The newest revelations to take the restaurant and hospitality industries by force – quickly etching its way into “trendsetter” capacity – are point-of-sale systems that are powered by feature-rich and slim iPad tablets. Prior to the arrival of such technological innovations, previous point-of-sale systems were powered by bulkier terminals and PC-powered software applications that Tpv Hosteleria confounded many users, and that also had limitations attached as far as effectiveness, features and functionality, and overall required initial investment (some that generally cost businesses a few thousand dollars to implement with the appropriate licenses). More recently, over the past couple of years, breakthroughs in the software sector have enabled the pioneering of iPad POS software. And in that time, the software has swiftly moved from beta phase to fully operational. Could this newer and more refined approach to business accounting software change the way that businesses operate for the better? We’ll take a look at a few of the top desirable features of these Apple-powered point-of-sale systems in this article.
Reduces Managerial Strain
With older POS systems, managers had a lot more workload. For example, they were responsible for scheduling employee hours and tracking time cards, compiling many tedious manager reports meticulously by hand, tracking all sales, running inventory checks, handling reservations, and generating other necessary reports vital to the operation of the business. With iPad POS, this is entirely automated. Reports take seconds to generate and require the push of one button. Integrated employee time card systems schedule hours and generate payroll, and the inventory is intelligent and self-managing (set the items just one time and the inventory tracks and manages them from there on out, sending key alerts when items need to be reordered, and even printing order forms for vendors).
Visual Interface is Easy for Staff to Learn
Previous point-of-sale systems required training sessions for staff. Many times the systems were confusing, and this meant increased hours spent training staff members on the functionality of the systems. The intuitiveness of the iPad tablet has reversed the nomenclature of POS being difficult to learn. The visual interface helps staff members learn the features and functions more quickly, and the user-friendliness of such software ensures that the learning curve is easily adapted to-thus exponentially reducing the learning time and training time for new staff members.
Synchs with Digital Menus to Enhance Customer Experience
The most prominent makers of iPad POS systems also piggyback their point-of-sale solutions with digital menus that are powered by the iPad tablets. The POS systems are able to integrate and communicate with the tablets that are running the digital menu software for real-time ordering, secure payment at table and the ability to offer lavish and vivid digital menus. The menus are outfitted with desirable features that allow guests to place orders, enter custom cooking specifications, order drinks, request table service, tender secure payment (from the table) and view detailed descriptions of menu items-inclusive of high-resolution images and wine and beer pairing options.