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June 17, 2016

Horizon Software, a Leader in POS Technology and Online Payments, Unveils Brand Refresh

Horizon Software announced today their brand refresh, updating their look as well as their brand promise for “bright solutions and brilliant service”.  

Horizon provides SaaS and client-hosted software solutions that serve to automate and modernize K12 school nutrition programs, senior living communities, and online payments in order to increase program participation, provide cost savings, reduce workload, and increase student, parent & resident satisfaction.  

“What has always set Horizon apart in our markets is innovative products and exceptional customer service,” says President Randy Eckels. “We realize that providing a consistent, outstanding customer experience is a never-ending quest to fully engage customers and employees in meaningful ways.  We’ve listened to our customer’s feedback, through Net Promoter surveys, customer user group meetings and site visits. They expect simple and easy to use solutions, supported by proactive and responsive service from engaged employees. Bright solutions and brilliant service is Horizon’s commitment to our valued customers.”

Solana, Horizon’s newest SaaS software solution, is the first of its kind in the school nutrition market. The system was developed from the ground up to be optimized for the web, using the latest available web tools, rather than legacy POS software modified for the web.   The innovative user interface was designed in collaboration with the User Experience expert behind the design of POS systems for Starbucks™, Wendy’s®, and Subway™ restaurants.  The functionality was developed based on extensive feedback from school nutrition directors and employees across the country throughout the country.

Implementing new core values, enhanced business processes and talent management, Horizon has also made leadership and organizational changes that align with the new brand promise.  Horizon has restructured its customer-facing departments and hired accomplished industry leaders to round out its tenured management team.

Twenty-year Horizon veteran leader Robbie Payne has been named Vice President of the newly restructured Customer Experience department, incorporating the technical support, professional services and customer relations teams.  In bringing these three groups together, under one experienced leader, Horizon can leverage consistency, talent and expertise in serving their customers. Robbie is committed to delivering the Customer Experience Management processes and best practices that will ensure our customer’s enjoy a great experience with every touch point.

Horizon’s new Vice President of Technology, Steve Cover, will be responsible for Horizon’s software development, product management, information technology, and quality assurance. Steve is an accomplished software development executive with 7 technology patents to his name, and was nominated for the 2015 Georgia CIO of the Year by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. Steve brings a strong passion for building engaged teams that deliver game changing software solutions that are intuitive and easy to use.

Jennifer Lima, as the new Vice President of Human Resources, was hired for her extensive experience and high standards for recruiting and developing talent focused on customer experience. Jennifer spent her early career helping build CareerBuilder from a start-up company to over 2,500 employees world-wide. She’s a certified Professional of Human Resources with more than 10 years’ experience working in the recruitment technology and human capital space.

Horizon has also implemented a customer success program to ensure proactive and personal service, assigning Customer Success Advisors to customers on their Solana SaaS platform and Customer Relationship Managers to customers on their OneSource client-server platform.

“The investments we are making solidify an engaged, talented team capable of driving the brilliant end-to-end experience our customers expect,” says Eckels. “Our customers can look forward to a bright future with Horizon.”

Visit their new website debuting the new brand, launched this week at http://www.horizonsoftware.com.

About Horizon Software  Operating as a unit of Roper Technologies (ROP: NYSE), Horizon is a Microsoft Gold Independent Software Vendor headquartered in Duluth, GA.  Horizon’s solutions serve to automate and modernize school nutrition programs, K-12 online payments and senior living hospitality, ensures compliance with government regulations, offers flexibility and program accountability, and provides meaningful data that can be used to make informed business decisions.  For more information, visit http://www.horizonsoftware.com or call toll free (800) 741-7100.

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June 14, 2017

Horizon Software's 2017 Users Conference is an Event You Don't Want to Miss!

Our conference will be held October 16 & 17, 2017 at the Lake Lanier Resort in Georgia. Fall is an especially enjoyable season here in Georgia and we're pleased to be able to host our event in such a picturesque setting. Once again we hope to make this year's event informative and helpful while at the same time fun and entertaining for all attendees.

Education is an integral part of our conference and we strive to offer a wide variety of training and support options. Our classes and training sessions cover everything from details about the system to how to make the system work for you and your needs. 

