LINK’s data migration services now on Lightspeed Marketplace

LINK’s data migration services now on Lightspeed Marketplace

LINK’s historical data migration services are now available on the Lightspeed application marketplace for Lightspeed X-Series. This marks a significant step in our partnership with Lightspeed, demonstrating our commitment to helping businesses integrate their applications more quickly and simply.

Why choose LINK for your Lightspeed X-Series migration?

Transitioning to a new system like Lightspeed X-Series is a big step for any business. With LINK, Lightspeed users can make this transition smooth and efficient. Our expertise in data migration ensures that your valuable historical sales data is transferred seamlessly to your new X-Series account, allowing you to maintain continuity and make informed decisions for your business growth.

Our services offer:

  • Seamless Transition: We ensure that your historical data is perfectly integrated with the Lightspeed X-Series, maintaining its accuracy and integrity.
  • Data Security: Handling your data with the highest level of care, we adhere to the best industry practices and compliance standards to keep your information secure.
  • Minimized Downtime: Understanding the importance of continuous operation, we work diligently to minimize disruptions to your business during the migration process.
  • Customized Solutions: Every business is unique, and so are your data migration needs. Our services are tailored to meet these specific requirements.
  • Ongoing Support: Our commitment to your success doesn’t end with the migration. We provide continuous support and guidance to ensure smooth operation and utilization of your historical data.

Empower your business with LINK

Whether you’re a retailer, a restaurant owner, or an entrepreneur, LINK’s Historical Data Migration Services for Lightspeed X-Series are designed to enhance your operational efficiency and data management capabilities. Embrace the power of your historical data and drive your business forward with confidence. For more information and to get started with LINK on Lightspeed X-Series, visit Lightspeed 

LINK founder and CEO Sriram Subramanian joins Forbes Technology Council

LINK founder and CEO Sriram Subramanian joins Forbes Technology Council

LINK Founder and CEO, Sriram Subramanian, has been selected as a member of the prestigious Forbes Technology Council,  a vetted professional networking community for leading CIOs, CTOs and senior technology executives. 

With his expertise in driving innovation and transforming businesses, Sriram’s inclusion in the Forbes Technology Council is a testament to his pioneering spirit and unwavering commitment to excellence.

Review Sriram’s profile and content contributions on the Forbes Technology Council site. 

Link hires new advisor – CFO

Link hires new advisor – CFO

LINK welcomes experienced CFO Mike Armsby to its Advisory Board; team expands globally LINK, the integration as a service provider operating within the Restaurants and Retail sector, formerly known as ShoppinPal has announced the appointment of experienced CFO Mike Armsby to its Advisory Board.

Mike is seasoned in guiding technology companies to new heights. A Harvard Business School alumnus, Mike has held CFO positions at five high-impact technology firms over the last twenty years, demonstrating his ability to spearhead growth and secure financing to scale operations significantly. His tenure as CFO of Yodlee stands out as a highlight, during which he steered the company through a period of dynamic growth culminating in a successful initial public offering (IPO) and subsequent acquisition by Envestnet. Further cementing his reputation as a leader adept at navigating companies through transformational milestones, Mike served as the CFO of Personal Capital, guiding it through its strategic acquisition by Empower.

“There is an exciting surge in new restaurant and retail apps, which in turn is creating significant challenges for small businesses and app providers in terms of managing the complexity around migrations and integrations. We believe there is an opportunity to offer an essential partnership for merchants and a nexus point for restaurant and retail app providers. We’re gearing up for an exciting journey ahead, and having seasoned professionals like Mike will ensure we continue on our path of innovation and growth,” commented Sriram Subramanian, Founder and CEO of LINK.

“LINK has established initial successes with major software application providers within the restaurant and retail sector and is now entering a phase of rapid growth and development.  I am excited to work with Sriram and the LINK team to refine and extend their model to drive the company forward.” commented Mike.

This news comes as LINK’s global team undergoes expansion, having recently launched a new Onboarding-as-a-Service vertical and growing to more than 50 team members.


LINK introduces Onboarding-as-a-Service and adds new integrations

LINK introduces Onboarding-as-a-Service and adds new integrations

LINK, the integration provider formerly known as ShoppinPal, has announced it has launched a new Onboarding-as-a-Service vertical. This service enables software application companies to streamline and automate their onboarding processes, improving customer experience for new users and enhancing adoption.

Speaking about this industry-first solution, Sriram Subramanian, Founder and CEO of LINK, remarked, “Today, businesses owners are juggling multiple software applications. The challenge of ensuring these platforms all work together often deters smaller businesses from trying out and adopting potentially transformative new applications.” He continued, “By dealing with the entire onboarding process including customer support and automating data transitions like product catalogs, customer databases, and sales histories, we’re enabling software developers and application providers to provide an unparalleled user experience, and in turn, equipping businesses with the agility to adopt and adapt without hesitation. Since our inception, LINK has always offered data migration and onboarding, and it was a natural progression for us to expand our offering to include Onboarding-as-a-Service.”

