MINDBODY is buying Booker Software! MINDBODY, ever looking to expand its offerings, is acquiring Booker Software. In the health and wellness industries, MINDBODY is the go to software, as well as gyms. While Booker software is a haven for spas and salons. This will definitely make MINDBODY the biggest player in that particular pool. Booker represents approximately 10,000 salons, spas, and other businesses. That's a formidable number. Both companies improved
Hotel and Restaurant Data Breaches With new technology coming out every day, comes new threats. But with these threats, how prepared is your business? The hospitality industry, is the most under-prepared for this. Ransomware, spyware, and data breaches are almost common these days. It's beginning to be ridiculous. But where do your weaknesses lie? Legacy Systems / Hotel and Restaurant Data Breaches 70% or more of hotels, and restaurants are
Revel Systems is a Payment Processor now? How genius is that?! Payment processors have been gobbling up POS companies lately. And it's clear that processing is big money. But to think that Revel Systems would become a payment processor itself... Something I hadn't even considered! I had falsley assumed that when Revel Systems hooked up with First Data,that they'd locked down their processing options. I guess I was thinking far
HP ElitePOS? Looks like HP is headed into the POS market with HP ElitePOS. They've recently unveiled a new array of hardware options. Both for the retail or restaurant environment, the hardware itself is very sleek. Now, those in the industry aren't new to HP POS terminals. But those were largely targeting Legacy POS. The new ElitePOS terminals look to harnass mPOS. Hardware The ElitePOS is beautiful to look at.
Worldpay + Vantiv, and First Data + CardConnect? The world of payments seems to be shrinking. With every day it seems that payment companies are gobbling each other up. But it doesn't stop with other payment companies, they're doing it with POS companies too! After merging with Global Payment Systems, Heartland Payment Systems has been busy. They've been buying up POS companies like PC America, Dinerware, and Digital Dining.
Focus POS moves to the cloud Focus POS, a leader in restaurant POS, is introducing a cloud based system. At the NRA show, they unveiled their new cloud based system. While I only had a few moments to look at it, their iPad solution does look great, and seems very familiar to Focus users. Focus POS has long been a legacy POS provider, and this step shows that the future
NFC Contactless Unlocked in IOS 11! So, I work in the field of payment technology. More specifically, plastic card technology. And for those of us in the know, the most exciting tech is NFC. You've probably seen NFC before. It's the technology that allows you to tap your device against another to transfer data. NFC is the most feature rich, and versatile technology available in a plastic card. It
Cayan partnering with Aldelo POS Payment giant Cayan, partnering with Aldelo POS? In an release last week on Cayan's website, they detailed the new deal. This partnership will offer a huge technology boost to Aldelo. A handful of new features, as well as a seemless EMV integration, now that Aldelo is EMV certified with Cayan. EMV technology is often overlooked in restaurants. It's exceedingly rare that you'd key in a PIN at
Cloud POS. It's the biggest single advance in POS Technology of the last 20 years. Rather than buying $20k worth of server and POS Hardware, you can now start with a couple of iPads and cash drawers. This was a sweeping revolution for small retailers, but now it's even becoming smarter for larger retailers. Retail juggernaut Nordstrom has decided to move to Infor's cloud based retail technology. And they're not
In October, the EMV Liability shifted. Which, to you and me, means that most of us are using debit and credit cards with an embedded chip these days. The embedded chip adds new security features. It's an attempt to circumvent fraud. But card payment technology doesn't stop evolving there. You probably didn't know, is that EMV technology has been around since the 90's. Most European and Asian countries have been