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HOSTPOS catering software for the education sector

HOSTPOS is revolutionising HOSTPOS point of sale catering software for the education sector. When they’re combined, our HOSTPOS touch screen till software and our specially designed Host eShop package can deal specifically with the challenges of catering for schools, colleges and universities.

They offer a complete HOSTPOS system that transforms the way meal times are run. They manage stock and implement a fair, secure, child-friendly, cashless system. The buying and selling of food and drink becomes as easy as 1…2…3.

HOSTPOS has over 30 years experience in developing and supplying HOSTPOS systems and we’ve sold nearly 40,000 HOSTPOS software licences.  Our touch screen till software is effortless to use, reliable and proven. HOSTPOS has been developed over 15 years and (thanks to annual software upgrades) it remains cutting edge. We are confident that HOSTPOS is the most reliable HOSTPOS software of its kind on the market.

School days….

HOSTPOS eliminates the need for children and young people to carry cash to the canteen. Instead, coins and notes are replaced by a magnetic card or a contactless smart card. If you prefer, a simple name or number can be quoted at the till, or a state of the art biometrics system can be introduced.

HOSTPOS tills can display a photo of the young customer alongside their account details, ensuring the card is being used by the person for whom it was intended.

HOSTPOS can operate temporary accounts for new children, visitors and for pupils who have forgotten their ID.

Flying the nest…

When it’s time to start college or university, HOSTPOS offers students the chance to buy food and drink without hunting for elusive cash.

Create a level playing field….

There can often be a stigma attached to eating free meals in schools. Sometimes that stigma prevents children claiming their entitlement. HOSTPOS unifies how meals are purchased, helping those eating free meals to blend in.

The HOSTPOS point of sale system also allows for extra credit on top and functions as a purse or wallet when children need a snack.

Take one HOSTPOS add one Host eShop equals…even more great features!

HOSTPOS’s Host eShop is software that runs on a central server. It collects and collates sales data and compiles the information into useful business/management reports.

Creating pay accounts for pupils and students is easy with Host eShop. The software imports student data (it’s compatible with SIMS and PASS) and creates account information to be displayed on HOSTPOS tills when it’s time to pay.

Host eShop enables school staff to check what’s being spent in the canteen. The system allows them to track vulnerable pupils  ensuring children are getting what they need at lunchtime. HostTuckshop monitors the number of free meals being eaten and who is eating them. Information is centralised, easy to source and simple to compile for reports, so caterers can claim back free meals from their LEA with ease.

HostTuckshop cleverly manages GST. It will charge the tax on accounts for adults but it will omit GST on children’s meals.

Parental control….

Host eShop is designed to limit spending.  Parents and guardians retain control of their children’s eating habits. The HOSTPOS software manages expenditure at break-time and over the whole school day. Pupils can’t fill up on snacks or run out of cash at lunchtime.

Host eShop manages online payment, working alongside existing systems like ParentPay and WisePay. It means parents and guardians can credit children’s accounts over the internet, allowing for emergency top-ups.  Parents and guardians can also monitor spending online.

Boxing clever….

Combine Host eShop and HOSTPOS with our wall-mounted industrial steel HostTopUp cash box and you’ll be offering an on-site facility to top-up catering accounts with coins and notes.

Mix Host eShop and HostOffice and you’ll have a comprehensive stock management and business reporting system at your fingertips.

HOSTPOS is revolutionising point of sale catering and shopping software for the education and institution sector. When they’re combined, our HOSTPOINT touch screen till software and our specially designed Host e Shop package can deal specifically with the challenges of catering and retail for schools, private clubs, colleges, jails, universities and other institutions.

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