The hunt is over, we tracked the POS for months, followed its every move and studied its habits. We have committed ourselves to a Point of Sale system for the Beerhouse on Long Street.
After carefully researching many options available to the hospitality industry in South Africa. We definitely wanted to go with hand held ordering devices. The pro’s of using these devices such mobility and efficiency far out way the potential con’s of theft and wi-fi connectivity issues. Our decision was based on both front and back of house capability, its ease of use and flexibility of terms. All options seemed to have the training and support covered. We settled with IKentoo software provided by Tablet POS, a relative newcomer in the market. A Swiss based company whose system is only available in a handful of hospitality venues. It runs on IOS devices so the bulky tills are replaced by mounted ipads and the traditional pen and pad is replaced by ipod touches.
The future is upon us and it would be prudent to move with the times. Come see it in use at the Beerhouse and have a beer while you here, it would be rude not too. Stay Thirsty, Stay curious.
See our internal comparison table below. Scroll sideways to see our winner iKentoo in the last column:
|Category||Sub Category||ANKERDATA||VECTRON||GAAP||PILOT||Tablet POS|
2 months from Taiwan
Software can be uploaded on IOS
2 weeks IOS interface will be ready
Software by Ikentoo
|Handheld Pricing||R12,215 each||R16588.4 each
Lots of added extras
|R6490 each||N/A||R2450 each|
|License Fee||R1800 pa||Included||Included||N/A||1150 pm capped|
|Hardware||Rent or Buy Hardware||Buy||Buy||Rent||Buy||Rent||Buy||Rent||Rent to Buy||Buy|
|Hardware Pricing||R59,895 once off fee||R192683||R5952.07
R2946 (incl.) pm
|4 Ipad – R18600
4 ipad stand – R7800
4 Ipod touch – R9800
5 Printers – R12200
Total = R48400
|Software||Rent or Buy Software||Rent||Buy||Rent||Rent||Evergreen Rent||Buy||Rent||Rent to Buy||Rent|
|R16560||Included||R2570 – pm||SW & HW
Refurb – R2766
months 30 day
|Same as above||R1150 pm capped|
|Software License Fee||Included in above||R3450||Included||Included||R640 pm||Included||Included||Same as above|
|Back Office Software||Included in software pricing
Easi Stock = R4000
|R15000||390pm||Included||R4000||Included||Included||Same as above|
|Training & Support||Training Costs||PoS – R2,500 per day
Easy Stock – R3,000 per day
|Included||First and second day trade
Off site training for BOH
|5 days on site R9625||R550 per hour
8 Hours = R4400
|Support||Initial on site support, 24/7 telephone
support, call out R700 – R1000 (out of hours)
|First Day on site
|24/7 call centre & call centre, out of hours call out
R400, included in rental
|24/7 telephonic / remote support, call out charge R400
first hours work
|24/7 online service
24/7 call out support
First 24 hrs of trading
|Additional Information||Installation Costs||R19,750||Included||R10000||R12860||R7500||Installation R3250||R2350|
|Features and/or Benefits||User friendly interface
and self train mode
|Handheld Robust and proven.
Very Good BOH SW
|Cheap monthly cost with 90 day clause
Program tills – training.
Finger Print. – staff hours included in software
|Purchase HW/ Rent SW = no contract 30 day notice.
Flexibility. Minimises initial costs
|Purchase own hardware at affordable costs.
Flexibility. Hand held interface and back of house usability