The Point of Sale News’ Most Popular Hospitality Articles of 2015

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2015 provided a gallery of notable point-of-sale stories about hospitality providers and the POS systems they implemented.  Here are a selection of the most popular articles based on readership!

5 Lessons to Learn From a Restaurant POS Security Breach

Point-of-sale systems are typically built to withstand digital predators. But restaurants and other hospitality providers can face some vulnerability issues when it comes to hackers. So what are the key takeaways for owners who might suffer a security breach? We’ve got five lessons that you don’t want to ignore.

Florida Theatre Lifts Curtain on New Point-of-Sale System

A nearly 90 year-old entertainment venue had to find a POS system that would enable faster transactions and better analytics on crowd traffic patterns. Management was intent on finding a cloud-based platform that would suit its needs. Take a look at what it discovered and the results that followed.

Four Top Technologies to Activate Your Restaurant Business

Whether you run a food truck or a five-star establishment, technology is becoming a necessary facet of food service delivery. From payment systems to house management platforms, the impact of digital tools affects nearly every area of your restaurant. Check four of the most significant technology trends in the hospitality industry.

Mobile Payment Technology Reduces Order Time and Increases Sales for Busy Gastropub

The ten year-old, Illinois-based Crosstown Pub & Grill is popular because of its food and beverage selections. But the restaurant chain’s mobile payment system makes it even more popular with the busy lunch crowd. See which system they selected in this compelling mobile POS use case.

Restaurant POS Success Stories

Looking for some point-of-sale case studies to help you decide which system might work for your restaurant? From security challenges to mobile ordering, restaurants are benefiting from the capabilities of POS solutions. We’ve gathered 14 use case stories to inform your decision.

POS Re-sellers With a Flair for Hospitality

The hospitality industry offers unique challenges and distinct opportunities when it comes to point-of-sale technology. Two VARs have capitalized on these challenges and opportunities by providing restaurant management software systems that address issues such as product management and customer satisfaction. Find out what they offer and how the system they sell meets the needs of its unique market in this interesting story.

SUBWAY Uses WiFi for Loyalty; Gives Away Subs

One of the world’s most recognized restaurant chains has tapped into the value of WiFi in some of its Canadian stores. How did they leverage this in-store capability to drive customer loyalty? Learn about the vendor they chose to partner with and the program they implemented.

Innovations and Aspirations Found at National Restaurant Show

The annual show for restaurateurs draws over 60,000 attendees looking for the latest innovations in food service. The 2015 show did not disappoint. We’ve got a “boots on the ground” report from Chicago.

EMV And The Hospitality Industry – A Developer’s Perspective

With the transition to a more secure EMV payment system on the horizon, we thought it would be helpful to hear the thoughts of a POS insider. John Giles from Future POS, Inc. shares his perspective on why the hospitality industry has traditionally been a slow adopter.

Heartland Acquires Digital Dining – Fifth Recent Acq In Point of Sale

One of the largest U.S. payment processors has targeted the hospitality industry by acquiring Virginia-based Digital Dining. The move is intended to help restaurants transition their POS systems into secure commerce centers. Here are the details of this intriguing move.

Hospitality industry? Don’t be Caught Napping About EMV

The security of magnetic stripe cards isn’t cutting it anymore. The leading credit card issuers are changing to a so-called Europay, Visa and Mastercard (EMV) standard in the U.S., which is expected to provide greater protection against fraud when customers use POS systems to pay for purchases. If you’re in the hospitality industry, you’ll need to begin accepting EMV chip and PIN cards soon. Fraud liability will be shifting, so start getting prepared with these key EMV points.

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