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Monthly Archives: December 2015

When is it Time to Upgrade Your Restaurant POS?

December 24, 2015

Point of sale (POS) systems keep restaurants running, but they are often the last piece of equipment in the restaurant to get an upgrade. As modern POS evolves and improves, old systems fall further behind, putting restaurants that fail to keep up at a disadvantage. As this POS Nation case study says, advances in POS software will always outgrow your existing hardware. Free software updates are useless if the hardware doesn’t have the processing power to run it. In fact, newer software usually takes up more space on older computers, which can lead to even slower loading times and other problems. A realistic life expectancy for most on-site POS systems is five to seven years. While that may seem short, think about the electronicsContinue Reading …

Restaurant Labor Management Systems: What to Look For

December 11, 2015

Restaurant operators know that controlling labor spending is vital to maintaining profitability. High turnover rates, government regulations and growing labor costs make it more important than ever to effectively manage these outlays. Improving the usage and efficiency of your restaurant’s labor force is a lot easier with the right system for labor management. If you are ready to upgrade your labor management system, the Restaurant Technology Guys have a list of five elements to look for while you shop around. Restaurant Labor Management Systems: What to Look For 1) Advanced Features There isn’t much use in upgrading your labor management system if it doesn’t improve upon your previous program. The right system for your restaurant should include features like: Attendance and time tracking ValidationContinue Reading …

5 Reasons Restaurants Need Consumerized Technology

December 4, 2015

The integration of technology into our daily lives has never been greater, and “consumerized” technology is constantly adapting to improve our user experience. In the restaurant industry, this technology is creating a more efficient workplace and more intricate connections to our customers. Consumerized technology is reaching into the restaurant business in a variety of ways, including: Mobile ordering: taking orders through digital channels, including takeout and delivery orders through your website or mobile application, and orders via tabletop tablet within the restaurant. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies: employees use personal devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops as a part of their workflow, and can access your restaurant’s data and applications. Software as a Service (SaaS): any cloud-based point of sale (POS) system or otherContinue Reading …

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