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How to Choose the Best Restaurant POS
First of all, we applaud you for researching before picking a new restaurant POS. We know it's one of the most critical business decisions you'll be making this year. As a business owner, you have to balance your time. You need to give this question the proper attention, but at the same time, you don't want to get bogged down into unnecessary distractions, biased or out of date information.
That's why we've created this concise, easy to read report on choosing the best restaurant POS for you. With our experience in technology, restaurant management, and the food service industry we are in a position to help you quickly understand the most important features to look for in a new point of sale system for your restaurant. You won't get any fluff, distractions or complicated jargon in this guide. Just precise, up-to-date information that you need to know today; before you make a choice.
Technology changes quickly and even major players in the industry have been slow to keep up with the times. The dynamic is shifting, and new players are providing high quality and affordable solutions that are shaking things up. Even if you've spent time looking at a new POS system in the last year or two, you could be shocked by what you can get for your money today.
The critical change in the industry is iPad POS. The concept of the restaurant cash register has been entirely upturned by a powerful yet affordable computer that is easy to use, lightweight and fits in your hand. And with fast wireless networking in nearly every commercial restaurant, wireless mobility for the POS is another drastic but recent change.
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Restaurant management tools have changed too, a modern point of sale isn't just a terminal for recording transaction. It should be thought of as much more - which means the decision to choose a point-of-sale is perhaps even more serious than you initially thought. Since your POS records every transaction, it's only natural that a modern point-of-sale system should step into the role of a restaurant management platform. One place to find all your sales reports, labor costs, food inventory and more.
With the advent of 4G, Wi-Fi everywhere and secure encryption standards, your data is no longer stored just on your POS, it's managed remotely from the cloud. What that means is that all your books, your menus, everything is online and you can view it or change settings just about anywhere. Which means you don't have to spend all day in the restaurant if you want to do back office stuff. You can do it anytime, from the peace of your home office, outside at a park or while on the go from your phone.
However, it's important to carefully scrutinize the offline mode of each restaurant point of sale you evaluate. We know that the internet sometimes cuts out, an insufficient offline mode leaves you without proper recourse to continue business. The best restaurant POS has a robust, seamless offline mode that lets you continue normal operations online or offline.
These topics and much more will be outlined in greater detail in this free report. Download now and read online or offline, at your leisure. You'll learn about all the recent critical updates in POS technology so you can find the best system for your restaurant.