Campus ID News
Card, mobile credential, payment and security
POS Reader 1

Northwest Missouri State implements new POS system

Andrew Hudson   ||   Jan 25, 2019  ||   ,

Northwest Missouri State Campus Dining has implemented a new, web-based point-of-sale system on its campus. The new POS system replaces an on-site POS system that backed up using various forms of storage devices.

As reported by Northwest Missourian, the transition to a web-based server is intended to make the system more flexible and personal. The university's food service partner, Aramark, had been planning the POS update for about a year.

“The unique piece of the puzzle to solve at Northwest was the integration of the existing vending program," said Spencer Martin, Aramark spokesman, in a Northwest Missourian interview. "With the previous system, we were able to allow students one card that could be utilized everywhere on campus and wanted to keep this piece.”

Along with the new point-of-sale system, Northwest Missouri Campus Dining is introducing the new Bearcat Account Center. Using this new account interface, students can now view meal plan information and deactivate a lost or stolen Bearcat Card.

While there were some problems with the implementation of the new update, Aramark is looking forward to the new features of the update including increased security and flexibility. As part of the system update, Aramark has also updated the card system to a 16-digit ISO number scheme.

The process of updating the system caused some minor hiccups with student ID cards, prompting some students to be issued new Bearcat Cards -- an issue that has since been resolved.

Meal plans also weren’t showing up for some students, leading to unauthorized meal charges at the student union. For those students, cashiers wrote down their student account numbers and meal plan and manually resolved the purchases with the university's accounting office.

The new update removes Domino's and Pizza Hut from the list of locations that accept Bearcat Cards as a form of payment. Prior to the system update, students also reported a desire for the campus Starbucks to accept gift cards. Aramark’s new update now addresses that request and will accept gift cards both standard magnetic stripe and on mobile apps, according to Martin.

“The upgrade will allow us to grow with emerging market trends in the way we are able to provide dining options for students and campus as a whole,” Martin said.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter


May 26, 23 / ,

Penn State adds mobile ordering to campus app

Penn State has added a mobile ordering feature to its comprehensive campus mobile app, Penn State Go. The Penn State Eats Mobile function is available for use by students on the flagship University Park campus, as well as across the university's Commonwealth Campuses.
May 26, 23 / ,

NAU leverages delivery robots to support late-night dining

Northern Arizona is leveraging Starship delivery robots and the mobile ordering app in a clever way to prop up late night dining, and putting a twist on the ghost kitchen concept. The university has launched its Hole in the Wall dining window that now serves either pickup or robot delivery for students by offering a number of dining concepts all from a single, concession-style window.
May 25, 23 / ,

HID's Technology Partner Program helps companies develop mobile solutions

Trusted identity solutions provider, HID Global, has announced its HID Origo Technology Partner Program, the company’s first program dedicated to partners with a focus on mobile technologies. The Origo Technology Partner Program is designed to help technology partners by providing the ideal platform for organizations to design, test, and market products that integrate with HID Origo via APIs and SDKs.
CIDN logo reversed
The only publication dedicated to the use of campus cards, mobile credentials, identity and security technology in the education market. CampusIDNews – formerly CR80News – has served more than 6,500 subscribers for more than two decades.

Join us, @NACCUorg, and @TouchNet to explore how campus card programs can successfully navigate the sales and procurement process. Join the webinar on June 6, 2 pm EDT.

Webinar: Learn how the University of Arizona uses campus cards, mobile ordering, kiosks, lockers, and robots to revolutionize campus dining. April 7, 2-2:30 EDT. Register Now at

Load More...
CampusIDNews is published by AVISIAN Publishing
315 E. Georgia St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301[email protected]
Use our contact form to submit tips, corrections, or questions to our team.
©2023 CampusIDNews. All rights reserved.