Staley Technologies merges with Advanced POS Solutions

Combined Arkansas company to service customers nationwide

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 25, 2018) – On Monday, April 9, Business Machines Systems, Inc. d/b/a Advanced POS Solutions (APS) acquired Staley, Inc. d/b/a Staley Technologies of Little Rock. While the terms of the deal remain undisclosed, the newly merged company will be led by Andrew Faulkner, former President of Advanced POS Solutions and current Staley Inc. President Gary Ferrell. Staley Electric, a local Little Rock electrical contractor, is not part of the merger and will remain family-owned and operated by Brent Staley.

“I am confident this merger will ensure our ability to best service our customers,” said Faulkner. “When I purchased APS, I saw a wonderful team of employees and customers who worked as partners. For decades, Staley Technologies has partnered with clients nationwide to provide the expertise needed for technology deployment and installation. By acquiring Staley Technologies and merging the companies, it positions us to better serve clients, together, in new ways as a full-service provider.”

Staley Technologies was created by Ed Staley in 1986 as an addition to Staley Electric, the company his own father began in 1951. APS was founded in 1971 and later purchased by Faulkner in 2012. Under the name Staley Technologies, the combined companies will provide software, hardware, cloud-based solutions and managed services with a national service model for industries such as hospitality, retail, and healthcare. Offered services include POS systems and kiosks; CCTV and access controls; digital signage; network infrastructure; and other technologies that drive market growth.

“Andrew’s strong ethics and leadership make me confident that he is the right person to lead Staley Technologies,” said Ed Staley, founder of Staley Technologies. “I am pleased to say that the current leadership team will work alongside Andrew to continue our traditions of quality service and strong values.”

Together, APS and Staley Technologies has more than 200 employees and will operate in all 50 states, though the merged company headquarters will remain in Little Rock. During the second quarter, all APS personnel will transition to the current Staley campus on Fourche Road.

“As one of our best and fastest growing partners, the APS leadership team has demonstrated an ability to excel not only in Arkansas but throughout the region. This merger will allow National Cash Register (NCR) and APS/Staley Technologies to partner on a much larger scale. We are thrilled about the opportunities it presents,” said Ken Richard, Vice President, Global Channels at NCR Corporation.

Gemsys WebSafe for Your Recreational or Medical Dispensary

If you’re opening or getting ready to open a dispensary in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Washington State or Washington D.C., consider getting Gemsys WebSafe for your new business.

What Is WebSafe?

Gemsys WebSafe is a software and hardware scalable cash management and control solution that is designed to meet the needs of quick service restaurants, convenience stores and retail markets, including dispensaries, and will provide end-to-end cash tracking and accountability.

Heightened Efficiency

Gemsys WebSafe is comprised of both local and cloud-based software integrated with many cash handling devices such as secure point of sale cash validation machines (Counter Cache Intelligent/CCI), dispensing and validation safes, coin sorting and wrapping machines, currency recognition counters, coin and currency scales. Over 98% of all cash doesn’t have to or need to be recounted, but doing so takes up an unnecessary amount of time. Between the front counter, back office, and bank, cash is unnecessarily counted over and over again throughout the day. The most productive way to reduce labor expenses associated with handling cash in your business is to get rid of the need to count that cash at the end of the business day.

Strengthened Security

By removing the need to count as much cash as possible security is immediately made better simply because the cash does not have to be handled as frequently. Cash moves from buyer to cashier, then from cashier to a secure depository. Gemsys WebSafe lets retailers customize the system to meet their particular needs. Accountability for a cashier, a work shift or any combination of balancing tactics can be handled by Gemsys WebSafe. This removes the biggest cause of company issues: human error. With these setups in place, everyone knows what their job is and quality assurance is automated. Gemsys Cash Management and Control Systems are designed to decrease labor expenses and strengthen security associated with handling cash. Cash management reporting provides closed-loop accountability from point of sale to the deposit in the bank.

Ready to save time and money on a more secure, more efficient way of managing your cash? Read our WebSafe online brochure or the WebSafe case study for more information, then request a quote or contacts us via our Locate Us page. We are looking to work with medical or recreational dispensaries in California, Colorado, Massachusetts and Washington State, as well as dispensary locations in or near the Washington D.C. area.

NCR Silver Pro – Restaurant Edition

With newer and more modern restaurant functionality, NCR Silver Pro Restaurant Edition is the best possible solution for quick service and table service restaurants, fast casual operations and bars with a small amount of complexity. Silver Pro Restaurant Edition makes it easy to manage a packed house while taking orders and payment. Reduce kitchen commotion and create a better place for your employees to work. Built-in, easy tools will help you master your menu and greatly please your customers.

