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The Bonus Scheme
Electronic Loyalty Systems Applications in the Retail Environment

rewardMe™

rewardMe is based on CubeIQ Ltd. Technology

R3 (Release 3) is main version of rewardMe™ as it introduces to in rewardMe™ new and unique features which include:

  • Client / server architecture.

  • A new license category, the Enterprise license.

  • Complete management of prepaid and gift cards.

  • Thirteen (13) structural improvements.

  • Twenty nine (29) operational improvements.


rewardMe™ R3 (Release 3) enhancements

Structural Enhancements
Introduction of active transactions.
As active transactions in the loyalty schemes are defined the transactions, within a selected time period, on the amounts of which the calculations of the loyalty game parameters (points and dynamic discounts) are taking place. The remining transactions are defined as historical transactions and are used only for reporting purposes.

New parameter: Selection of the calculation method of the loyalty game parameters.
The parameter defines if the
the calculations of the loyalty game parameters (points and dynamic discounts) is realized though a dynamic algorithm or from a static table.

Introduction to active transactions.
As active transactions in the loyalty schemes are defined the transactions within a selected time period on the amounts of which the calculations of the loyalty game parameters (points and dynamic discounts) are taking place. The remaining transactions are defined as historical transactions and are used only for reporting purposes.  

New parameter: Selection of the calculation method of the loyalty game parameters.
The parameter defines if thecalculations of the loyalty game parameters (points and dynamic discounts) is realized though a dynamic algorithm or from a static table.

New parameter: Selection of the calculation method of the loyalty game parameters.
The parameter defines if thecalculations of the loyalty game parameters (points and dynamic discounts) will be applied on the amount of the current transaction or on the amounts of all active transactions

New parameter: Definition of the transformation of the amount to points or discounts when a dynamic algorithm is used.
When the calculation of the of the loyalty game parameters (points and dynamic discounts) is realized through a dynamic algorithm then the transformation of the amount to points or discounts can be defined by the system administrator

New parameter: Definition of the transformation of the amount to points or discounts when a static table is used.
When the calculation of the of the loyalty game parameters (points and dynamic discounts) is realized through static tables then the tables’ records that define the transformation of the amount to points or discounts can be defined by the system administrator

Capability to delete historical transactions from the system database.
Transactions older than two years can be deleted form the system database using a new menu item. System’s totals such as total purchase amount, total loyalty points earned, total loyalty points redeemed that correspond to the deleted transactions are accumulated to special card’s fields in the database in order the historical totals to be kept.

New menu item for retrieving information on the condition of system’s database.
The user can have information such as: (a) database current volume, (b) database maximum allowable volume, (c) number of active transactions and (d) number of transactions over the last two years.

Capability to compact the system database.
Capably to compact database files volume accessible through a new menu item.

Capability to backup the system database
System database before been compacted is been backup under the name:
LO_backup_YYYYMMDD_DDHHMMSS.mdb

New parameter: Definition on how the points are deleted after the provision of a bonus
New parameter that defines if after the provision of a bonus the points that correspond to the bonus are deducted from the total points or not.

New parameter: Definition of the type of the card reader.
New parameter that defines the type of the card reader. Supported card readers: (a) magnetic stripe reader, (b) smart card reader and (c) barcode reader.

New parameter: Definition of the bonuses level.
New parameter that defines if the participants can have bonuses only from the current level of bonuses or they can have bonuses from the current and the lower levels of bonuses

New parameter: Definition of the system database storage path.
New parameter that defines the storage path of the system database files. Database files can reside independently of the executable installation path. Database files can reside also on a network file server as long as the file server can be mapped from the computer that the executable is installed.

Introduction of the client/server architecture.
New client/server architecture with one database and several rewardMe™ clients connected with TCP/IP.


Functional Enhancements
Prepaid and gift card support
Capability of issuing and processing prepaid and gift cards which are not participating in the loyalty scheme. rewardMe™ operates as electronic purse only.

Discount card support
Capability of issuing and processing a new card type, the “discount card”. Discount card provides static or dynamic discount per transaction. In case of dynamic discount the discount percentage is defined either through an algorithm or through a static table that corresponds amount ranges with discount percentages. The discount card module is pre-installed and activated through the program activation code.

Choise of loyalty scheme points' calculation
Choice of loyalty scheme points' calculation: (a) the points are calculated on the amount of the current transaction, (b) the points are calculated on the sum of the amounts of previous transactions plus the amount of the current transaction.

Choise of dynamic dicount calculation
Choice of dynamic discount calculation: (a) the dynamic discount is calculated on the amount of the current transaction, (b) the dynamic discount is calculated on the sum of the amounts of previous transactions plus the amount of the current transaction.


