News for the Hospitality Executive
|COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 7, 2008 - MICROS
Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRS), a leading provider of information technology
solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce
that IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group), one of the world's largest hotel
groups by number of rooms, has selected MICROS 9700 and 3700 point-of-sale
(POS) systems as the preferred vendor solution for all of its owned and
managed hotels. IHG will also deploy mymicros.net, MICROS's web-based software
suite. Installation of 30 corporate locations is targeted for April 2008.
Part of IHG's growth strategy involves improving hotel efficiency and delivering consistent customer experiences. Standardizing on MICROS POS will support its requirement to meet these goals. The MICROS 9700 solution connects POS transactions, back office functions, and guest management capabilities, helping IHG to enhance operations management, increase employee productivity, and improve guest service. MICROS 3700 offers IHG a rugged, low-maintenance POS system with the flexibility to easily add workstations, properties, and applications. In addition, mymicros.net provides IHG with valuable web access to business applications for POS, back office, data warehousing, and business intelligence.
"We are very pleased by the way MICROS has engineered its products to meet our critical business requirements through the MICROS 9700, 3700, and mymicros.net solution," stated Gustaaf Schrils, Vice President of Global Technology for IHG. "Most importantly, these products address the challenges we face with regards to meeting and maintaining standardized internal reporting requirements and upgrading our legacy system environment to the necessary level for compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard. We also will receive a solution that enables us to not only view the entire IHG managed estate but to leverage increased benefits via the integration with MICROS's OPERA Property Management System."
"As a long-standing partner, MICROS is pleased to deliver a broad-based and multi-faceted solution to IHG for both MICROS POS and OPERA PMS," stated Jenny Kurdle, Executive Vice President, Leisure and Entertainment Business Unit for MICROS Systems, Inc. "The selection of MICROS POS by IHG, known for its advanced information technology infrastructure, for all of its owned and managed hotels validates MICROS as the preferred POS solution provider for today's global hotel organizations."
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) of the United Kingdom is one of the world's largest hotel groups by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 3,800 hotels and more than 571,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. IHG owns a portfolio of well recognized and respected hotel brands including InterContinental(R) Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza(R) Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn(R) Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express(R), Staybridge Suites(R), Candlewood Suites(R) and Hotel Indigo(R), and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club(R) Rewards with over 37 million members worldwide.
About MICROS Systems, Inc.
MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and retail industries worldwide. Over 310,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, leisure and entertainment, and retail operations in more than 130 countries, and on all seven continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management systems, central reservation and customer information solutions under the brand MICROS-Fidelio for more than 21,000 hotels worldwide, as well as point-of-sale, loss prevention, and cross-channel functionality through its MICROS-Retail division for more than 90,000 retail stores worldwide. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.
For more information on MICROS and its advanced
information technology solutions for the hospitality industry, please contact
Louise Casamento, Vice President of Marketing at (443) 285-8144 or (866)
287-4736. You can also visit the MICROS website at www.micros.com or send
an email to email@example.com.
MICROS Systems, Inc.
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