When it comes to running a Restaurant/Cafe, there is nothing more important than having the right tools to run your business efficiently. Choosing between an iPad POS System and a Windows POS Systems is a decision that many new F&B owners face. There are many factors that business owners should take into consideration when making this decision and here we will outline the factors we consider important.
Most of the iPad POS System provide subscription basis and it's actually cost you more in long term. For example, RM200 (per device) per month x 12 months = RM2400, with this cost you can permanently own a full-featured Windows POS system. Also, POS hardware that support iPad is limited and costly. If you really like compact size pos system, you can consider Windows 10' Tablet with install full-featured Windows POS System which will cost you lesser.
Waiter Order App
Most of the iPad POS System are standalone use and may not be possible to have Waiter Order App. A full-featured Windows POS System provide Tablet, iPad or Android Waiter Order App to take order from anywhere on the floor. Instead of having your customers come to you, maximize convenience and let employees greet and serve them.
If your business has already invested in hardware and software, it’s important to make sure that your new point of sale system is compatible with each of them. From our experience, Windows systems are the standard for most cafe, bars and restaurants. Switching to a different operating system can often require time and technical assistants for making changes to core business systems.
For the most part, both operating systems are perfectly capable of getting the job done; it’s just a matter of determining if one system really improves business operations over the other.
Simple POS System vs. Advanced POS System
Mobile applications have been consistently improving, but for the most part they tend to be a simpler version of their desktop counterparts. A robust point of sale platform can provide advanced features to help run your business that may not be possible with a mobile system. If your business is very simple and doesn’t require anything other than a cash register system, a mobile POS system may suffice. If you prefer to have more capabilities with your POS system, a full-featured Windows POS system is certainly the ideal solution.
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