Concentrated know-how for company catering
An exciting double event with topics related to company catering, at which ventopay was a speaker and exhibitor, took place in Munich last week. May 3, 2023 was all about the intensive seminar "Digitalization in gastronomy and kitchen". In this seminar, the participants learned everything about the current digital trends and optimization options with regard to staff shortages in communal catering. The renowned annual conference "Construction and operation of commercial kitchens and company catering" then took place from May 4th to 5th, 2023.
Ute Panzer takes over management of Market & Growth at ventopay
On April 11, Ute Panzer took over the position of Market & Growth Manager at ventopay, based in Hagenberg. The digitization specialist for community catering is taking the ongoing growth trend into account with the new business area.
Leading platform for digitization at INTERNORGA
The motto of this year's INTERNORGA in Hamburg, the leading trade fair for the out-of-home market with over 1,100 international exhibitors, was "All together". At its own stand in the hall for "Digital applications", ventopay presented mocca®, the leading platform for digitization and innovation in communal catering and system catering.
ventopay invites you to the specialist conference for company catering
ventopay is once again a platinum partner of the Management Forum Starnberg conference entitled “Construction and operation of commercial kitchens and company catering 2023”. On May 4th and 5th, 2023, the renowned annual conference on trends and efficiency in community catering will take place for the 9th time. Venue are again the Design Offices Munich Atlas.
ventopay as host of the AGÖ kitchen manager conference
The AGÖ – Working Group of Austrian Canteen Kitchens – is a registered association that takes care of the targeted further training of its members. The first kitchen manager conference of the year led the AGÖ middle section to ventopay. Around 20 participants came to our headquarters in the Softwarepark Hagenberg to find out more about ventopay and the latest digital innovations from the mocca® product range.
Fast and easy payment with innovative functions in the Raiffeisen Arena
ventopay supplied the cashless payment system for the LASK Raiffeisen Arena, which consists of 68 cash registers and four receipt reprint stations that accept all common debit and credit cards as well as mobile payment options. The system offers fans and operators many advantages, including high hygiene, the best possible transparency and an improved fan experience.
ventopay hands over Christmas donation to Diakoniewerk Hagenberg
We see the IT facility of the Diakoniewerk as particularly worthy of support. There, people with disabilities find a job in the middle of the IT competence center that corresponds to their individual talents and possibilities. The year before, the employees of the Diakoniewerk wanted height-adjustable tables, now a large screen and a new PC with a powerful graphics card have been purchased with the donation amount.
Experience ventopay at INTERNORGA 2023
Of course we will also be there again at the largest and most important industry meeting of the year. Experience ventopay, the innovation and technology leader for digitization in communal catering, live at INTERNORGA 2023!
Ordering system & web shop mocca.order shines in new splendor and with many new functions
In recent months, the popular and widely used ordering system mocca.order has been completely revised visually and is now available in new, even more attractive layouts. The ordering system mocca.order not only shines in a complete redesign, but also boasts practical, new features for your guests.
ventopay founds fourth location in Vienna
A fourth ventopay branch was founded in November 2022. A small office has been set up in the IZD Tower – an office building of Donau City in Vienna – in which two workstations are initially available. Depending on requirements, the Vienna location can be flexibly expanded at any time by renting additional offices.
Digital innovation that inspires – introduction of the ventopay system at Lufthansa
After a project duration of only 8 months, the first of 10 nationwide companies of the Lufthansa Group Taste and More was opened, which is equipped with the innovative payment and customer enthusiasm system from ventopay gmbh. After completion of the roll-out, a total of more than 100,000 Lufthansa employees will benefit from the pioneering products of the innovation forge from the Softwarepark Hagenberg.
ventopay presented digital innovations
Micro and smart market solutions, optical food recognition and an app as a central hub for communication and customer enthusiasm: These were just some of the many topics of our digital innovation event 2022, which was held online again this year.
Best Business Award goes to ventopay
This year's winners of the Best Business Awards were honored in a total of three categories. In the "Companies with 31 to 100 employees" category, ventopay was delighted to receive the venerable Bronze Best Business Award.
Cashless payment system now also at Volkswagen
ventopay, the specialist in the field of cashless cash register, payment and billing systems in Hagenberg, was able to win Volkswagen AG Germany as its next major customer. From autumn 2021, six VW plants with 110,000 employees switched to mocca®, an overall system developed by ventopay, in several phases.
Invitation to the digital innovation event
As a leading manufacturer of complete digital solutions, we have been able to inspire and support guests, fans and users with the most innovative products, state-of-the-art design and a high-performance payment system at the cutting edge of technology. The resulting products and functions offer positive added value for the future. You too can benefit in the long term from these innovations, which we would be happy to present to you personally at our innovation event.
mocca.loyalty app – digital revolution in community catering
With Newsadoo, an intelligent news system was integrated into the mocca.loyalty app for the customer, which enables the more than 120,000 employees to be fed with relevant news content fully automatically. Using artificial intelligence, the relevant posts are identified and played out from the broad content pool of both external and internal media and also from social media channels. Fully automatic, digital specialist or topic newspapers or a company newspaper are created, which can be seamlessly integrated into the mocca.loyalty app.
Newcomers for the mocca® team
In the last few weeks, ventopay welcomed two newcomers to the "Team mocca®": Verena Anzinger (support telephone operator) and Cedric Hanske (area sales manager - region north).
Flexible layouts for digital signage
The mocca.digitalsignage software helps you digitally provide your guests with valuable information such as the transparent display of the current menu plan. Visualize your menu details on every monitor in the restaurant, including images, individual menu components (side dishes), ingredients, allergens, a traffic light system for conscious nutrition and prices. Additional textual information as well as contact persons and opening hours can also be displayed.
