Point of sale (POS) systems continue to evolve at amazing speed. Cloud technology has made its way into the POS industry, and many businesses are learning about the benefits of using cloud based POS. Today, many business owners are leaning towards better streamline systems that work on smartphones and tablets, rather than old clunky cash registers and complex POS systems.
In the past few years, web-based, cloud POS systems have become more and more prominent and here are a few of the main reasons why:
Traditional POS systems usually charge large upfront fees for hardware and software licenses, plus additional maintenance fees and upgrades. Additionally, set-up and training your team might also increase the bill.
Most cloud based POS systems however, come as SaaS (software as a service), and are often available at a subscription pricing, in the form of a monthly or yearly fee, with little to no upfront costs. Software updates are automatically pushed and the system can update itself, and the monthly fees usually cover not only the updates, but also data backup.
Mobility and Flexibility
Cloud based POS systems are accessed by a browser, which means that business owners don’t need to invest in expensive equipment, and can choose whether they want to run the POS software on a PC, tablet or phone.
Using a cloud based POS system gives you more mobility and flexibility. If you own a restaurant the whole system can be installed on tablets or phones and your staff can take payments table side and email or send the receipt to the customer’s phone instantly. This mobility also allows you to manage your business from anywhere in the world and access all updated system reports any time of the day.
Basic IT knowledge needed
Small and medium businesses often have limited IT knowledge in-house, and hiring external consultants can be very expensive. Cloud based POS systems are known for being user friendly and any glitch related to the system is solved by the provider, without incurring additional costs.
24/7 Access to Data and Secured Information
All data that the POS system generates is instantly saved in the cloud, so managers and business owners can track sales in real time, update prices and place orders anytime, anywhere.
Also, you don’t have to worry about losing data in a computer crash or a lost tablet. All information is backed up automatically in the cloud, where you can access it 24/7 from any device.
Since all your information is stored in the cloud, you don’t have to worry about theft, accidents or running out of storage space. Data is stored in multiple servers that have robust security.
If you want the newest technology to help run your business, you can’t go wrong with cloud computing. It has a smaller footprint, it runs in the cloud, your data is securely stored off-site, software updates are simple affairs and you can access your reports 24/7. So if you’re still stuck with an old cash register or even an old legacy system, the time to switch is now.
Dark POS has developed powerful and fully customizable POS systems for a variety of industries. More than just a POS software, Dark POS products streamline and facilitate the operation of your business to benefit customers and owners alike. If you would like to have a demo or learn more about how Dark POS can improve your business, contact us at [email protected] or calling +1 404-996-0336 (US) or +44 203-807-4601 (UK).