We also set aside time for One-on-One support, so you can take advantage of face-to-face time with a member of our support team. Our goal is to provide an exceptional experience offering training and support in a laid-back and fun environment.

Each attendee will have the opportunity to attend up to 10 training classes and have full access to the on-site Support Lab, for district-specific questions and further help.Our standard conference registration  is ALL-INCLUSIVE, so all you need to do is get there!

Registration is open now. See more details by visiting our User Conference website.

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May 30, 2017

Horizon Software Recognized as one of the 10 Hottest K12 Solution Providers for 2017

Horizon Software, a leader in school nutrition technology and online payments, has been named one of 2017's Hottest K12 Solution Providers.

This recognition honors K12 technologies that go beyond the four walls of the classroom, acknowledging tools that offer an easy and cost-effective way for district administrators to drive value into their schools – from robust wireless infrastructures, to learning management systems, to software that helps schools feed our nation's children.

Horizon Software was chosen for its cloud-based nutrition, payments, and analytics platforms by a distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and analysts, including Education Technology Insights Magazine editorial board. Selections were made based on core competencies, product offerings, service, innovation, and market reach.

"We are delighted to have been named one of 2017's Hottest K12 Solution Providers. Horizon is proud to be recognized for streamlining nutrition programs and school-related payments through innovation," said Jim Hoefflin, President of Horizon Software. "We are honored to have been chosen amongst so many other remarkable organizations."

"K12 institutions need the support of innovative technology providers to achieve their objectives. To say the least, 2017 promises to be an interesting year for K12, thanks to the entrepreneurial activity designed to improve outcomes in the broader education space," said Tina Rosen, Editor-in-Chief of Education Technology Insights.

Access the recognition highlights here.

About Horizon SoftwareOperating as a unit of Roper Technologies, (NYSE:   ROP), Horizon is a Microsoft Gold Independent Software Vendor headquartered in Duluth, GA. Horizon's software for school nutrition programs and online payments is installed in over 11,000 schools across the United States and more than two million users take advantage of Horizon's technology. For more information, visit www.horizonsoftware.com or call toll free (800) 741-7100.

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June 17, 2016

Horizon Software, a Leader in POS Technology and Online Payments, Unveils Brand Refresh

Horizon Software announced today their brand refresh, updating their look as well as their brand promise for “bright solutions and brilliant service”.  

Horizon provides SaaS and client-hosted software solutions that serve to automate and modernize K12 school nutrition programs, senior living communities, and online payments in order to increase program participation, provide cost savings, reduce workload, and increase student, parent & resident satisfaction.  

“What has always set Horizon apart in our markets is innovative products and exceptional customer service,” says President Randy Eckels. “We realize that providing a consistent, outstanding customer experience is a never-ending quest to fully engage customers and employees in meaningful ways.  We’ve listened to our customer’s feedback, through Net Promoter surveys, customer user group meetings and site visits. They expect simple and easy to use solutions, supported by proactive and responsive service from engaged employees. Bright solutions and brilliant service is Horizon’s commitment to our valued customers.”

Solana, Horizon’s newest SaaS software solution, is the first of its kind in the school nutrition market. The system was developed from the ground up to be optimized for the web, using the latest available web tools, rather than legacy POS software modified for the web.   The innovative user interface was designed in collaboration with the User Experience expert behind the design of POS systems for Starbucks™, Wendy’s®, and Subway™ restaurants.  The functionality was developed based on extensive feedback from school nutrition directors and employees across the country throughout the country.

Implementing new core values, enhanced business processes and talent management, Horizon has also made leadership and organizational changes that align with the new brand promise.  Horizon has restructured its customer-facing departments and hired accomplished industry leaders to round out its tenured management team.

Twenty-year Horizon veteran leader Robbie Payne has been named Vice President of the newly restructured Customer Experience department, incorporating the technical support, professional services and customer relations teams.  In bringing these three groups together, under one experienced leader, Horizon can leverage consistency, talent and expertise in serving their customers. Robbie is committed to delivering the Customer Experience Management processes and best practices that will ensure our customer’s enjoy a great experience with every touch point.

