Minneapolis, MN, September 13, 2016 – Verisae, the leading global provider of maintenance, machine-to-machine monitoring and mobile workforce solutions, announced that Kona Grill Inc. (NASDAQ:KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, will use vx Maintain to manage the company’s equipment and communications with service contractors in its 42 restaurants in the United States and Puerto Rico.
As a national brand, Kona Grill’s use of vx Maintain gives their facilities team a top-down perspective and control of the entire maintenance process, including assets ranging from bar and serving equipment to aquariums, furniture and televisions across all its locations. Previously, facilities were managed independently at each location, making it difficult to keep track of the state of equipment and disparate service orders. The new automated process will free up the time of in-restaurant employees to allow them to focus on their core responsibilities. Rather than calling local contractors to visit the restaurant, employees only need to fill out a simple work order for the facilities team to assess and assign next steps.
“Because we’re a national brand, we need better, holistic technology to unify our restaurants and simplify our maintenance process,” said Paige Miller, Director of Facilities, Kona Grill Inc. “Verisae’s solution meets that goal for us and will help our company continue to grow smoothly.”
vx Maintain ensures that equipment is accurately monitored, repaired or replaced when needed so the restaurants continue to operate efficiently and seamlessly. With the new system, the facilities team can now dispatch work orders and re-assign service requests to the service provider who they think would be good for the job or their preferred provider.
“Kona Grill is a great example of a food service customer that understands the value of technology during their pivotal shift and expansion,” said Jerry Dolinsky, CEO, Verisae. “Like other Verisae customers that manage facilities as part of their business, Kona Grill can use our solutions to set the standard and find new ways to increase profits.”
Verisae’s software technology brings together the concepts of Big Data, machine-to-machine communications and mobile technology to deliver solutions for companies in retail, utilities, telecommunications, manufacturing and service management industries. Verisae analyzes data to provide predictive, prescriptive and proactive maintenance and management. Operating on an open API technology platform, Verisae’s solutions are simple, integrated and mobile. Backed by Marlin Equity Partners, a $3 billion private equity firm, Verisae has a network of more than 180,000 registered users managing in excess of three million assets at more than 370,000 sites in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.verisae.com or follow Verisae on LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Kona Grill Inc.
Kona Grill features a global menu of contemporary American favorites, award-winning sushi, and specialty cocktails in an upscale casual atmosphere. Kona Grill owns and operates 42 restaurants, guided by a passion for quality food and exceptional service. Restaurants are located in 22 states and Puerto Rico: Arizona (Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale); California (Irvine); Colorado (Denver); Connecticut (Stamford); Florida (Sarasota, Miami, Tampa); Georgia (Alpharetta); Hawaii (Waikiki); Illinois (Lincolnshire, Oak Brook); Indiana (Carmel); Idaho (Boise) Louisiana (Baton Rouge); Maryland (Baltimore); Michigan (Troy); Minnesota (Eden Prairie, Minnetonka); Missouri (Kansas City); Nebraska (Omaha); New Jersey (Woodbridge); Nevada (Las Vegas(2)); Ohio (Cincinnati, Columbus); Puerto Rico (San Juan); Tennessee (Franklin); Texas (Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Friendswood, Fort Worth, Houston, Plano, San Antonio, The Woodlands); Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Richmond). For more information, visit www.konagrill.com