Point of Sales Vendor for Retail Dining Locations

  • 1.  Point of Sales Vendor for Retail Dining Locations

    Posted 06-26-2018 13:23
    We are trying to consider the future in regards to technology in our dining facilities. POS (Point of Sale) systems have been popping up more and more these days (Square etc.) -- mostly because more systems support the mobile industry (as we move away from things physical). And especially, with Apple Pay and other platforms; I would love to hear how other universities are handling these market implementations.

    We are a CBORD school that uses Micros (3rd party partner with CBORD) 3700 RES and I wanted to know what retail point of sale system you use for your dining locations. What vendor do you use for your POS system? Are they tied directly to your card system? I know there is Blackboard and Blackboard Transact but I am interested in NOT vendor locking myself into a solution that is tied to CBORD. Has anyone considered NOT vendor locking themselves and does your university have an IT policy about this? How are you handling these market changes? Where is Higher Education in regards to this type of market? Would love to start the conversation.


    Natasha Helton
    University of Puget Sound
    Systems Analyst
    Tacoma WA
    United States