VSR’s 2014 Innovative Solution Award for Most Innovative Point-of-Sale

Presented to PAR Solutions Partner — Essential Systems Solutions

New Hartford, NY – September 4, 2014 – ParTech, Inc. (PAR), a subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR), today announced that PAR Solutions Partner Essential Systems Solutions has won VSR’s 2014 Innovative Solution Award for the Most Innovative Point-of-Sale category. Essential was selected by VSR’s Editorial team as a retail or hospitality VAR which best created a point-of-sale platform that improved customer experience and productivity. With the Innovative Solution Awards, VSR (Vertical Systems Reseller) and RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) recognize those who create cutting-edge and revolutionary solutions in six categories.

Essential customized PAR’s PixelPoint® and the EverServ®500 terminals at Salon Centric’s (division of L’Oreal) Trade Shows as merchandise POS terminals for each exhibitor. The point of sale system was adapted to be portable and have the ability to be used by a network of stations. After the initial implementation, speed of service increased and better management and control of revenue and inventory was realized. In June, Essential was also recognized by PAR with a New Customer Win Award for their work on the Salon Centric project.

“We used PAR EverServ ®500 terminals running PixelPoint® V 12 software. The PixelPoint® software was customized to support report categories for each vender, setting up barcodes for all products, and custom coupons for each individual trade show. By using PAR products, we were able to implement a proven quality solution that is completely adapted to the business’s needs. ” said Michael Tash, Vice President of Customer Relations for Essential Systems Solutions.

“We are excited that Essential won the 2014 Innovation Solutions Award for the Most Innovative Point-of-Sale category for their outstanding work with Salon Centric,” said Mark Bunney, Sr. Director Product Marketing, PAR. “This is an excellent example of Essential’s value add in leveraging the versatility of PixelPoint® and exceeding the customer’s expectations and business needs.”

About Essential Systems Solutions

Essential services provide hard dollar savings, peace of mind, and flexibility where downtime means lost efficiency and lost revenue. As a solutions partner, Essential has partnered with the most progressive, reliable hardware and software names in the industry, empowering our team to provide businesses the best tools available for immediate profit and growth. Essential provides clients unparalleled customer service and expertise developed over 25 years of driving sales and profit for small businesses. Essential can improve existing sales processing system or install a completely new Point-of-Sale System. For more information, please visit www.esspos.com

About PAR Technology Corporation

PAR Technology Corporation’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PAR. PAR’s Hospitality segment has been a leading provider of restaurant and retail technology for more than 30 years. PAR offers technology solutions for the full spectrum of restaurant operations, from large chain and independent table service restaurants to international quick service chains. PAR’s Hospitality business also markets hotel management systems that provide a complete suite of powerful tools for guest management, recreation management, and timeshare/condo management. In addition, PAR provides the spa industry a leading management application that was specifically designed to support the unique needs of the resort spa and day spa markets, a rapidly growing hospitality segment. Products from PAR also can be found in retailers, cinemas, cruise lines, stadiums and food service companies. Visit www.partech.com for more information.