The latest technology in the service industry is the iPad POS. Just as the name suggests, it is a point-of-sale system that is powered by iPad tablets. Before the introduction of this new technology, POS systems used to be powered by bigger terminals, computer software and applications that were confusing. Such systems also had limitations when it came to features, functionality, effectiveness and cost.
In recent years, many breakthroughs have been made in the software industry. These advancements have made it possible to create the iPad point-of-sale software. Since its creation, the software has advanced from beta to fully operational. What most people want to know now, is if this new technology is going to bring a positive change to the way business is done. Here are some of the benefits that come with using the iPad POS.
Reducing managerial strain
In the past, managers had to do a lot of work when using the older POS systems. Some of the responsibilities included scheduling employee hours, compiling manager reports by hand, keeping track of time cards, handling reservations, doing inventory checks and generating other reports that were needed. The introduction of the iPad POS changed this. Being an entirely automated system, it is able to produce reports in seconds, integrate employee time card systems, manage the inventory and generate payroll. This leaves the manager with very little work to do.
Older POS systems were difficult to learn. The employees needed to undergo many training sessions before becoming competent users. This means that the companies had to spend a lot of resources to initiate new employees.
On the other hand, the iPad offers an intuitive interface that is easy to learn. This ensures that employees get trained in the shortest time possible, reducing the resources that are spent on employee initiation. Moreover, its user friendliness helps reduces cases of errors.
The developers of the iPad POS system attach the systems to digital menus powered by iPad tablets. This is very beneficial to the hotel industry. The point-of-sale systems are able to communicate with the tablets that are running the digital menu software for secure payment and real-time ordering. The menus have appealing features that enable guests to enter custom cooking specifications, place orders, request table service and order drinks among many other things.
Better customer experience
The low space and low cost features of the iPad point-of-sale system helps save space on the counter, which can be used to place more merchandise and offer more places for customers to check out. This makes shopping easier and faster. Using these POS systems, customers are now able to get the products they want and make payments wherever they are, for immediate pick up or delivery to their home.
All in all, the iPad POS is a great customer service tool. It offers great mobility, convenience and optimization of space at lower cost. Moreover, it offers real time data to improve sales and assist the management to make better decisions for the business.