced the addition of Lightspeed Restaurant to its suite of iPad point-of-sale solutions.
Moneris called this announcement part of an “evolving partnership” with Lightspeed.
Despite launching nationwide, the product marks Moneris’ first cloud-based iPad POS solution catered to restaurateurs in the province of Quebec. Toronto-based Moneris called this announcement part of an “evolving partnership” with Montreal-based Lightspeed, The partnership comes shortly after Lightspeed filed for a much anticipated IPO on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
“The restaurant industry in Quebec is among the strongest in Canada, based on what we have seen in annual transaction data and industry forecasts,” said Malcolm Fowler, chief product and partnership officer at Moneris. “We are proud to partner with Lightspeed to extend our iPad POS solutions and end-to-end customer service into Quebec. By delivering essential software, hardware and accessories that meet provincial sales mandates, we are combining convenience and control, and placing it in the hands of business owners.”
The partnership with Lightspeed provides businesses anywhere in Canada with a modern POS and reporting system to help restaurants more easily process payments. Moneris, which focuses on payment solutions, also said it looks to deliver products help small-to-medium businesses manage their operations from the back-of-the-house to the dining room floor. Lightspeed is, apparently, the first company to manage cloud-based versions of the Sales Recording Module. an in-store device that Quebec restaurants have to use to report sales to the government.
“Our advanced and easy-to-use POS software is igniting restaurant businesses across Quebec, allowing them to make smarter business decisions and fueling their growth,” said Peter Dougherty, director of partnerships at Lightspeed. “We are excited to partner with Moneris to offer more Canadian restaurateurs an intuitive cloud solution to manage their business. This partnership also creates new efficiencies to bring the focus back on the customer.”
In January, Lightspeed also announced a new payments system, which Lightspeed integrated with its point-of-sale (POS) platform to help eliminate the need for its customers to use third-party payment providers.