MICROS Announces New Internet-Based Point-of-Sale Product, iPOS, At London's HOSTEC Show

iPOS Features Enterprise-Level Reporting, Offline Operating Functionality,

And a Handheld Workstation Solution



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from MICROS Systems, Inc.

    COLUMBIA, Md., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- MICROS
 Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   MCRS), a leading provider of information technology
 solutions for the hospitality industry, will showcase its iPOS system as part
 of the mymicros.net product suite, an Internet-based point-of-sale solution,
 at the HOSTEC Show in London this week.  The iPOS solution's Offline Manager
 System ensures that the POS will continue to work in the event of Internet
 failure, and its fully featured handheld application offers flexibility in
 both traditional and non-traditional restaurant settings.  MICROS will release
 the iPOS systems in the calendar 3rd quarter.
     The mymicros.net suite of products will also showcase other modules
 developed by MICROS including the mymicros.net portal which will allow
 restaurant managers to create a personalized "digital dashboard" for their
 operations: real-time reports on the business parameters of their choosing,
 continually available from the data warehouse via their Internet connection.
 The portal will also be able to connect to existing POS applications through
 the mymicros.connect module. Simple and easy to use back-office functionality
 is also included, such as human resources, payroll, scheduling, ordering and
 inventory valuation through the myoffice module.
     The MICROS iPOS solution allows restaurant management to leverage the
 speed and power of the Internet to access an unlimited amount of data and
 applications at any time, from any web browser.  iPOS seamlessly front-ends a
 complete information warehouse solution with full dynamic drill-down
 capabilities.  The system's real-time reporting can include sales vs.
 forecast, speed of service, actual vs. theoretical labor costs, product-
 specific customer feedback, manager log and scheduling.
      The handheld iPOS workstation solution operates on a variety of Windows
 CE devices, such as the Compaq iPAQ H3650 or Symbol Technologies PPT 2700.
 The handheld device communicates with the iPOS system using the 802.11
 standard for wireless LANs, and features a color touchscreen for ease of
 training and server use.
     "We are very excited to be previewing the MICROS iPOS solution for HOSTEC
 attendees," said Paul Armstrong, Executive Vice President, New Technologies,
 for MICROS Systems.  "This dynamic solution has been created in strategic
 partnership with Vivonet, drawing on their superior Web-based technology.
 Unlike other ASP-hosted solutions, iPOS offers standalone redundancy - it will
 work with the Internet or without it.  We feel that this feature will be very
 important to customers who have wanted the convenience of an Internet-based
 POS but have not wanted to risk an operational shutdown if their Internet
 connection goes offline."
     Ryan Volberg, CEO of Vivonet, stated, "Teaming up with MICROS has allowed
 us to bring a powerful new solution to the market.  Our dynamic drill-down
 capabilities will allow MICROS customers to access any information they need,
 whenever they need it.  This competitive advantage allows users to act on
 trends right away, making adjustments to pricing, menu items or promotions as
 needed.  This revolutionizes business for both independent and chain
 restaurant operations, and we are pleased to be part of the development team
 that's offering this revolutionary technical product."
 
     About MICROS Systems
     MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality
 industry worldwide.  Over 120,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in
 table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, and leisure and
 entertainment operations in more than 130 countries.  MICROS provides property
 management systems and central reservation and customer information solutions
 under the brand MICROS-Fidelio for more than 10,000 hotels worldwide.  MICROS
 stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.
     For more information on MICROS and its advanced information technology
 solutions for the hospitality industry, please contact Louise Casamento,
 Director of Marketing at 443-285-8144 or 800-638-0985.  You can also visit the
 MICROS website at http://www.micros.com or send an email to info@micros.com.
 
     The MICROS logo is a registered trademark of MICROS Systems, Inc.  All
 other product and brand names are the property of their respective owners.
 
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    COLUMBIA, Md., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- MICROS
 Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   MCRS), a leading provider of information technology
 solutions for the hospitality industry, will showcase its iPOS system as part
 of the mymicros.net product suite, an Internet-based point-of-sale solution,
 at the HOSTEC Show in London this week.  The iPOS solution's Offline Manager
 System ensures that the POS will continue to work in the event of Internet
 failure, and its fully featured handheld application offers flexibility in
 both traditional and non-traditional restaurant settings.  MICROS will release
 the iPOS systems in the calendar 3rd quarter.
     The mymicros.net suite of products will also showcase other modules
 developed by MICROS including the mymicros.net portal which will allow
 restaurant managers to create a personalized "digital dashboard" for their
 operations: real-time reports on the business parameters of their choosing,
 continually available from the data warehouse via their Internet connection.
 The portal will also be able to connect to existing POS applications through
 the mymicros.connect module. Simple and easy to use back-office functionality
 is also included, such as human resources, payroll, scheduling, ordering and
 inventory valuation through the myoffice module.
     The MICROS iPOS solution allows restaurant management to leverage the
 speed and power of the Internet to access an unlimited amount of data and
 applications at any time, from any web browser.  iPOS seamlessly front-ends a
 complete information warehouse solution with full dynamic drill-down
 capabilities.  The system's real-time reporting can include sales vs.
 forecast, speed of service, actual vs. theoretical labor costs, product-
 specific customer feedback, manager log and scheduling.
      The handheld iPOS workstation solution operates on a variety of Windows
 CE devices, such as the Compaq iPAQ H3650 or Symbol Technologies PPT 2700.
 The handheld device communicates with the iPOS system using the 802.11
 standard for wireless LANs, and features a color touchscreen for ease of
 training and server use.
     "We are very excited to be previewing the MICROS iPOS solution for HOSTEC
 attendees," said Paul Armstrong, Executive Vice President, New Technologies,
 for MICROS Systems.  "This dynamic solution has been created in strategic
 partnership with Vivonet, drawing on their superior Web-based technology.
 Unlike other ASP-hosted solutions, iPOS offers standalone redundancy - it will
 work with the Internet or without it.  We feel that this feature will be very
 important to customers who have wanted the convenience of an Internet-based
 POS but have not wanted to risk an operational shutdown if their Internet
 connection goes offline."
     Ryan Volberg, CEO of Vivonet, stated, "Teaming up with MICROS has allowed
 us to bring a powerful new solution to the market.  Our dynamic drill-down
 capabilities will allow MICROS customers to access any information they need,
 whenever they need it.  This competitive advantage allows users to act on
 trends right away, making adjustments to pricing, menu items or promotions as
 needed.  This revolutionizes business for both independent and chain
 restaurant operations, and we are pleased to be part of the development team
 that's offering this revolutionary technical product."
 
     About MICROS Systems
     MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality
 industry worldwide.  Over 120,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in
 table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, and leisure and
 entertainment operations in more than 130 countries.  MICROS provides property
 management systems and central reservation and customer information solutions
 under the brand MICROS-Fidelio for more than 10,000 hotels worldwide.  MICROS
 stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.
     For more information on MICROS and its advanced information technology
 solutions for the hospitality industry, please contact Louise Casamento,
 Director of Marketing at 443-285-8144 or 800-638-0985.  You can also visit the
 MICROS website at http://www.micros.com or send an email to info@micros.com.
 
     The MICROS logo is a registered trademark of MICROS Systems, Inc.  All
 other product and brand names are the property of their respective owners.
 
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