Central to the processing structure we developed over the next nine months or so was what we subsequently called the LoyaltySharesTM interface. This interface acted, in effect, as neutral territory between the TA system and the hotel system – neither of which required modification in any way. Communication between them passed through our interface, which also handled communication with the new shareholders as well as document and report distribution.
The Jameson program went live after its long gestation period and a final nod from the SEC. It was very well received, and did for Jameson exactly what it was intended to do. It ran for a number of years, growing steadily, but ended, abruptly, with the rug pulled from underneath it. Jameson was taken private, so the recipe lost its sustaining ingredient.