It has been a busy summer so far installing and supporting a large number of high profile events. The Kappture team has been involved with several different events across varied sectors during June and July, such as: Henley Royal Regatta, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Rolling Stones, Eminem and Paloma Faith concerts as well as many other sporting related events.
Early May awarded Kappture with another prestigious site known for both its horse and motorsport racing. Goodwood is a greenfield site with events that spread across many acres of land along with multiple challenges to overcome – the sort of challenges that Kappture really likes to embrace. Given a short lead-time, Addvance IT stepped up to the plate to deliver a total of 135 Kappture ready terminals with integrated EFT, half of which were to be in place ready for the first race day. Further to the delivery and install of the system, AIT are providing onsite event support for the large events, in particular Goodwood’s infamous Festival of Speed and Qatar Festival. Following the successful installation by Kappture’s crack mobilisation team, Di Hudson, Head of IT for Goodwood Estates, commented: “…what [AIT] deployed, in the very short time given to [them], was incredibly good – we had no major problems which, given it was the first race day and the first use of [their] system, was excellent.” We look forward to a long and productive relationship with Goodwood, and their catering provider Compass Group, over the next few years and are already looking ahead towards the next event.
The installation by Kappture, who are Derby-based, will enable the Club to significantly improve the payment service for Members, supporters and for all visitors to the ground. Tim Baker, Finance Manager responsible for business support services at Derbyshire, said: “We’re pleased to have selected Kappture to install our EPOS system. “The system provides the Club with intelligent sales and stock management solutions and will enhance the service we can provide to all visitors at the 3aaa County Ground. “We look forward to working with the Kappture team and we plan to have the new EPoS system in place later this summer ahead of the start of our Vitality Blast campaign and for our Little Mix concert on Thursday 19 July.” Neil Cox, Managing Director of Addvance IT, added: “We’re delighted to secure the contract at Derbyshire County Cricket Club following a competitive tender process. “We already supply major venues such as Lord’s, Twickenham and Croke Park, but with our roots firmly placed in Derby, being able to add our local team to an ever-growing list of stadia clients is very pleasing. “Derbyshire are an innovative Club who understand that the use of technology will help to grow their business and we look forward to assisting with this.”
AIT are pleased to announce they have been awarded the Hospitality IT service contract to supply Letheby & Christopher at this year’s Henley Royal Regatta. The event takes place from the 4th to 8th July 2018 and will include the supply of 49 networked EPoS terminals offering contactless EFT payments and real time analytics for the nine themed sales areas. Phil Roberts (Regional Director Letheby & Christopher) explained … “After our successful operation in 2017 we have decided to scale up and go again with the flexible deployment, on-site support and breakdown package offered by AIT with their Kappture EPoS solution for the 2018 event”.
Gymshark, the UK’s fastest growing company, moved into their brand new headquarters in Solihull. They have built a unique HQ to give their employees the latest in innovation, agility, and creative forums to produce their next generation of sporting products, along with meeting, rest, and recreational spaces to keep everyone at the top of their game. With this in mind, and their desire to build the “world’s greatest office”, what better EPoS solution than Kappture could fit the bill?
Working with Thomas Franks and ALS, we installed two of Kappture’s newly designed self-serve kiosks to give the workforce a simple and effective way to pay for items, hassle free. These kiosks were designed and branded for Gymshark to fit seamlessly with the sleek, modern, and stylish design that mirrored the ‘every detail matters’ approach to creating the workplace of the future. Furthermore, the Kappture powered “#Refuel by Gymshark” loyalty app was put in place to give the staff something back for each spend, branded with their own distinctive look and feel.
February saw the busy installation team moving on from Croke Park in Dublin to another international sporting venue. Working closely with the Elior Hospitality & Scottish Rugby’s IT teams, the first phase of the project was deployed during a freezing few days in Edinburgh. The installation of new EPoS terminals, including integrated credit and debit card payments, was completed ahead of schedule for the first 6 Nations game of 2018 at Murrayfield – the home of Scottish Rugby.
