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Vendor Updates

Oracle Hospitality Food and Beverage Solutions

2008 Fall
Columbia, MD

Introducing SimphonyTM
SimphonyTM is the first enterprise-enabled, point-of-sale (POS) solution built on a service-oriented architecture (SOA).  Simphony’s modern, flexible architecture provides never before seen scalability, resilience and integration capabilities.

A Simphony installation can scale from a single location with a handful of workstations to a multiproperty enterprise with thousands of workstations. The solution may be self-hosted or in one of MICROS’ four global datacenters, which provides customers with flexible deployment options to meet their technical capabilities.  There is no requirement to deploy anything more than workstations at the property level, eliminating the need to purchase additional server hardware for the properties.

The SOA design of the product allows for mission critical services like credit cards, property management interfaces, and gift cards to be deployed at the property.  This feature allows Simphony to be configured in a way that reflects the processes and flow of the business and ensures uninterrupted front of the house operations in the event of datacenter communication interruption.

Simphony’s scalability, architecture and robust operations positions it as the clear leader in the next generation of POS solutions.

Introducing MICROS W4 LX and MICROS WS5
Built on the success of the revolutionary MICROS WS4, the WS4 LX is a client hardware device that has a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), simpler support model, and improved reliability, while still being functionally superior to current PC-based clients at a much lower cost. While outwardly almost identical to the Workstation 4, the WS4 LX is a complete technology refresh, offering vastly improved performance and functionality.

MICROS WS5 is the big brother to the WS4 LX.  WS5 offers very similar performance characteristics to the WS4 LX, but features a new form factor with a 15-inch LCD and integrated biometrics. The WS5, with its increased performance, enhanced platform options and flexible installation options, is ideal for locations that can benefit from the larger screen size, like bars or quick service operations.

myinventory is an robust enterprise inventory application for managing inventories at either a single property or multiple outlets. Key features include inventory management, prep and production, ordering and receiving, transfers and waste, recipe management and reporting and financial integration.

mylabor is an robust enterprise labor application for human resource management at either a single property or multiple outlets.  Key features include human resource management, payroll preprocessing, employee self service, enterprise time and attendance, forecasting, staffing requirements and labor scheduling.

Integrated Digital Menu Boards
MICROS RES 4.0 now offers an integrated digital menu board feature.  With the digital menu board, menu items and prices can be updated real-time, perfect for locations that offer different menu items during the day.  This feature is included in RES 4.3 and does not require an additional software purchase. 

Visa CISP Compliant
MICROS is pleased to announce that 9700 HMS Versions 3.1 and 3.2, RES 3000 (3700) Version 4.0 and 4.1, MICROS e7 Version 2.11, 2.5, and 2.6, and SimphonyTM Version 1.0 are now certified by Visa’s Payment Application Best Practices for Visa CISP compliance.

For more information please call (866) 287-4736 or visit www.micros.com.

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