Hybrid mode for automatic food recognition at Caseli
Caseli GmbH runs the company restaurants of voestalpine AG in Linz and has been a satisfied customer of ventopay for many years. Since the redesign of a dining room on the premises, a second cash register with optical food recognition is now also in use.
ventopay is innovation – top 10 placement at Pegasus 2022
Around 150 companies from all over Upper Austria have applied for the coveted Pegasus trophies. It is all the more gratifying that ventopay, with its digital solutions, was voted one of the top 10 by a renowned jury of experts in the "Innovation Emperor" category.
ventopay showed trends in community catering
From 4th to 5th July 2022, the Management Forum Starnberg organized this year's annual conference "Construction and operation of canteen kitchens and modern company catering" in the Design Offices Munich Macherei.
New building opening of COUNT IT and ventopay
The two Softwarepark companies COUNT IT and ventopay opened the doors to their modern new building. The festivities started with an open day and culminated in a lavish party for invited guests that lasted until the early hours of the morning.
Event on digitization in canteen kitchens and company catering
The Management Forum Starnberg and ventopay as a platinum partner invite you again to the "Construction and operation of large kitchens and modern company catering 2022". This is already the 8th annual conference on trends and efficiency in company catering. This year's venue from 4.-5. July 2022 are the Design Offices Munich Macherei.
Standard for cash registers receives new version DSFinV-K 2.3
A new version of the "digital interface of the financial administration for the cash register system" - DSFinV-K for short - was recently published. Below we summarize the most important changes to the standard for cash registers in the latest version DSFinV-K 2.3.
Big rush for the Long Night of Research
On Friday, May 20, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m, the tenth Long Night of Research took place with a large crowd. Across Austria, 135,000 visitors from young to old used the opportunity to try out science and research for themselves with free entry.
ventopay goes to EuroCIS
The EuroCIS is in the starting blocks again: Europe's most important trade fair for retail technology will take place in Düsseldorf this year from May 31 to June 2, 2022. Our partner FEC, whose cooperation we have valued for some time, is represented with a large booth. Due to the good cooperation, we were given the opportunity to exhibit our latest POS model from FEC together with our mocca® software.
INTERNORGA 2022: A complete success for ventopay
"Back to the future!" was the motto of this year's INTERNORGA in Hamburg, the leading trade fair for the out-of-home market with more than 1,300 international exhibitors. On the five days of the fair from April 30th to May 4th, 2022, ventopay presented the innovative cash register and payment system mocca® at its own stand in the hall for "Digital Applications" in the Congress Center Hamburg.
The most outstanding canteens in Germany rely on ventopay
The top canteens in Germany: This is exactly what a large article in the FOCUS issue 14/2022 is about. Together with the platform Food & Health e. V., the most outstanding gastronomy concepts of canteens were awarded, which strengthen the team spirit of the employees and invite them to creative breaks.
New options for easy credit top-ups
We take the latest payment options into account and regularly integrate new payment service providers into our products. In addition, it has recently also been possible to top up credit directly in the mocca.order ordering system.
ventopay welcomes a new team member
At the beginning of this year we welcomed a new face to the ventopay team: Jasmin. As a software developer in the backend area, Jasmin has played an important role in ventopay since January 2022 and, together with her colleagues, takes care of the development, further development and maintenance of all software products from the mocca® system.
mocca® is now available as SaaS
ventopay always follows the trend and tries to anticipate future developments in order to be able to offer innovative and high-performance products for communal catering. For this reason, we have decided to offer our mocca® products in an additional SaaS variant (Software as a Service) with immediate effect.
Obituary for Andreas Oos
Stunned and full of sadness, we bid farewell to our long-standing authorized signatory, colleague and friend, Andreas Oos, who unexpectedly left us on January 27, 2022 at the age of just 59.
Shift catering made easy by picking up at the vending machine
The Corona pandemic showed the importance of digitization in communal catering. The already existing trend towards cashless and contactless payment was strengthened again. ventopay is constantly developing the mocca® system and can therefore always make the new challenges easier with state-of-the-art technology. Our latest solution for handling shift catering at the vending machine sets new standards in the digitization and handling of gastronomic processes.
E-vouchers now accessible directly at the cash register
In the latest version of the mocca.touch software, the e-receipt is now also displayed directly at the checkout. After completing a purchase, a QR code is shown on the customer display, which the customer can scan with his smartphone. The link contained therein leads to a personal transaction overview in which all purchases and credit top-ups assigned to the payment card are clearly displayed.
Premiere: ventopay booth at INTERNORGA 2022
For the very first time, ventopay is exhibiting the innovative checkout and payment system mocca® at INTERNORGA. Under the motto “Back to the future!”, Visitors to the leading trade fair can expect a comprehensive overview of the entire out-of-home market with more than 1,300 international exhibitors.
Christmas donation for a neighboring Diakoniewerk
This year's christmas donation went to the neighboring IT workshop of the Diakoniewerk, which is located in the middle of the Softwarepark. Twelve people with disabilities find a job there in the middle of the IT competence center, depending on their talents and opportunities.
New features for the mocca.order ordering system
The mocca.order ordering system comes up with two different new features, which have arisen from the innovative strength of ventopay: pre-order menu plans and guest mode.
Smartphone-exclusive payment at BSZ Biberach
In September 2021 - after just a few months of project lead time - ventopay put the mocca® cash register and payment system into operation at Kreis-Berufsschulzentrum Biberach. The special thing about this project: Payment is made exclusively with the smartphone, including vending machines.
Save packaging waste with mocca® and VYTAL
Sustainability has always been a very important topic for ventopay. For this reason we have been part of the “United Against Waste” initiative for many years and try to reduce food waste to a minimum with the mocca.order ordering system, among other things. Our sustainability approach was recently expanded to include a partnership with the VYTAL company.
