PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swipely, the simple way for businesses to understand customers and grow sales, today announced it is managing over $4 billion in annual sales on its market-leading platform for restaurant, hospitality and retail brands. In just six months, Swipely has doubled sales under management and today provides businesses with insights on more than 20 million consumers. These figures represent a four-fold increase over the past year, making Swipely the fastest growing New England technology firm in its class.
The rapid adoption of Swipely's cloud-based platform comes at a time when restaurants and retailers of all sizes are looking for a simple way to aggregate, secure and transform their data into powerful insights to grow sales.
One Platform for Business Management
Swipely's platform transforms how businesses make decisions. By creating a single cloud-based platform for operators to see payments, point-of-sale, and online data, they have the insights they need to optimize their menu, coach servers, build a customer database and monitor their online reputation. This all-in-one approach empowers operators to be successful in driving customer acquisition, loyalty and revenue. For the first time, they can easily answer:
- Which menu items bring customers back?
- How can I coach specific servers to increase sales?
- Which marketing efforts are worth the investment?
- Which location needs attention today?
- Who are the best customers at each location, and why?
"Leading multi-unit brands such as Four Corners Tavern Group, Hal Smith Restaurant Group and Sushi Samba are choosing Swipely to turn data into action to build lasting relationships with customers and grow revenue," said Angus Davis, Swipely founder and CEO. "Whether you're looking to improve operations, open a new location, or launch a new concept, Swipely helps everyone on the team collaborate, measure success, and win."
A typical Swipely customer is a restaurant or retail business grossing over $1 million per location, per year that wants to operate smarter and grow faster. For more information, visit https://www.swipely.com/ or call 888-SWIPELY (794-7359).
Attracting Top Talent From Across The U.S.
Swipely is one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the country and is expanding its team in key areas including sales, marketing, customer success and engineering. After beginning 2013 with fewer than 30 employees, the company will end this year with 150 employees, after significantly expanding its Providence, Rhode Island office, where Swipely is the fastest-growing company downtown and the fastest-growing technology firm in the state. In addition to reimbursing employee commuters for high-speed rail passes from Boston, Swipely has permanently relocated employees to Providence from California, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Nevada, New York and other states in the last year. Beyond simply building a successful business, Swipely team members contribute to the revitalization of Rhode Island's struggling economy, in partnership with groups like Venture for America.
Swipely's leadership has deep experience in technology and hospitality. Swipely today announced the appointment of Chris Brubaker as the Vice President of Marketing, and Dave Hoffman as the Vice President of Business Development. Prior to Swipely, Brubaker led marketing at Demandforce in California (now a division of Intuit), where he oversaw the growth of its automated marketing solution to over 20,000 local businesses. Hoffmann comes to Swipely from Maryland, where he led product management and marketing at Micros, the leading point of sale technology for hospitality and restaurant brands (now a division of Oracle). Brubaker and Hoffman will focus on acquiring customers and partnering with companies that share Swipely's ambitious vision to build the operating system for local commerce.
Swipely was named "Best Places to Work in Rhode Island" by Providence Business News in 2013 and 2014, and is seeking team members who share our passion for helping businesses make smarter decisions with data. To explore current openings and see a video about the company's culture, visit https://www.swipely.com/jobs/.
Swipely is a simple way for businesses to understand customers and grow sales. With information from the payment network, in-store systems and the social Web, Swipely makes it easy to understand what brings customers back. Merchants use Swipely to manage over 4 billion dollars in annual sales and deepen their relationships with over 20 million customers.
Founded by Angus Davis and named to the Forbes Magazine 100 list of "America's Most Promising Companies," the Providence, RI based company includes veterans of Tellme, Microsoft, DemandForce, Micros, OpenTable, LivingSocial and Seamless, and is backed by more than $40 million from leading investors including Pritzker Group Venture Capital, First Round Capital, Index Ventures, Shasta Ventures and Greylock Partners, among others.
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