LevelUp and NCR announced an agreement in which LevelUp will integrate
its mobile payment and loyalty solution into NCR's restaurant POS
systems. The integration will provide restaurants with an easy-to-use
digital payment method and offer consumers a seamless experience when
paying for their meal with the LevelUp application. LevelUp will
initially interface with the industry-leading NCR Aloha POS system using
a site-based integration, while developing its solution for deployment
via NCR Cloud Connect, which is expected later this year.
Dunkin' Donuts began deploying NCR's high-definition Vitalcast™ digital
signage solution at locations across the U.S. The easy-to-use digital
signage solution will provide Dunkin' Donuts restaurants the opportunity
to showcase a wider variety of food and beverages with high resolution
product shots and video to enhance the overall guest experience. The
digital signage solution will also make it easier and more cost
effective to update information in real-time, feature new and limited
time products, and display nutritional information. NCR Vitalcast™
digital signage has been installed in approximately 400 Dunkin' Donuts
restaurants with more than 2,000 restaurants anticipated to transition
from static menu boards to digital signage by year-end.
PURE taqueria, one of the most popular Mexican restaurants and Tequila
bars in metro Atlanta, began making life easier for its guests with NCR
Guest Pad. Guest Pad is an iPad® application that provides
mobile wait list and reservation support for restaurants. The innovative
stand-alone app replaces traditional “pen and paper” wait lists and
delivers a simple way for restaurants of all types to better manage
walk-in parties, call ahead requests and reservations.
In Emerging Industries, NCR was ranked the global market share leader in
retail industry product support in 2012 by Gartner, the leading provider
of research and analysis on the global information technology industry.
Gartner also reported that NCR ranks third worldwide in financial
services product support revenue and ninth worldwide across all vertical
markets in hardware maintenance and support revenue for the same period.
NCR was also ranked on the International Association of Outsourcing
Professionals® (IAOP®) Global Outsourcing 100® list, marking the third
consecutive year that NCR has been ranked in the Top 10. The Global
Outsourcing 100 is an annual ranking representing the standard of
excellence in outsourcing. NCR demonstrated excellence in evaluation
categories such as global presence, customer references, company
recognitions and certifications and executive leadership.
NCR continued advancing its self-service technologies for the travel
industry. China Southern Airlines, a Sky Team Alliance member, began
making everyday easier for its passengers at key domestic hub airports
with the addition of a complete self-service airport check-in solution
from NCR. NCR TouchPort™ kiosks were deployed at 10 key domestic hub
airports in Haikou, Dalian, Wuhan, Hefei, Chongqing, Urumqi, Guilin,
Nanning, Changsha and Zhengzhou. The NCR solution includes hardware as
well as common-use self-service platform software, which allows
applications from other SkyTeam Alliance member airlines to also run on
the kiosks. NCR will also provide support services to China Southern to
help ensure maximum availability.