You want to run your restaurant as professionally as possible, whether you’re a veteran or just starting out. But running a restaurant isn’t easy in any regard. Restaurant owners have to worry about employees, customers, menu items, kitchen mechanics, deliveries and more. Let Silver Pro Restaurant Edition make this a bit easier for you. Need to improve management of your table assignments and server flow? No problem, because you can use our floor plan editor to easily create and edit restaurant layouts in just minutes.

Use your mobile dashboard to access sales and other key metrics. Users can easily send orders directly to the kitchen, bar or any other station and receive detailed, instant reports to make decisions confidently on the go. If you want to monitor your business, you can use online and mobile dashboards to obtain and read reports from anywhere. Users can also manage sales and inventory centrally across all locations in order to always be in sync. If you need to get adjusted, then simply set sales forecasts and manage your staff’s goals. Managers can also track employee time and set payroll. The program will automatically send back-office alerts regardless of where you are. You’ll know instantly because inventory tracking shows just how many items are on hand at all times. You can track what you currently have stocked and see which items and sellers are good for business.

As an iPad-based point-of-sale solution, with Silver Pro Restaurant Edition you can:

  • Perfect your menu items and ring up sales without difficulty
  • Edit floor plans and table assignments quickly and spontaneously
  • Send orders directly to the kitchen, bar or any other station
  • Split checks equally or by seat
  • Retrieve and review sales and other key metrics from your mobile dashboard
  • Utilize social media and email marketing to increase sales and profits and connect with your customers/patrons

Give customers a great experience with this cloud-based point of sale. It’s simple and affordable to get started.

Cash Registers or POS Systems – Which Works Better for Your Business? Part II

It is best if business owners make this decision themselves. But of course, get assistance from an experienced professional, and do the necessary research. Before choosing between a POS system or cash register, you need to know what your business actually needs, as well as your options for cash management and POS hardware. Then you can make an educated choice.

It’s incredibly important to know that many current businesses require the capability to run database marketing, specifically the capability to capture buyer information, as well as purchase history. Businesses need to be able to market to buyers who are ready to buy specific items from them and not just any and every buyer they’ve ever had. Knowing which buyers buy which items can help a business take advantage of a marketing budget and increase their ROI. This is something that can only happen with a POS system.

The pros of using a cash register are that they are less costly for new businesses, the majority of register models aren’t hard at all to use, there aren’t as many components, they have simple reporting and functions, and they last longer because they don’t need constant updates.

However, the pros of using a POS system are that their reporting is more detailed, it can manage and control inventory, help business create a system for managing buyer relationships (in other words, it can keep track of customer transactions and interactions, and help with future communication with and marketing to those customers), allows for ability to connect with customers on multiple channels (online, by phone, in person), improves accuracy across the board, allows businesses to offer gift cards and loyalty programs, and can be easily updated with time.

If you’re ready to buy a POS system, Advanced POS Solutions can give you information on the kind of support or warranty that will come with your POS machine. You can then decide how to train yourself and your staff to use the new equipment. Once you’ve decided on what you’ll purchase, stock up on any needed supplies like receipt paper, ink ribbons, and more.

Visit our POS Solutions page to see which kinds of businesses we serve. You can also use our Contact Us page for any other questions.


Cash Registers or POS Systems – Which Works Better for Your Business? Part I

Business owners of retail stores, restaurants and more simply can’t do without a solid system for cash management, whether it’s the usual cash register or a more extensive computerized POS (point of sale) system, all stores need some sort of machine for sales processing. Registers can save money, swiftly process a buyer’s transaction and keep precise records. Not only that, but a business can expect several years of service from the first cash register or machine they buy. The life expectancy of the average register runs anywhere from 10-15 years, with upgrades happening at about 5-7 years after purchase and installation.

Your Needs

The number of features needed for a cash register will vary by type of business. There are questions to ask before selecting either a point of sale system or a cash register. For starters, what sales tax does your business have to collect on each transaction? How many different departments/categories do you need to track in your place of business? How many items do you currently carry/sell? Will you carry the same amount of items in the future? More items? Fewer items? How busy will your business be? Will your business need more than one register? (If you have more than one location, this might vary by location.) Will your business take coupons? How will your employees process refunds? Which methods of payment does your business take? Will you offer gift cards or a loyalty program?

The decision between a cash register or POS system might only come down to the budget of your business.