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April 25, 2012

Saying Goodbye to your Cash Register? We can make it easy!

Throwing out your good ol’ cash register and upgrading to a sleek Point of Sale (POS) system may seem intimidating at first – however when you do find the right system it can act as acash register healthy heart pumping blood to your business. When it comes to what ‘matters’ the most in a POS system, Matt Landin an implementation consultant at Vivonet with 20 years in the restaurant industry says it depends if you’re an employee (i.e. restaurant owners vs. restaurant managers) and the type of restaurant (i.e. quick service vs. full service restaurant).  

Matt stated for many restaurant managers who moved from cash registers to POS terminals liked the ease of use for servers and ability to put the right order through quickly because of the clarity of the buttons on the terminals and how the system helps reduce mistakes with forced modifiers that are clearly identified on the kitchen tickets.

Restaurant and operational owners who were not always present on the restaurant floor were “wowed” by speed of pulling different reports from the POS system like sales reports, employee labor cost reports and the user friendly aspects of exporting data directly to accounting software like QuickBooks.

Matt also stated that one concern shared by both restaurant managers and owners in using a cash register is ‘theft control’.  On a recent report, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) estimated that employee theft is responsible for 75 percent of all inventory shortages and that they steal what amounts to 4 percent of sales in restaurants. If your restaurant sells $500,000 a year, that is $20,000 in lost revenue that could more than pay for with a POS system. With our system, there are multiple ways to reduce theft such as controlling user privileges for voids or discounts to ensure they are approved by a manager, tracking sales to ensure each dollar is accounted for and monitoring discounts to ensure privileges are being used appropriately.

Vivonet has the industry experts and POS system to make it easy to get rid of the cash register. Learn how we can help your business by contacting Sven Winter at swinter@vivonet.com.

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