The Sheffield College

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The Sheffield College
  • Client

    The Sheffield College

  • System:

    EPoS solution

  • Location:


  • DATE:

    01 / 15

The Sheffield College is the largest training provider in the city of Sheffield, and it is now among the higher performing colleges nationally.

The Sheffield College's main campuses are Hillsborough College, Norton College, Peaks College, Sheffield City College and The Sheffield College of Applied Engineering on Olive Grove Road.

The College has 25,000 full and part time students based at its main campuses. Of those, around 6,000 students are full-time 16 to 18-year-olds. Sheffield College previously used traditional free standing cash registers in all of their catering and retail outlets. Sales information was difficult to collate centrally and prices had to be changed manually on all machines at each site which was time consuming and error prone.

Fidelity were approached by Sheffield College to design and supply a completely integrated EPoS solution which would effectively streamline all POS functions across all five campuses.

Using experience gained in over one hundred similar installations in the higher education sector, Fidelity recommended GPoS touch screen software for all catering and retail outlets running on 15" PC based touch screen terminals. Barcode scanners were fitted to all POS terminals to interact with the student barcoded cards.

For the back office control of sales reporting, pricing and stock, Fidelity recommended Total Control Premier.

The system gave Sheffield College real time sales and stock information together with the facility to change prices and set up promotions centrally.

"The Fidelity GPoS system gives us access to accurate real time sales information and reporting that we use to shape our services across all college sites. Throughout the installation period and beyond Fidelity have always provided excellent customer service".

Penny Beresford, Catering Services Manager.

Fidelity currently supply 110 universities and colleges in the UK with cutting edge EPoS solutions. As all software supplied by Fidelity is written in house, we have the capability to give the client exactly what they require.

To find out how Fidelity's hardware & software can benefit your business: Call 01482 585343 or email

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