Using the POS System to Organize Your Business

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What it is: The iPad POS system is a “point of sale” system that allows restaurant and retail businesses to track cash flow, sales, and inventory. It helps to simplify book keeping and accounting and will save you time and money by helping you to organize the financial details of your business.

How it helps you get (and stay) organized: The iPad POS system can track your menu items and top selling products. It also works as a time clock, so it will help keep track of your employee’s time records, simplifying payroll and time keeping activities. This will save you time and paperwork during the payday process.

The iPad POS system will track your food usage as well, it will tell you what is being ordered and used and in what quantities, simplifying the ordering process. Another benefit is that it will help with communication between your wait staff and the kitchen. Orders are placed through the computer and sent directly to the kitchen staff, helping to reduce communication errors.

If you operate a retail business, rather than a food business, the iPad POS system can still be a very valuable tool for the organization of your business. The system will help you keep track of what items are selling. Some systems will even help you to track demographics, advertising effectiveness and collect survey results from your customers. These tools can be invaluable in your marketing and advertising, helping you to target your ads to your customers and to draw in new customers.

As well as helping to facilitate the daily operations of running your business, the iPad POS system helps to track profit and loss statements and sales tax. These tools will save you valuable time and prevent headaches at tax time.

While most computers crash and require someone with knowledge of their systems to operate them, the iPad POS does not! The biggest concern is that if the system crashes and you don’t have an backup then you can lose all of those things it helped you with; order tracking, profit and loss statements, accounting information – but the iPad POS is stored safely on a cloud interface and is safe and sound (even if your computer is having trouble). Peace of mind!