Merchant Link recently sent out a notification that their payment gateway will be shutting down on December 31st, 2019. Merchant Link was acquired by Shift4, and their goal is to convert customers over to the their new payment gateway.Read More >
A recent report and survey from Oracle Food and Beverage discusses:
- Why executives are investing in mobile technology today.
- How your peers are using mobility to reduce costs and improve guest experience.
- What future benefits mobility can bring to your restaurant.
See below for some very interesting statistics on how mobility can positively impact your restaurant!Read More >
We wanted to share with you some of the reasons restaurant owners are choosing Oracle Food and Beverage technology.
Here is a blog post from Shannon Straub, a Field Marketing Specialist at Oracle:
If you’re a restaurant owner, choosing the right technology partner can be a challenge. There’s so much to think about – features and capabilities, cost, training…you can find a full checklist here.
However, two factors that every restaurant owner needs to have on their list are:
- Stability of the technology vendor
- Vendor’s industry expertise
Six years from now - what will the future look like for your restaurant, your customers, your employees?
When you think about the recent rapid changes in technologies and how it has affected the way consumers shop, find restaurants and order their food - in 6 years we could see some radical effects on the ways restaurants will operate - and these new technologies will impact those that survive and thrive and those that won't be here anymore.
From biometrics to robotics, Oracle Food and Beverage surveyed restaurateurs and consumers to explore which technologies they believe will be widespread in the food and beverage industry by 2025. Among the topics Restaurant 2025 explores: artificial intelligence, biometrics/facial recognition/3D imaging, robotics, voice activation, wearable technology, virtual reality, drones, and 3D printing.
How will new technology change the way that you run your restaurants? Here is a sampling of what they found out:Read More >
It was quite a month for many Alaskans - like surviving a major earthquake, just to name one thing.
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!
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:Read More >
- 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.Read More >