ParTech's new POS Software platform aims to simplify operations

Oct. 24, 2011

ParTech Inc. (PAR) today announced the availability of its latest release of PAR EverServ PixelPoint V11 POS software, which includes 38 new features and enhancements to help restaurant operators increase efficiency. The new features also provide the foundation to simplify the path for operators to enable future business initiatives, according to a company press release.

"The advanced reporting capabilities of PixelPoint V11, with more reports featuring more data, gives us the information we need to make better decisions to improve our operations," said Juan Pablo, owner of Papi Chulo's Restaurant in Corpus Christi, Texas. "The flexibility of PixelPoint V11's reporting tool gives us the information we need, when we need it, and in a format that is easy to review and identify trends and exceptions."

Ease of use has always been a core focus of PAR's product design principles, and PAR EverServ PixelPoint V11 is no exception, said Scott Langdoc, chief technology officer, ParTech.

"The latest enhancements to PixelPoint make both front-of-house and back-of-house operations easier and more flexible. Whether it is customizing the theme and button placement of the ordering screens, designing reports, managing back-ups or integrating to third-party applications – everything is now easier," he said.

New features allow restaurant operators to:

Efficiently manage business with Advanced Report Viewer – PixelPoint's report viewer is now available as a standalone program, which enables owners to run it directly from a Windows Desktop shortcut rather than through PixelPoint BackOffice. Key features include: ability to have multiple reports present on their own tabs, easier access to more than 250 standard reports with the fully updated report tree, toggle between several reports without having to re-run a report and the ability to schedule and receive automated reports via email or mobile phone.

Optimize POS – The POS screen layout and colors are easy to configure and customize for the unique branding and operating requirements of each operator. Now operators can easily place order function buttons wherever they want on the screen.

Save time and money with improved database update processes – A new PixelPoint import utility included in V11 enables operators to efficiently import data from external sources into PixelPoint. With a straightforward database field match process, it avoids tedious data entry and saves considerable time. This utility also helps protect database integrity.

Speed integration to third-party applications – The PixelPoint Software Development Kit (SDK) allows third-party systems to process orders in the POS system as if it was entered as a normal order. Common types of third-party orders include Web and call center orders. Examples of Web ordering systems that have been interfaced to PixelPoint include:, and

Automate back-up and recovery – The LiveBackup utility is an automated back-up and recovery system designed to ensure that the database is always running. LiveBackup writes all transactions and activities to a secondary location in real-time so that it is easier and faster to restore your system in the event of a database failure.

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Topics: Business Strategy and Profitability , Equipment & Supplies , Operations Management , Software

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