Cloud-based vs Traditional POS

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According to Hospitality Technology’s 2018 point of sale (POS) Software Trends Report (registration required), 61% of merchants said they want their next POS system to be cloud-based.

Compared to client-server POS systems that have developed over the course of decades, cloud POS is relatively new. Since cloud POS is one of the hottest trends in POS software and many businesses are considering a switch, it’s important to understand the answers to two important questions: What is a cloud-based POS, and how is it different from the systems that merchants have used for decades?

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5 Things to Consider Before Implementing a Cloud Based POS System

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Cloud based point of sale (POS) systems are increasingly popular with small businesses, particularly in the retail and hospitality industries. Unlike traditional systems, a Cloud based POS system can be accessed directly from the Internet, using mobile devices, like iPads and smartphones.

With access to these systems now available for as little as $50 a month, the cost attractions are obvious, and anything that can reduce overheads and increase productivity has to be good for profit. But you need to first determine if switching to the Cloud for your POS system is the right move for your business.

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