TechColumbus Announces Winner of Outstanding Technology Service Award

Syrus’ Unique Service Bureau Receives Top Honors

Syrus Restaurant Information Services, the leader in back-office and above-store technology for the restaurant industry was honored this month by TechColumbus as the recipient of the Outstanding Technology Service Award. “These awards showcase the incredible contributions being made by companies both large and small that impact the community and the world at large,” states Alicia Oddi of TechColumbus.

Syrus was chosen among 25 Finalists, and hundreds of entrants for the award. The award is presented each year to a company in Central Ohio and surrounding communities that has defined, introduced and marketed an innovative technology-based service. The winning company must show proven success in addressing an industry need through a combination of technology and innovative services.

At the core of its award winning offering is the Syrus Service Bureau, a unique combination of daily consulting, data analysis, and technology services and training for the restaurant manager and executive. In supporting its back-office and above store reporting system, the Syrus Account Management team provides services that eliminate the often times cumbersome and confusing technical tasks for restaurant managers and executives.

In addition, Syrus Account Managers provide best practices consulting and report analysis services to ensure maximum Return on Investment, and data oversight and management to ensure clean, complete, and accurate information is available for all users. This unique service-bureau business model drives up profitability at the store level and allows executives to maintain control at the corporate level. Syrus customers report operational savings of 1% to 4% or more of gross sales.

“This award is a reflection of the company’s philosophy that a successful implementation of technology is about much more than just the technology,” remarks Jim Karam, Syrus President. “When a service to a mature industry like the restaurant industry is recognized as being innovative, it shows there are no bounds to innovation. I’m extremely grateful to our talented staff for their hard work and dedication, and our outstanding customers who are all visionaries and leaders in their industry.”

For more information about Syrus, visit or call 1-800-647-1560 and choose option 3.

About TechColumbus

TechColumbus provides the people, information and funding critical to a thriving innovation economy. As a world-class incubator, rated one of the top 10 business incubators in the United States, TechColumbus services an integral role in connecting the technology and business leadership community.

TechColumbus accelerates the growth of the innovation economy by providing vital resources and assistance to people and enterprises that depend on technology to achieve their business goals. Its vision is to enhance and support the reputation of Central Ohio as one of the premier technology-enriched communities in the world, and a leader in tech-related business formation, expansion, and attraction.

About Syrus Restaurant Information

Services Syrus Restaurant Information Services is a provider in fully integrated restaurant back-office and above store reporting systems. Since 1996, Syrus back-office solutions have helped customers reduce food costs, drive labor efficiencies and better manage the quality and consistency of their food operations. Syrus serves multi-unit customers in quick-service and fast casual brands.


Courtney Jungeberg 
Marketing Manager
(614) 737-7920

Posted on March 8, 2011 .