Feedback from the experienced Elior team was very positive after the training and Go Live support for the Scotland / France match, which Scotland won convincingly 32 – 26. We are, however, still unsure as to whether this was wholly down to the Kappture solution! The second game was a full house against England and contactless card transactions were increasingly popular as the trend towards cashless payments continues.
Addvance IT is pleased to announce that Croke Park have selected the cloud-based Kappture solution as their new EPoS software provider from the start of 2018. As part of the project Addvance IT will supply 40 new terminals and a hospitality tablet ordering solution for guest services. The solution will be installed across 400+ terminals within the iconic 82,300 capacity stadium in January including EFT card payments, multi-currency and a payment interface with TicketMaster.
Located in Dublin, Croke Park is third largest stadium in Europe. Named in honour of Archbishop Thomas Croke, it is often called Croker by GAA fans and locals alike. It serves both as the principal stadium and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association.
Ger Mulryan, Financial Controller, comments: "The Croke Park team are delighted to welcome Addvance IT as a new stadium partner and look forward to introducing new innovative point-of-sale and card processing technologies across our Stadium in 2018".
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BT Sport have won some very high-profile contracts in recent months and needed an EPoS system to support the growing catering requirements across the business. Elior UK and Lexington, who provide this service, have again chosen Kappture and seven sites will all go live on 7th November. Kappture will provide a managed service to maintain the solution from their headquarters in Derby. A customised Microsoft Excel dashboard has been designed to the exact requirements of the client. Daniel Syson, Technical Director, added: "Our highly configurable solution enables customers to request specific reports and we can provide these quickly and without the need for lengthy lead times and costs. This is just one of the many unique selling points attracting more customers to the Kappture solution."
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Elior UK and Lexington awarded Kappture the contract to install EPoS across a further 20 locations during September and October. This included a variety of Business and Industry sites, including Cummins (Northamptonshire and Yorkshire), Rosyth Naval Base (Scotland) and Oxford Hospitals. Given the demanding trading hours, we were asked to install to a very tight schedule over the weekends and this was achieved on-time and on budget. These sites are now benefitting from the solution that can update all terminals in a matter of minutes and provide the accurate business information necessary for the customer. Andy Motley, Commercial Director, commented: "It's really pleasing when we are asked to supply repeat solutions. This means we are getting things right and, more importantly, our customers are liking what we do."
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Jockey Club Catering (JCC) have extended the use of the Kappture solution across 12 race courses during September 2017. The EPoS software is now installed on over 600 terminals, providing contactless payments, table-service, stock control and much more. The real-time analytics and customisable dashboard enables the management team at JCC to see, at a glance, the trading position as a whole or by drilling down to site, outlet or even individual EPoS level.
Kappture can now be found at Aintree, Carlisle, Cheltenham, Epsom, Exeter, Haydock, Market Rasen, Newmarket, Nottingham, Sandown, Warwick and Wincanton, with further expansion planned in 2018. Samantha Jackson, Project Manager, commented on the roll out: "Large scale installations can create logistical challenges and clients are amazed at how quickly we do this, with very little involvement from them. It's always pleasing to complete the implementation within the agreed timescales and we achieved this once again."
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Providing real-time sales and payment data for 47 EPoS terminals throughout the Hospitality areas including the corporate boxes, bars and restaurants within the Main stand. This includes both traditional fixed and mobile tablets operating on both cabled and wi-fi networks helping the on-site Elior team to process transactions for food and beverage sales, via cash, credit cards and customer accounts.
This includes the 54 Hospitality Boxes managing sales orders via a dispense printer to improve customer service and speed of delivery to the boxes on a busy match day. The Admin team maintain sales items and pricing for the 10 different sales areas using the cloud-based back-office.