Horizon’s new Vice President of Technology, Steve Cover, will be responsible for Horizon’s software development, product management, information technology, and quality assurance. Steve is an accomplished software development executive with 7 technology patents to his name, and was nominated for the 2015 Georgia CIO of the Year by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. Steve brings a strong passion for building engaged teams that deliver game changing software solutions that are intuitive and easy to use.

Jennifer Lima, as the new Vice President of Human Resources, was hired for her extensive experience and high standards for recruiting and developing talent focused on customer experience. Jennifer spent her early career helping build CareerBuilder from a start-up company to over 2,500 employees world-wide. She’s a certified Professional of Human Resources with more than 10 years’ experience working in the recruitment technology and human capital space.

Horizon has also implemented a customer success program to ensure proactive and personal service, assigning Customer Success Advisors to customers on their Solana SaaS platform and Customer Relationship Managers to customers on their OneSource client-server platform.

“The investments we are making solidify an engaged, talented team capable of driving the brilliant end-to-end experience our customers expect,” says Eckels. “Our customers can look forward to a bright future with Horizon.”

Visit their new website debuting the new brand, launched this week at http://www.horizonsoftware.com.

About Horizon Software  Operating as a unit of Roper Technologies (ROP: NYSE), Horizon is a Microsoft Gold Independent Software Vendor headquartered in Duluth, GA.  Horizon’s solutions serve to automate and modernize school nutrition programs, K-12 online payments and senior living hospitality, ensures compliance with government regulations, offers flexibility and program accountability, and provides meaningful data that can be used to make informed business decisions.  For more information, visit http://www.horizonsoftware.com or call toll free (800) 741-7100.

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May 21, 2015

Horizon Software Named Winner for Information Technology at IMPACT Regional Business Awards

Horizon Software (www.horizonsoftware.com), a leader in school nutrition technology and online payments, has been named the 2015 IMPACT Regional Business Award winner for Information Technology by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

Presented by BB&T and hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber, the IMPACT Regional Business Awards honored and celebrated exemplary organizations from the community at a luncheon ceremony last week at the Gwinnett Center. The Chamber honored more than 100 finalists across ten industry categories from over 500 organization nominations. The awards luncheon celebrated leading organizations in critical industries that are driving economic development and job creation, while also enhancing quality of life.

"We are delighted to have been named the winner in the Information Technology division for the 2015 IMPACT Regional Business Awards. Horizon is proud to be recognized for the innovation and outstanding customer service delivered by our talented employees each and every day,” said Randy Eckels, President of Horizon Software International. "We are honored to have been recognized amongst so many other best-in-class organizations. We have found Gwinnett County to be a wonderful place to develop and grow our technology-based business over the past 23 years."

"The IMPACT Regional Business Awards celebrate premier organizations that represent the creativity, determination, and engagement of our business community and are examples of the enormous contributions of Gwinnett businesses and their employees," said Dr. Dan Kaufman, President & C.E.O. of the Gwinnett Chamber.

“These risk-takers and innovators are the ones who create jobs and provide much-needed services for our community, creating a better quality of life for everyone,” said Randy Dellinger, District Manager at Jackson EMC and 2015 Gwinnett Chamber Board Chair. “These are the leaders who are laying the foundation for a bright future of opportunity.”

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June 17, 2016

Horizon Software, a Leader in POS Technology and Online Payments, Unveils Brand Refresh

Horizon Software announced today their brand refresh, updating their look as well as their brand promise for “bright solutions and brilliant service”.  

Horizon provides SaaS and client-hosted software solutions that serve to automate and modernize K12 school nutrition programs, senior living communities, and online payments in order to increase program participation, provide cost savings, reduce workload, and increase student, parent & resident satisfaction.  

“What has always set Horizon apart in our markets is innovative products and exceptional customer service,” says President Randy Eckels. “We realize that providing a consistent, outstanding customer experience is a never-ending quest to fully engage customers and employees in meaningful ways.  We’ve listened to our customer’s feedback, through Net Promoter surveys, customer user group meetings and site visits. They expect simple and easy to use solutions, supported by proactive and responsive service from engaged employees. Bright solutions and brilliant service is Horizon’s commitment to our valued customers.”

