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4 Ways Bar POS Reduces Stress for Managers

Operating a bar can be a great experience—but it can also be fraught with challenges and worries. Fortunately, a good bar POS system has the potential to mitigate most problems. Here are four ways bar POS reduces stress for bar owners and managers: 1. Helping to maintain tight control over money, inventory, and employees. A…

What is a Point of Sale System?

Do you still use an electronic cash register in your foodservice establishment? If so, you’re sacrificing many benefits—primarily, the ability to easily control and grow your business. These advantages become a reality when you migrate to a computerized point of sale system. Review the answers to the following questions for everything you need to know…

How is NFC Technology Impacting the POS Industry?

Near-field communication (NFC)—a secure radio technology that allows two devices to wirelessly exchange data when they are within five centimeters of each other—is creating a big buzz in the POS industry. In fact, Juniper Research, a telecommunications research firm, predicts that NFC-enabled payments completed on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) will total $180 billion annually…

How Digital Signage Increases Profits and Customer Satisfaction

Looking for a way to boost profits and customer satisfaction? Digital signage may be the right solution. By some estimates, digital signage has the potential to spark sales increases of about 5 percent, at a relatively modest price of around $1,500 for installations in small-scale restaurant and other foodservice operations. Such technology gives sales and…

POS Security is More Important than You Think

If you think only the largest restaurant operators must worry about compromises to POS security, think again. For starters, now that large chains are addressing data breaches more proactively, “smart” hackers are turning their attention to medium and small sized operations. The financial fallout from these breaches can run into the multi-millions, potentially wiping out…

5 Reasons to Consider Tablet POS Technology

Ever since tablets started growing in popularity, businesses of all types have been leveraging the technology to improve their operations on many levels. Restaurants and other foodservice establishments are no exception to this rule. Let’s take a look at the benefits of tablet POS implementation, and why deploying these devices may make sense for your…

How Mobile POS Innovation Could Change the Restaurant Industry

Seemingly everywhere you look, there’s media coverage about mobile payments and mobile POS. There’s no denying that mobile is hot: In the next five years, the mobile payments industry is expected to account for over $125 billion of worldwide consumer spending. It’s also clear that mobile POS innovation could potentially change the restaurant industry. Here’s…

The Top POS Trends for 2015

Now that the holiday hoopla is over and the New Year has begun, many savvy restaurant operators are beginning to make changes in their cadre of POS hardware and software. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the top projected POS trends for 2015. Software upgrades. This year will bring a…

What Do Customers Want from a Self-Service POS System?

Self-service POS systems—POS systems that allow customers to control such processes as ordering and payment without server assistance—are growing increasingly popular in the foodservice space. It’s no wonder: In addition to saving time and labor, self-service POS systems allow restaurant staff to provide a more personalized, higher level of service to diners, thereby enhancing the…

Three Key Ways to Take Advantage of POS This Year

It’s a new year, which means it’s a great time to begin taking advantage of POS and the operating efficiency it offers to foodservice establishments. Here are three strategies for getting the ball rolling: 1. Take ordering to the table – Tablet-based POS systems offer an extremely efficient order-taking and delivery process that many restaurants…