Installation was carried out within 21 days of the customer order and Addvance IT have worked closely with the Elior team by providing on-site go-live support for the first three matches against Celtic, Derby County and Leeds United. The next phase planned for the start of 2018, will include the introduction of a mobile app (iOS and Android) to allow fans to beat the queues by pre-ordering and paying via their registered credit or debit card.
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Addvance IT are pleased to announce that Harlequins, based at the Twickenham Stoop, has selected the Kappture EPoS and Stock Management solution for installation during the summer of 2017. The EPoS software solution will be installed onto the 60 existing networked J2 EPoS hardware terminals around the stadium to deliver fast card payments, speedy service to their customers and improving operator ease-of-use.
As part of the project, Addvance IT will be developing the customer E-Purse interface to the existing Fortress contactless Membership Card and a new software integration to the club’s E-Commerce platform for Stock Management. All the sales and stock information will be available in real-time, assisting the Operations Team to manage the busy food and beverage operation during domestic and European fixtures, as well as conference events. The Kappture software solution is cloud-based and enables remote diagnostics to help Harlequins commercial and operational teams on matchdays.
Addvance IT worked in tandem with Quantum Card Services to deliver a new innovative client merchandising solution for 850 VIP Guests at this year`s high profile Final in Cardiff between Real Madrid and Juventus. The Mastercard guests were able to select their purchases from a touch screen tablet, whilst travelling to the match, offering them a range of clothing and merchandise options. Payment was via a Bluetooth enabled Miura M10 device provided by WorldPay. Each of the guest selections were then transferred via the wireless Samsung Active devices to the Kappture Customer Order Screen in Cardiff ready for collection. This managed service solution was provided on a PAYG rental basis including the 24 fixed and mobile EPoS hardware terminals, software, catalogue build, card data integration, technical installation and on site customer support services.
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The week before the main event Addvance IT installed 55 networked EPoS terminals delivering contactless payments. All pre-configured prior to delivery to make the on-site installation quick and stress free. Working closely with the Jockey Club team, the Kappture solution was configured with integrated payment terminals to increase sales and reduce queues. Integrated card payments accounted for approx. 35% of the customer spend. The suite of back office analytics and custom reports provided up to the minute analysis of trading throughout the 2 days, including the best sellers, revenue targets, cancels, voids, and split by tender types.
Kappture EPoS will be installed for the luxury hotel chain in 2017. Installations in Bloomsbury, Chelsea and Brighton will provide a flexible food and beverage offer and real-time analytics across the sites. The Kappture EPoS software solution will deliver EFT payments and a room charging facility for guests via the Hetras PMS solution. Take a look at these impressive Hotels at https://myhotels.com
All at "C". The 5th December was a hectic day all round... Three new sites going live in one day at Cambridge, Cheltenham and Coventry. Installing Kappture EPoS and contactless payment solutions on all sites ready for the Christmas rush. We are now planning the roll out of a further 11 sites across the UK for Elior. This begins in January and includes Kappture EPoS and a new mobile app offering customers incentives via electronic reward cards and customer feedback.
Kappture has been selected by the leading event company to supply a pop-up EPoS solution for their bar and food operations at the ice rinks now open at London Tower Bridge and Hampton Court Palace. Over the seven weeks of the festive period, they will be offering customers contactless payments and delivering real-time analytics for the management team.
Addvance IT are pleased to announce that our UK partners Wincor Nixdorf have won the contract to install Kappture EPoS software at the Madejski Stadium, home of Reading Football Club and London Irish Rugby Club. Go-live is expected during the 2nd week in December. The installation of the new traditional and mobile Wincor Nixdorf point-of-sale hardware solutions provide the platform for the Kappture software. This includes the WorldPay EFT interface to offer contactless payments to fans throughout the stadium concourse and hospitality areas.
Kappture is gaining external recognition for new innovative payment solutions. In partnership with the RFU at Twickenham Stadium and Worldpay we can now take contactless payments via a smartphone with a Bluetooth connection. The Kappture Hawking solution provides a faster service for the customer, captures sales that would normally be lost to queue fatigue and delivers real-time data for stock and sales management. Improve your sales with the Kappture Hawking solution. This solution can be installed in days rather than months.
