December 2014 Newsletter

23-12-2014

Christmas-Cunninghams

Welcome to the impact December Newsletter. The impact cashless payment system is a truly flexible hardware and software system for education and business dining services. Easy to use, The impact cashless payment 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 the IMPACT Cashless Catering product 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 service.


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.


To read more about BETT click HERE



New Schools Join impact !


CRB Cunninghams would like to offer a great 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, on line 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 PIN numbers.


Examples of compatible applications



  • Cashless Catering - tackle free meal stigma, speed up queues and increase sales

  • Electronic Registration - monitor attendance and lesson registration

  • Access Control - control access to secure areas

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

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

  • Password Manager - fed up with issuing new passwords? Let iDStore help







Latest Release of iPayimpact


iPayimpact, the online payments system for School Meals and other school related expenses offers our customers new features and functionality by means of a regular release cycle. To read more click here.





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.


You can find the full article here


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


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





Next Webinar


On the 6th of January, the CRB Cunninghams team will be hosting an iDStore product launch webinar. If you would like to join us for an open question and answer session, please click here to register your interest.





In Other News


We’ve had a flurry of activity across the company, and would like to congratulate the following people on their engagement and weddings:Wedding Congratulations 

Damien & Nicky Carter 9th August

Lydia & Richard Hughes 20th September

Rob & Samantha Tolley 10th October

Julie & Mark Yardley 11th October

Alan & Catherine Vigers 24th October

Chris & Louise Wright 24th October

Engagement Congratulations

Rebecca & Mark

Daniel & Liz


Retirements

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



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