Facts and Tips About Point of Sale Systems
When it comes to EPOS equipment or Electronic Point of Sale Equipment, it pertains to the order-entry computer-based technology used by many bars and restaurants for capturing orders, recording data, and displaying or printing tickets. Point of sale systems are used by cashiers, bartenders, and restaurant servers in order to enter food and beverage orders easily. In fact, a POS equipment can serve as a computer as well as a cash register. Multiple stations can be set up through POS equipment such as credit card terminals, display screens, receipt printers, server stations, and hostess stations. Look up Till Systems Manchester online to know more.
Having a POS system greatly provides convenience, saves time, and adds accuracy most especially during peak hours in busy situations, and the functions of a POS system include automatic calculation of cash due for every order entered, recording the method of payment, keeping track of cash flow, automated calculation of payroll, recording daily checks averages, tracking of menu items sold, automated hourly and daily sales data reporting, and recording information of repeating customers. Remember though that some POS systems work differently than others depending on the developer and manufacturer, and user processes differs depending on the service style and the type of restaurant. In general, the procedure of taking and processing orders via a POS system begins with the employee entering a username or user code into the initial touch screen to allow access, then new orders are taken and food items entered into the system which will be sent to the bar or kitchen in a form of digital display or printed ticket, so that the bar or kitchen employees can read the orders and prepare them for serving. The employee reads the total charge on the POS display, and then collect the payment from the customer for fast-service restaurants, whereas the server brings a check, wait for the payment, and enter it into the POS marking it as paid for full-service restaurants.
Touch screens can be placed in different areas around the restaurant depending on the service style and the layout of the restaurant, like for example, setting it up in a visible place such as close to the front doors for fast-service restaurants. On the other hand, POS systems of full-service restaurants are usually located in discreet locations so as not to interfere with the dining experience of customers and the ambiance. In large chain restaurants, modern POS systems Manchester with digital display components are used to facilitate faster and smoother restaurant workflow, and they are called bump screens or KDS screens, where orders pop up with the clear information of what time the order was placed, what food has been requested, the table number as well as the server's name. We can help you in setting up your very own POS system in your restaurant, we service clients in Manchester and its surrounding areas, feel free to contact us or visit our website for more information.