Usage of cards with magnetic stripe
rewardMe™ can use cards with magnetic stripe that are (a) fully personalized (magnetic stripe encoded, front side printed) and (b) partially personalized (magnetic strip encoded).


Card personalization

If the printing card module is activated and a card printer is connected then rewardMe™ can personalize (a) partially pre-personalized cards (print of the front or back side) and (b) non-personalized cards (encoding of magnetic stripe and print of the front and back side).


Print of transaction receipt

Ability to print receipts for all supported transaction on a specialized receipt printer. Selection of the receipt printer from a range of certified printers. Functionality is activated and deactivated from the program’s options menu.

Card number lenght definition
Capability to set the card number length that the program is using. Minimum card number length is 4 digits. Maximum card number length is 16 digits. Extended capability to set the card number prefix length (fix part of the card number) with maximum length of 6 digits.

Usage of card number with different lenghts
Capability to use cards with different card number lengths. In this case the card number length parameter is set to a value equal (or greater) to the longest card number used in the program and the card number prefix length parameter is set to zero "0 ".

Capability to automatically delete old transactions
When a consumer loyalty card starts a transaction rewardMe™ has the ability to check all card’s transactions stored in the database and delete the transactions and the corresponding points that are more than two years old. This feature is activated and deactivated through a program parameter.

Capability to automatically modify rewardMe™ user Interface  
rewardMe™ has the ability to automatically modify its user interface, hide all functions used for the consumer loyalty and the discount card management modules resulting to operate as an electronic purse only. User accounts with “user” level privileges are limited to manage only card transactions. Access to functions such as new card issuance, card data update, card removal, parameters’ management and reporting are transferred under user accounts with “administrator” level privileges.


Functional Enhancements on Management Capabilities for Prepaid and Gift cards
Capability to reload the reloadable prepaid cards
The functionality is activated and deactivated through a program parameter.

Definition of the maximum adjustable reload amount for a prepaid card
The maximum value is defined through a program main menu selection and then is stored to a program parameter.

Capability to deduct a fix amount per transaction on prepaid and gift cards
The functionality is activated and deactivated through a program parameter and the fix amount is stored on another program parameter.

Capability to load on prepaid and gift cards units of goods or services instead of amounts in Euro or other currency
For example pre-paid and gift cards can be loaded with number of meals, drinks, tickets, points, routes, usage time etc. The functionality is activated and deactivated through a program parameter and the name of the loaded units is stored on another program parameter.

Specific reporting on prepaid and gift cards usage
Credit transactions
Loads and reloads (for reloadable prepaid cards) and card issuances (for gift cards). Search: all card loads, reloads and issuances in total, by date, by card number, by date and card number presented in details or summary report.

Debit transaction:
Deductions. Search: all card deductions in total, by date, by card number, by date and card number presented in details or summary report.

Card data
All cards
' details (prepaid and gifts cards) including the available balances presented in a detail report.

Licensing Enhancements

Free License (Freeware license):

At the start-up of the program a warning message is displayed containing that the "Free License" with reduced functionality version is used. The same warning message is displayed under the «About rewardMe™» menu selection. The warning message is disabled when a valid activation code for commercial use is entered. Free license version is a fully functional version for a twelve months period. After twelve months one additional month of operation is provided and then all historic consumer loyalty data (consumption, points, gifts and redemptions) are erased. Card and cardholder data are not deleted and can be used for the next twelve months period.


Professional License:

Professional license is a full commercial use license limited by the volume of cards registered. Four card volume levels are available 300, 700, 1,500 and unlimited. Any current card volume level is defined through the license activation code. Professional license is provided also with a time limit. Any current time limit is defined through the license activation code. The user is informed with warning messages two months before the exhaustion of the time limit. The time limit is extended by introducing a new license activation code which is provided free of charge. Time limit has been introduced in order to keep track of program’s registered and active users. The activation of all available modules and functional units is defined through the license activation code.


New license category

Enterprise License:

Client / server architecture operating at multiple sites with a central database and a local database as a backup mechanism. Each site has the same functionality as the Professional License functionality. Enterprise License version is a fully functional consumer loyalty system with capability to activate and operate all available modules and functional units such as: consumer loyalty unit, discount card unit, prepaid card unit, gift card unit, member registration unit, pre-personalized card usage module, card central and local (instant) card personalization module, card printer module supporting several printer manufacturers (Fargo, CIM, Evolis, NBS, Dai Nippon…) and card reader module supporting all known card readers. All contemporary card types are supported: magnetic stripe, barcode, chip with protected memory, chip with microprocessor and combined cards with contact and contactless technology. The activation of all available modules and functional units is defined through the license activation code.



Ask a copy of rewardMe™ R2 Demo version by emailing to sales[at]iq-card[dot]com[dot]gr

 
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