Robert Ronning Grows PayVida Through Smartphone App

Squirrel revolutionized the hospitality industry in 1984.

Payment processing company PayVida has released news that the company plans to release an app for smartphones and smart devices to allow payment processing on the go, according to co-founder Robert Ronning. The revolutionary technology will give semi-integration to MICROS and Squirrel, the two leading restaurant point of sale (POS) systems in North America. When the app becomes available to the public in late January, PayVida will become the first company in Canada to deliver a smart terminal that communicates with both MICROS and Squirrel POS systems.

Another pioneer within the payment processing industry, Squirrel revolutionized the hospitality industry in 1984 by introducing the first touchscreen restaurant POS system. In 2011 the company became the first payment solutions service to develop multi-platform mobile support for iOS, Android and Windows. Today, as a full service POS provider, Squirrel offers a fully integrated platform of software, hardware and support options, and has received honors including Microsoft’s Retail Application Developer (RAD) award, Epson’s Envision Award for Innovation, O’Charley’s Enterprise Support Partner of the Year, and the Innovative Supplier award from Togo’s Sandwiches.

Established two years after Squirrel in 1986, MICROS Retail Systems challenged the “one size fits all mentality” to establish a wide variety of unique hospitality products and solutions. MICROS’ pride is in its scalability; they offer several turnkey solutions that can span the requirements of any system -- whether it is table service, quick service, kiosks, or a 75,000 seat stadium. Over the past 30 years, the company has emerged as a preeminent hospitality solutions vendor and routinely achieves milestones that set the standard for technology innovation within the industry.

“Providing clients with seamless access to both point of sale systems is PayVida’s next logical step in becoming North America’s most affordable integration partner for hospitality businesses,” asserts Robert Ronning. By understanding that every restaurant has its own custom set of wants, needs and expectations, PayVida has developed a POS solution that offers a plethora of functionality and integration options. Every client has his or her own preferred accounting software, reservation program and credit card processor, and the software that is compatible with all of these programs has become quintessential. While many vendors come and go each calendar year, Ronning recognized that MICROS and Squirrel have been routinely successful and continue to grow year after year. Their consistent innovation mirrors that of PayVida’s, making it an easy decision to provide integration for their software and technologies.

Robert Ronning is a financial technology expert and the co-founder of PayVida Solutions, a leading Canadian payment processing solutions provider. Driven by a commitment to develop existing multi-channel payment technologies and services into next generation mechanisms, Ronning assembled a world-class team of product and commercialization professionals to achieve this goal. As co-founder, he leads all strategic business development aspects of the company, providing instrumental direction on current and upcoming payment technologies, integration, growth of enterprise relationships, commercialization and global go to market activities.

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