LEHI, Utah, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Retailers and restaurants swapping out large clunky cash registers for intuitive and easy to use iPads can now completely manage the apps and devices from the cloud, with MokiMobility's +MDM device management platform. Today, the company announced that point-of-sale system vendor OlympusPOS has integrated +MDM into its complete POS system. As a result, these retailers and restaurants can completely lock down the iPad home button, update apps and device settings, and even see what is happening financially at individual locations at any given moment – all from an Internet browser.
"With its intuitive user interface, functionality and relatively low cost, iPads are increasingly being used as point-of-sale devices at restaurants and retailers," said Tom Karren, CEO, MokiMobility. "However, until +MDM, these iPad POS systems lacked the management capabilities that would truly make these devices the best – and most practical - way to do POS. By integrating our +MDM device management platform into the OlympusPOS system, these customers can manage from two to tens of thousands of devices directly from the cloud."
Use Case: Yoasis Franchising Systems, LLC's EarthFruits Yogurt®
Founded in 2010, Yoasis Franchising Systems, LLC's EarthFruits Yogurt® is an imaginative self-serve frozen yogurt concept providing healthy and eco-friendly products, many made from the world's most nutritious fruits, and offering more than 80 premium toppings. Currently two franchisees are using Olympus POS and Yoasis plans to make its other EarthFruits Yogurt® franchisees aware of Olympus POS as well. With the +MDM-based iPads POS, the company is able to:
- Customize the device with its own branding on the log-in screen
- Put the entire menu onto the iPad, speeding up customer ordering
- Easily change menu items and add/remove employees
- Completely lock down the device so the iPads are only able to be used as POS devices
- Remotely manage the devices so they can update and push new versions of the app and WiFi settings.
"iPads provide so many innovative use cases, but point-of-sales systems have to be one of the most useful," said Nik Wright, director of training and development at Yoasis Franchising Systems, LLC. "What OlympusPOS brings to the iPad POS that we didn't see from any other vendor was the ability to manage these devices remotely. I can update the iPad POS settings; add employees and apps across all of the devices with only a few simple clicks and track sales and other financial actions from wherever I happen to be. As a result, we don't have to spend valuable resources traveling to each franchise location to manually make these updates or have the individual cashiers print out daily reports each day. We can focus on expanding our business and reaching our company goals instead."
By providing the APIs and a web-based console, MokiMobility +MDM enables independent software vendors (ISVs), developers and solution providers to integrate mobile device management features into tablet solutions for the iPad and Android tablets.
"With its unique cloud-based management, +MDM is an ideal addition to our iPad point- of-sale system," said Steve Walter, founder and CEO, OlympusPOS. "We're able to offer our clients, including EarthFruits Yogurt, the management capabilities that make it as easy to install as many systems as they need without needing to spend time – and money – updating and managing each device individually. It has really helped differentiate our system from other iPad POS systems on the market today."
Based in Holladay, Utah, OlympusPOS provides an innovative, new and exciting iPad point-of-sale system with customizable features that allow restaurants and retailers to tailor the system to meet their needs with a professional appearance their customers will admire. The complete system includes an integrated credit card reader, cash drawer, printer and scale. For more information, please visit http://www.olympuspos.com
Based in Lehi, Utah, MokiMobility enables independent software vendors, developers and solution providers to build compelling solutions that include cloud-based mobile application and device management for the iPad and Android devices. As a result, developers have greater control over the complete experience, enabling more engaging and new customer experiences leveraging iOS and Android tablets in new ways. For more information, please visit http:// www.mokimobility.com or follow us on Twitter at @mokimobility