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Lead Story

Size matters with big data


Industry Update

AmEx joins EMV push

Congress urged not to stifle mobile innovation

Google makes Wallet changes

New Zeus malware puts payments at risk


GS Advisory Board:
New times, new strategies: What are you doing?

Details on big data

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

Prepaid EMV reaches U.S. shores

Rev takes off where Square left off


When mobile meets RDC

Patti Murphy
ProScribes Inc.


Street SmartsSM:
Why should a merchant be fired?

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

Cooperation, social strategies combat fraud

Nicholas Cucci
Network Merchants Inc.

Five ways to fix your marketing problems

Nancy Drexler
President, Acquired Marketing

Reach your company's peak performance with training

Alan Kleinman
Meritus Payment Solutions

Spotting unlikely service providers in your midst

Chris Bucolo

Company Profile

Ingenico Inc.

New Products

Table for two, please

Harbortouch Reservations

A mobile-friendly website

Paynet Systems mobile website
Paynet Systems Inc.


Give yourself a break, a long break



Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

July 23, 2012  •  Issue 12:07:02

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New Products

Table for two, please

Product: Harbortouch Reservations

Restaurateurs who deploy the Harbortouch Hospitality POS system can now centrally manage table reservations without having to lift a fork. The new Harbortouch Reservations module available from Harbortouch is being offered free of charge to fine dining, casual and quick service restaurants as part of the company's ongoing free POS equipment program.

"Similar online reservation systems cost hundreds of dollars a month, but Harbortouch Reservations is offered to all Harbortouch Hospitality merchants at no cost," said Brian Jones, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Harbortouch.

With the new module, reservations can be accepted either online from restaurant patrons directly or entered manually by restaurant staff whenever a reservation is taken in-person or over the phone. An easy-to-use interface reportedly simplifies navigation for both patrons and employees. All incoming reservations, regardless of source, are tracked through a single point. The POS data collected can later be used to build a customer database for marketing and loyalty programs, Harbortouch noted.

One of the system's strengths the company pointed out is that restaurant managers can quickly organize upcoming reservations into a monthly calendar, which can be viewed daily, making it an essential tool for optimizing workflow and table-turn efficiency. In the initial setup process, restaurant managers can use the software's drag-and-drop functions to configure a table layout that matches the unique layout of each restaurant location.

The table layout screen also shows restaurant managers which tables are occupied or available and provides updates on which restaurant patrons are waiting to be served. Harbortouch Reservations can also send text message alerts notifying diners when their tables are ready.

"This represents a substantial savings for our clients, especially when combined with our entire POS package that's available to any size establishment with no upfront costs whatsoever," Jones said. "It's an unbeatable value."

The free Harbortouch Hospitality POS system is replete with employee management, inventory tracking, menu customization, item pricing flexibility and advanced reporting features. According to Harbortouch, the company provides professional installation and on-site training with every order, backed by 24/7 customer service and technical support. Merchant services from Harbortouch include credit, debit and gift card processing.


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