We have had a busy summer so far and now Kappture is preparing to Go Live in the following variety of sector venues over the summer:
Leisure - The Royal Opera House ( London )
Education - CASS Business School ( London )
Stadia - Twickenham Click & Collect
Business & Industry – Atkins & Boots
Working closely with SFC this summer we have been helping to take contactless payments at some pretty big events, including:
Silverstone Formula 1 British Grand Prix
The Goodwood Festival of Speed
During the summer months (even with all the rain!) Kappture will be helping our clients to serve a wide range of sporting visitors. Including contactless payments solutions for visitors to the Royal Henley Regatta and the Resale Ticket operation at Wimbledon.
These venues will be looking at the hosted EPoS platform to enable fast payments and reduce waiting times, but also keeping an eye on the real time transactional data.
Kappture now offers the latest in Restaurant Pre Ordering and Kitchen Management Solutions (KMS).
Our customers can now select from a range of customisable menus for both food and drink offers, specifying particular items they would like and adding extra ingredients, adding items to the basket and paying via their account.
Once the order is confirmed this sends the request to preparation areas. Using colour coded Order Status screens the customer can monitor and collect without having to queue.
A comprehensive PoS makeover at one of Europe's largest stadia which took the very best from the retail sector to enhance Twickenham's matchday fan experience (with significant operational benefits) and provide the foundation for future innovation and technology deployments.
We are pleased to announce that SOS Marketing will be taking the Kappture software solutions to the Hospitality & Retail sectors within the Middle East territory, with immediate effect. They will be offering tailored solutions including hardware, software and customer services across the region initially focusing on Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure facilities.
A new Click & Collect App was trialled during the National Hunt Festival at Cheltenham Race Course. Users were able to select products and a pick-up time from three separate collection points. The trial was a great success and we are now discussing with the JCC how to widen its appeal for forthcoming meetings.
Always pushing the boundaries of innovation, Kappture's latest product offering is a Self-Check Out Terminal or SCOT. With the hospitality sector focusing ever more towards retail, there was a need to provide a quick and easy way to pay for goods outside of a normal PoS environment. Payments can be made using cashless accounts and EFT, giving users flexibility on how to pay.
Kappture's brand new Hawking app was showcased during the Six Nations at Twickenham. Using an Android phone hawkers were able to take payments quickly and easily. Hosted on the same platform as all the other PoS terminals, the management at TEL were able to monitor performance in 'real-time'. More devices will be rolled out over coming events.
The Kappture PoS solution was installed at Elior's Macclesfield HQ. Having used the Kappture App and Promotions engine for the previous 18 months the decision was made to use the full Kappture system. Feedback has been very positive with the operators commenting about the ease of use and faster transaction times.
Addvance IT are pleased to announce a successful Kappture PoS install at EE's offices throughout the UK. The Kappture project team installed over 15 sites, 40 PoS devices along with contactless card payments and Apple Pay to provide EE with a cutting edge system.
Kappture PoS is now fully integrated with Global Payments. Kappture PoS is already accepting contactless card payments at multiple locations within the UK.
Addvance IT are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the contract by Jockey Club Catering to supply the Point of Sale solution for the new prestigious grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse. Installation of the 62 terminals will take place during October and will provide full integration with contactless credit and debit card payments, in turn facilitating ApplePay and being in a position to launch a new click and collect customer mobile app this season.
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Addvance IT are delighted to have extended their relationship at Bournville College with the introduction of more EPoS terminals. Having installed the first phase of the solution in February 2015 additional terminals have been implemented in the restaurants and also a new retail outlet which is due open at the start of the new academic term. Commercial Director Andrew Motley commented: "Our focus is providing high quality products and exceptional customer service. When existing clients approach you to extend their solutions it demonstrates we are getting this right."
