8. February 2012 07:22
We spend a lot of time pointing out that the Panasonic System Manager Pro software is not PCI compliant. Many might think that we don’t like the software. Actually, along with thousands of restaurant owners, we love the software.
- SMP has all of the features necessary to run a quick service restaurant.
- SMP supports the latest touch screen workstations.
- The Panasonic KVS still has features than all of the other systems don’t have.
- SMP had the best pricing of any mid-tier point of sale software.
We love the software so much that we have made repeated attempts to purchase or license the source code for SMP from Panasonic. So far, we have been turned down each time.
Bunt Software has made a business out of creating add-ons for and supporting the SMP software. This is not because we are trying to take business away from anyone, but because customers are demanding it from us.
Panasonic likes to call itself a systems business and yet only supplies hardware in the hospitality area. At one time, the combination of hardware and software was a powerful mover for Panasonic.
What do the thousands of restaurant owners want from Panasonic?
Bring back the System Manager Pro software or license the software to someone who can keep it alive.
Bunt Software is the maker of SMPLink™, a PA-DSS validated credit card interface software developed specifically for Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) users that integrates seamlessly with Merchant Link's TransactionVault® - a system that stores sensitive cardholder data in a secure vault - not on your back office computer.
SMPLink™ is the ONLY PA-DSS compliant credit interface for the Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) pos system.