Cloud-based POS software like PAR Brink POS helps restaurant owners manage multiple locations in real-time using secure technology to provide access to important data.
When you own multiple restaurants, how do you check daily sales, reorder stock, manage employees, and update menus? If your answer involves getting in and out of a car, visiting multiple locations, or calling all of your managers, these tasks can fill your schedule all day, every day.
Cloud-based POS software, can assist in managing multiple locations in real-time using secure cloud-based technology. These solutions give you access to the information you need, when you need it, without the added burden of travel or communication.
How Do Cloud-Based POS Systems Work?
Web-hosted solutions like PAR Brink POS software store data on secure remote servers, so your information is easily accessible online. Information like real-time sales, whether an employee called in sick, or inventory status is all available at the click of a button from anywhere in the world.
Traditional POS systems run on closed internal networks, and store information on a hardware server located in the building. To access the data, you must visit the server to retrieve it.
Cloud-based POS systems, on the other hand, work by storing information in a secure cloud; allowing anyone with the proper credentials to access the information 24/7/365. This kind of access is critical when you have multiple locations scattered throughout the world.
Enterprise Reporting Made Easy
Cloud-based POS systems put you in control over your data. You can customize reports to see one, two, or all 500 of your locations at once. Brink POS enterprise reporting makes it easy to generate reports and gives you the flexibility to consolidate your data by city, state, region, and more! PAR Brink POS technology offers more than 150 reports to track metrics like kitchen performance, labor, and inventory; to give you greater control over your business.
Engaging More Customers by Offering Online and Mobile Ordering
Customers expect to find you online. At the very least, they want to see a website, phone number, and your latest menu. Most successful restaurants provide online ordering features, including a mobile version to increase sales.
Even though this seems like a no-brainer, many owners shy away from online ordering assuming it will be too complicated to add to their already complicated kitchen processes.
Here’s the truth: mobile and online ordering are only going to continue to gain popularity, and unless you hate money, you should be doing it too.
PAR Brink POS online ordering module is a part of the POS software system, which means you set up your menu once and update it as needed; so, that’s not complicated. The same discounts and promotions you have available in your restaurant can be available online as well.
Customers can order online from their desktop or use a mobile device. Once the order is placed, it is automatically sent to the kitchen at the correct time based on the customer’s requested pickup time.
Brink POS allows restaurants to easily set-up and implement online and mobile ordering programs.
Cloud-Based POS Systems Allow Easy Management of Loyalty Programs
Loyalty programs are a great way to attract, and keep customers. The good news is: people need to eat, and if you give them a reason; they’ll choose you every time.
Various loyalty options exist: offering points for every visit, a free appetizer every other meal, or a percentage off every third Tuesday of the month. Whichever way you structure your loyalty program, a cloud-based POS system can help you manage it, and will gather data about your customers, so you can send them friendly emails or texts reminding them to stop by again soon.
If your restaurant has more than one location, it’s time to make your life easier by using a cloud-based software, like PAR Brink POS to help manage your business. By having greater access and control over your data, your business will become more efficient and ultimately, earn greater revenue.
PAR Brink POS software keeps customer data safe and secure in the cloud. Restaurants that deployed Brink can effectively integrate with online/mobile ordering and loyalty programs, along with fast, easy software updates. It’s monthly payment, SaaS model means there are no long term commitments!