July's POS Wrap-Up: Marriott UK Launches POS Spa Solution, Starbucks Earnings Jump with Mobile Moves & Hot Schedules Removes 'Blind Spots' with Restaurant App

Despite the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, POS-related news in July pushed forward. The next phases of implementation from both the lodging and food service sectors were in line with consumers’ needs for more flexibility and mobility. Pay-at-the-table mobile solutions were a top restaurant hit. Rollouts and advancements from providers were skewed toward joint efforts—partnerships in innovation and security are increasingly viewed as value-added solutions. Check out the specifics in our July POS Recap.
Marriott Hotels UK Launches POS Spa Booking Solution
Marriott Hotels in the UK added Concept Spa and Leisure to its newly launched website. The solution, from Concept Software Systems, is a fully integrated POS system that will facilitate the delivery of enhanced service and convenience to Marriott’s spa clientele at properties throughout the United Kingdom.
Starbucks Recent Earnings Jump Partly Due to Digital Initiatives
Starbucks Corp. reported a sharp jump in quarterly sales and profit, driven, in part, to digital initiatives, according to The Wall Street Journal. In the U.S., digital initiatives are helping attract new customers—the number of active users in the company’s loyalty program grew 28 percent from a year ago to 10.4 million, and 20 percent of U.S. transactions are now made using mobile devices, up from 9 percent two years ago, the Journal reported.
Heritage Hospitality Selects Agilysys to be a 'Game Changer' at 4 Restaurants  
Heritage Hospitality in York, Penn. selected a comprehensive solution suite from Agilysys Inc. - including systems for point-of-sale, payment processing and restaurant reservations - to optimize efficiency and enhance guest service at its four restaurant locations.
Happy's Pizza Plans its Next Phase with SpeedLine Point of Sale
In preparation for the chain’s next phase of expansion, Michigan-based Happy’s Pizza selected SpeedLine Solutions Inc. as its preferred POS technology partner.
Revel Systems and Zapper Serve Up Mobile Payment Solution
Mobil payments provider Zapper partnered with Revel Systems, an iPad Point of Sale platform, to broaden the reach of their mobile payment technology for restaurants.
Benseron Implements Comodo to Secure 20,000 POS Systems
POS solutions innovator Benseron integrated technology from cybersecurity solutions provider the Comodo organization—specifically, its Comodo SecureBox containment technology—to help secure more than 20,000 Benseron point of sale units across the globe.  
Heartland and ShopKeep Team Up for Small Hospitality
Heartland Payment Systems collaborated with ShopKeep, the cloud-based technology and business-management solution, to provide small- to mid-size businesses (SMBs) with ShopKeep’s iPad-based POS software and Heartland credit/debit card data payment solution.
HotSchedules Removes 'Blind Spots' with Mobile App for Restaurant Analytics
Cloud-based technology provider HotSchedules launched HotSchedules Reveal, a comprehensive mobile app for restaurant analytics. Combining data from a myriad of sources, including POS systems, HotSchedules and any other in-store, above-store and near-store sources,
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