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Top POS Headlines from December: Mobile, Social, and Software Trends Drive Point of Sale

The last month of the year 2012 was a busy one in the point of sale landscape. Not surprisingly, a recent National Restaurant Association report revealed that today’s diners are expecting to be offered technology tableside to facilitate the dining experience. Along with that, this past month’s top stories included a number of enhancements to the point of service from social media applications to the latest software trends for 2013. If you missed them the first time, check them out here.

Bar Launches Mobile App Allowing Facebook Friends to Request Drinks
Bar Louie has partnered with Seattle startup graZie Mobile to revolutionize virtual gift giving. Bar Louie has launched its Mobile Drink App from GraZie Mobile available for free download for iPhone users through the Apple App Store can be used in several ways. Users may check-in to Bar Louie and post their special occasion on their Facebook wall for friends to see, search through a list of their Facebook friends to send them a drink, or redeem Bar Louie drinks sent to them.

NRA Report Reveals Diners Seek Tableside Tech
The National Restaurant Association's 2013 Restaurant Industry Forecast says more than half of consumers want tableside payment options. More than half of consumers surveyed for this year’s Forecast said they would use tableside electronic payment options at tableservice restaurants and another 44 percent said they would use a tableside ordering system.

POS Software Trends 2013
The point of sale (POS) is a central focus for restaurant innovation and investment, and Hospitality Technology’s annual “POS Software Trends” report shows that operators are looking to add a variety of new capabilities in 2013.

iProcess Offers Above Network Mobile Pay Solution
iProcess is a mobile payment processing solution that provides flexibility and convenience to accept credit card payments anywhere. The iProcess app is applicable with Apple™ and Android™ devices. Using iProcess eliminates the need for processing terminals. All the functions found in the terminal are also part of the mobile app such as providing a signature and a transaction history log, but with additional benefits of providing an emailed receipt and a Geotag location on the receipt. iProcess works wherever your Smartphone works.

Genghis Grill Installs Tablet Tableside Ordering and Payment System
Genghis Grill, a build-your-own Mongolian BBQ restaurant concept with over 100 locations, pilots E la Carte's Presto tablet system in its newly launched Odessa, Texas location. Using the Presto tablet, their guests can browse professional quality images of the entire menu, place orders, make payments, split checks, and play interactive games right from their table at any time, without having to wait.

Customer Knows Best: Restaurant Listens to Demands for Mobile Pay and Sees ROI
The Dogwood in Austin saw sales and loyalty soar after implementing a mobile payment option due to customers’ demands.

NCR Aloha Integrates with E la Carte's Presto Tablets to Enhance Restaurant Experience
E la Carte, developer of the innovative Presto tablet tableside ordering system for the hospitality industry, announced today that it has entered into a strategic agreement with the industry's leading point of sale and restaurant technology solution, NCR Aloha. This partnership allows NCR Aloha customers to take advantage of the Presto tablet system integration with their NCR Aloha point of sale system.

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