The CBORD Group's goal is to ensure you're identified, housed, and well-fed. The company makes food service management hardware and software for college campus cashless dining, housing management, student discount, and student ID card and security systems. CBORD's more than 6,000 customers include many major colleges and universities ( Boston University, University of Mississippi, The College of William & Mary), as well as hospitals, retirement homes, restaurants, and grocery stores. It distributes its software globally. Founded in 1975, CBORD is a subsidiary of high-tech industrial goods manufacturer Roper Industries. It operates as part of its RF Technology segment.
CBORD’s products are available in the US and Canada, as well as in Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, and several European and Middle Eastern countries. It has offices in five US states (California, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Texas) and New South Wales, Australia.
One key to the company’s performance is the strength of its Xchange program, which includes technology and other firms that partner with CBORD in serving their shared customers. Program participants include Cisco, Ingersoll-Rand Security Technologies, Microsoft, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, and Follett Higher Education Group.
In addition to its Xchange program, CBORD is focused on new offerings that meet the technology needs of its clients. In 2014 it introduced Avail, a cloud-based security access control system that restricts or grants access to campus locations. The prior year it added GET Food (online and mobile dining orders) to its cloud-based GET commerce platform. Also in 2013 the company launched a smartphone app (CBORD Mobile ID) that allows customers to use their smartphones in place of ID cards.