On Point: the restaurant technology blog

Wireless Best Practices for Mobile POS

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 08:10 AM

Tablet point of sale systems are growing in popularity because of their capacity to improve efficiency and mobility within the restaurant. But this new mobility in the restaurant relies on your mPOS tablets being properly connected to the network.

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Topics: tablet pos, Restaurant Security and PCI, restaurant POS security, payment security, Security

Reducing PCI Scope and Risk

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Wed, Aug 01, 2018 @ 09:08 AM

It seems every few months, we see another news story about a retail or restaurant company that has had customer data breached. And while the big stories make the news, criminals more often target small businesses that have fewer resources to protect themselves.

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Topics: Theft and Security, Restaurant Security and PCI, protecting POS data, payment security, emv, credit card breach, Credit Cards, PCI

Preventing Data Breaches at the Point of Sale

Posted by Elizabeth Kelly on Thu, Dec 21, 2017 @ 08:12 AM

By now, you have no doubt heard the horror stories of data breaches resulting in stolen customer information at big box stores and large chain restaurants. But just because we only hear about breaches at large companies, it doesn’t mean they aren’t occurring in smaller chains and independent restaurants. In fact, hackers specifically target small retail businesses and restaurants that tend to have less rigorous security controls in place.

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Topics: restaurant POS security, Restaurant Security and PCI, Security, Theft and Security

From the Archives: Managing Access to Avoid Internal Theft

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Thu, Jul 06, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

According to the Statistic Brain stats site, employee theft accounts for more than $50 billion in lost sales to employers in the Unites States each year, or about a 7% average of annual revenues. That’s an alarming number, and one many restaurant operators know all too well.

Statistic Brain also reports that approximately 75% of employees have stolen once, and 37.5% at least twice. Even if you trust the people working for you, those statistics mean putting the proper tools in place to protect the business is critical.

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Topics: Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, loss prevention, restaurant POS security, Restaurant Security and PCI, Restaurant Technology

3 Payment Technologies Restaurants Need to Increase Security

Posted by Tracey Stonebrook on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 @ 13:06 PM

By Tracey Stonebrook, Strategic Development Program Manager, North America/Ingenico Group

Hospitality is a dynamic industry and is constantly evolving, particularly with the integration of new technologies to engage customers and improve service quality. Hospitality executives need to be aware of key technologies in the market, including the latest developments in payment solutions.  I’ve summarized three technologies that hospitality tech executives need to understand.

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Topics: Credit Cards, PCI, Restaurant Security and PCI, Security

Restaurant Security: EMV and PCI Fraud Safeguards

Posted by Jennifer Wiebe on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 @ 08:02 AM

If EMV and PCI are just letters to you, you should know that these acronyms represent important security standards for your business.

Did you know that if a guest uses a counterfeit or stolen, chip-enabled payment card in your restaurant, and if you are not using an EMV card reader, you are liable for any and all chargebacks? Chargebacks of this kind are on the rise.

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Topics: Credit Cards, emv, Enterprise, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, PCI, restaurant management, restaurant POS security, Restaurant Security and PCI, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology, Security, SpeedLine POS, Theft and Security

Restaurant Management: Cash Controls at the Point of Sale

Posted by Jennifer Wiebe on Wed, Feb 01, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

What steps are you taking today to ensure lean, profitable operations in the restaurant? Managing the flow of cash through the restaurant is a critical piece of your security plan.

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Topics: cameras, cash limits, Credit Cards, Customer Service, fingerprint sensors, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, loss prevention, pizza POS, point of sale, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, restaurant POS, restaurant POS security, Restaurant Security and PCI, restaurant technology, Security, SpeedLine POS, Theft and Security, Uncategorized

Some Pizzerias Lagging in the Shift to Online Ordering: the View from Pizza Expo 2016

Posted by Jennifer Wiebe on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 @ 14:03 PM

Nearly every operator we met at the 2016 International Pizza Expo was looking for ways to increase sales from web and mobile ordering, and reduce the associated costs.

Some were looking for new online ordering options; others, a more seamless user experience. Some pizzerias had already experienced a shift of more than 40 to 50% of their phone orders to web and mobile—but a surprising number of operators were just getting started online. Overall, these numbers represented a surprisingly small shift from our benchmark study results in late 2014. But with the restaurant operators who had embraced the online ordering model, the conversations at the 2016 Pizza Expo were different.

The move to online ordering has resulted in real reductions in labor costs for most restaurants, but a number of operators commented that it introduces new challenges as well.

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Topics: Chowly, Credit Cards, digital sales, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, International Pizza Expo, Listening to your Customers, Online Ordering, online ordering, payment security, pizza expo 2016, pizza POS, POS choice, restaurant management, restaurant POS, Restaurant Security and PCI, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology, Security, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine users, third party ordering

2015 In Review: Top 10 Restaurant Technology Posts

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Thu, Dec 31, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

Do you follow On Point: The Restaurant Technology Blog? As we wrap the year, the On Point editorial team invites you to catch up on the top 10 posts of 2015.

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Topics: Catering, Credit Cards, customer data, customer loyalty, Customer Service, Delivery, delivery fees, delivery zones, employee management, Enterprise, How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, Inventory, Listening to your Customers, menu management, menu pricing, online ordering, pizza POS, point of sale, POS choice, restaurant, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, Restaurant Marketing, restaurant marketing, restaurant POS, Restaurant POS Case Studies, restaurant POS security, Restaurant Security and PCI, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology, school lunch programs, SpeedLine Customers, SpeedLine POS, SpeedLine user, SpeedLine users, top 10 posts, Uncategorized

Restaurant Operations: Strengthen Your Passwords for Restaurant Security

Posted by Tricia Hoy on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 @ 07:11 AM

We encounter passwords in almost every area of our lives. Whether for online banking, education, social media, or at work, passwords control access to much of the information we need every day.

You understand the wealth of information available in your POS system, including important financial information. So you recognize how critical your password can be in securing your restaurant data. Ask yourself—is your password strong enough? Check these 4 tips for creating and managing passwords to enhance restaurant security:

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Topics: How-to, Industry Experts, Insights and Best Practices, pizza POS, point of sale, POS choice, restaurant, Restaurant Management, restaurant management, restaurant POS, Restaurant Security and PCI, Restaurant Technology, restaurant technology, Security, SpeedLine user, SpeedLine users, Theft and Security

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