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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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).
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
The newspaper Catering Management provided an interesting insight into the company restaurant of the new AXA Germany location in its April issue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since May 2017 Thomas Sigl supports the service team of ventopay gmbh. The System Consultant is responsible for customer service and project collaboration.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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®.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recently, ventopay, together with its cooperation partner Delegate, has launched the XING group “Platform for community catering by ventopay and Delegate”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”.
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.
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.
BBG (Bundesbeschaffung GmbH) is the procurement service provider of the public sector. ventopay has been an official partner of BBG since 6 June 2016 and is entitled to wear the seal of approval.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 2nd and 3rd June, the partners of the Konzeptfabrik met for a workshop on community catering in Conegliano, Italy. The program included networking and discussion of relevant topics, as well as a visit to the production site of IRINOX Schnellkühler, one of the partners in the network.
For the first time, ventopay was present at the Delegate customer day. Sales Manager Germany Andreas Oos and his colleague Andreas Juretko had the opportunity to explain the requirements and the operation of modern cash register and payment systems in a lecture.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since November, ventopay is also active with partners in Switzerland. The ELEKTRON AG is the first provider of complete solutions in the field of cashless payment and billing systems for communal catering in Switzerland.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
The demand for quality and service by guests is constantly increasing. At the same time, cost pressure is increasing. Technical know-how and hygiene safety therefore play an important role in catering today. To prepare you for these growing challenges, ventopay together with Konzeptfabrik, organizes a free* innovation seminar for customers and prospects.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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