Contactless payment with added value – subsidies in contract catering

The Panorama app from qnips uses an interface to Bluecode

During lunch breaks, fast payment in the company restaurant is essential. Long waiting times can be avoided and break times become more effective. With the new Panorama app from qnips and the interface to the payment service provider Bluecode, guests can pay for their lunch even more easily and quickly using contactless payment.

Since September 2021, Panorama Catering has been offering the Panorama app, which was developed together with qnips. The app is in use in over 25 company restaurants all over Germany. Over 1000 orders have already been processed via the qnips system and paid mobile with the Bluecode integration. Employees use the Panorama app to view the current menu. They get news about current discount promotions, can pre-order meals and pay directly via the App.

Preordering and contactless payment with the Panorama app from qnips

“We have been working with qnips since 2015. It started with interactive 32-inch screens that display our weekly menu plans and give our guests the opportunity to find out about ingredients, allergens, prices, promotions and much more. Later, ePapers were added to highlight the offered items and ingredients at the food counter. On September 6, 2021, our Panorama app went live and has since been available in the Apple Store and Google Play Store”, says Thomas Neumann, authorized signatory at Panorama Catering.

With the help of the qnips whitelabel system, Panorama not only communicates daily updated menus with information on ingredients, nutritional values and allergens via its own app. In addition, news and current offers are also displayed to guests via in-app and push notifications. In a digital cookbook, guests can find their favorite recipes to recreate. By integrating Bluecode into the Panorama app, guests can now easily make contactless payments without downloading another app.

A blue barcode is directly generated in the Panorama app

Easy contactless payment via Bluecode integration

For qnips, Bluecode is a useful addition as an interface in the platform for the digitization of contract catering. In the mobile payment portfolio, Bluecode represents a cost-efficient alternative to the well-known payment providers. Low transaction costs are particularly attractive for customers in contract catering, as they often have to deal with very small payment amounts between €1 and €5.

How it works:

The Bluecode integration generates a blue barcode in the Panorama app, which guests simply present at the cash register. The cashier scans the barcode completely contact-free and the payment is made. There is no need to enter a PIN at a payment terminal. The qnips system recognizes the individual employee prices and subsidies defined via the company ID card. These are thus automatically included in the payment process with Bluecode. The payment data is forwarded anonymously to the customer’s bank via the uniquely generated Bluecode. Bluecode is never in possession of customer data. All other order and transaction data can then be managed in the qnips dashboard.

“Another advantage of Bluecode is that the system can be used with the qnips platform equally for point-of-sale payments as well as enabling online payment transactions in app and web. This is particularly relevant as we are already in the planning stages with Panorama Catering to implement an online ordering system. In addition, we are pleased to finally be able to support a European mobile payment solution. We hope that Bluecode will continue to establish itself so quickly in the European market in the future”, says Christian Brützel, Managing Director qnips GmbH.

We can also support you with a mobile payment solution for the digitization of contract catering or you have questions about further features from qnips? Then get in contact with us today. We take questions and appointments via or via +49 511 165 899 0. 

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