UNLV Updates POS Technology with SkyWire in Capstone Cafe

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The William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) has replaced six out of date point of sale terminals with SkyWire POS in the student run Capstone Cafe.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ (UNLV) William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration has removed six outdated point of sale terminals in their Capstone Café, a two location restaurant used in the training of hospitality students at UNLV. In its place, SkyWire fitted a cloud based point of sale (POS) into the existing network structure allowing for minimal preparation and ease of transition.

When it came time to update the current point of sale system, "our decision to go with SkyWire was based on three factors: price, location of company, and the integration of a back-of-the-house purchasing software," said executive chef Mark Sandoval. SkyWire is a local company, based out of Las Vegas, that specializes in enterprise technology for the hospitality sector, providing solutions like point of sale, property management system, time and attendance, and spa and activities software.

UNLV’s Harrah Hotel College senior capstone course is designed for students to exercise and apply their management techniques, customer relations, and leadership skills. The course encompasses every aspect of running a restaurant, including strategic planning, front of house and back of house operations, and accounting. The early exposure to the Skywire system gives students an advantage because they are gaining practical experience that is attractive to future employers.

"When it came to the transition and installation of the hardware and software," added college IT expert Trevor Brown, "we could not have asked for a better group of people to work with. The SkyWire implementation team made the transition and the go-live dates seamless by making themselves available onsite to troubleshoot any issues or changes that we may have encountered."

“The UNLV Hospitality program is one of the best in the country and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide them with Point of Sale equipment to give their students the best experience possible. We are looking forward to working and growing alongside the next generation in hospitality technology,” said SkyWire COO, Dennis Montellano.

About SkyWire

SkyWire is an award winning, global provider of enterprise-grade technologies for the hospitality industry. SkyWire's cloud based solution set includes Point-of-Sale, Property Management, Spa, and Workforce Management systems; all centered on our patented mobile marketing technology. SkyWire delivers world-class, core enterprise technologies that are versatile, secure and resilient. For more information, visit http://www.skywire.com.

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About William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration:

Situated just blocks away from the world’s greatest hospitality laboratory—the Las Vegas Strip—the Harrah Hotel College enjoys unparalleled access to the hotels and resorts that are shaping the industry. Consistently ranked among the top five hospitality programs in the world, the college provides students with the theoretical and practical foundation they need to succeed in the competitive hospitality field. UNLV’s faculty members are internationally-renowned, and alumni consist of some of the most influential leaders in the industry, with graduates overseeing major hotel brands, popular restaurants and event firms, and Fortune 500 companies.

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