Successful recruiting at the FH>>next
The FH>>next of the FH Hagenberg took place over three days this year due to Corona. From 09.-11. November 2021, the campus in the Softwarepark Hagenberg was transformed again into the largest relevant career fair for IT and media at an Austrian university.
ventopay broadens the team leader structure
Sustainable growth has top priority for ventopay. In order to be able to continue offering our products and services to our customers and partners in the usual quality, we have successively expanded the team leader structure.
Conference on the trends in company catering
From October 5th to 6th, 2021, the Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn in Vienna was all about company catering. On these two days, the fourth specialist conference “Construction and operation of large kitchens and company catering” took place in Austria.
Big photo shoot at ventopay
Since we are constantly developing product innovations and new features for the existing product range, our product photos for the website, print materials and presentations also had to be brought up to date. For this reason, we had a big photo shoot last week, in which our new developments were professionally staged.
Digitization in restaurants and kitchens
Although the "Digitization in Gastronomy and Kitchen" event was a first of its kind, we were already well acquainted with the organizing team for the "Management Forum Starnberg" and the process. As always excellently organized, the conference was a complete success for everyone involved.
“Construction and operation of large kitchens” in Vienna
The conference "Construction and operation of commercial kitchens and company catering" will take place again in Austria in 2021. The venue, the Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn in Vienna, will be transformed into a meeting point for the industry on October 5th and 6th, 2021 to find out about the latest trends in company catering.
Event announcement: “Digitization in gastronomy and kitchen”
The event team around the “Management Forum Starnberg”, which is very much appreciated by ventopay, is starting a new series of events. On September 8th and 9th, 2021, the 1st specialist conference “Digitization in gastronomy and kitchen” will take place. The venue is the Favorite Parkhotel in Mainz.
The innovative large kitchen of tomorrow
Innovative and sustainable concepts for the commercial kitchen of tomorrow: This was the main focus of the event "Construction and operation of commercial kitchens and modern company catering". From June 29th to 30th, 2021, best practice examples for the digitization of existing processes and the introduction of new business models were presented at the specialist conference in the Design Offices Munich Atlas.
In the business portrait: “Canteen at the push of a button”
In the current "business" issue 2-2021, the Raiffeisenlandesbank magazine, there is a portrait of ventopay about the innovative solutions for employee catering that were brought onto the market within a very short time during the lockdown.
Innovations for stadiums at the Fussball Kongress
After the Fussball Kongress - a leading specialist congress of the industry in the region of Austria, Germany and Switzerland - had to be postponed in April due to Corona, it finally took place on June 16, 2021 in the Generali-Arena Vienna. The series of events regularly brings together those interested in football and decision-makers from the football industry to discuss trends, make contacts and create synergies.
Invitation to “construction and operation of large kitchens”
The event "Construction and operation of large kitchens and modern company catering 2021" of the Management Forum Starnberg will take place on June 29 and 30, 2021 in the Design Offices Munich Atlas. As a platinum partner, we have a limited number of discounted tickets for you at a special price.
ventopay expands team mocca®
It is a major concern of ventopay to secure and sustainably expand regional jobs. This is also reflected in the construction of the innovative company building for modern working environments, which we have recently moved into. With the new workplace concepts, we want to underline our innovative character and inspire employees. Not surprising that, in view of this positive working atmosphere, ventopay has been able to look forward to four new members in the mocca® team in the past few months, so that our team has now grown to 40 people.
Digital hospitality receipts
Our mocca.loyalty app and mocca.loyalty website have received an update that makes it possible to digitize the entire hospitality workflow in companies. This significantly simplifies the time-consuming, manual and legally required archiving of receipts and increases the efficiency of the entire business.
Apple Pay now also for online payment
An additional payment option has been integrated into the latest version of the mocca.order ordering system. All pre-orders via mocca.order can now be paid for via iMac, iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch using Apple Pay.
TSE’s obligation to report to the tax office suspended
The law on protection against manipulation of basic digital records also provides for a notification obligation to the tax office. This means: When using an electronic recording system, the entrepreneur must report the acquisition or decommissioning of a cash register to the tax office within one month of acquisition or decommissioning.
New company headquarters in Hagenberg
Not even 1.5 years after the groundbreaking ceremony, we moved into the new company headquarters in the Softwarepark Hagenberg at the beginning of April. Together with COUNT IT, an innovative company building for modern working environments was built.
Home delivery with mocca.order2home
Together with our long-standing customer and partner Eurest, we have added a function to the mocca.order ordering system. This offers the caterer the possibility of additional sales potential in the form of new business models: The delivery of ordered meals directly to the customer's home.
NEW: time recording feature for mocca.touch
Version 126.96.36.199 of the mocca.touch POS software has a new function: working time recording for cashiers. The procedure is very simple.
New feature: push notifications
A new feature is available in the customer loyalty module of mocca.admin version 188.8.131.52: the sending of push notifications to your guests' smartphones via the mocca.loyalty app.
Automatic recognition and booking of meals
Dishtracker's AI-supported solution for the automatic recognition of food and beverages can now be seamlessly integrated into the mocca® system. The system impresses with 100% recognition rates for common food and drinks after they have been taught to the system with just one click.
Fussball Kongress discusses challenges in the industry
In compliance with all corona measures, the next Fussball Kongress in Austria will take place on June 16, 2021 in the Generali-Arena in Vienna. At the leading football specialist congress in the region of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, decision-makers from business and sport come together again to discuss current topics in the football industry and create business synergies.
Innovation event for the digitization of sales processes
At the end of 2020 ventopay organized a digital innovation event for some selected existing customers with the title "Digitization - An Opportunity in a Crisis". Almost 30 interested people accepted the invitation and found out about the new possibilities for digitizing sales processes and customer communication in order to master these challenging times in the best possible way.
New telephone numbers at the Hagenberg site
ventopay will move into the new company headquarters in Hagenberg at the beginning of April. This results in an important change for you as a customer and partner: We can be reached under new telephone numbers.
