Ann Arbor Developer Offers Contact Tracing Software to Restaurants

. November 19, 2020.
Wisely contact tracing
Stock photo courtesy of Markus Winkler.

Wisely, an Ann Arbor-based developer, is offering free contact tracing as states implement new regulations. Contact tracing is one of the best ways restaurants and bars can help keep our community safe!

The Ann Arbor software developer, Wisely, has announced that it plans to offer restaurants free contact tracing as multiple states implement new related regulations.

Michigan and New Hampshire have announced contact tracing requirements for businesses open to the public. The orders require restaurants and bars to collect names and phone numbers of all patrons in case they need to be informed by public health officials that someone they were near had later tested positive for COVID-19. The mandate in Michigan reads, “All dine-in food service establishments must maintain accurate records of the names and phone numbers of patrons who purchase food for consumption on the premises, and the date and time of entry.”

Wisely, a restaurant software company that serves more than 2,500 locations nationwide, has developed an easy-to-use system to help restaurants stay compliant while also growing the brand’s opt-in contact database.

“Restaurants display a QR Code that guests scan on their mobile device and then enter their details into a pop-up form,” said Mike Vichich, CEO of Wisely. “Each guest’s details are stored securely in Wisely’s CRM should restaurants need to segment by time of visit and export those contacts. We’ve seen incredible innovation, ingenuity, and resilience across the restaurant industry these last several months. Anything we can do to help our clients or other restaurants pivot as regulations change — we’re all in.”

Wisely’s contact tracing solution is being offered free to current and new customers through December 2021. The service can be set up in less than 24 hours. Any marketing opt-ins collected by restaurants can later be used with Wisely’s Marketing Automation solution, which requires a contract and a monthly fee.

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