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How An iPad POS Can Streamline Your Business Operations

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Technology is everywhere. In virtually every industry, tech advances have changed the way we do business. IPad POS systems are quickly taking over from their predecessors, bulky terminals and PC-based software applications. Previous incarnations were clumsy, difficult to operate, not very effective and limited in both functionality and features. Today’s iPad-based systems answer all of those needs.

Newer iPad systems reduce the amount of workload strain on managers. Whereas in the past a manager was in charge of tracking employee hours by timecards, keeping track of reports and records, tracking sales, checking inventory, keeping track of reservations, etc. manually, new iPad-based systems make it possible for all of these tasks to be completely automated. With the push of a single button, reports can be generated, hours are scheduled and payroll generated, inventory will manage itself and the manager will receive notifications when things need to be re-ordered, etc.

One of the best things about these POS systems is that they feature a very user-friendly interface that is easy to learn. One of the biggest time wasters for a manager (and to the overall efficiency of a restaurant) is having to take the time to train employees on POS systems. iPad-based systems are intuitive, with an interface that is very easy to learn and navigate and an easy learning curve. That will shorten the time from training to implementation dramatically.

Another benefit of iPad-based POS systems is that they enhance the customer experience. With POS iPad can communicate instantly with digital menu iPads, allowing real-time ordering, at-table payment and interactive, feature-rich menus. Diners can place orders (along with specific add-ons, exclusions and cooking instructions) order drinks and refills, and see high-resolution images of menu items to accompany written descriptions, and more.

Finally, when a restaurant has an iPad POS system in place, there is no need to rely upon a third-party applications. Thanks to cloud-based functionality, there is no need for a server or other applications in order for the POS to function. The entire system is powered by the cloud, in conjunction with the hard drive on the iPad. Because of that, there is also offline POS capabilities that will allow the system to run smoothly even in the face of an ISP provider breakdown during business hours. What’s more, this cloud-based system allows for users to access the system anywhere they have internet connection, which maximizes functionality and convenience.

IPaid POS systems, then, revolutionize the restaurant industry in numerous ways. From streamlining and automating some routine processes that once had to be done manually, to the easy-to-learn interface, it’s easy to see why so many restaurants are moving in this direction, from small, family-owned operation to larger chains. Add to that the fact that these new innovations in POS systems also allow for a dynamic and interactive experience for the restaurant guests.

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