inventory control

Inventory Control Restaurants

Why Inventory Control Solutions Are Vital to Restaurants Whether you operate one restaurant or multiple dining establishments, the ability to properly keep tabs on ingredients and ingredient costs will always be a factor in your success. While manual methods for doing so may once have been sufficient, rapid rises in prices, increasingly demanding consumers, and…

data redundancy

Date Redundancy for POS Systems

Why Data Redundancy Is Important for POS Systems For most people, the word “redundancy” has a negative connotation, evoking thoughts of monotonous and sometimes needless repetition. But for retailers and restaurant operators, redundancy is a good thing—at least, when it comes to data and POS systems. Exactly what is data redundancy? In a POS environment,…

POS system

How to Avoid POS Issues

Common POS System Issues That Can Easily Be Avoided A POS system is a must-have for the success of almost every retailer and restaurant operator, but it also represents a significant financial expense. While there is no avoiding 100 percent of all POS system snafus, there are several common issues with the technology that can…

EMV

Benefits of EMV

What is EMV and What are its Benefits? Chances are that at some point over the past year or so, you’ve seen the term “EMV” mentioned in the press and/or heard it mentioned in conversation. However, you may still be wondering exactly what EMV is, what you really need to know about it, and why…

Windows tablet POS

Windows Tablet POS: Three Must Have “Add-ons”

Tablet POS—including Windows tablet POS systems—continues to make waves as increasing numbers of retailers deploy the technology to replace or supplement traditional POS hardware. However, getting the most from a Windows tablet POS configuration necessitates ensuring that you have three critical “add-ons,” including: Integrated magnetic stripe reader. Instead of functioning as a separate peripheral, an…

POS computer

How to Select a POS Computer

The POS computer is the heart of every retail operation, which is why you cannot be too careful when it comes to selecting one. Several factors merit consideration in evaluating different POS computer options. Let’s take a closer look at three such factors and why they are important: Frequency of component changes – Some PC vendors…