Using a tablet-based restaurant management system is an increasingly popular option for restaurateurs.
Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of going mobile.
A great customer experience – Orders can be taken and entered directly into the device. Unlike the paper pads of old there is no room for error. Thanks to integration with kitchen delivery systems orders can be processed in seconds.
The wait staff never need to leave the floor. They can therefore serve more tables at once. Ultimately, this means that wait times are significantly shorter, orders are accurately taken and you have will achieve greater customer satisfaction.
Affordability – there is no denying that restaurant POS software can be a significant investment. As mobile restaurant management systems typically use low-cost tablet hardware and cloud-based software on a rental basis they are an attractive and affordable option. With a fully integrated payment solution, fees are minimal.
Mobile restaurant management systems represent the best value for money as all you need is an iPad, a cash drawer, a receipt printer and a payment terminal.
Generate more revenue – once you have and effective restaurant management system in place you can begin to take advantage of many additional revenue opportunities:
- Offering gift cards
- Email marketing
- Loyalty schemes
Modern mobile restaurant management systems enable you to reach your customers in a personalised and effective manner. Advanced analytics enable restaurateurs to gauge immediately how their loyalty and marketing campaigns are performing.
Saves valuable space – unlike the bulky terminals of the past, tablets have an elegant and space saving footprint. In addition, being mobile means that you can take the terminal to the table side for payments and for taking orders.
The space saved can be used for more tables and, therefore, more customers. More customers equals more revenue.
Reliable – mobile restaurant management systems are designed to be reliable. They are designed to work even on those rare occasions that you don’t have a Wi-Fi signal. You can still continue to take orders and process payments even without wireless connectivity.
Designed for growth – of course you want more than reliability. You want to be able to have a solution that will grow with your business.
Based on an affordable monthly subscription basis once you are ready to expand you simply purchase more licences. The solution can be scaled up as and when you require in minutes.
Easy to maintain – there is minimal software installation and support from a 24/7 manned helpdesk ensures that your questions are answered immediately.
As a mobile restaurant management solution is cloud-based you can rest assured that any new features will be automatically added so you can always keep one step ahead.
Time saving – the new breed of restaurant management systems is designed with efficiency in mind. Time consuming tasks, such as changing menus, can be done in a few minutes.
You can run your business from anywhere. Log in to your mobile device at home and you can see immediately how your business is performing. All KPIs at a local or estate level are there at the touch of a button:
- Food costs
And much more.
Control in the power of your hand – the best mobile solutions offer managers a handy and dynamic command centre. Managers can flexibly assign roles to staff and even send company-wide and individualised messaging – straight from the device.
What NFS offers – at a glance
We offer a fully-integrated restaurant management system including:
- Order processing
- PCI Compliant Payment Solutions
- Kitchen automation
- Online delivery
- Pay at table
- Advanced analytics
And much more! All backed by our friendly and knowledgeable 24/7 helpdesk.
At first glance, mobile restaurant management systems offer a sleek, affordable and easy to use platform for staff to take orders.
Under the hood, though, they represent an affordable fully-featured and integrated platform which can manage your business now and in the future.
From guest experience to analytics to payment processing to sales and marketing – they really represent a great investment for your operation.