The response to LINK’s offering has been palpable. Sriram added, “When Intuit decided to end support for their legacy QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale, the largest e-commerce platform in the world sought LINK’s expertise. Together, we achieved a 20% reduction in activation times for their new users. Directing merchants through LINK not only expedited the process but eliminated the need for our client’s internal onboarding efforts for specific operational challenges. This collaboration underscores the transformational value and efficiency LINK delivers to its partners.”

Demonstrating its commitment to simplifying tech for small businesses, LINK has also incorporated 15 new integrations to its product. With an ambitious roadmap that includes the rollout of 30 more retail and restaurant centric integrations through Q1 2024, LINK is set to redefine integration standards.

Highlighting LINK’s visionary approach, Sriram added, “The digital landscape might be intricate, but our commitment remains clear – to streamline and simplify. The recent additions to our available integrations, coupled with the Onboarding-as-a-Service, are significant strides towards this objective.” Building on this momentum, he shared a glimpse of the future, “Our next frontier involves harnessing AI, aiming to add new integrations to our service in as quickly as 5 minutes, so we will soon see a scenario in which we can offer fast integrations between any apps that our customers demand. The horizon is promising, and the potential is boundless.”

ShoppinPal secures $5 million in funding

ShoppinPal secures $5 million in funding

Restaurant technology solution provider ShoppinPal, an iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) pioneer in the food, hospitality and retail verticals, announced it has secured $5 million in new investment.

Headquartered in California, with operations across the US and Canada, ShoppinPal has developed a unique, SaaS-based integration technology model. Using its plug and play “Automation by Integration” platform, ShoppinPal has worked closely with software application providers serving the food and beverage, hospitality and retail industry to enable seamless connections with their customers for both migrations and integrations at scale.

With ShoppinPal, SMBs operating across these sectors can unlock new revenue streams by integrating with the growing number of food and beverage delivery services available to consumers worldwide, as well as online ordering services and ePOS platforms. These include: Square, Shopify, Vend, Toast, FlipDish, Clover and many more.

ShoppinPal’s platform is 100 percent Plug and Play with no development or operational inputs required from enterprise software application providers. ShoppinPal is able to connect any app in the food and retail/e-tail domains to all leading POS and payment systems of their merchant customer bases.

Led by Mucker Capital with participation from Menlo Ventures, Pitbull Ventures, Incisive Ventures and several angel investors, the investment will fuel ShoppinPal’s plans to capitalize on the exponential growth it has experienced in 2022 and grow its customers based from 10,000 SMBs to 40,000 SMBs in the next 12 to 18 months.

“The hospitality, food and beverage industry has been permanently transformed as a result of the pandemic,” William Hsu, Co-Founder and Partner, Mucker Capital. “There has been an explosion in the magnitude of technologies and software serving the industry, with over $25 billion in venture capital invested in the last 5 years alone. This has created a tremendous area of opportunity for a new platform to emerge in the space, bringing order, interoperability and data consistency, which enables SMBs operating in this space to truly harness the benefits of all the disparate, siloed, applications deployed throughout the industry.”

“In just two years, ShoppinPal has created an API platform to meet this demand that works with over 100 applications and software systems across 10,000 customers and partners in North America, Canada, Europe, Australia and NZ. The company has experienced a 5X revenue growth in the last 6 months as a result.”

“Consumer habits are changing, so the way businesses operate to ensure they keep up is critical,” said Sriram Subramanian, Founder and CEO, ShoppinPal. “With ShoppinPal, app providers can offer integrations as an embedded experience while also not having to share sensitive PII customer data outside of their walls. We give full flexibility to deploy into customer environments and provide real-time monitoring and scaling support so app providers’ sales and support teams don’t need to worry about integrations at all.”

“The pandemic posed a number of challenges to the food and beverage, hospitality and retail sectors – arguably more than any other sectors. What makes me proud is how our technology has played a pivotal role in enabling 40K+ businesses owners to adapt quickly to the changing landscape. We have empowered them with the tools to continue growing their businesses. Social impact has always been an important part of ShoppinPal’s core principles,” added Subramanian.

“Our customers and partners have been able to migrate thousands of their customers from legacy to cloud apps (POS and accounting systems) without any manual intervention and at a fraction of the cost and time it would’ve taken to do this internally,” said Arun Radhakrishnan, Co-Founder and COO. “We have plans in place to scale to meet latent organic demand for our technology.”