Considering that 60% of restaurants fail within their first year of opening, getting an efficient POS system has never been more critical. There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting the right point of sale (POS) system for your restaurant, such as customer experience, user experience, service speed, explicit reporting and inventory.
It can be daunting for a new restaurateur to choose the best POS for their business. Fortunately, platforms like Cuboh make it easier by offering state of the art POS integrations that fit a variety of restaurant types.
Here is an overview of Cuboh's POS systems and the benefits of each one:
Square POS System
Square POS is one of the most reputable systems in the industry. It is clear market leader. Its POS is cloud-based, and offers a very open API that allows you to choose from hundreds of partners. Their hardware is world-class, and their customer support team is known to be one of the best. With Square, you are able to use really important features like self-ordering kiosks, 3rd party integrations with platforms like Cuboh, inventory management, and much more.
Silverware POS System
Silverware POS is a great system. It is very robust and cloud-based. Silverware can support pretty much any use case. Their product is used by hotels, QSRs, and elaborate restaurant concepts, making it a fit for almost any restaurant owner. Silverware also offers direct ordering, very robust industrial hardware, and a Canadian-based team.
Givex POS System
Givex POS is traditionally known for its incredible loyalty and gift card system, but it also offers very strong point of sale functionality. Due to its focus in gift cards and loyalty, it provides restaurant with the unique advantage of being able to manage your customer loyatly right from the till. Using Givex will make it a lot easier to offer incentives to recurring customers to ensure that you can drive repeatable revenue. They also offer other tools like self-ordering kiosks, and direct ordering.
Auphan POS System
Auphan is a well-regarded POS with a focus on providing restaurants (big and small) with affordable enterprise-grade hardware, and software. They are used by several fast-growing chains, and are known to adapt to market changes very quickly. They feature a very feature-rich POS with functionality like QR Ordering, 3rd party delivery integrations through Cuboh, direct ordering, loyalty/rewards, and more.
Revel POS System
Revel is one of the household names of the industry and a direct competitor of Square. It's system is fully cloud-based and runs on iPads. They carry a lot of successful brands, and over 20,000 restaurants use Revel. Their system's main value propsition is that it is very robust. You can customize the POS to make it do pretty much anything you envision. If you are looking for enterprise-grade software, their security policies are also one of the strongest in the industry.
Clover POS System
Clover POS is another strong Square and Revel competitor. Like its alternatives, they are cloud-based and offer a very open integration marketplace. Its system runs on custom enterprise grade software, and its payment tools are its main value proposition. They can be cheaper than alternatives and are owned by First Data, which means that they can offer very competitive processing fees. Their system is very good looking as well and often used by popular QSRs.
Oracle Micros Simphony POS System
MICROS POS used to be the clear leader of the restaurant industry. It is used literally all around the world. One of its flaws was that it wasn't cloud-based, but with the release of Symphony, Micros now offers a cloud-based solution for restaurants that need it. Their system is more often used by multi-location franchises since their system has a lot of customization made available, but it often requires POS consultants to help you manage it and set it up.
POSitouch POS System
POSitouch provides one of the leading tools in the market. It is a very robust tool used by some of the biggest restaurants in the market. One of the flaws of the system is that it is hosted on-site (i.e. it is not cloud based)
Brink POS System
Brink is a fantastic option if you are looking for a cloud based system while still having a robust POS for complex operations. Brink's pricing is a simple SaaS fee, and one of the main benefits of the platform is that their integration marketplace is really open (they have an open API).
Find The Best POS System That Works For You
By now, you should have realized the importance and usefulness of an exemplary POS in running a successful restaurant. Choosing the right one for your business is all about compatibility. Just because a POS system is expensive doesn't mean it's the right fit for you. Thus, you have to be careful to choose the POS software that best suits your desired operation mode.
Platforms like Cuboh consolidate various POS systems, integrating them with several online ordering platforms like UberEats, Doordash and GrubHub. Using Cuboh's ordering for your restaurant's online ordering facilitates the process, letting you work efficiently and keeping your customers happy.