ALLENTOWN, Pa., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Point-of-sale system provider Harbortouch today announced that the company's Lighthouse feature has been named the Silver Winner in the Most Innovative Service category and a Bronze Winner in the Service of the Year category by 2013 Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. Exclusive to Harbortouch POS systems, the Lighthouse is a cloud-based POS management and reporting tool that enables business owners to access reports or make changes to their menu from any computer with an internet connection.
The third annual Best in Biz Awards program, focusing on companies based or operating in North America, was the most competitive in its history, with the highest number of awards submissions to date and the most distinguished judging panel yet assembled. More than 500 entries were received this year, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada. Winners were announced Wednesday, November 20, after being selected by an independent panel of 51 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Computerworld, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Financial Times, Fortune, Inc. Magazine, PC Magazine, and USA Today.
This is the second year in a row that Harbortouch was honored by the Best in Biz Awards. In 2012 it earned a Silver Award in the Small or Medium Business Product of the Year category for its Harbortouch POS System. These awards also follow a Gold Award earned by Harbortouch last month from the Golden Bridge Business Awards for the company's POS system.
Harbortouch POS is a full-featured touch-screen POS system providing an integrated platform for sales, inventory and personnel management customized for restaurants and retail businesses. The intuitive software and high-quality hardware produce a robust system for managing orders and sales, overseeing personnel, tracking inventory, and generating financial performance reports that can help businesses improve efficiency and boost their bottom line.
Merchants pay a low monthly subscription fee for the POS service with no outlay for the hardware, software, installation or set-up. Harbortouch provides custom programming, professional installation, onsite training, and 24/7 customer service and technical support by phone, email and a live chat feature on the POS system. The service fee also covers lifetime hardware replacements if the equipment ever breaks or malfunctions.
"We are honored to be acknowledged once again by the Best in Biz Awards. Being honored by this prestigious organization validates the value and quality of our POS system and the program we are offering to our customers," states Harbortouch CEO Jared Isaacman.
For more information about the Harbortouch POS system, please visit www.harbortouch.com.
"This year's Best in Biz Awards nominees offer services and products that reflect the most current trends in technology, from cloud computing through mobile devices to network connectivity," said Samara Lynn, lead analyst of networking and business at PC Magazine, judging her second Best in Biz Awards program. "Truly, all of the nominees and winners represent the ongoing innovation and trends in technology that we who cover the space see on a daily basis."
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2013, please visit: www.bestinbizawards.com/2013-winners.
About the Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by independent panels of members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs during the calendar year: U.S. and Canada, EMEA, and International. Any organization from any industry boasting demonstrated success in the awards program's region can enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in all three programs, please visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.
Harbortouch is a leading national supplier of point of sale (POS) systems, serving tens of thousands of businesses across the nation. The company offers an unparalleled "free" program that supplies a full-featured POS system to restaurants and retail businesses with no up-front costs. Custom programming, professional installation and onsite training are included with every order and award winning customer service and technical support are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to offering state-of-the-art POS systems, Harbortouch also delivers a full range of merchant services such as credit/debit and gift card processing. For additional information, visit www.harbortouch.com.