SOURCE: Vertical Systems Reseller

Vertical Systems Reseller

April 12, 2010 16:54 ET

RSPA and VSR Announce the 3rd Annual Innovative Solution Awards

Organizations Will Once Again Partner on Awards Designed to Recognize VARs Who Have Developed Multi-Vendor Retail and/or Hospitality Technology Solutions for SMBs

CHARLOTTE, NC and RANDOLPH, NJ--(Marketwire - April 12, 2010) -  The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) and Vertical Systems Reseller (VSR) magazine are pleased to announce that nominations have commenced for the 3rd Annual RSPA/VSR Innovative Solution Awards. Open to any reseller/VAR/ISV of retail technology and/or hospitality technology, these awards are designed to honor those who have developed multi-vendor retail and/or hospitality technology solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that fall within one of the following categories: Fine Dining; Quick Service; Specialty Retail; Credit/Processing; Supermarket; and In-Store Customer Touch Points. This year's awards also include a new category, ISV/VAR Collaboration, which has been added to recognize an exceptional relationship between a VAR and ISV in creating an innovative solution for their SMB customer.

Nominations for the RSPA/VSR 3rd Annual Innovative Solution Awards will be accepted through May 14, 2010 (12 Midnight EDT). Winners will be determined by a panel of industry judges, and will be presented with their respective awards at the RSPA's Annual Awards Dinner on July 27, 2010 occurring during RetailNOW 2010 in Las Vegas, NV.

This year's awards ceremony will also recognize the vendor associated with each award presented. Last year's winners include ShipRite Software for their Merchant Warehouse BINsmart Solution (Credit/Processing); Computer Visions for their SoftTouch Touchless Sign-On (Fine Dining); SpeechGear, Inc. for their Nuance Speech Solutions Software (In-Store Customer Touch Points); SNCR California for their NCR SelfServ Checkout (Supermarket); Freedom Shopping/The Danby Group for their Fast Track Convenience (Quick-Service); and WavePOS/Rinpak Inc. for their WaveSoft Mobile POS Platform (Specialty Retail and Best of the Best categories).

"The Innovative Solution Awards are extremely important for our industry as they recognize exciting, original, unique solutions that ultimately provide benefit to the end user and create new business opportunities for the industry as a whole," said Joseph Finizio, President & CEO, RSPA.

"The RSPA/VSR 3rd Annual Innovative Solution Awards are designed to recognize and pay tribute to those who raise the bar when it comes to diverse and technologically advanced retail and hospitality technology solutions," said Regina Ciardiello, Editor, Vertical Systems Reseller. "VSR is proud to once again partner with the RSPA on such an exciting and forward-thinking project, which is designed to further the health of the SMB VAR channel."

To learn more about the Innovative Solution Awards, and to complete the nomination process, click here.

About the Retail Solutions Providers Association
The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) ( is the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry. RSPA members include resellers, hardware manufacturers, software developers, consultants, finance companies, and distributors bringing retail technology products and/or services to the marketplace. The RSPA provides education, industry advocacy, standards, services and benefits that assist member companies in expanding their business.

About Vertical Systems Reseller
Based in Randolph, N.J., Vertical Systems Reseller (VSR) ( is dedicated to bringing competitive advantage to VARs and ISVs in today's high-growth, high-margin vertical markets through the timely objective coverage of channel news, technology and business trends and new product introductions. A member of Edgell Communications' Technology Group of magazines, VSR is built on the foundation of providing SMB VARs and ISVs with the real-life solutions and applications-based knowledge they need to expand their business models.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Nicole Taylor, Director of Marketing & Communications, RSPA
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    Regina Ciardiello, Editor, VSR
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