Digital transformation has touched every industry, dramatically revolutionizing our everyday lives. The restaurant industry is no different. The restaurant industry is rapidly embracing technology in its various operations to improve efficiency, optimize its process and most importantly, create an exhilarating experience for its customers. According to a study¹, 81 percent of restaurants use an iPad Point of Sale (POS) or electronic register system to improve the guest experience.
Restaurants deploy digital devices for several use-cases, for ordering, order processing, inventory management, workforce shift management as well as customer-facing use-cases such as self-ordering, feedback surveying and most importantly- as POS systems. Since more and more people across the globe are moving towards cashless transactions, restaurant management POS is widely used to process quick payments.
What is the Best Point of Sale (POS) for a Small Restaurant?
And while restaurants can opt for a sophisticated POS system, the easiest way for small restaurants to create a cost-efficient POS system is to turn an Android device or an iPad as a restaurant POS.
So if you are wondering what POS systems do restaurants use typically, iPads are the answer. iPad restaurant POS looks sleek, is lightweight, is easy to configure, easy to use and has sufficient battery backup.
Thanks to the cost-effectiveness as well as ease of use, iPad restaurant POS systems are widely popular. So although it is difficult to put a number on how many restaurants are using an iPad POS system, it is large enough to create a need for an effective iPad POS system management software.
Managing iPad Point of Sale (POS) System for Restaurants
Managing restaurant POS iPad is critical to ensure that the devices are performing optimally, and for the designated use. This is also to make sure that the customers have a consistent experience and there are no glitches, errors or chances of misuse.
Managing the iPad-based restaurant POS with Scalefusion iPad MDM can result in multi-fold advantages for the restaurant owners. The device’s ultimate control and ownership lie with the restaurant, they can deploy it for any use-case within their business effortlessly- iPad POS can be turned into order management device anytime, the restaurant can ensure that the device is not misused, always tracked and secure.
With Scalefusion, you can do the following on iPad POS for restaurants:
Lock the iPad to single app mode with only one business app running in loop eg. restaurant POS system management
Track location and set geofences, get an alert when the device leaves the geofence
Monitor device health, battery status
Run presentations and business ads as screensavers
Here’s how you can set up the best iPad restaurant POS system using Scalefusion MDM:
Step 1: Get started on Scalefusion
Sign up on Scalefusion to get started. If you have purchased your iPads from Apple, its authorized resellers or carriers, you can easily supervise the devices using Apple DEP. Complete the APNs, Apple DEP and Apple VPP setup on the Scalefusion dashboard.
Renuka Shahane is a Sr. Content Writer at Scalefusion. An engineering graduate, an Apple junkie and an avid reader, she has a 5+ years of experience in content creation, content strategy and PR for technology and web based startups.