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Michael Crouse Joins Custom Business Solutions as Director of Channel Sales for its Growing Compass Reseller Network

January 25, 2018
Michael Crouse CBS reseller channel

(IRVINE, CA) Jan. 25, 2018 – Custom Business Solutions (CBS), developers of NorthStar, the restaurant industry’s first iPad-based cloud Point of Sale System, today announces that Michael Crouse has joined the company as director of channel sales. Crouse will be responsible for the continued development, management and expansion of the CBS Compass Dealer Network, which was developed to fulfill the
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Custom Business Solutions Selected by BJ’s Restaurants As 2017 Supplier of the Year

November 10, 2017
BJ's Brewhouse supplier of the year

CBS Continues 16-Year Relationship, Helps BJ’s Deploy Tablets for Increased Ordering Efficiency and Faster Service (IRVINE, CA) Nov. 9, 2017 — BJ’s Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI), home of deep-dish pizza, award winning craft beer and the world famous Pizookie® dessert, has named Custom Business Solutions (CBS) the company’s 2017 Supplier of the Year. CBS has been BJ’s Restaurants technology partner for 16
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Custom Business Solutions’ COO Jeremy Julian Named to Channel Executive Magazine Advisory Board

October 10, 2017

Channel Executive magazine (CEM) helps VAR, MSP, ISO, and integrator executives advance their businesses. CEM has elected Jeremy Julian, Chief Operating Officer of Custom Business Solutions (CBS), to the magazines’s Advisory Board. Jeremy Julian has more than 20 years of experience in business management, values and standards. He is ready to showcase his knowledge of best business practices to the
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Custom Business Solutions’ COO Jeremy Julian Named to Retail Solutions Providers Association Board of Directors

October 4, 2017

The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA), the only trade association dedicated to the Point of Sale technology ecosystem, announces the election of Jeremy Julian, Chief Operating Officer of Custom Business Solutions (CBS), to the organization’s Board of Directors. Chosen by his industry peers, Julian has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of different avenues the POS industry,
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AfterWords Partners with Custom Business Solutions to Officially Debut New Customer Engagement Software at National Restaurant Association Show

May 19, 2017
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AfterWords announced today that it is partnering with Custom Business Solutions to officially debut its new Intelligent Customer Engagement software at the upcoming National Restaurant Association show in Chicago. AfterWords helps service driven companies gain a complete picture of their customers’ perceptions through multi-dimensional surveys that track transactions, loyalty, and the guest experience. The new software leverages data to improve
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CBS’ NorthStar POS Adds Integration to Ctuit Software’s Restaurant Management Platform

February 6, 2017
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Custom Business Solutions (CBS), developers of an iPad-based cloud Point of Sale System for restaurants, announced integration with Ctuit Software’s restaurant management platforms. Operators using NorthStar can now tap into the labor, sales and menu mix data available through Ctuit’s tools to better manage their business. First developed for the restaurant industry nearly six years ago, NorthStar Order Entry provides
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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ New Port of Call Installs NorthStar POS

December 5, 2016
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Custom Business Solutions (CBS), developers of an iPad-based Point of Sale System for the hospitality industry, announced the installation of its NorthStar point-of-sale system on Harvest Caye, the Belize island resort-style port of call for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, parent company of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. NorthStar will be used for guest, server and
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Cover Story: Earn Mobile POS Profits With A Startup VAR Mentality

August 18, 2016
Business Solutions Magazine Cover

This hospitality VAR-turned-ISV (independent software vendor) is finding new double-digit revenue growth after developing its own cloud-based mobile POS (point of sale) solution. Just a few minutes into a conversation with Art Julian, founder and CEO of CBS (Custom Business Solutions) NorthStar, and it becomes obvious that this isn’t your average hospitality POS VAR. When asked to describe his business,
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  • Michael Crouse Joins Custom Business Solutions as Director of Channel Sales for its Growing Compass Reseller Network (IRVINE, CA) Jan. 25, 2018 – Custom Business Solutions (CBS), developers of NorthStar, the restaurant industry’s first iPad-based cloud Point of Sale System, today announces that Michael Crouse has joined the company as director of channel sales. Crouse will be responsible for the continued development, management and expansion of the CBS Compass Dealer Network, which was developed to fulfill the growing demand for its NorthStar point of sale software. This dealership network is expected to double in size over the next two years, tapping the expertise of the nation’s leading technology solution providers for the hospitality and retail industry. First developed for the restaurant industry nearly seven years ago, NorthStar Order Entry provides an omnichannel system for guests and servers to more efficiently order while managing security, improving speed of service and enhancing the guest experience with better service, all managed from the cloud. Crouse joins the company after more than 20 years in sales with various technology companies including Ingram Micro. “We are pleased to add Michael to the CBS team, and know his expertise in channel sales will further propel NorthStar in the hospitality, restaurant, foodservice and entertainment industry,” said Art Julian, CEO of Custom Business Solutions. As a reseller for more than two decades, CBS knows what it takes to deliver value and results in the reseller channel. The company is looking for regional resellers with technical expertise and a track record of positively serving customers in the hospitality industry. These resellers would work directly with regional restaurant brands that would benefit from the easy to install and user-friendly NorthStar system and its data analytics capabilities. About Custom Business Solutions Since 1994, the advanced software solutions offered by Custom Business Solutions have helped numerous hospitality professionals to operate their businesses more profitably. Restaurant operators and their guests have benefited from CBS’s NorthStar suite of products that enhance the dining experiences. CBS also offers a range of support services such as after-hours help desk capabilities. Custom Business Solutions, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, CA with offices throughout the Western United States.
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