Solana, Horizon’s newest SaaS software solution, is the first of its kind in the school nutrition market. The system was developed from the ground up to be optimized for the web, using the latest available web tools, rather than legacy POS software modified for the web.   The innovative user interface was designed in collaboration with the User Experience expert behind the design of POS systems for Starbucks™, Wendy’s®, and Subway™ restaurants.  The functionality was developed based on extensive feedback from school nutrition directors and employees across the country throughout the country.

Implementing new core values, enhanced business processes and talent management, Horizon has also made leadership and organizational changes that align with the new brand promise.  Horizon has restructured its customer-facing departments and hired accomplished industry leaders to round out its tenured management team.

Twenty-year Horizon veteran leader Robbie Payne has been named Vice President of the newly restructured Customer Experience department, incorporating the technical support, professional services and customer relations teams.  In bringing these three groups together, under one experienced leader, Horizon can leverage consistency, talent and expertise in serving their customers. Robbie is committed to delivering the Customer Experience Management processes and best practices that will ensure our customer’s enjoy a great experience with every touch point.

Horizon’s new Vice President of Technology, Steve Cover, will be responsible for Horizon’s software development, product management, information technology, and quality assurance. Steve is an accomplished software development executive with 7 technology patents to his name, and was nominated for the 2015 Georgia CIO of the Year by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. Steve brings a strong passion for building engaged teams that deliver game changing software solutions that are intuitive and easy to use.

Jennifer Lima, as the new Vice President of Human Resources, was hired for her extensive experience and high standards for recruiting and developing talent focused on customer experience. Jennifer spent her early career helping build CareerBuilder from a start-up company to over 2,500 employees world-wide. She’s a certified Professional of Human Resources with more than 10 years’ experience working in the recruitment technology and human capital space.

Horizon has also implemented a customer success program to ensure proactive and personal service, assigning Customer Success Advisors to customers on their Solana SaaS platform and Customer Relationship Managers to customers on their OneSource client-server platform.

“The investments we are making solidify an engaged, talented team capable of driving the brilliant end-to-end experience our customers expect,” says Eckels. “Our customers can look forward to a bright future with Horizon.”

Visit their new website debuting the new brand, launched this week at http://www.horizonsoftware.com.

About Horizon Software  Operating as a unit of Roper Technologies (ROP: NYSE), Horizon is a Microsoft Gold Independent Software Vendor headquartered in Duluth, GA.  Horizon’s solutions serve to automate and modernize school nutrition programs, K-12 online payments and senior living hospitality, ensures compliance with government regulations, offers flexibility and program accountability, and provides meaningful data that can be used to make informed business decisions.  For more information, visit http://www.horizonsoftware.com or call toll free (800) 741-7100.

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May 21, 2015

Horizon Software Named Winner for Information Technology at IMPACT Regional Business Awards

Horizon Software (www.horizonsoftware.com), a leader in school nutrition technology and online payments, has been named the 2015 IMPACT Regional Business Award winner for Information Technology by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

Presented by BB&T and hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber, the IMPACT Regional Business Awards honored and celebrated exemplary organizations from the community at a luncheon ceremony last week at the Gwinnett Center. The Chamber honored more than 100 finalists across ten industry categories from over 500 organization nominations. The awards luncheon celebrated leading organizations in critical industries that are driving economic development and job creation, while also enhancing quality of life.

"We are delighted to have been named the winner in the Information Technology division for the 2015 IMPACT Regional Business Awards. Horizon is proud to be recognized for the innovation and outstanding customer service delivered by our talented employees each and every day,” said Randy Eckels, President of Horizon Software International. "We are honored to have been recognized amongst so many other best-in-class organizations. We have found Gwinnett County to be a wonderful place to develop and grow our technology-based business over the past 23 years."

"The IMPACT Regional Business Awards celebrate premier organizations that represent the creativity, determination, and engagement of our business community and are examples of the enormous contributions of Gwinnett businesses and their employees," said Dr. Dan Kaufman, President & C.E.O. of the Gwinnett Chamber.

“These risk-takers and innovators are the ones who create jobs and provide much-needed services for our community, creating a better quality of life for everyone,” said Randy Dellinger, District Manager at Jackson EMC and 2015 Gwinnett Chamber Board Chair. “These are the leaders who are laying the foundation for a bright future of opportunity.”

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