The Avanti Commerce Platform and all related intellectual property is owned by Cardant Holdings Ltd. The company has a pending patent with specific IP around managed networks for Order Ahead, socket-based notifications and sending orders to credit card terminals. Cardant Holdings Ltd. is the owner of related patent application(s) US20170161819A1, CA2954788A1, WO2016004534A1 w/ priority date July 11, 2014.
Founded by Jason Strashek, Cardant Holdings Ltd. also retains intellectual property acquired from Ontain Corporation, a pioneering company in the space, where Mr. Strashek was one of the first employees. Cardant has documented chain-of-custody for the Ontain intellectual property dating back to 1999, including abandoned patent application US20020143655A1.
Where a Source Code license is not in place, all engineering and maintenance of the cloud-based Platform is performed by Cardant Software Inc.
With Subway® as its largest customer, the Avanti Commerce Platform was originally designed and built as a multi-tenant, multi-lingual and multi-currency Order Ahead ecosystem. With its highly scalable and flexible architecture, the Platform has also been deployed in other non-traditional configurations.
For any grouping of associated restaurants, the Platform can been deployed as a Digital Marketplace. As an exploratory engagement, Simon Malls worked with the Avanti team to pilot a new Order Ahead channel, a “virtual food court” in two prominent U.S. shopping malls, having more than 40 restaurants.
For independent operators and smaller restaurant chains, the Platform was configured with embedded payment and settlement, enabling any restaurant to deploy Order Ahead over-night without the complication of payments on-boarding, gateway certifications and settlement customization.