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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 …

8 Reasons SaaS is Good For Your Restaurant

November 25, 2015

Software as a Service (SaaS) programs are downloaded like any other mobile or tablet application over the internet and licensed to restaurants on a subscription basis. Unlike on-premise software, which is traditionally installed and maintained on an on-site computer, SaaS point of sale systems (POS) are leased to customers. According to Forbes, SaaS technology will replace infrastructure- and platform-based services as the dominant computing solution for businesses by 2018. But in spite of this growth, SaaS still feels new to many restaurant and business owners. As cloud-based systems like SaaS become more common, restaurateurs are finding out that these solutions provide more benefits than their outdated POS predecessors. 8 Reasons SaaS is Good For Your Restaurant 1. Less Initial Investment Traditional POS requires restaurantsContinue Reading …

The 5 Worst Effects of Consumerized Technology

November 25, 2015

The role of Information Technology continues to expand in the restaurant industry. The ability to increase productivity, monitor and analyze data, and effectively manage operations has grown in tandem with the programs that are used to operate restaurants. As the general public’s use for technology has spread, technology has adapted to the public’s tastes, designing and developing applications that are meant to be intuitive and easy to use. This “consumerized” technology has many notable benefits, which can make it easy to ignore their flaws.  What is Technology Consumerization? Gartner’s IT Glossary defines the consumerization of technology like this: “Consumerization is the specific impact that consumer-originated technologies can have on enterprises. It reflects how enterprises will be affected by, and can take advantage of, newContinue Reading …

SaaS vs. On-Premises Software for Restaurants

October 21, 2015

Choosing a new POS system today requires more than just picking the best program on the market. Restaurateurs have to decide between two different types of technology altogether: a traditional, “on-premise” system, or a cloud-based software solution. Understanding the difference between the two will make the choice easier, and open up new opportunities to make your operations more efficient and profitable. SaaS & On-Premise Software: What’s The Difference? SaaS and on-premise software do the same thing – they make restaurant operations possible by tracking inventory, sales, labor, and other aspects of your business. The difference is where these programs live, and the opportunities they provide. On-premise software runs on computers that stay on site at your restaurant, rather than at a remote facility. In contrast,Continue Reading …

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