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Data Overload? How to use your restaurant POS to make better business decisions.

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in News | 0 comments

as seen on rmpos.com Some restaurant owners love data. They love being able to drill down the numbers to crunch and splice them different ways. Others go by their guts. For those of you who aren’t number lovers we have some high level tips for using your POS reports and alerts to make better business decisions in your restaurant. Don’t get overwhelmed by all the data available, instead start with these simple tools: Part 1: Using reports to reduce fraud and loss In part one of our three part series we talk about ways to use your POS data...

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What We’re Reading

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in News | 0 comments

as seen on rmpos.com To kick off 2013 we decided to share some of our favorite blogs. From small business tips, to recipes, to Restaurant Manager how to’s these blogs have a lot to offer. Happy reading: The restaurant profitability specialists from Positive Technologies have a blog that features great trouble shooting tips that save their customers’ money and time. Check it out here. Another Restaurant Manager dealer with a great, informative blog is BNG Technologies. They have a very good post on the value of POS system that is...

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Marketing to repeat customers

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in News | 0 comments

as seen on rmpos.com Restaurants that actively promote themselves have the most success in today’s market.  Since up to 75% of most restaurants’ business comes from repeat visitors, marketing to current customers is a great place to start. Strong communications with current customers can turn repeat visitors into brand evangelists who function as spokespeople for your restaurant or bar through word of mouth and social media. There are many powerful tools to make marketing to your current customers easier, more effective, and more engaging...

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SoftPhone.com New Cloud VoIP Offering – Invite Only

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Interesting new web-based VoIP offering I came across via CounterPath’s Todd Carother’s Google+ status update. The website is softphone.com and according to a whois lookup is indeed owned by CounterPath. Check out the website description: Coming soon is a new cloud offering for SMBs for the United States and Canada — SoftPhone.com. With SoftPhone.com business users will be able to leverage their current IP-PBX or hosted offering to connect with other colleagues for FREE. Whether you work out of an office, at home, a...

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ZANGI New Mobile VoIP & Video App Launching Soon

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in News | 0 comments

ZANGI is a new mobile app that supports free SMS, voice and video calls, multi-user conferences, instant messaging, file sharing, screen sharing, integration with other programs and more. ZANGI is still in “stealth mode”, but I’m told their offering is coming out next month with support for multiple mobile platforms including OS, Android OS, Symbian, Windows PC, or Windows Mobile. It can also be used via web interface or through social networks like Facebook, Google+, etc. How integrated with these popular social...

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netTALK DUO Wi-Fi Review

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in News | 0 comments

netTALK DUO Wi-Fi is the latest generation of their VoIP product which brings low-cost phone calling to consumers and competes directly with the popular magicJack plus product. I reviewed the original netTALK DUO last year and was very impressed. When I heard a new Wi-Fi version was in the works I was looking forward to checking it out. First the unboxing: Including in the box is a cardboard quick start guide, micro USB cable, micro USB power adapter [not shown above], Ethernet cable, and PSTN cable. In my rush to get it installed, I...

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Zingaya Launches Zingaya Enterprise Edition

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Zingaya today announced Zingaya Enterprise, a new platform and API enabling VoIP calls from a browser or a mobile app with a single click. Their platform enables developers to build out Mobile VoIP apps, with applications that include support desk and sales & e-commerce, with the goal of improved conversion rates. Zingaya enables VoIP calls without a phone or without requiring a download. E-commerce companies and other customer-focused organizations can embed a widget on their website that allows their customers to...

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Ensim Adds Support for Lync Server 2010 Multi-tenant Hosting Pack

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Ensim Corporation today announced support for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multi-tenant environments allowing enterprises who wish to host Lync in the cloud to have a a powerful deployment tool at their disposal. Ensim Unify Service Provider Edition now offers full support for Microsoft Lync in multi-tenant environments for messaging, presence, web and video conferencing, and telephony with enterprise voice. With Ensim Unify’s ability to allocate resources physically and logically, service providers using Lync Server 2010 Multi-tenant...

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HTMLExcerpt Plugin for Movable Type

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in News | 0 comments

With any CMS, whether it’s Movable Type, WordPress, Joomla, etc., one big problem is automatically creating fully formatted HTML excerpts. The problem is that it’s very difficult to know where exactly to split the HTML code without leaving an orphaned HTML tag somewhere. Many website publishers simply force their writers to manually insert a HTML excerpt into a separate field. This isn’t an optimal solution, since the writer may have to have some knowledge of HTML, unless of course the excerpt field sports a WYSIWYG...

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Digium launches G100 / G200 T1/E1/PRI VoIP Gateways at Rock Bottom Prices

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Digium launches their standalone G100 and G200 VoIP gateways, which negate the need for a TDM (T1/E1) card to be installed in your Asterisk server. Both products are fanless and have no moving parts, which means higher reliability. Further, many Asterisk deployments are now happening in virtualized environments or in the cloud where you cannot have a dedicated TDM card installed. These two VoIP gateways support TDM-to-SIP, SIP-to-TDM and SIP-to-SIP (transcoding) applications to bridge the TDM and SIP worlds. These two products are a nice...

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