NCR announces integration with MONKEY™ the leading cloud-based software platform for takeout, delivery and catering service channels

NCR cloud-based infrastructure and APIs enable strategic integration of NCR Aloha point-of-sale and loyalty applications with MONKEY™ cloud based off-premise platform

Duluth, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, has announced a strategic integration with MONKEY™, the leading cloud-based software platform created by MonkeyMedia Software for takeout, delivery and catering service channels. This integration enables NCR Aloha point-of-sale (POS) users to seamlessly manage orders placed through the MONKEY platform eliminating the need for extensive IT involvement.

According to Euromonitor International, food delivery is expecting to grow 51% from 2016 to 2021. Restaurants are quickly transforming their ordering channels to accelerate off-premise ordering and operations.  NCR’s cloud-based infrastructure and APIs make it easier for NCR and technology partners, like MonkeyMedia Software, to seamlessly integrate and enable innovative solutions that span channels and applications. MonkeyMedia is using an NCR ordering open API to integrate and inject orders directly into the NCR Aloha POS, reducing restaurant operators’ IT efforts and spend associated with bringing multiple ordering channels together in one ecosystem.

“On the Border is constantly seeking ways to effectively leverage technology to improve the overall guest experience,“ said Richard Wallace, senior director of information technology at On the Border. “The NCR Aloha POS and MonkeyMedia Software integration has enabled an improvement in operational efficiency while simplifying our catering operations for our restaurant team members. This represents a significant two-fold benefit for our brand.”

“The explosion of takeout, delivery and catering, combined with the swift adoption of mobile technology, has made off-premise a critical component to the future growth of many of the restaurant brands that we work with,” said Don Zimmerman, general manager of hospitality solutions at NCR. “The key is giving restaurants a platform that empowers them to easily add any channel they want while maintaining the same order flow management into the kitchen and consolidated reporting across all channels.”

MonkeyMedia Software’s flagship product MONKEY provides restaurant operators with full control over their takeout, delivery, and catering programs. With MONKEY, operators have access to a full suite of off-premise functionality, including unified multi-channel ordering (online, mobile and call center), CRM, case management, catering sales team and lead management, integrated accounting functionality to manage business-to-business accounts, catering order production management, and delivery dispatch management. The solution also provides an extensive reporting and analytics engine to help provide insights and drive off-premise sales.

“When we developed MonkeyMedia Software 20 years ago, our goal was to make takeout, delivery and catering easier to manage for our restaurant partners,” said Erle Dardick, CEO and founder of MonkeyMedia Software. “We think collaboration with omni-channel transformation leaders, like NCR, will change the way operators manage their off-premise business, making it as seamless as possible.”

“As a customer of both NCR and MonkeyMedia Software, we look forward to seeing the results of their combined capabilities,” said Randy White, vice president of retail information technology with FOCUS Brands. “This integration will make our off-premise business easier to execute and our systems more efficient as a result.”

About MonkeyMedia Software
Using the “5 Pillars of Successful Restaurant Takeout, Delivery, and Catering,” Catering Institute business framework, MonkeyMedia Software works closely with each brand’s executive team to drive strategic alignment, provide education for team members, and deploy the MONKEY platform.  MONKEY is the leading cloud-based software platform for takeout, delivery and catering service channels. Learn more at www.monkeymediasoftware.com

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across the financial, retail, hospitality, travel, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with about 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. NCR encourages investors to visit its website which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.

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Source: NCR Corporation

New range of Mother’s Day flowers hits Flowers Delivered UK just in time for March 18th

The UK’s leading online flower delivery experts, Flowers Delivered UK has unveiled its latest range of Mother’s Day flowers in readiness for the rush of orders prior to March 18th.

Leading online flower delivery specialists, Flowers Delivered UK has revealed its latest line of Mother’s Day flowers, offering luxurious floral gifts for mum that are guaranteed to blow her away on Mother’s Day.

These new Mother’s Day bouquets are a magnificent celebration of seasonal flowers that are designed to bring a smile to her face with a token of love and appreciation for all that she does.

Rob Doole, managing director of Flowers Delivered UK, said: “Our beautiful new selection of Mother’s Day flowers has added to our already extensive array of arrangements suitable for showing our appreciation to mum.

“The majority of our Mother’s Day flowers are carefully sourced fresh from Dutch flower auctions as well as many other countries around the world. Our very own floral designers then carefully hand-produce each individual order tailor-made to your requirements.”

From ringing up their helpline for advice to ordering Mother’s Day flowers online, the entire process is swift and straightforward at Flowers Delivered UK. For those who have left it late to arrange their Mother’s Day gift, simply browse the new range of Mother’s Day bouquets and make an order before 2pm and receive free next day delivery.

Flowers Delivered UK is focused on providing all of its customers with luxurious Mother’s Day flowers at affordable prices and amenable customer service.

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Many are expected to treat their mum this Mother’s Day to a bouquet from Flowers Delivered UK

Online florist, Flowers Delivered UK are expecting to see an influx of bouquet orders as Mother’s Day is creeping round the corner.

First signs of a new trend in bouquets are beginning to occur as people are starting to show their preferences for Mother’s Day bouquets. Lilies, carnations, roses and chrysanthemums are proving to be a popular choice with Flowers Delivered UK customers, all varying in colour.

Mothers across England are showered with gifts and the luxury of eating out in restaurants during the 13th May and going by Flowers Delivered UK’s report, it seems the gift of a flower arrangement is high on the agenda.

Sending flowers to a parent over Mother’s Day has proven to be a popular choice due to convenience and the opportunity to personalise the chosen bouquet. At Flowers Delivered UK customers can choose from a wide variety of bouquets and baskets with the opportunity to personalise the gift card with a photo and message.

Rob Doole, Managing Director at Flowers Delivered UK commented: “Currently we are experiencing the first signs of a new trend with many more customers looking to send a beautiful bouquet of flowers to their mothers. There is an occurring theme, as well, with many wishing to send roses, lilies, chrysanthemums and carnations. We believe that the popularity for Flowers Delivered UK bouquets has grown due to the free next day delivery option and the chance to personalise the card with a photo and message, giving the arrangement a unique and special touch.”

Customers are able to customise their gift card by uploading a personal photo and message to ensure every bouquet sent is unique. Being able to upload a photo offers the opportunity to evoke a memory that is held close to the heart or present a new memory that will never be forgotten.

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