A Revolution in Payment Processing

A revolution is underway in the world of payment processing.  Card brands are requiring consumers to use a new kind of “EMV” credit card that has an embedded smart chip.  And Apple has released a  “digital wallet” (ApplePay) that’s created sufficient consumer demand that businesses, including restaurants, are feeling the need to start accepting mobile … Continued

Selling gift cards year round

Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and graduation season are all past and the holiday season is months away, so are your restaurant’s gift cards sitting on a shelf collecting dust?  Most of your gift card sales will probably always come in 4th quarter, but there are ways, and good reasons, to sell gift cards all year.

Backups: Is your POS data safe in an emergency?

Extreme weather events like we’ve seen across the U.S. and Canada in the past few years are a threat to business in many ways. There are a lot of steps restaurateurs can take to protect their business in case of emergency. But while insurance protects against monetary loss, nothing your insurance provides can replace valuable … Continued

The National Restaurant Show Experience

Did you make it to the National Restaurant Show in Chicago this year?  In case you missed it, we’re sharing some of the highlights from our experience: iPads, iPads, Everywhere The Restaurant Manager POS booth was filled with people excited to check out our mobile POS technologies, including our new iPad POS solutions like the … Continued

How to use your POS reports wisely: Part 3

Using POS reports to do better restaurant marketing Are you overwhelmed by the amount of information you can pull from your POS back office reports? Some restaurant owners delve into the numbers daily while others struggle to see their value. Our series on POS reports is written to offer some simple high level tips for … Continued

How to use your POS reports wisely: Part 2

Are you a data junkie? If not, you’re not alone.  Some restaurant owners love to delve into their restaurant POS reports to analyze every aspect of their business, and Restaurant Manager POS lets you do that. But if you’re like a lot of restaurateurs, you want high level answers at a glance. That’s why we’ve … Continued

How to use your POS reports wisely: Part 1

Some restaurant owners love data. They love being able to drill down the numbers to crunch and splice them different ways. Others go by their guts. For those of you who aren’t number lovers we have some high level tips for using your POS reports and alerts to make better business decisions in your restaurant. … Continued

Is your restaurant ready to go wireless?

Why you need a good wireless network: Wireless networking is becoming more and more vital to running your business as new technology solutions become the norm. Whether you’re providing customers with a wireless hotspot, taking advantage of bring your own device (BYOD) solutions, or utilizing mobility tools to run your business, a reliable and secure … Continued

The Hidden Costs of “Free” POS

There is no such thing as “free” POS We all know there is no such thing as a free lunch, so how do so called “free” POS companies get away with those claims? Any business owner knows that value matters more than price, that you get what you pay for, and that anyone offering us … Continued

Mobile Point of Sale: What hardware is best?

You’ve probably heard about the benefits of mobile POS for restaurants.  If not, check out this white paper we published through Hospitality Technology. But now that you know you are interested in a wireless POS system, there are a lot of decisions to make about the specifics. We are frequently asked about different hardware options … Continued