CSS, Pinnacle Announce Integration of POS/Cash Management Solution

Offers authenticated, traceable employee deposits, while reducing clerk training efforts

POSEN, Ill. -- Corporate Safe Specialists (CSS) and The Pinnacle Corp. have announced that interface and certification efforts are nearly complete between CSS' line of Advanced Cash Control Systems and Pinnacle's Palm POS. Palm POS will provide direct integrated functionality to CSS' suite of Advanced Cash Control Systems, providing a single point-of-control for cash flow and enabling a clerk's ability to accept, validate and secure cash directly into a business-rated safe.

This integration will enable increased productivity with authenticated and traceable employee deposits, while reducing [image-nocss] clerk training efforts by consolidating separate systems. The integration will provide increased visibility through consolidated loss prevention reporting that includes cashier details and safe events to support accountability audits. Integration will also eliminate the need of a stand-alone terminal for the safe, which frees precious space in the retail location and lowers overall equipment expense.

"This will offer our customers a world-class POS and cash management solution controlled by an easy-to-use touch interface on the POS user interface. This means increased productivity and efficiencies and reduced risk for our clients," said Denise Lewis, Pinnacle's retail solutions product manager for Palm POS and Payment Networks.

"The integration of Advanced Cash Control Systems into the Pinnacle Palm POS provides retailers the flexibility and single point for cash transactions that they are looking for," said James Currey, national sales manager for CSS. "This solution will provided an integrated cash management capability increasing visibility to the retailer, while allowing for easier training for clerks to learn a single system for accepting payment and securing the cash—keeping the proper balance of funds in the till while reducing the exposure of the business."

Open-architecture Palm POS, running under the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems, multiple interfaces and supports more than 20 different financial and payment networks. From training to PLU input to scanning, an intuitive touchscreen makes every task fast and easy. Palm POS interfaces to a variety of devices including security cameras, DVR, lottery, money order, loyalty solutions, payment networks and prepaid solutions. Nationwide, it is used to process nearly $9 billion in total convenience store sales annually.

Arlington, Texas-based Pinnacle is a leader in the automation technology industry focusing on the rapidly evolving convenience store and petroleum industries. It delivers products that automate the broad spectrum of c-store operations and supply chain management of fuel operations. Nationwide, Pinnacle's products and services are used daily in thousands of convenience outlets to automate and improve their store operations and by fuel marketers to increase their efficiency in the complex management of fuel delivery.

Posen, Ill.-based CSS provides security solutions to retailers and restaurants globally. CSS safes, smart safes (ACCS) and kiosks feature electronic or biometric locks and can be configured to provide closed-loop cash management processes to minimize risk of armed robbery, burglary and internal theft.