Planned reform of the Packaging Act
The German Federal Cabinet has launched a draft law to reform the Packaging Act (VerpackG) - the Bundestag has yet to pass these planned measures. From 2023, all caterers, delivery services, restaurants, bistros, cafés, etc. should be obliged to offer customers reusable packaging as an alternative to disposable containers for food and drinks to take away or to order.
State-of-the-art offices for rent in the Hagenberg software park
In the ultra-modern new ventopay building in the Softwarepark Hagenberg, four offices are being built that can be rented. The 25 m2 office space is located on the first floor of the building and is expected to be ready for occupancy from April 2021.
New ownership structure enables further growth and innovation
Employees, customers and partners are the focus at ventopay in order to implement innovations and high-quality, high-value solutions. The long-established management team of ventopay participates in the company and thus ensures a high level of stability for the expansion plans. Together with the previous managing director, Johannes Reichenberger, the management thus holds around 65% of the shares.
Contactless collection of pre-orders at the refrigerator
The new refrigerator solution mocca.order&collect - a joint project by Rieber and ventopay - enables the contactless collection of pre-ordered meals.
COVID aid measures in Austria extended
In order to secure as many jobs as possible, certain COVID aid measures for the catering industry have been extended in Austria, e. g. the prolongation of the reduced tax rate of 5% in the areas of gastronomy, hotel and culture until December 31, 2021.
Tracking of the nutrient balance with mocca.health
The nutrient diary mocca.health is an expansion module for the mocca.loyalty app or the mocca.loyalty website, which can be integrated at any time if desired. It offers your guests the opportunity to track their nutrient uptake and analyze their personal eating and drinking behavior.
Customer loyalty with mocca®
With the mocca® system ventopay has always pursued the goals of fast payment, simple billing and high customer loyalty. A separate administration area for the various customer loyalty modules has recently been available in the mocca.admin management software.
Digitization – an opportunity in a crisis
As a platinum partner, ventopay was not only present with its own booth, where many interesting discussions were held and the latest product innovations were presented. In addition, ventopay Managing Director Ing. Johannes Reichenberger and Sales Manager Christopher Baumgartner, BA also gave a speech.
Mobile payment and customer loyalty for GO Gastro
GO Gaststättenbetriebs GmbH - GO Gastro for short - is a caterer and operator of company catering and restaurants with its headquarters in Linz. In 2019, the company commissioned a comprehensive cash register, payment and customer loyalty solution for nine locations, which contains all modules from the mocca® product range.
ventopay – a strong partner in challenging times
As a partner with handshake quality, it is important to us to support you optimally even in challenging times. We have expanded our software so that you can quickly and easily benefit from the legal changes - of course, all products continue to comply with all legal regulations.
Reduction of the VAT to 5% in Austria
On June 12, 2020, the Austrian government announced further measures to support special companies in the corona crisis. For this reason, it is planned to reduce the VAT for gastronomy, culture and the media to five percent until December 31, 2020.
Innovations on global megatrends in whitepaper
Digitalization, individualisation and health - these are the global megatrends that ventopay has identified as having a decisive influence on community catering. The new whitepaper (in German) describes how ventopay is incorporating these current megatrends into the development of future-oriented products in community catering.
ventopay Essen moves its office
Five years after the ventopay branch in Essen was founded, space in the old office became scarce and it was finally time to enlarge the premises. The new company headquarters in Essen is only about one kilometer away from the old office.
Tax relief for gastronomy due to Corona
On May 26, 2020, additional aids for the catering industry regarding the Corona crisis were decided in the Austrian National Council. The main changes from 01.07.2020 are:
Reduction of VAT in Germany
To overcome the corona crisis, the German government has decided to reduce VAT. For the period from July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, the normal tax rate will be reduced from 19% to 16%, the reduced tax rate from 7% to 5%.
The mocca.order pre-ordering system was tailor-made for community catering and convinces with innovative features and a modern design, both on the PC and on the smartphone.
mocca® fulfills the obligation to issue receipts
ventopay has received a written confirmation from the North Rhine-Westphalia Directorate of Finance that the receipt reprint at the mocca.value® moneyloader meets the requirements for the electronic provision of receipts in accordance with § 146a AO in conjunction with § 6 KassenSichV.
Corona virus: cancellation of business trips, limited support
In order to minimize the risk of possible infection, we will increasingly work for you in the home office from March 16, 2020 and cancel business trips.
KassenSichV: Transitional period is not an extension period
At present, there is no technical safety equipment available on the market that is final certified by the BSI (Federal Office for Information Security). ventopay has completed the technical integration of these safety equipments as far as possible. Once the certifications are completed, the developments are finalized so that you can meet all legal requirements at an early stage.
Digital customer loyalty and individualization
The magazine "Catering Management" recently published a special edition on "Digitization in the canteen kitchen". Of course ventopay should not be missing from such a thematic focus, which is why managing director Ing. Johannes Reichenberger was asked for an interview.
Important update to KassenSichV
In the statement of the Federal Ministry of Finance dated 06.11.2019 an important update regarding the KassenSichV was communicated: The equipment of all electronic recording systems with a so-called certified technical safety device (TSE) is to be implemented straightway. However, a non-complaint regulation states that sanctions will only be imposed from 30.09.2020.
ventopay is building a new company headquarters
We are building an innovative company building for modern working environments together with COUNT IT in Softwarepark Hagenberg. On six floors and more than 2,400 square meters, the new building will create up to 180 new jobs, thus offering free space for the teams, development potential for our companies and added value for the region. The ground-breaking ceremony on October 29 marked the start of the joint construction project.
FH>>next: studying & working in Hagenberg
Since the foundation of ventopay, the company has recorded steady growth. Therefore, we are always looking for new colleagues who work together with us on innovative ideas and products in the field of cashless POS and payment systems as well as digital customer loyalty. At the FH>>next – the largest career fair for IT & media in Austria – on the 17th of October, we actively looked for new colleagues.
