With a state-of-the-art EPOS NI system in your canteen, you will deliver lunch times on time, every time. Plus you’ll have the reassurance of an EPOS solution that is trusted by businesses serving the education sector across the globe. With this one over-arching system, you’ll be able to control your catering finances, create a cashless environment, manage student and staff accounts and keep track of your stock.
Flexible Top Up Methods
Our top-up service allows your customers to top up their accounts on-site with cash, or via credit, debit cards and online payment providers such as PayPal and SagePay. And with our wall-mounted industrial steel top up cash box, you can also offer on-site catering account top ups with notes and coins.
Benefits to pupils
A cashless environment reduces the risk of bullying and also resolves any stigma held between free and paid meal pupils. Pupils can sign on safely using cards, name and number and if they forget their card, photo ID can be used to verify their identity. Balances are stored centrally, not on the card, so money cannot be lost. It also helps manage allergies, with warnings and restrictions per account for certain products.
Benefits to the caterer
The system delivers fast, efficient service for students and staff. The user interface very simple and intuitive, so staff need only minimal training. What’s more, with our software you get all the benefits of a modern EPOS system e.g. stock control, accurate price control and analysis reporting.
Benefits to parents
The systems allows parents to top up their child’s account with internet, cheque or cash payments whenever wish or can afford to, so they no longer have to find dinner money change every day or week. They can also monitor and control how and where their child spends their lunch money, with limits set per break or per day. In addition, the ‘Wallets’ feature means parents can control and pay for other items, such as school trips, sports activities and events.
Benefits to the school or university
Security is a primary benefit, as lost or stolen cards can be quickly blocked and transferred to a new card. The customer identity is confirmed by an on-screen picture, which is proven to reduce both card theft and bullying. It’s also possible to promote healthy eating by implementing a rewards/points scheme and analyse specific customer purchasing trends. An overdraft facility can be set up for any student who has run out of money and temporary accounts can be quickly set up for visitors and temporary staff. Local Education Authorities can use data to monitor free meal usage. In addition, the ‘Wallets’ feature means parents can control and pay for other items, such as school trips, sports activities and events.