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CAI Software Partners with CardConnect for Simple and Secure Online Payments

September 9, 2020 – Smithfield, RI – CAI Software, LLC (CAI), a leading provider of production-optimized ERP software and systems to the food service industry, today announced that it has integrated CardConnect’s best-in-class payment solution with CAI Software’s Food Connex cloud-based business management software for food processors and distributors.

CardConnect, a First Data company, provides businesses of all sizes with simple, secure and reliable payment processing.

“Leading food distributors and processors have stepped up their eCommerce game and are offering their customers 24/7 access to their inventory in order to place orders remotely from anywhere at any time,” said Brian Rigney, CEO for CAI Software. “If today you don’t offer the ability to efficiently make payments online, then you’ve fallen behind. Rest assured, many of your competitors are either thinking about or already offering the convenience of online payments to your customers — or they are thinking about how quickly they can.”

With CardConnect, Food Connex clients can easily accept and manage online payments. Credit cards can be securely accepted via swipe or keyed in any device, including a smartphone or tablet.

“CAI Software’s Food Connex solution is a perfect fit,” said Robert O’Connell, vice president for CardConnect. “Food Connex customers will find accepting online credit card payments to be simple, safe and less expensive.  All payment channels are covered, so customers can make a payment in-person, over the phone or online.  PCI-validated security features include point-to-point encryption (P2PE) and tokenization which are employed to encrypt sensitive cardholder data providing the ultimate data breach protection.”

About CardConnect

CardConnect is a payments platform that helps businesses of all sizes grow through the seamless integration of secure payment processing to industry-leading software solutions like CAI Software’s. Since 2006 we’ve been busy developing and advancing payment solutions protected by our patented, PCI-validated security defenses. Each day we do our best to provide high-quality and customized support to businesses so they can reach their own growth goals. CardConnect was acquired by First Data in 2017 and is now part of Fiserv. For more information, visit

About Food Connex

Food Connex® is cloud-based business management software that is fully integrated with QuickBooks  This intuitive ERP software solution was developed specifically for protein, seafood and specialty food processors and distributors to simplify sales order entry, purchasing, inventory management, shipping, invoicing and production. For more information, visit

About CAI Software, LLC

CAI Software, LLC is a recognized leader in the delivery of mission-critical enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution systems (MES) and services to leading companies in select vertical markets, including building materials, food processing, precious metals and discrete manufacturing.  We are headquartered in Rhode Island, USA. For more information, visit

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Food Connex® is cloud-based software for food distributors and processors looking to improve their productivity and profitability. Food Connex helps streamline workflow, improve customer service, and reduce costly mistakes. Its easy QuickBooks integration and Order & Inventory Management tools can improve sales, order taking, fulfillment, pricing, invoicing, purchasing, production, traceability and reporting.

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