ISV Builds Education Market with Cloud Solution

Serving the education market, Food Service Solutions (FSS) simplifies student meal payment for parents and school districts through prepaid account and cafeteria Point of Sale(POS) systems. There are two components to the system — a web-based payment management system for parents and the school-based POS system.

In order to retain current and attract new customers, FSS knew they had to offer a cloud-based solution that would eliminate the school’s hardware component and simplify management of the two solutions.  The cloud platform FSS selected needed to provide security, scalability and simplified application management to support expansion into larger school districts and appeal to those schools reducing capital expenditures.

Working with Hanu Software, FSS migrated both the POS and payment management systems to the Windows Azure platform. The move has simplified life for both FSS and their customers. With both services on Windows Azure, management is simplified for the FSS support teams. For customers, they don’t need to purchase and maintain servers to support the POS system.

Find out more about the technology choices that FSS made to maximize the value of Windows Azure. Read the full story here.