POSIFLEX and Squirrel Systems Announce Partnership

  • SQUiRREL Systems
  • 07.24.06
POSIFLEX Business Machines, Inc, a worldwide engineering and design point-of-sale hardware manufacturer, and Squirrel Systems, a hospitality industry point-of-sale and management systems solution provider, announced they have formalized an OEM business alliance.

Under the agreement, Squirrel Systems will offer customers a bundled solution comprised of POSIFLEX touch screen computers and related peripherals, and Squirrel software technology. The new offering is designed to provide organizations within the hospitality industry access to a more powerful management solution at a lower cost.
 
The partnership agreement is a natural step for the two companies as over 60 percent of Squirrel Systems' channel partners in North America already resell the POSIFLEX Jiva 5000 series along with other offerings. The current step in the collaboration between Squirrel Systems and POSIFLEX will simplify the purchasing process for customers — providing them with a single point of contact. The move will also streamline service and support for customers leveraging POSIFLEX and Squirrel Systems terminals, as Squirrel Systems is an authorized POSIFLEX service and repair facility, enabling them to service all POSIFLEX hardware sold to its clients. Additionally, all of the hardware will remain backed by the POSIFLEX standard manufacturer warranty. 
 
“We’re thrilled to enter into a hardware OEM partnership with POSIFLEX, we see this as a win for both Squirrel Systems and our customers,” said David Atkinson, vice president of marketing, Squirrel Systems. “Through this agreement we will be able to ensure that chain restaurants and hotels can be confident that along with industry leading software solutions, their investment in POS hardware is also secure and flexible with a leading edge world class design and manufacturing. This move also helps our company gain a competitive edge in the chain store, channel partner and small systems markets so we are happy to embark on this joint venture with POSIFLEX.”
 
Together Squirrel and POSIFLEX produce a highly competitive solution with proven demand in the hospitality market.  The POSIFLEX 8000 Series provides high performance P4 computer processing, and small restaurant operators can use the POSIFLEX 8415 workstation as a POS and a complete business solution.  As Squirrel Systems will support Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer as well as other productivity applications running with SquirrelOne on the POSIFLEX 8415, the solution will offer customers a POS system with all of the capabilities of a desktop computer — making it a perfect fit for the small restaurateur with a limited budget and space.  
 
"We are extremely honored and excited to add Squirrel Systems as a strategic partner,” said Tim Becerra, executive vice president of business development and sales, POSIFLEX USA.  “Squirrel’s legendary foodservice reputation will have a very positive impact with the POSIFLEX global community.  Squirrel’s due diligence was an extensive process.  We view this partnership as validation not only for POSIFLEX, but for all our esteemed business partners who have embraced POSIFLEX over the years.”



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