Civica strengthens position in payments and cashless solutions with full integration of NRS

3rd January 2019

Civica, a market leader in business-critical software, digital solutions and managed services, has expanded its successful payment systems business with the full integration and re-branding of the former Nationwide Retail Systems (NRS) business, following its acquisition in May 2018.

Civica Cashless Solutions features a comprehensive range of cloud-based and on-premise payment systems, notably for the education sector, where it is the market leader in cashless catering systems. Civica now has more than 2,000 installations with local authority, school and college customers, providing services for over one million students and employees on a daily basis, with a growing presence in other sectors such as the hospitality industry.

The integration into Civica brings complementary solutions into the payments business: Civica Payments and Cashless Solutions offer a wider range of products for customers, from innovative, cloud based solutions for cashless catering systems, EPOS solutions, identity management via biometric sign-on and access systems to CivicaPay and payment collection / income management.

The Civica Cashless Catering solution helps to improve service speeds and maximises income for education customers whilst providing further benefits such as food allergy alerts and free school meals anonymity. The Civica Identity Management system allows users to register just once and use across catering and vending facilities, door access and libraries using methods such as biometrics, smart cards and proximity tagging.

The Civica EPOS system includes server and table tracking, Chip and Pin, kitchen printer and barcode scanning and integrates with Civica’s Cashless Catering solution for individual account tracking, cashless transactions and allowances.

Civica is a major cashless catering supplier to multi academy trusts and local authorities across the country, including Delta Academies Trust, E-ACT and Outwood Grange Academies Trust and Enfield Council, Brighton and Hove City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.

Mike Stead, Managing Director, Civica Cashless Solutions commented: “We’ve now taken one step further towards becoming a global supplier of cloud-based cashless catering solutions. Our integrated cashless catering, identity management and EPOS systems are helping our customers across the education and hospitality sectors to work more efficiently, with intelligent automation to transform services even further in the future.”