Digital fan zone for excited stadium visitors
"Cashless payment at the stadium": Under this title, Franz Weidinger - Sales at ventopay - presented the company's payment solutions. The occasion for the presentation was this year's Football Congress Germany on October 10th, 2019 in Berlin. More than 100 participants listened to the presentation at the 20th event of the event series in the Iron Lounge inside the stadium An der Alten Försterei.
ventopay prepares customers for KassenSichV 2020
In July, ventopay organized two information events on the "Kassensicherungsverordnung" (KassenSichV for short), which comes into force in Germany from 01.01.2020. From that date, all electronic recording systems must be converted and equipped with a certified technical safety device (TSE).
Efficient billing with a turnstile at LSG
Since the beginning of the year, the mocca® payment and cash register system has been in operation in the company restaurant of LSG Sky Chefs, a catering operation of the Lufthansa subsidiary LSG Group. The focus of the implemented project at Munich Airport is on fast payment and automated processes. These requirements were realized with a so-called sensor lock (as with the boarding of a flight at the gate) with an integrated self-service checkout.
Digitization of access & meal billing for the Armed Forces
Digital Austria focuses on innovative projects in the three areas of society, economy and administration. The Austrian Armed Forces realized together with ventopay the project "digitization of billing meal participants".
Digital ÖH bonus system for the ÖMBG
In 2016, ventopay won a public tender from ÖMBG (Österreiche Mensen Betriebsgesellschaft mbh). The successful cooperation has since been continued. Together, ventopay and the ÖMBG developed a concept for digitizing the ÖH bonus system.
Innovative bonus club presented in Munich
On May 22 and 23, 2019, the industry conference "Construction and operation of commercial kitchens and company catering" took place at the Hilton Munich Airport Hotel. As in previous years, ventopay was once again a platinum partner with its own stand on site.
Increased customer loyalty through Mensa.Club
Together with the Österreichische Mensen Betriebs GmbH, ventopay implemented the digital Mensa.Club, which acts as a central hub for communication, payment and customer loyalty. After a two-year preparatory phase, the Mensa.Club was rolled out in over 50 locations within a few weeks.
Research project HoReMaL increases customer loyalty
Following the completion of the ADPAY (Advanced Data Analysis for Payment Systems) project, ventopay recently launched the next research project entitled HoReMaL. This acronym stands for High Customer Retention for Restaurant Systems through Nutrition Ontologies, Transfer and Privacy Preserving Machine Learning.
Olympiaworld Innsbruck received mocca® System
ventopay was commissioned by Olympiaworld Innsbruck to equip the Olympic Stadium, the Ice Arena, the Tivoli Stadium, the Sports Bar and the Bobcafe with the mocca® cash register and payment system.
New showrooms in Augsburg & Hagenberg
New showrooms have recently been set up at the ventopay locations in Augsburg and Hagenberg. In these exhibition rooms interested parties can test all devices and modules of the mocca® system live by appointment.
mocca® is ready for the new 100- and 200-Euro banknotes
Recently, the new 100 and 200 Euro banknotes were presented, which will be issued on May 28, 2019. The mocca® machines are already up to date. The software for the banknote acceptors of the mocca.value, mocca.value+ and mocca.guest machines has already been updated and tested positively by the Quality Assurance department.
Sponsoring of the 6th COUNT IT Cup
ventopay supports the soccer section of SV Gallneukirchen with the sponsorship of the 6th COUNT IT Cup, the largest indoor soccer tournament in the region. From 01.-03. February and from 01.-03. March 2019, the soccer tournament took place in the new sports hall Gallneukirchen.
Digitalisation in the canteen kitchen
On the 28th of March 2019, the symposium "Digitalization in the canteen kitchen" of Catering Management takes place. Venue is the hotel "The Westin" in Leipzig.On the day of the event, numerous lectures will be held on the digitalization of community catering. From resource optimization for food waste prevention, guest retention and digital signage solutions, to checkout and payment systems, all aspects of digitalization are explored.
Cashless Payment at the FUSSBALL KONGRESS
On February 13, 2019, the 10th FOOTBALL CONGRESS was held in Austria. As in previous years, ventopay was once again an exhibitor and speaker at the anniversary congress. This time the venue were the VIP and business rooms of the new Generali Arena in Vienna.
mocca® POS system in Europe’s largest canteen
As OÖNachrichten and ORF.at reported, the largest canteen in Europe opened at the beginning of December in the office complex Quartier Sechs/Austria Campus in Vienna. The POS and payment system for the Austria Campus was installed by ventopay. Almost 10,000 employees and guests in the office building can now take advantage of the mocca® cashless payment system.
A positive lunch experience at Sonova thanks to mocca®
In the summer of 2018, together with the Swiss distribution partner ELEKTRON, ventopay realized a major project for Sonova AG in Switzerland. The rebuilding of the staff restaurant and the commissioning of the mocca® system have considerably shortened the queues and increased customer satisfaction.
Service improvements for all prospects and customers
The ventopay team always strives to advance the idea of support and to offer even better support in all service areas. In the course of internal innovation processes, we have recently placed the availability of technical data sheets high on the agenda.
Automated guest preference prediction with ADPAY
In the current October issue of GVmanager - the industry journal for executives in the public catering sector - the special section was dedicated to the topic of cash register systems. The article "Cloud instead of glass ball?" explained ways in which modern POS systems are already taking over production and sales planning for caterers.
Attractive cafeteria with digital customer loyalty at ÖMBG
At this year's event "Construction and operation of canteen kitchens and modern company catering" on 9 and 10 October, ventopay took part as a platinum partner at FH Campus Wien.
The new ventopay website is online!
Since today www.ventopay.com presents itself completely new! Not only did we completely modernize the design, we also made the navigation structure of the website more user-friendly. Now it's even easier for you to find the information you need about the mocca® POS system online.
