Why your iPad POS needs a Device Management Solution?

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    Point of Sale (POS) systems are becoming more commonplace in retail than ever before. They function exactly like a cash register but are a smarter option.

    POS systems help in:

    • Inventory Management
    • Employee Management
    • Reporting & Analytics
    • Customer Management and Loyalty Programs
    Device Management Solution for iPad POS
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    Now coming to iPad POS system retail, it is the iPad turned into POS with at least a credit card reader and a POS app to process payments and manage your sales in real-time. Cloud-based iPad POS apps are available online on the vendor’s website, you can download the app straight from there or the Apple App Store. Some vendors offer to set up your equipment and app for you, which is easy in that you must simply follow a step-by-step wizard & get started. Once you’re done setting up the basics, the app can also help you set up other features that make it easier to manage the critical function of your business.

    iPad POS for retail offers more value than the traditional PC-based system as it lowers operating costs and increases efficiency. It also eliminates the need for servers and the fees associated with the setup, upgrades, and repairs.

    iPad POS is

    • easy-to-use
    • affordable
    • reliable
    • user-friendly &
    • impressive user interface

    The iPad and iOS deliver the perfect mobile business platform for the organization running cloud-based, mobile-friendly business apps. iPad POS is used at various places like brick-and-mortar retail stores, malls, restaurants (for which restaurant iPad POS system is available), hotels & resorts, and entertainment places like theatres.

    Advantages of Switching to an iPad POS System

    The remarkable differentiation of iOS is that it provides a strong ecosystem of other business apps as well. iPad POS can integrate with other apps like that for accounting software, inventory management, apps for employee scheduling, etc., which will enable it to deliver a comprehensive cloud-based business solution.

    Hence it is the most obvious choice for today’s retail transformation. A few of the advantages are:

    • Cost savings
    • A better customer service tool
    • Streamlines the sales process by providing catalog and inventory data to customers as well as payment services
    • The ease of employee training
    • The environmentally friendly aspect of e-receipts

    Why Do You Need a Device Management Solution for iPad POS?

    POS system for iPad benefits retailers in many ways. While using an iPad as a POS system is the best alternative to the traditional cash register, it also has a risk of getting stolen. That’s one of the biggest risks, as POS is a critical part of business, and thieves will get unauthorized access to sensitive business information and customer data. Hence, one way is to make sure that your organization is using a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution to manage the iPad retail POS system.

    Scalefusion – An iOS MDM Solution secures, monitors, and manages iPads for retail businesses. It benefits mainly in 3 ways –

    • Security
    • Remote access
    • Trackability

    Scalefusion MDM supports various use cases across small businesses, schools, and growing enterprises. You can have the following utilities,

    Single App Mode – With single app mode, you can turn your iPad into kiosk mode, i.e. lock & run only the iPad POS app on it. and restrict all other apps and websites.

    Multi-App Kiosk Mode – By this mode allows access to a specific set of apps and restricts access to all other apps. So, for example, in addition to the iPad POS app, you can even deploy your selected apps say, for instance, inventory management app, employee management app, or the customer management app.

    Web Filtering – Blacklist/Whitelist specific websites and restrict access to unwanted web content.

    Asset Tracking – Track the location of all the devices in real time.

    Device Restrictions – Disable device features like volume buttons, auto-lock, and system apps such as iCloud, Siri, Camera, etc.

    Getting real-time information about POS vitals like

    • Name & Last Seen – The Name & Last Seen time of the device
    • Alert if Management Removed
    • Alert if In-Active – If the device is Inactive, then an alert is displayed.
    • Branding
    • Basic Device Information like
      • Device Capacity
      • Approx. storage capacity on the device as reported.
      • Battery Level – The last synced battery level. Note that there is an issue on iOS devices where the current battery level is not synced properly.
      • Available Capacity – Available storage capacity on the device as reported.
      • Lost Mode, whether enabled or not?

    Scalefusion application management enables the search and distribution of apps from the Apple App Store to iPads and iPhones and provides your employees with the right apps that they need on POS. Scalefusion facilitates installation, uninstall, or update from the Dashboard to your iPad POS

    • iTunes apps
    • Enterprise apps
    • VPP apps

    Thus, Scalefusion iPad Kiosk Software for POS is easy to deploy and can prove a priceless investment for your business’s security and overall efficiency.

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    1. What is an MDM solution, and why do I need one for my iPad POS system?

    An MDM (Mobile Device Management) solution is software that helps control, secure, and manage iPads in a POS (Point of Sale) system. It enables remote configuration, security enforcement, and app management and facilitates troubleshooting, ensuring efficient and secure device management.

    2. What are the risks of not using an MDM with my iPad POS system?

    Without MDM for your iPad POS system, you risk compromised security, inconsistent device configurations, difficulty in managing updates, and challenges in monitoring and troubleshooting, potentially leading to operational disruptions and data breaches.

    3. How can an MDM help me secure my iPad POS system?

    MDM enforces security policies, enables remote device monitoring, and facilitates data protection measures, ensuring a secure iPad POS system.

    4. Can an MDM improve the performance of my iPad POS system?

    While an MDM primarily focuses on management and security, it indirectly contributes to better performance by ensuring devices are properly configured, up-to-date, and free from potential issues, thus enhancing the overall efficiency of your iPad POS system.

    5. What are some additional benefits of using an MDM with my iPad POS system?

    • Inventory Management: Track and manage POS device inventory efficiently.
    • Cost Savings: Reduce downtime and support costs through remote management.
    • Compliance Assurance: Ensure adherence to industry regulations and security standards.
    • Custom Configurations: Tailor device settings for specific POS requirements.
    • Updates and Patches: Streamline the deployment of software updates and patches.
    • Enhanced User Productivity: Minimize disruptions, ensuring seamless POS operations.
    Nema Buch
    Nema Buch
    Nema Buch is a Research & Marketing professional, also writes for Scalefusion on Enterprise Mobility trends, SaaS, and different Industry Verticals.

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