Commerciant Customer Applebee’s Awarded QUALCOMM A-List Award for Business Innovation

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28, 2005:  Commerciant, a leader in the wireless payments processing industry, today announced that its customer, Applebee’s®, has been recognized by QUALCOMM for being a technology leader, and was presented with their prestigious 3G A-List award in the Business Innovation category. The 3G A-List awards honor the most innovative wireless data deployments based on 3G CDMA2000® technology. QUALCOMM, the world’s leader in wireless CDMA technologies, announced the awards at CTIA Wireless I.T. ® & Entertainment 2005 in San Francisco, CA .  Applebee’s established itself in this category by deploying Commerciant’s MobileScape® wireless payment processing solution in order to enhance their highly successful Carside to Go program.

According to Mike Czinege, Applebee’s SVP/CIO, “The results have been dramatic. Applebee’s has saved about 40% of the transaction time for credit card purchases.” He adds, “People love the convenience of the wireless handhelds. They’re easy to use, easy to read, and they save time. Guests don’t have to wait for the server and be out of sight of their credit card…they can pay and be on their way in less than a minute.”

Commerciant has deployed its MobileScape terminals at most of Applebee’s corporate-owned stores, and have reported great satisfaction with the solution. “It has been a huge win for us,” says Mike Czinege.  There are over 1,700 Applebee’s locations in the US .

Commerciant applauds the success of the partnership. “We are extremely pleased that QUALCOMM has recognized Applebee’s with this award for the deployment of our MobileScape solution. The combined effort to provide superior benefits to Applebee’s and its customers has resulted in a solid partnership to leverage technology. The success of Applebee’s Carside to Go program - incremental revenue growth and improved customer satisfaction - is confirmation of Applebee’s leadership in innovation,” said Tim Davis, CEO of Commerciant.

About Commerciant

Commerciant is the technology leader in the wireless payments and mobile business process service industry. Commerciant provides authorization, settlement, wireless access, and its low cost, handheld MobileScape terminal capable of performing remote credit card processing under a single contract. Powered by POSware, the MobileScape terminal delivers highly customizable mobile business process services. Learn more at

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