Added value for Community Catering
In the ventopay whitepaper "Mehrwerte des mocca® Kassen- und Bezahlsystems“ ("Added value of the mocca® POS and payment system"), we present you the added value and the multi-functions of the mocca® complete system in a compact form.
Additional sales with bonus programs
The GV-kompakt magazine dedicated its focus of issue 4-2018 to the billing and cash register systems for public catering. The article not only presents the many advantages of cashless payment, but also discusses the valuable additions and further developments of ventopay.
mocca.terminal – noble design and various functions
New in the mocca® product family, mocca.terminal, the terminal made of fine wood, has thrilled many customers. The possible applications are very varied due to the touch display, the built-in printer and the optional EC terminal:
Departure into new working worlds
The newspaper Catering Management provided an interesting insight into the company restaurant of the new AXA Germany location in its April issue.
Long Night of Research 2018 with ventopay
Last Friday, 13 April 2018, Austria’s largest research event went into the next round. For the eighth time, the Long Night of Research took place and ventopay was once again present at the Hagenberg location.
Growth champion ventopay in Profil magazine
Profil, the most important news magazine in Austria, published a portrait of our successful company under the title “Payment without cash”. ventopay was also ranked in the top 50 in the list of “growth champions” by profil.at.
Success concepts for modern company catering
The event Construction and operation of commercial kitchens and modern company catering 2018 of the Management Forum Starnberg will take place on 26. + 27. April 2018 in Munich. On two days, best practice examples of innovative and sustainable concepts in the public catering will be presented.
Hospitals in Vienna are using mocca®
Together with the KAV – the Vienna Hospital Association – ventopay has installed the mocca® cash register and payment system in 14 hospitals and nursing homes over the last twelve months.
Thomas Sigl: valuable support for customer care
Since May 2017 Thomas Sigl supports the service team of ventopay gmbh. The System Consultant is responsible for customer service and project collaboration.
New ventopay location opened in Augsburg, Germany
At the turn of the year ventopay opened a new branch in Augsburg. In addition to the headquarters in Hagenberg, Upper Austria, and the Essen office, the Augsburg office is now the third location of the emerging company.
ventopay and United Against Waste reduce food waste
ventopay has been a member of the United Against Waste (UAW) initiative for several years. Several companies have joined forces and set a goal: Halving avoidable food waste by 2020.
Future-oriented mocca® system inspires at Igeho 2017
Together with ELEKTRON AG, the exclusive Swiss distribution partner, ventopay was represented at this year’s Igeho in Basel with a booth. At the international trade fair for hotels, restaurants, take-away and care, a total of 70,000 visitors were counted from 18th to 22nd November 2017.
ventopay among the top 50 growth champions
he Austrian economy was re-measured by a well-known magazine and the “growth champions” were chosen. With a constant annual growth rate of more than 33%, ventopay ranks 45th in this list.
Integrated cash register and ERP solutions
The smooth interaction between cashless cash register systems and ERP solutions is a critical success factor in the area of community catering. The automated exchange of data between the cash register and the ERP system is an integral part of a modern, functioning solution, especially for restaurateurs, canteens, and company caterers.
Groundbreaking impulses at Igeho 2017 at the Messe Basel
From the 18th to the 22nd November 2017, the Igeho will again take place at the Messe Basel. Together with ELEKTRON AG, the exclusive sales partner in Switzerland, ventopay will be on site with a booth in hall 1.1, B161.
Digital trends and innovative customer loyalty
The last few weeks at ventopay were dominated by congresses and conferences. ventopay was a sponsor and exhibitor at three events. During all events, CEO Ing. Johannes Reichenberger convinced with his presentation “Digital trends and innovative customer loyalty in community catering”.
ventopay supplies new payment system for ratiopharm arena
A few days ago, ventopay gmbh commissioned the cashless cash register and payment system mocca® in the ratiopharm arena Ulm. 39 stationary as well as 25 mobile cash registers ensure simple, fast and secure payment with the SchwabenCard and the ratiopharm arena card.
Expert meeting at the 3rd Football Congress in Germany
On October 11, 2017, the next Football Congress goes into the next round. As at the last Football Congress in Austria, ventopay is a business partner and speaker.
mocca® among the best innovations
In the June issue of the Chefinfo – the magazine for executives – the best innovations from Upper Austria were awarded. The mocca® system from ventopay ranked 2nd in the category “IT & Communication”.
Presentation at the IIR conference “community catering”
From the 26th to the 28th September 2017, the IIR event “Community Catering – trends and formulas for success” will be held in Vienna. On the first day of the conference, a lecture by ventopay CEO Johannes Reichenberger will be on the agenda.
Powerful support for ventopay service team
Since 01.04.2017, Benedikt Kiesenhofer has been working as a team leader in the field of service and quality management in the ventopay service team. One of his areas of responsibility is, above all, to ensure customer satisfaction in the long term.
Sports facilities check: innovative payment with mocca®
In the current summer edition of the “Sport Business” magazine, a thorough analysis of Austria’s sports facilities and stadiums was carried out. The main focus was on infrastructural factors such as payment systems. For this topic, ventopay CEO Ing. Johannes Reichenberger was interviewed on the subject of “Innovative POS and Payment Systems for Stadiums”.
Innovative payment in stadiums now on YouTube
The film was filmed in the newly built Allianz Stadium of SK Rapid Wien, which was equipped with the mocca® system from ventopay. The benefits for fans, guests and carers are shown in a real environment during the game.
ventopay in the new Fußball Business magazine
The latest issue of the Fußball Business magazine is all about cashless payment in stadiums. In the course of this, ventopay CEO Dr. Josef Langer answered some questions for the article on the advantages and disadvantages of open- and closed-loop systems.
Intensive collaboration with NXP
ventopay and NXP are working closely together in the field of cashless payment systems for stadiums and arenas. The location in Graz is the center of competence for secure contactless identification systems where the NFC and Mifare technologies are developed. These cards are also used in ventopay’s cashless payment system mocca®.
