Choosing the right point of sale software for your business can be a confusing and frustrating task.
With so many options in the marketplace choosing the RIGHT one may be one of the most important decisions you make. After all, your business will rely on the solution you pick for every item ordered, every sale, and every penny your business makes.
There are good alternatives out there for small to medium sized bars or restaurants. Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all solution, no matter what some pushy sales people will tell you. However, there is a solution out there for you.
As maybe the only point of sale company started by bar and restaurant owners, we understand. We have been through all these questions and battled aggressive sales people and the confusion of the marketplace. 20 plus years in the industry, we have broken the decision down into 4 simple areas that you have to address.
The first thing you need to consider is price. Is this software affordable, with no hidden costs or long contracts? What is the cost of the hardware and installation?
The next consideration is reliability. Your point of sale is the beating heart of your business management. What happens if it goes down? Can you fix small problems yourself?
The third consideration should be the feature set of the product. Is it easy to use and setup? Will my staff need extensive training? Are there modern features like text messaging, cellular phones, or cloud storage or are they selling me the same product they designed 20 years ago?
The final consideration and possibly the biggest is support. Is there always someone available to online chat or speak to? Can repairs be remote or does someone need to come out? What will support cost me?
anyWarePOS was designed to meet the needs of many small businesses within those 4 key areas.
Most customers want an upfront advertised price that is all inclusive. We publish our prices right on our homepage and within our built in shopping cart. We picked that price point to give all small to medium sized bar or restaurants a full featured solution they could afford.
As to reliability, point of sale systems fall in 2 main categories.
Old system require you to have an expensive server onsite that is not secure and susceptible to power outages, disk failures and theft. If this onsite server fails, your entire point of sale fails. Installation can be a complex process, which requires you to pay a professional installer.
anyWarePOS is a second, newer category of software. We store all of your data securely in the Cloud making your software and data available from anywhere. Our web application is written in the same solid computer language as Facebook, Netflix, PayPal, and Uber. Web applications are fast, with remote updates, no installation and no local server hardware. These solutions require only an Internet connection which can be WIFI or even cellular. Your POS terminals can be iPads, tablet computers like Android, desktop computers, and even cell phones.
We have all of the industry standards you would expect, but it is our-one-of-a-kind product elements that set us apart.
Our customers love our unique activity feed. The top of the screen has an easy pull down that allows you to see all recent activity. Managers can correct problems quickly, and servers can quickly check to see if they missed anything.
Our universal search bar is also time saving. To find a tab you can search by name or look up customers quickly and easily. Ordering searches allow quick lookups for a sale item. It is one of many powerful tools that takes our software to the next level.
Our most useful feature are our split buttons with two press points. Left side clicks of our tab button brings up an order, but our right side gives you instant peek of the customer check.
To order an item click the left side of the button. However, a click on the right side of the same button will bring up that modifier options. This feature is so much faster, you’ll wonder how you used a point of sale without it.
As former bar and restaurant people, we know the hours most businesses operate. We have 24/7 live chat available right on our homepage to get quick answers to most simple issues. More complex questions are answered promptly by our product development team.
Web applications have so many advantages not available in traditional computer programs. Any device with an Internet connection can quickly become a workstation. Hard drive issues, viruses, crashes, or even power failures will be forgotten issues. You can always grab another device, like a tablet and you are back up and running.
Retail, convenience stores, or hotel front desks all have very different needs. We know our niche is bars and restaurants and we work every day only their needs. One size cannot fit all, and the companies giving you thousands of settings that a bar or restaurant owner will never use are wasting your time.
Don’t pay for features that are completely unnecessary for the hospitality industry.
We don’t want to be everyone’s software solution, but if you are a small to medium sized bar or restaurant we are confident that we can be yours.