(TUKWILA, WA; April 21, 2016) — Avanti Markets Inc. — the largest micro-market provider in the United States—announces today a new integration with Seed Markets™ from Cantaloupe Systems, a leading cloud, and mobile solutions company for vending and OCS. This integration enables Avanti Markets customers to manage efficiently micro-markets alongside vending and OCS, maximizing operational efficiencies across all three lines of business.
Driven by customer needs, the integration between Avanti Markets and Cantaloupe Systems will combine the reporting and logistics capabilities of each system into a comprehensive, cohesive experience for both the operator and consumer. It will make all operational job roles more efficient:
- Drivers can use Seed Mobile™ to service vending, OCS, and Avanti Markets, for faster training and easier servicing. This also makes it easier to add markets to OCS or vending routes.
- Route managers can dynamically schedule markets alongside vending and OCS. They can also manage planograms of markets efficiently and centrally.
- Warehouse employees can pre-kit Avanti Markets alongside vending and OCS with a one-pass pre-kit line. They will also get an integrated view of inventory movement and accountability.
- Service Managers can easily assign technicians to fix micro-market equipment on the same work queue as vending and OCS repairs.
- CFOs can run fast, cross-line-of-business P&L and operational reports that combine near-real-time data from vending, OCS, and Avanti Markets.
Avanti Markets and Cantaloupe Systems are also partnering to provide a straightforward onboarding process, so existing Avanti Markets and Cantaloupe Systems operators can quickly and easily get their markets integrated. Existing Cantaloupe Systems customers who aren’t using Avanti Markets will also get the benefit of fast and easy onboarding as will existing Avanti Markets operators who want to upgrade their VMS to Seed Office™ or add route efficiencies with Seed Pro™.
“It is exciting to have the chance to work with a company that shares the same passion for their customers as we do. This integration creates a partnership that truly benefits our combined customer base, now and for years to come,” said John Reilly, President of Avanti Markets.
“Many Cantaloupe Systems customers are also Avanti Markets customers, and they’ve asked both our companies to help them scale up micro-markets business and to operationally streamline markets, vending, and OCS together,” said Anant Agrawal, President, and Co-Founder of Cantaloupe Systems. “With this new partnership, we’re addressing these customer needs by combining point-of-sale innovation from Avanti Markets to maximize sales with operational innovation from Cantaloupe Systems to maximize efficiency. The result is the best of both worlds: an easy-to-use way for operators to grow both top and bottom line while reducing costs and improving controls.”
For Avanti Markets, this integration work starts a critical year in terms of redefining the micro-market industry with seamless technology, operator focused improvements, and consumer-facing innovation.
“Micro-markets changed the game for vending operators five years ago,” said Jim Brinton, CEO of Avanti Markets. “It is hard to imagine what this space will look like in five years from now with the speed of innovation accelerating. Avanti Markets, with our investments in technology, mobile applications, and software integration, will continue to lead the market to energize consumers and help operators manage efficiently and profitably. It’s an invigorating time at Avanti Markets and we look forward to the 2016 roadmap.”
There are more choices in the micro-market space than ever before, and Avanti Markets remains committed to the highest level of customer service, providing feature-rich innovations, and facilitating operational advancements in order to help operators deliver the highest quality level of service that their consumers expect.
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About Avanti Markets Inc.
Founded in 2009, Avanti Markets is the leader in the micro-market industry. Avanti’s platform provides operators with a leading-edge micro-market transaction system that leverages real-time data to help support operational efficiencies. The Avanti Advantage creates a micro-market experience that lets the consumers determine how they interact and increases operator revenues through every transaction. Visit Avanti Markets on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or avantimarkets.com.