NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) today announced a strategic alliance with Computrition Inc. that will allow mutual customers at higher education institutions to benefit from the capability to merge their meal planning programs and campus card systems for reduced costs and better overall card management and added convenience for campus card users, such as students, staff members and faculty.
“We are excited about adding Diebold’s comprehensive suite of card access, housing and meal plan applications to our line of food service management and nutrition care management software systems,” said Scott Saklad, chief operating officer at Computrition. “With Diebold’s strength in higher education and our strong presence in healthcare, we can supply our customers with even more comprehensive services and a greater catalog of solutions from trusted providers.”
The partnership will better position Diebold for new opportunities in the food service industry and allow Computrition to capitalize on the campus card market. Other potential markets for Diebold and Computrition include healthcare, government, correctional facilities, travel and leisure properties, and additional prospects in education, specifically kindergarten through high school.
Computrition specializes in providing food service operations management and nutrition care management computer software products and services that meet the needs of consumers and organizations worldwide.
“Computrition is a market leader specializing in food service operations and nutrition care management,” said Brad Stephenson, vice president, Physical Security Group at Diebold. “We will leverage our combined expertise within our respective disciplines to make in-roads into lucrative, new markets in various industries.”
Headquartered in Chatsworth, California, Computrition, Inc. is a privately-owned corporation providing innovative software solutions to the hospitality industry since 1981. With over 4000 customers throughout the United States and Canada, Computrition offers a variety of foodservice and diet office management software options to meet the needs of any size or complexity of operation.
Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self- service delivery systems, services and security solutions, such as touch- screen voting systems, ATM networks, card systems, and other physical and electronic security applications. Diebold employs more than 13,000 associates with representation in more than 88 countries worldwide and is headquartered in North Canton, Ohio, USA. Diebold reported revenue of $1.9 billion in 2002 and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘DBD.’ For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.diebold.com .