A Truck Collides with our Building and a Major Earthquake

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Dec 5, 2018 1:10:44 PM

It was quite a month for many Alaskans - like surviving a major earthquake, just to name one thing. 

(Click here for the  link to see Jesse "saving" his coffee during the quake).

We have had over 1,800 aftershocks as of yesterday, roads are being repaired, schools are still closed, but no one suffered serious injury - amazing.

At Skurla's, we also started the month with a "jolt" - literally. On November 19th, a truck careened into the front wall of our office.  It destroyed the conference room wall, many of the contents, and part of Jeff's office. We are so grateful that this happened before we opened - the outcome could have been much different.  See pictures below!

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Visa Purchase Return Authorization Mandate

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Nov 20, 2018 1:04:00 PM

From TSYS and VISA:

Visa is introducing an authorization requirement for return (cardholder refund) transactions. Authorizing a return enables the card issuer to validate the cardholder account, decline potentially fraudulent cards, and minimize chargebacks if the account does not exist or is closed. The return authorization message is intended to improve the return process by enabling cardholders to view a credit/return on their online banking statement in real time, as well as support other issuer services such as text alerts, in order to improve the cardholder experience and minimize return inquiries.

Important Dates:

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New Oracle MICROS Help Desk Information

By Thomas Greenman | Oct 30, 2018 11:24:58 AM

Skurla’s Point of Sale Solutions  is changing over to a new Oracle MICROS Help Desk partner effective October 31st, 2018. 

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Should Restaurants and Hotels Invest in Mobile Apps?

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Sep 26, 2018 10:21:05 AM
  • Do consumers around the world use branded mobile apps from restaurants and hotels?
  • How frequently do they use them?
  • How does branded app use compare to that of third party booking and other hospitality apps?

 Oracle Food and Beverage surveyed 15,000 global consumers to assess their appetite for restaurant and hotel branded apps.

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Oracle Hospitality - Now Oracle Food & Beverage

By Lynn Skurla Perkins | Jul 16, 2018 1:10:50 PM

On Monday, July 16, 2018, Oracle officially launched Oracle Food & Beverage, their new business unit dedicated to serving their customers and partners in the food service sector.

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