April 14, 2011

Industry Veterans Shift4 Corporation and Squirrel Systems Collaborate to Offer a Powerful Payment Solution to the Hospitality Industry

LAS VEGAS and BURNABY, British Columbia (Marketwire) Thursday, April 14, 2011 — Shift4 Corporation, North America’s largest independent payment gateway organization, is pleased to announce a recent integration with POS innovator Squirrel Systems. This integration pairs Squirrel’s state-of-the-art POS system with Shift4’s SaaS-based enterprise payment solution.

“I’m excited by the potential this relationship holds for both organizations,” said Bob Lowe, Shift4’s Director of Strategic Relationships. “It’s nice to see Squirrel building their POS with truly modern Microsoft SQL technology. Now with a certification to Shift4’s DOLLARS ON THE NET®, their offering just got that much better.”

Both companies are industry veterans, recognized as technological innovators in their respective spheres. Squirrel was the first vendor to introduce POS touch screen technology and continues to innovate today. Shift4 introduced tokenization to the credit card industry in 2005, and remains at the forefront of payment technology. Squirrel Systems integration of Shift4 payment solution is a next step in meeting the needs of their customers.

“With the integration of Shift4’s solution to Squirrel, we are able to provide our customers with a very flexible, proven, and secure payment processing platform. Our customers are thrilled with the capabilities and cost-effectiveness of DOLLARS ON THE NET,” said Joe Cortese, Squirrel’s Vice President of Product Development.

The integration premiered at the Fort Garry Hotel, Spa, and Conference Center in Winnipeg, Canada. Fort Garry also opted to install Shift4’s IT’S YOUR CARD® gift card solution, which enables gift card use across POS and PMS systems, and allows guests to use the same gift card throughout the property’s various revenue centers.

“Thus far, the DOLLARS ON THE NET feature most impressive to me is the back-of-house reporting functionality,” said Fort Garry Controller Mike Watson. “It’s all online, accessible from anywhere, and the lookups are flexible — so when I go to search for info, it’s right there at my fingertips.”

In addition to top-notch auditing features, this integration brings Shift4’s industry-leading security, speed, and reliability to Squirrel’s clientele while offering them enhanced flexibility and lower costs.

About Shift4 Corporation

Founded in Las Vegas in 1994, Shift4 Corporation is the largest independent payment processing gateway in North America, serving more than 20,000 clients in several industries, including Hospitality, Retail, Food   Beverage, Mail/Telephone Order, and e-Commerce. Boasting more than 350 POS/PMS integrations and maintaining absolute bank- and processor-neutrality, Shift4 is proudly merchant-centric, helping clients secure the best discount rates while providing industry-leading security, speed, and reliability. Recognized as a pioneer of Tokenization, Shift4 has processed more than a billion tokenized transactions since it coined the term in 2005. Shift4’s DOLLARS ON THE NET solution provides unparalleled pre- and post-settlement auditing capabilities, fraud protection, and drastically simplified PCI-compliance. For more information, visit www.shift4.com.

About Squirrel Systems

Squirrel Systems is proud to be celebrating 27 years as a technology provider to the global hospitality industry. In 1984, Squirrel Systems pioneered the development of restaurant point of sale (POS) solutions with touch screen technology and over the years, Squirrel has introduced innovations such as integrated credit card authorization at the POS and native Microsoft SQL Server databases for real time data access. This spirit of innovation and success continues today with award-winning and customer-focused products like Squirrel in a Box, Squirrel in a Box for Hotels, and Squirrel Professional. To learn more, www.squirrelsystems.com.

Media Contact

Gianna A. Vivo

Shift4 Corporation
702-597-2480 ext. 43300

Jasmine Cruz
Squirrel Systems