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2018 -

October - 2018

Time Zones & Balancing Groups




Time Zones & Balancing Groups

We now support over 600 different time zones.

Admin users can set the transaction journal timestamps to their local time (Default is UTC).

Staff login logout times also reflect this setting...




July - 2018

Bump Screens and Order Visibility




Bump Screens and Order Visibility

The improvements in the speed of processing orders just keep coming!

This week sees the release of single item "Touch to Serve" buttons for ready items on all overview screens.

Servers simply touch these buttons...




March - 2018

How tablet-based POS systems integrate with
Kitchen Display Systems




Tablet-based POS and KDS

In this month Restaurant & Catering Magazine.

KDS is built-in to the software. Any tablet, computer screen or smart TV can be used to display order status. Check-boxes synchronise across all stations to inform staff.

Category selection is done on a per device basis allowing staff...





2017 -

December - 2017

CBA Albert - Integrated EFTPOS




CBA Albert - Integrated EFTPOS

We now have "Paired" operation available for the Comm-bank's Albert EFTPOS terminal.

After installing the app from CBA's App-Bank, SplitAbility POS can run either as a standalone POS or as a slave driven from another screen.

A quick demonstration...




September - 2017

Are Docket Rails Done?




Are Docket Rails Done?

Most certainly, docket rails are soon to become an artifact of the hospitality industry.

Just as cash registers have made way for touch screens and tablet based point of sale systems, paper tickets are being replaced with the KDS (Kitchen Display System) or bump screen.

Key benefits...




June - 2017

Milliseconds Count




Milliseconds Count

There's lots to consider when choosing an on-line point of sale system for your business, but there is one factor that stands out.

It's a benchmark that ranks above all others. Button images help make for a fast system, as they allow for quick recognition of menu items.

Consistent design improves navigation speed...




April - 2017

Kitchen Display Systems




Kitchen Display Systems

Predominantly used in quick service restaurants, Kitchen Display Systems aka KDS are increasingly being used more widely in hospitality.

As the barriers to using them such as cost are falling dramatically.

The benefits are clear...




March - 2017

Restaurant & Catering - Tablet Tips




Restaurant & Catering - Tablet Tips

The March edition of Restaurant & Catering magazine asks five key questions to those considering tablet POS systems.

Five questions to ask when considering tablet POS systems.

Can you add more devices?
Which platform?
How easy are menu changes?
...





2016 -


November - 2016

Albert EFTPOS Terminal




Albert EFTPOS Terminal

Merchants who use Comm-bank's new Albert terminal can now install and run SplitAbility POS as a fully integrated native payments App.

The new mobile POS solution can benefit hospitality businesses who seek to streamline their processes and improve efficiency.

CBA signed off on the App last week...




October - 2016

Consistent UI vs Responsive Design




Consistent UI vs Responsive Design

Designing software to run on all devices has its challenges.

Users have an expectation they'll be quickly able to understand an applications functionality from the get go. Point of Sale (POS) systems are no different, speed is achieved through presenting users with simple single touch functions with little or no screen flipping.

Familiarizing yourself with software is time consuming and if layouts present differently, some trial and error is required before the nuances become apparent...




September - 2016

System Differences Explained




System Differences Explained

This article attempts to demystify what "cloud" means in the context of a point of sale systems.

Just over two years ago we did our first trade show at Melbourne International Coffee. Our POS system had been in production for around a year, we had clients using it, but it was still quite a new product.

This picture shows some of the cheery people in the stands that were around us...





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