MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has expanded its partnership with MICROS by selecting the cloud-based MICROS Simphony™ Enterprise Solution for its food and beverage operations for its Marriott brands in the United States and Canada. The MICROS Simphony Enterprise Solution will be hosted in a MICROS Data Center. The deployment, which includes MICROS workstations and mobile devices, will substantially conclude by the end of 2014.
MICROS Simphony is a highly flexible and scalable enterprise point-of-sale system, which allows quick deployment to thousands of MICROS devices across all Marriott US & Canada properties. Once deployment is complete, Marriott International will be able to centrally manage the entire system from within a single application ensuring menu item standardization, reducing redundancy, and maintaining configuration consistency. By moving the solution above property, Marriott shrinks the overall IT footprint required at each location.
"MICROS Simphony provides Marriott a superior Point-of-Sale that elevates the guest experience throughout our brand," stated Kermit Littlefield, Vice President of Global Operations for Marriott International.
"We are pleased to announce another major milestone in our long-term partnership with Marriott International, as we together bring innovative solutions to the Marriott family of hotels," stated Jason Blair, Vice President of Strategic Accounts of MICROS Systems.
About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,900 properties more than 70 countries and territories as of quarter-end and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013. The company operates and franchises hotels under 15 brands, including Marriott Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Marriott Executive Apartments; licenses vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Club brands; and licenses and manages residential properties under several of its brands. There are approximately 330,000 employees at headquarters, managed and franchised properties. Marriott is consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business operations, which it conducts based on five core values: put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity, and serve our world.
About MICROS Systems, Inc.
MICROS Systems, Inc. provides leading enterprise-wide applications, services and hardware for the hospitality and retail industries. Serving an extensive portfolio of clients worldwide, MICROS solutions are utilized in hotels, casinos, table and quick service restaurants, retail, leisure and entertainment, fuel and convenience, cruise, and travel operations in more than 180 countries, and on all seven continents. MICROS combines its industry knowledge and expertise to provide cloud-based, mobile and on premise solutions that allow its clients to streamline operations and successfully engage their customers.
MICROS applications include point of sale, property management, central systems, business intelligence, eCommerce, loyalty, CRM, loss prevention, distributed order management, labor management, inventory management, and merchandise planning solutions. MICROS services include hosting and SaaS, platform implementation and integration, strategic business consulting, interactive marketing, design services including creative and user experience, and managed services. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.
For more information on MICROS and its advanced information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow MICROS on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and the MICROS Blog.
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