Innovative customer loyalty and digital trends in Starnberg
The conference “Construction and operation of large kitchens and modern business hospitality 2017” took place in Munich from 16.-17. May 2017. During the two days of the event hosted by Management Forum Starnberg, a number of best practice examples of innovative and future-oriented concepts in community catering were presented.
mocca® instead of Quick at Julius Blum
Julius Blum GmbH commissioned ventopay to switch to the cashless cash register and payment system mocca® at the seven plants in Austria. Nearly 180 vending machines were equipped with the mocca.vend modules from ventopay and replaced the discontinued payment system Quick.
Common Smartcard Annual General Meeting
This year, the Common Smartcard Annual General Meeting was held by ventopay. On April 6, 2017 20 participants found their way to the Softwarepark Hagenberg. In addition to exciting lectures and discussion points, a joint dinner was part of the program.
Free tickets for Eu’Vend & coffeena
This year’s Eu’Vend & Coffeena will be held in Cologne from 27-29 April 2017. Again, ventopay is an exhibitor at Europe’s most important vending trade fair.
e-book Cash Register Safety Regulation 2017
In Austria, a number of laws and regulations concerning cash registers were gradually passed. The cash registers duty and the obligation to provide receipts have been in force since 01.01.2016. On April 1, 2017, the Cash Register Safety Regulation (RKS-V) will enter into force.
Successful go-live at VEBO in Switzerland
With the introduction of its cash-free cash register and billing system, the VEBO cooperative is using the mocca® system of the Austrian market leader ventopay. For ventopay this means the successful implementation of the first project in Switzerland.
ventopay lecture at the football congress Austria
On 01-26-2017, the 8th football congress Austria took place. This year’s venue was the newly built Allianz Stadium in Vienna. The main focus was on management & finance, stadiums & fans.
New design for ventopay case studies
After completing the new product brochure, the renewal of existing case studies was on the agenda. The design of the already known success stories has been adapted to the new corporate design of ventopay. Now the case studies of the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Siemens City and Union Investment have a fresh design.
XING platform for community catering
Recently, ventopay, together with its cooperation partner Delegate, has launched the XING group “Platform for community catering by ventopay and Delegate”.
Five steps: Cash Register Security Regulation
On 01.04.2017, the Austrian Cash Register Security Regulation (RKSV) enters into force. As of this date, each cash register must be equipped with a technical security device for protection against manipulation.
VEBO commissioned the first project in Switzerland
mocca® convinces Switzerland: The cashless cash register and billing system is put into operation by ventopay and its sales partner ELEKTRON at VEBO in 2017. Two operational restaurants and a bakery are equipped with the unique mocca® solution.
Workshop review RKSV 2017
On 17 November, ventopay hosted a free workshop regarding the Cash Register Security Regulation 2017. Interested participants from all over Austria followed the invitation and gathered for a morning in Hagenberg.
mocca® cash register goes Android
n addition to the stationary cash register software mocca.touch, ventopay developed the mobile cash register app mocca.touch.mobile. The application for Android smartphones has all the core functions of its stationary counterpart. The app has one great advantage: local flexibility.
mocca® at the ZAGG trade fair
From 23rd to 26th October the ZAGG will take place in Lucerne. At the Swiss Trade Fair for Hospitality, Hospitality & Catering, visitors will be introduced to the latest industry trends, ideas and innovations.
Electronic receipt instead of paper waste
Since January 1, 2016, entrepreneurs has been obliged to create a receipt for cash payments and to hand it over to the buyer. ventopay offers a practical solution for these problems. With the mocca® system developed by ventopay, receipts at the POS are a thing of the past.
United Against Waste: Fight food waste
ventopay is part of the initiative “United Against Waste”. Together, a major goal is being pursued: halving avoidable food waste by 2020. Together with the ORF environmental initiative “MUTTER ERDE”, “United Against Waste” recently presented the results of an Austrian, representative consumer survey on “What does the guest want?”.
Gerry Beck joins ventopay Germany
ventopay Germany officially welcomes Gerry Beck as he recently joined the team. He has been working as a project coordinator since the beginning of August. The goal is the long-term strengthening of project management structures in Germany.
Innovative payment systems
Fast, intuitive and transparent to the user – the requirements for a modern payment system are very versatile. With the aim to arouse enthusiasm through new ways of payment in community catering, ventopay is researching innovative possibilities.
ventopay payment system at Allianz Stadium
A special highlight of Austria’s most modern stadium is cashless payment. ventopay equipped the stadium with the mocca® system. The highly innovative solution allows quick payment in the stadium. A separate currency, the so-called Rapid Mari€, can be used at the 130 stationary and mobile cash registers at the Allianz Stadium.
Austria-wide equipment of all ÖMBG canteens by ventopay
ÖMBG published a tender for a new POS system in March of this year. ventopay emerged as the best bidder in the public procurement process and will soon equip all ÖMBG canteens in Austria with a new pos system. Over 50 canteens are equipped with a total of 88 stationary and 7 mobile cash desks.
Update on cash registers duty 2016/2017
After many debates on the cash registers duty, the Council of Ministers is planning a relief for non-profit organisations and small businesses. ventopay informs about the future changes in advance.
End of Quick: companies rely on mocca®
Although the era of Quick is soon to end, companies will not have to abandon the principle of cashless payment in community catering. ventopay offers an alternative with its mocca® system.
ventopay presentation at Delegate customer day
For the first time, ventopay was present at the Delegate customer day in order to explain the requirements and the operation of modern cash register and payment systems in a lecture.
New ventopay product brochure
In recent months, ventopay has worked intensively on a new product brochure. The catalogue is now available to customers and interested parties, both in printed form and as PDF download.
ventopay wins OEBB tender
ventopay recently won a tender of OEBB for innovative POS systems as the best bidder. The aim of the joint project of ventopay and OEBB is the central management of all cash registers and the process optimization in staff catering.
