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04.09.2013 The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge Implements Clear Sky Software's F&B Inventory Control System Resulting in Greater Efficiency and Cost Control

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – April 9, 2013 – Clear Sky Software, Inc.

Clear Sky Software, Inc. ® announced today that The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge has implemented the company’s food & beverage inventory control system to help manage all food & beverage inventory. The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, located in Charlotte, selected Clear Sky Software and has been busy shifting control of F&B product inventory over to the Clear Sky system. Called Clear Sky FOOD & BEVERAGE, this is a comprehensive, perpetual inventory system that tracks and controls all F&B products. Functions include purchasing, receiving, outlet transfers/issues/returns and physical inventory. This luxury hotel took their implementation a step further wishing to take advantage of Clear Sky’s full suite of inventory tracking options. In addition to Clear Sky FOOD & BEVERAGE, Ballantyne installed Clear Sky’s KIOSK feature for increased tracking of F&B product movements, the company’s interface to the Micros® POS system, and Clear Sky’s food vendor interfaces to include FreshPoint ®, Sysco ® and US Foods ®. All of these software tools allow management at this busy hotel to report F&B costs by location, product, and product category and update food costs automatically through Clear Sky’s food vendor interfaces. Other features allow staff to report product fast-movers, slow- movers, cost variances, and order/vendor discrepancies. An expanded event management module is also part of the core system installed at The Ballantyne. This bar code-based software, hardware, and services combination will ultimately help The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge manage their food & beverage inventory with greater efficiency while maintaining lower F&B costs.

About The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge in Charlotte, North Carolina is a member of The Luxury Collection by Starwood Hotels & Resorts and is a Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond recognized hotel. Guests enjoy resort-style amenities such as a luxurious spa, salon, indoor pools, seasonal outdoor pool, tennis, fitness, championship PGA golf course, golf lessons by Dana Rader Golf School and Four Star Dining at Gallery Restaurant. Select from elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, a Lodge group retreat and a spacious Cottage. The Ballantyne is set amidst shopping, dining and retail conveniences and the Ballantyne Corporate Park, all in the lovely Ballantyne Community. Their convenient location is 18 miles from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and downtown Charlotte. SouthPark Mall, located within 9 miles north of The Ballantyne is home to the regions premier shopping destination with over 100 shops such as Neiman Marcus, Tiffany and Nordstrom.

About Clear Sky Software
Clear Sky Software is a software developer, systems integrator, and technology solution provider to the hospitality industry. The company provides bar code-based food and beverage inventory management systems that help hospitality organizations control inventory, reduce labor, lower costs and increase profits. Clear Sky systems replace manual inventory practices and eliminate repetitive steps therefore offering improvements in worker productivity and accuracy. Two systems – Clear Sky FOOD and Clear Sky BEVERAGE – can be purchased together or separately. These twin systems help reduce the tremendous paper work and labor associated with managing food and beverage inventory.

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