NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, and OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group, announced they have integrated OpenTable’s ‘Pay with OpenTable’ app with the industry-leading NCR Aloha point-of-sale solution via the NCR Hosted Application Protocol Interface (API) platform.
The NCR Hosted API Platform is a cloud-based gateway that allows third parties to integrate, maintain and deploy their services across NCR’s installed base of point-of-sale systems. This cloud offering allows payments through the OpenTable app to be tightly integrated into the NCR Aloha point-of-sale solution.
To pay with OpenTable, diners who book at participating restaurants simply add a credit card in the OpenTable app before they dine and then view and pay their check on their smartphone. There’s no separate app to download; no codes to enter; and no scanning or barcodes involved. Diners who pay with OpenTable simply get up and go whenever they’re ready.
“The integration with the NCR Aloha point-of-sale solution makes the OpenTable mobile payment experience even more widely available to our customers,” said Matt Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable. “We’re excited about working together to power a payment and dining experience that is intuitive and elegant for both diners and restaurants.”
District, a restaurant in San Francisco, has been piloting the integrated solution since April.
“We have been using the NCR and OpenTable mobile payment functionality and are extremely encouraged by the initial benefits,” said Jon D’Angelica, co-owner of District. ”We’re always looking for ways to improve communication flow between our guests and their server, and we feel enabling them to pay on their smartphones will help do this and create a better customer experience at District.”
Pay with OpenTable is currently available in select cities and restaurants across the U.S. and will be available to NCR Aloha customers in the second half of this year. To learn more about OpenTable mobile payments, watch “Life’s too short to wait for the check” and visit http://pay.opentable.com/ to view the current list of participating restaurants. Restaurants who are interested in providing their guests with the experience of paying with OpenTable can learn more at http://pay.opentable.com/restaurants.
“We want restaurant patrons to have the best experience possible while dining. Using NCR’s Hosted APIs to integrate the NCR Aloha point-of-sale solution with the OpenTable app is the newest way we do that,” said Paul Langenbahn, president, NCR Hospitality. “Consumers can take action and pay when they want instead of waiting, while restaurants can drive loyalty and engagement.”