COLUMBIA, Md., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that the prominent Canadian hotel ownership and management company, Delta Hotels and Resorts, is piloting MICROS OPERA 9 hotel management software, demonstrating a great collaboration between MICROS and the hotel group to ensure that the new product is the preeminent, cloud solution for the hotel industry. The MICROS OPERA 9 system leverages new technologies to smoothly transition MICROS's proven OPERA V5 to an intuitive, feature-rich user interface that provides flexibility and customization, and operates fluently across popular browsers and tablet devices, including the iPad. Through the transition, MICROS will release OPERA 9 modules that complement, and add value to the current OPERA V5 application. MICROS OPERA 9 evolves from the OPERA V5 product, delivering a new user interface and functionality through web services. Building the application around web services lays the groundwork for tighter integration between OPERA and the hotels' SOA (Services Oriented Architecture) environments and third-party applications that MICROS customers are using today. MICROS OPERA 9 is offered as a MICROS cloud SaaS implementation. This provides features that complement and work with current OPERA applications that utilize the current OPERA database structure. Delta Hotels and Resorts is currently using OPERA Reservation System (ORS) while piloting the introduction of the MICROS OPERA 9 Room Reservation Services module. "We have been thoroughly impressed with the new MICROS OPERA 9 software and MICROS's ability to seamlessly migrate our ORS to the MICROS Data Center without interruption to our mission-critical services," stated Tim Aubrey, Vice President of Innovation, Delta Hotels and Resorts. "It is exciting to be a part of the changes that MICROS has in store for OPERA 9, and for Delta Hotels and Resorts to be one of the launch users of the product." "It is gratifying to have our long-time partner, Delta Hotels and Resorts, pilot the new OPERA 9 solution and collaborate with us on the new features and functionalities, easy-to-use and customizable interfaces, and improved usability," stated Dan Bell, Senior Vice President, Hotels & Leisure and Entertainment, MICROS Systems, Inc. "With valued partners such as Delta Hotels and Resorts, the MICROS OPERA 9 team is able to ensure that the new product meets all the cutting edge requirements of the hotel industry." About Delta Hotels and ResortsA leading Canadian hotel ownership and management company, Delta Hotels and Resorts operates and franchises a diversified portfolio with 43 full-service, city centre, resorts, and airport hotels under the Delta brand. Widely regarded as Canada's "brand of choice" by guests and owners, Delta also distinguishes itself as an exemplary employer. It is the only hotel company to have been recognized for its sustained focus on business excellence by the prestigious National Quality Institute with three Canada Awards for Excellence, including the award program's highest honour, the Order of Excellence (2007). The hospitality company has also consistently ranked as one of the country's 50 Best Employers for 12 years, and has been named to the Green 30 since 2010. As well, its national sustainability program, Delta Greens is the most comprehensive and ambitious in the hospitality industry touching on every aspect of the hotel business. Delta's Corporate Social Responsibility platform, Delta Helps, includes a chain-wide commitment to the communities it serves through a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada, participation in the Hotel Association of Canada's Green Key Eco-Rating program, and work with various other charitable groups. For more information, please visit www.deltahotels.comAbout MICROS Systems, Inc. MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and retail industries worldwide. Over 330,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, leisure and entertainment, and retail operations in more than 180 countries, and on all seven continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management systems, central reservation and customer information solutions under the brand MICROS-Fidelio for more than 26,000 hotels worldwide, as well as point-of-sale, loss prevention, and cross-channel functionality through its MICROS-Retail division for more than 100,000 retail stores worldwide. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS. For more information on MICROS and its advanced information technology solutions for the hospitality industry, please contact Louise Casamento, Vice President of Marketing at (443) 285-8144 or (866) 287-4736. You can also visit the MICROS website at www.micros.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow MICROS on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and the MICROS Blog. The MICROS logo is a registered trademark of MICROS Systems, Inc. All other product and brand names are the property of their respective owners.