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Welcome to the CRBC December Newsletter

Our cashless payment system is a truly flexible hardware and software system for education and business dining services. Easy to use, the system helps to increase uptake of meals, reduce wastage and provide meaningful management, marketing and trend information to improve footfall, reduce queuing and increase income.

CRB Solutions and Cunningham Cash Registers Join Forces!


Jonas Software Acquires Cunningham Cash Registers, Ltd.
Jonas Software has acquired Cunningham Cash Registers, Ltd. (Cunninghams), a leading provider of technology solutions to the primary and secondary education markets.

Cunninghams is the largest UK distributor of Cashless Catering products developed by CRB Solutions, also owned by Jonas Software. CRB's and Cunninghams' education divisions will combine to form 'CRB Cunninghams Education Solutions''.

The close working relationship between the organisations has existed for more than 20 years and providing robust systems with great value for money, along with excellent sales, training and client service will continue to be the priority.

CRB Cunninghams Education Solutions now becomes the largest cashless catering provider in the UK. The group will design, build and maintain industry-leading, reliable and functional cashless catering and payment systems. A key focus will be on providing full-service consultancy, installation, training, exceptional after-sales support and onsite hardware maintenance services.

In the UK Education market, the group will be the only provider to deliver all of these products and services under one roof. "We are extremely excited to be a part of the Jonas Software group of companies. Their expertise in the vertical market software industry, specifically in the education market, is a welcome addition to our business. With the investments they have made in CRB Solution's newest technologies, our clients will continue to see new benefits, and with a tighter operational integration with CRB, we will only get stronger", says Albert Czaja, Co-Managing Director of Cunninghams.

CRB solutions are delighted with this announcement and look forward to offering our clients extended and enhanced support through our new support bases located across the UK.

New Website Launch!
The CRB Cunninghams team are delighted to announce the launch of our new website, keeping our customers up to date with the latest news and product releases.

BETT Show 2015 The leading learning technology event
BETT is the world's leading learning technology event and has been bringing innovation and inspiration to the education sector for over 30 years. Join us, along with over 35,000 of your peers, at ExCeL London in January.

CRB Cunninghams are looking forward to the event and are delighted to be exhibiting once again!

Visit us at Excel, London on the 21st 24th January 2015 for the BETT Show. We will be exhibiting on stand D90.

Welcome To Our New Schools
CRB Cunninghams would like to offer a big welcome to all of our new friends in the following schools:

  • St Wilfrids RC College
  • Danderhall Primary
  • East Durham College
  • Stepps Primary
  • Luncarty Primary
  • Kensington Aldridge
  • Oakbank Secondary Free School
  • Harbourne Academy
  • Queens School
  • Langdon Park School
  • Hamstead Hall
  • Media City UTC
  • Ysgol y Moelwyn
  • ARK John Keats
  • Wootton Upper School
  • Ridgeway School
  • Barclay primary school
  • Davidsons school
  • St Clement's High School

Latest Developments

Introducing: iDStore!
Our education solutions are designed to improve the efficiency of laborious processes required in today's schools - freeing up skilled staff and valuable time.

iDStore, the identity management hub that sits at the heart of our solution, provides an automated and efficient way of maintaining a single database for managing user-recognition for all applications commonly used in schools today.

Within any application field, you choose the solution that suits you best. We can directly provide you with market-leading solutions in many fields, notably, cashless catering, electronic registration, online payment and access control; but if you'd prefer a 3rd party solution, we can help there too.

iDStore integrates with leading providers across a whole range of applications and we are very happy to integrate with any new partners you can find. Just let us know what your circumstances and preferences are, and we'll come up with a proposal to meet your needs.

Whatever solutions you adopt, iDStore can handle it. Each user is account bound, meaning that pupils and teachers alike can access their account via the preferred means of recognition for any particular application. iDStore works with biometrics, barcodes, swipecards, smartcards and PINs.

Examples of compatible applications

    • Library Management - why manage separate databases for library management?

    • Print and Copy  - iDStore can manage user recognition on a whole host of applications

News Flash
CRB Cunninghams are pleased to announce that iPayimpact is available on the Online Payment section of the Scotland Excel framework, making it easier for the public sector to find suppliers across Scotland.

The Improvement Service was set up in 2005 to help improve the efficiency, quality and accountability of local public services in Scotland by providing advice, consultancy and programme support to councils and their partners

Scotland Excel is the Centre of Procurement Expertise for the local government sector in Scotland.  Established in 2008, their remit is to work collaboratively with members and suppliers to raise procurement standards, secure best value for customers and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public sector procurement in Scotland.

Parents and pupils are already benefiting from iPayimpact. The convenience of paying online for all school funds and set up recurring payments for Cashless Catering is proving to be a great success!

Please contact info@crbcunninghams.co.uk to find out how your schools could benefit from using iPayimpact.

Clive Quinn has recently retired after a very fun and successful 32 years of service with the company. He is looking forward to spending some time with his family and pottering around the garden. Wishing him all the best in pastures new.

We're looking forward to catching up with you all in the new year!