SpotOn Expands Education Footprint, Powers Cloud POS at 14 More College Sports Facilities and On-Campus Restaurants Starting Fall 2021
As more campuses turn to contactless solutions, SpotOn’s digital control platform is paving the way for safer, frictionless guest experiences at more than 50 educational institutions.
San Francisco, Calif., October 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Appetize, now part of SpotOn, has been selected by 14 educational institutions to provide cashless and cloud-based point-of-sale technology for dining on campus and at university athletics – including stadiums and arenas – starting this fall. Partnerships meet the growing standard of safe and transparent ordering experiences as colleges and universities quickly and definitively embrace contactless payments after Covid-19.
The 14 new partners join SpotOn’s growing list of more than 50 educational campuses that enhance safety, security and convenience for students, staff and guests. SpotOn’s omnichannel platform includes point-of-sale devices designed with tap-to-pay and scan payment options, mobile wallets such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, and mobile orders. Students can also use campus cards to make contactless purchases.
âStudents and faculty will have peace of mind when they return to these nationwide campuses as our state-of-the-art platform delivers the most secure ordering solutions,â said Wayne Scarsella, Executive Vice President sports and entertainment at SpotOn. âWhether they’re coming back for an exciting game or in-person learning, guests will enjoy the frictionless, mobile-centric operating model they expect when ordering food and drink, and the campuses will continue. to benefit in the long term by sustaining their operations.
New SpotOn partners in varsity athletics include:
University of Miami. Watsco Center arena in Miami, Florida
Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee
University of Utah. Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah
North Dakota State University. Fargodome Stadium in Fargo, North Dakota
University of Houston. TDECU Stadium and Fertitta Center in Houston, Texas
North Carolina State University. Carter-Finley Stadium and William Neal Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, North Carolina
Virginie Tech. Lane Stadium and Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia
University of Missouri. Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium and Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri
Colorado College. Ed Robson Arena and CU Events Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado
University of Arizona. Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona
University of Southern Alabama. Hancock Whitney Stadium (in addition to the Mitchell Center *) in Mobile, Alabama (as of November 2021)
For on-campus meals, SpotOn now feeds food and beverage orders and transactions to:
Vanderbilt University (in addition to the stadium *) in Nashville, Tennessee
Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California
Gonzague University (in addition to the McCarthey Athletic Center *) in Spokane, Washington
University of San Diego (table service restaurants) in San Diego, CA
Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona
Sonoma State University in Sonoma, California
* Existing partnerships.
These colleges and universities join dozens of other educational institutions that trust SpotOn including Louisiana State University, University of Mississippi, University of Texas at Arlington, Oklahoma State University, University of South Carolina and the University of Nevada.
A contactless campus helps increase security by reducing friction and touchpoints, and it also improves convenience and student satisfaction with faster service and shorter lines. No longer a “trend,” contactless payments and mobile ordering have become essential technology – and more and more signs continue to prove that these digital solutions are the future of payment. For example, Mastercard has announced that it will completely remove magnetic stripes from its cards starting in 2024 (indicating that the card’s “chip” will be the successor to the magnetic stripes). In addition, according to a recent Visa study, nearly two-thirds (65%) of consumers say they prefer contactless payments after Covid-19.
SpotOn partners with campus card management solutions, such as Compass, CBord, and Atrium, to provide contactless food and beverage and retail transactions through a campus card. Integration enables schools to increase revenue, reduce labor costs, receive actionable data, and provide safer and more convenient ordering and payment in mess halls, restaurants, stadiums and campus retail stores.
In addition to state-of-the-art contactless payment and mobile ordering, campuses selected SpotOn for the easy-to-use inventory and analytics capabilities built into the platform.
SpotOn is one of the fastest growing software and payment companies with comprehensive cloud-based technology for small, midsize and businesses in the food service, retail, sports and entertainment industries. . Known for rapid innovation and cutting-edge customer service, SpotOn offers end-to-end solutions including marketing and loyalty, website development, e-commerce, reservations, mobile orders, digital payments, management of reviews and retail and restaurant outlets. sales solutions (POS). SpotOn has 1,600 employees and offices around the world, including in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Mexico City, Detroit, Atlanta, Denver and Krakow. For more information, visit www.spoton.com.
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