SoftAlliance, a Moscow partner of Tillypad, has set up courses for examining questions of running a restaurant business using the Tillypad XL restaurant EPoS system. These optional modules are part of a specialised training course for managers and owners of catering establishments named "Management in the restaurant business and club industry", which was developed by the innovation and education company RMA.This specialised programme is aimed at those who wish to open their own restaurant business or become a manager in the hospitality industry. In the course of lessons, students attend lectures and master classes by recognised leaders in the hospitality industry such as Igor Bukharov (president of the Russian Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers), William Lamberti (Ginza Project Brand Chef), Sergey Tsyro (president of the Russian Bartenders’ Association) and many others. The programme gives participants the opportunity to acquire the knowledge necessary to open any type of catering establishment "from scratch".During lessons held in December, representatives of SoftAlliance covered the particulars of restaurant management software, the value of licensed software and requirements to it, the difference between software products and the influence of management software on increasing profitability of an establishment. In the second part of the lessons, version 22 of the Tillypad XL restaurant EPoS system was presented, which aroused a lot of interest among those present.The courses were held in the demo centre based in the Russian Bartenders' Association Training Centre. SoftAlliance kitted out the demo centre with equipment necessary to study the functions and capabilities of the Tillypad XL restaurant EPoS system from the position of establishment owner, manager, bartender and waiter.Students were able to evaluate Tillypad XL from different perspectives, including simulation of unauthorised operations by personnel and detecting abuses using TillyVision, one of the important mechanisms of the system. The multitude of additional questions and discussion of all the capabilities of Tillypad XL lasted more than an hour.In December, SoftAlliance ran courses on restaurant management systems twice. The demand was such that they plan to organise more in 2012 under the programme run by RMA.Tillypad is a leading player in the HoReCa and leisure management software industry. Over the course of 16 years it has earned the trust of more than 7000 restaurant owners and is represented and supported by a network of more than 80 partners in Europe, Russia and the CIS.