GoBD: new requirements for business hospitality
On January 1, 2014, the GoBD – the “Principles for the proper management and storage of books, records and documents in electronic form as well as data access” – finally come into force. In our new whitepaper, we give you a detailed insight into the requirements and an outlook for the coming years.
Successful evening: The “Long Night of Research”
The seventh “Lange Nacht der Forschung” (“Long Night of Research”) last Friday evening was a great success. Throughout Austria, about 180,000 people visited more than 250 locations. In Hagenberg 1,400 visitors were counted!
New product innovations by ventopay
Research and development are very important for us. This is the reason, we regularly come up with product innovations. Today we will introduce you to two of them: The bonus program and the digital receipt for the cash register.
mocca® as an alternative for QUICK
Although the era of QUICK soon comes to an end, cashless payment with credit on a chip is still possible: ventopay offers customized solutions for the succession of QUICK.
New team members for ventopay
This year, ventopay welcomed two new team members: Marina Undesser takes over Marketing in Hagenberg. At ventopay Germany in Essen Silke Rostami supports as an Assistant of the Sales Manager.
ventopay in the press – VENDING report
The VENDING report D/A/CH 01-2016, ventopay was asked about an expert opinion: Andreas Oos, sales manager ventopay Germany, reported about the past year 2015 and his expectations for 2016.
ventopay wins Allianz stadion’s call for bids
In an international call for bids, ventopay convinced the SK Rapid Wien and may now equip Austria’s largest stadium – the Allianz stadium in Vienna – with complete equipment for cash and payless payment.
Federal Minister Mitterlehner honors ventopay
Under the auspices of the Economic and Environment Ministry, ventopay already wins a third award in 2015. The specialist for cash and payroll systems was able to compete against almost 1,000 companies and reached a place among the best ten companies at the Austria-wide “Jungunternehmerpreis”.
Moneyloader ready for the new 20 Euro bill
On the 25th of November 2015, a new 20 Euro bill will be put into circulation by the ECB. Therefore, the moneyloader models of the mocca® payment system were updated to the latest state via a software update already in October, so they are ready for the new bills.
ventopay at Eu’Vend 2015
From September 24 to 26, 2015, the "Kölner Messe" was dominated by vending machine operators at the Eu'Vend 2015. ventopay was represented at the booth of common smartcard with partners and distinguished itself through the entire portfolio of cash register and billing solutions.
Cashless payment – GVmanager reports on ventopay
n its latest edition, the GVmanager is a market offers an overview on existing providers of cashless POS and payment systems. We are very pleased that the issue of POS systems and cashless payment is gaining attention in the media.
Duty for cash registers 2016 in Austria
Starting in 2016, VAT fraud by a lack of cash registers will be largely prevented. The introduction of the new law will account more than 900 million euros in the state treasury. At present, the minimum turnover for a mandatory cash register is 150,000 euros a year. This limit will be reduced to 15,000 euros in 2016. Companies with less than 15,000 euros in annual sales still don’t need any cash register.
Visit ventopay at Eu’Vend 2015
This year again, ventopay visits the Eu’Vend in Cologne, Germany, as innovation leader in the field of cash and cashless payment in the catering business. The fair takes place from 24th to 26th September 2015 and is a regular meeting point for the international vending sector.
New sales agent at ventopay
We are proud to welcome Mr. Christopher Baumgartner at ventopay. He will be responsible for the Austrian market and the further development of the ventopay brand. Previously, Mr. Baumgartner was employed at Frauscher Sensor Technology where he was working in the area of Online Marketing.
First place for ventopay at the Jungunternehmerpreis 2015
ventopay was awarded the first prize at the Jungunternehmerpreis 2015 in the category of growth. The jury justified their choice with the “innovative product, the investments in long-term customer relationships and the readiness to invest large parts of the turnover in research and development."
ventopay in the final of the Pegasus award
The Pegasus is the economic price of OÖNachrichten and is one of the top awards that exist for companies in Austria. From 86 applications ventopay could qualify for the final in the category <49 employees and is now among the top 10 companies.
Focus on quality at ventopay
Together with the Institute for computer science at the University of Innsbruck, SCCH deals with the application, evaluation and improvement of risk-based approaches and methods for software testing. Five other IT companies are the other partners of the project, including ventopay gmbh in Hagenberg.
More power for the POS system at Netz Burgenland
Already last year, the old POS system at the canteen of Netz Burgenland was replaced by a new, innovative POS solution from ventopay. The new system works properly with the employee IDs of Netz Burgenland.
First address for innovative solutions in OÖ Nachrichten
n a special supplement of the OÖ Nachrichten on Saturday, 21 March 2015, the innovative companies with their different solutions from the Softwarepark Hagenberg have been portrayed. Amongst them, the pioneering payment solutions from ventopay.
Action! The new ventopay movie.
The company ventopay proudly presents the new corporate movie! The shooting took place at the university of economy Vienna (WU Vienna). They have the modern POS system of ventopay already since the opening of the new location in use.
Expansion to Germany
ventopay gmbh has founded a subsidiary. The expansion to Germany took place on 6th of January 2015. After the successful branch establishment in 2014, Johannes Reichenberger and Josef Langer have decided to accelerate the growth of ventopay on the German market.
Canteen improvement for Vienna General Hospital AKH
The innovations in the General Hospital AKH, the largest hospital in Vienna, include the issue of the canteen. About 3,000 employees visit the restaurant at lunchtime and expect fast service. A total of six cash desks were installed by ventopay to facilitate processing.
ventopay wins major contract for several canteens
In a complex, six-month bidding process, ventopay could compete with numerous market companions and won the major contract for the furnishing of all company restaurants of one of the largest German financial service providers.
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