MIAMI, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) ("Net Element" or the "Company"), a technology-driven group specializing in mobile payments and value-added transactional services in emerging countries and in the United States, today announced a new version of Aptito ("Aptito 2.0"). This cloud based, point of sale (POS) platform for the hospitality industry has been optimized for iOS 8.1 and upgraded to add many new features, including business management and analytics.
Aptito 2.0 represents a significant overall improvement over previous versions and includes the following upgrades:
- Offline Mode. This hybrid architecture allows merchants to always remain online, even if the Internet connection is lost to the cloud. Net Element's local server solution is synchronized with Amazon cloud, providing 99.99% uptime.
- Interactive Ordering Kiosk. Aptito's stand-alone kiosks put the eye-catching digital menu in front of customers and helps them avoid waiting in line during busy peak hours.
- Digital Menu Module. Aptito's digital menus make self-ordering fun and easy while streamlining operations. The intuitive interface improves the overall "Customer Experience" for guests while saving money on labor costs at the same time.
- Tableside Ordering. Orders placed tableside by customers directly speed up the process and improve overall efficiency. Aptito's next generation mobile POS system provides portability to your staff while performing all the same functions as a traditional POS system, and more.
- Business management and Analytics. Business management functions of Aptito 2.0 alongside with Unified Insights, which was announced earlier this year, cover many different business management, market sales and revenue analytics required by the most demanding business owners and historically available only to large national merchants.
"We are proud to introduce this innovative platform, which supports the latest technologies and state-of–the-art business analytics and management tools historically not available to SME sector," said Oleg Firer, Chief Executive Officer of Net Element. "All of our packages can be configured individually to suit virtually any business owner and are significantly cheaper than conventional PC-based POS packages while offering a stable Apple iOS platform."
About Net Element
Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE) is a global technology-driven group specializing in mobile payments and value-added transactional services. The Company owns and operates a global mobile payments and transaction processing provider, TOT Group. TOT Group companies include Unified Payments, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in America in 2012; Aptito, a next generation cloud-based point of sale payments platform; and TOT Money, which has a leading position in Russia and has been ranked as the #1 SMS content provider by Beeline, Russia's second largest telecommunications operator. Together with its subsidiaries, Net Element enables ecommerce and adds value to mobile commerce environments. Its global development centers and high-level business relationships in the United States, Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States strategically position the Company for continued growth. More information is available at www.netelement.com.
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