Addvance IT are delighted to announce we are the winners of the Derby Telegraph 'New Business of the year' award.
Managing Director Neil Cox said "It's moments like this that make all the hard work worth while. A huge thanks to all the team for producing a fantastic range of cutting edge products. We're extremely proud of what we have achieved so far and there's a lot more to come. It's exciting to be part of this business and we are looking forward to the future."
Addvance IT are pleased to announce that during this summer they will be providing the cloud based Kappture PoS solution at 2 locations for SFC Group. The deployment will be managed by the SFC Group IT team. The solutions will be supplied as part of an evaluation pilot at Goodwood Festival of Speed and the prestigious Silverstone F1 event.
Kappture shortlisted for Derby Business Awards
Congratulations to everyone involved in the Kappture project on being shortlisted as a finalist for the New Business of the Year Award at the 2015 Derby Telegraph Business Awards.
RFU / Twickenham Stadium install Kappture PoS
Addvance IT are pleased to announce that after a successful 7 game pilot of their Hospitality Solution at Twickenham Stadium in 2014, they have now installed the Kappture Point of Sale software throughout the home of English Rugby.
Working closely with the Operational & IT teams they installed the new solution during January 2015 in readiness for the Six Nations fixtures against Italy, Scotland and France. The system passed all volume testing requirements and live operational demands during those 3 sell out matches. Kappture PoS now operates on the existing RFU cabled and wireless networks.
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Kappture PoS integrates with Verifone Card Payment Devices
Kappture PoS is now fully integrated with the Verifone card payment terminals This offers customers access to Verifone's NFC software technology, enabling full flexibility to manage multiple NFC mobile wallets, apps and programs. All apps are fully insulated and firewalled from each other and existing payment apps, ensuring complete security on payment transactions.
Kappture Implement Cashless Allowances at Bournville College
Peter Maxwell - Deputy IT Systems Manager said "It was essential that the cashless system solution integrated with the College's current technologies and fulfilled the requirements of the staff and students. The new system uses the existing HID iClass cards and provides an easy to use, cohesive solution … The Kappture PoS system has scalable functionality and multiple possibilities. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Addvance IT and utilising more features in the future."
SAID Business School chooses Kappture PoS
The Kappture solution has been installed at the prestigious SAID Business School ( part of Oxford University ) to provide a cashless payment solution for students and staff and offer a wide range of promotional incentives. This has been achieved by using the existing Mifare card and the launch of the new SAID APP-etite mobile app.
Addvance IT provide brand new solution for Twickenham Stadium.
The brief was to offer hospitality guests an online merchandising solution, allowing them to browse and order from a tailored range of official England Rugby merchandise available on the online England Rugby Store. When an order was placed, purchased items would then be delivered directly to the guest at their table or hospitality box while at Twickenham Stadium or to their home address.
Addvance IT are excited to be working with Wincor Nixdorf on numerous projects.
Daniel Peacock, Channel Manager UK&I comments "We are delighted to have worked with Addvance IT over the past 9 months to create what we believe to be one of the best solutions on the market for the hospitality, business & industry, leisure and education markets. Together we are working on some very exciting projects and look forward to seeing the solution in some of the world's leading hospitality venues very soon"
Top Safety Accreditation for Addvance IT
Local business Addvance IT has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
Kappture PoS now offers a fully PCI Compliant integrated EFT Chip and PIN solution. No need for double entry, let the PoS do all the work for you!
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Working closely with major Contract Catering Company Elior to provide a mobile app solution for the employees of a large multiple site financial institution.
The App available on Android and iPhone went live in May and offers customers the latest promotions, digital reward cards, customer feedback. Cashless payments are to be introduced later this summer.
The On Line Ordering module will also be phased in to offer customers the option to order, pay and collect directly from the mobile app or via the desktop customer website.
Ramp 1, UKs largest indoor skatepark chose Kappture PoS for their point of sale solution. With the extra option of a fully integrated membership system it was the ideal choice for this exciting new venture.