Maximilian's Restaurant & Bar
The iconic Maximilian's Restaurant in the Adelaide Hills - SA.
On a recent trip to South Australia, I managed to catch up with proprietor Andrew Friebe and his staff to put together this short clip on how they use our Point of Sale system.
The video captures the usage of our POS system during a busy Saturday...
See also: Restaurant POS Systems
SpitAbility POS now supports "Time Sequencing" of tickets and orders held in the system.
Time Sequencing automatically arranges and displays tickets in correct chronological line-up on the Kitchen Display System (KDS).
Tickets shuffle to their correct position...
See also: Kitchen Display System
Drive Through & Take-Away
The Coronavirus pandemic has forced restrictions on dine-in cafe/restaurants.
No table service during the social distancing lock-downs.
Looking to pivot, St Coco Cafe Daisy Hill has come up with an innovative idea..
See also: Regulars
Some ideas on how to improve service times include:
1. Kitchen Display Systems (KDS)
2. Tablet based ordering
3. Use of smart phones.
4. Integrated payments.
5. Unlimited Registers / Screens / Devices
This video shows the action..
See also: Kitchen Display Systems
In our latest release we have added a built-in dashboard. The dashboard calculates total sales for various time intervals:
Examples of the the dashboard formats..
See also: POS Reports
Splitting the Bill
Speeding up split checks at the register is not as hard as you think.
You'll need two things.
1. A POS system that can perform Quick Split.
2. An integrated Payment Service.
So, here's how it works...
See also: Quick Split
See also: Payment Services
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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?
How easy are menu changes?
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...
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...
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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