Release Date: August 2018

Release Notes: Summer '18

Release highlights in this article

Security and Privacy

As your partner, we know how important data security is and we will continue to make changes like this to keep your data safe and secure. 

 
 
 

PCI Compliance Updates

To keep up to date with the most recent PCI Compliance standards, TLS 1.0 support has been removed from our platform.  

 
 
 

Cookie Policy for GDPR

To be compliant with GDRP, a cookie policy popup has been added to the bottom of all guest web pages and the merchant website.  

 
 
 

Privacy Policy Link on Guest Webpages for GDPR

To be compliant with GDPR, a Privacy Policy link has been added to every Paytronix hosted guest-facing webpage. 

 
 
 

Messaging

Expanded Account Filters for Geofence Campaigns 

More robust filtering options are availabe for geofencing campaigns. You can now segment your guests using over 60 different filters such as when a reward is expiring or how many points they have on their account. 

 
 
 

Click-to-LoadSM 

Attibute guest visits to your messaging program. Guests are only given a reward when they click a link which adds it to their account. 

 
 
 

Integrations

Apple Passbook Rewards Enrollment 

With NFC loyalty, when an unenrolled guest taps to pay with Apple Pay, the system now recognizes when they are not a member and pushes a message to the guest's phone screen inviting the user to enroll in the program. If the guest selects, "yes", they will be taken through an enrollment flow that auto fills with their contact information that is stored in Apple Pay.

 
 
 

API

Online Order Accrual 

Online Orders can now have the guest orders completed when the order is given to the customer which allows for the timing trigger that you rely on from your in-store orders.  This will allow your experience surveys, and guest notifications to be delivered to the guest at the most relevant moment.  

 
 
 

Forgot Card Code Support for 3rd-Party Integrations 

Third-party integrations now have the ability to generate and print a code on the bottom of guest receipts. If guests did not identify themselves as a member at the POS they can still use the code to get credit for their visit. This will help free up your CSR team to help with other issues your customers are having.  

 
 
 

Transaction History Requests 

Transaction History calls were set up to return an account's entire transaction history as the default setting. These resource-heavy calls will now default to a 60-day response whenever a request's date range is not defined.

 
 
 

Track Spending by POS Category 

For integrations that use our check service, we’ve added more data points you can use to learn about your guests, including the ability to track a guest’s spending in specific categories.  Use this information to know what the most relevant offer for each guest is, as well as analyzing a categories performance between loyalty and non-loyalty members. 

 
 
 

C-Store Rewards

Member Pricing

Convenient stores can now give their loyalty customers everyday low prices just for using their loyalty account.  Fountain drinks, coffees, or any other items in your store can have a standing discount that will help attract customers to your program.

 
 
 

Improvements for Front Line Staff

Registrationg Date Viewable for Front Line Staff

Front line staff can now see the date of when a loyalty member they are serving registered for the program. 

 
 
 

Guest Account Notes

We’ve added endpoints to “view”, “add”, and “delete” notes for a guest’s account.  Your front-line staff can now leave and review notes on a guest’s account to have a better understanding of their past experiences with your brand. 

 
 
 

Web Card Sales

Web Card Sales Features

We've made it easier for guests to order gift cards online. We implemented a one-click button to auto-populate the billing address fields from data entered in the shipping address fields, reducing checkout time. We've also made it possible to order multiple gift cards of different values, reducing the number of transactions a guest needs to complete.

 
 
 

Aloha

Updates for Aloha User Program

When Aloha needed to make system changes to push forward increased security features that would affect Paytronix's Aloha User Program, Paytronix and NCR worked together to make sure your front-line staff didn't see any changes or delays in their everyday POS experiences. With these changes, your front-line staff's interactions with the POS are faster than before. Our new design will remain compatible with future Aloha versions for many years to come. 

 

 
 
 

Other Acknowledgements

Third-Party Library Software

  • Apache Software Foundation:  This product (Paytronix) includes software developed by the Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/), including: Apache Commons, Apache httpClient, Xerces, log4j, Jakarta Commons, Apache Jakarta-Oro, APR snprintf library, Apache FOP, and Apache Batik.
  • Exolab Project: This product (Paytronix) includes software developed by the Exolab Project (http://www.exolab.org), including: Castor.
  • Sun Microsystems, Inc.: This product (Paytronix) includes software developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. (http://www.sun.com), including: Java Cryptography Extension (JCE), Java Communications API, and Secure Sockets Extension (JSSE) – which also includes code licensed from RSA Data Security.
  • SourceForge.net: This product (Paytronix) includes software developed by SourceForge.net and distributed under the Common Public License, including WTL and distributed through a ZLib License for tinyxml.
  • Thai Open Source Software Center Ltd, Clark Cooper, and Expat maintainers:  This product (Paytronix) includes software developed by Thai Open Source Software Center Ltd, Clark Cooper, and Expat maintainers including Expat XML Parser Library.
  • Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler: This product (Paytronix) includes software developed by Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler including ZLib Compression Library.
  • JCIFS smb client in Java.  This product (Paytronix) uses software developed by Michael B Allen, distributed by GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, including jCIFS SMB client in Java.  Paytronix has made modifications to this software.  Pursuant to the GNU LGPL, we are posting the changes to the code made on our website.  Please see www.paytronix.com/download/jcifs/jcifs.tar.gz
  • Mort Bay Consulting: This product (Paytronix) includes Jetty Web Server developed by Jan Bartel and Greg Wilkins and other contributors.
  • Hypersonic SQL.  This product (Paytronix) includes products developed by Hypersonic SQL.  This software is provided by the copyright holders and contributors “as is” and any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed.  In no event shall the Hypersonic SQL Group, or contributors be liable for an direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.  This software consists of voluntary contributions made by individuals on behalf of the Hypersonic SQL Group.  Copyright © 1995 – 2000, The Hypersonic SQL Group.  All rights reserved.
  • The HSQL Development Group.  This product (Paytronix) includes products developed by The HSQL Development Group.  This software is provided by the copyright holders and contributors “as is” and any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed.  In no event shall the HSQL Development Group, HSQLDB.org, or contributors be liable for an direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. 
  • Eclipse SWT.  This product (Paytronix) contains products developed by Eclipse SWT.