Along with everything else in the commercial world, technologies are fast evolving to be more efficient, smaller, neater, more aesthetically pleasing and basically, just better.
As a business, following and keeping up with these new trends and evolvements is vital for the success of your business. These technological advances are creeping their way through every nook and cranny of every industry from self flushable toilets, iMacs instead of desktops, iPads instead of tills and automated booking processes instead of calling on the good old dog and bone.
At the moment, one of the big technological advances that is proving to provide a much easier and quicker service for hospitality businesses in particular, is the iPad Hospitality System. These systems are perfect for ‘light retail’ stores, so mostly food and drink companies.
The more popular Till Systems are cloud based. These cloud-based solutions offer real-time sales, real-time stock control & product maintenance, which is much easier than a usual till as far more data can be stored and accessed quickly. Another perk of these larger systems is that they have multi-branch capabilities, which are ideal for accommodating clients with large estates. The multitude of options for different types of iPad Hospitality System demonstrates not only their popularity but also their adaptability to accommodate to different types of non-scanning light retail businesses making them a leader in the field of retail transactional technologies.
The main advantages to these systems are:
1) Physical Space
These till transactions take place on an iPad; a slim, light, pretty iPad. These make them easy to hold and walk around with all whilst being connected to the same system as the cash tills. They’re great fro serving people in queues.
2) Cloud based
Since a lot of these EPOS systems are cloud-based, users are able to access all of their data from any smart device at any time and anywhere that they want. This is thus having a great impact on the way that EPOS users are conducting their businesses.
Currently, many business owners are trying to streamline every aspect of their business without having to sacrifice their favoured high quality hardware. iPad Hospitality System allows powerful business intelligence reporting, accessibility to the cloud and fantastic third party integrations.
4) Offline Mode
Not all iPad Hospitality System offers an offline mode but some do. One particularly good supplier of this system that does offer an offline mode is Southwest Systems, who provide hybrid architecture in their iPad Hospitality System. They were the first company with this “offline mode” and found that it works with the speed of a local server but still operates with the same amount of security and accessibility as if you were connected to the cloud. This also means that if you run out of power or the Wi-Fi cuts out, you are able to proceed as usual.
You can walk around with this system and it still works
6) You can also access it wherever you are. Business owners are still able to access their sales reports from a poolside or comfort of their own bed.
Changing to one of these systems if you are a small business or a large business is a great idea.
Wondering who can advise you and supply to you? Check out Southwest Systems’ full website to check out their range of apps, types of systems as well as scales and label ticket printing software systems and iPad Hospitality EPOS Systems: http://www.southwestsystemsuk.com
They are the dominant iPad EPOS System & Software App Suppliers in the industry and supply to: UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.