Your Point of Sale system is arguably the most important tool your restaurant owns – ask any business owner. The right Point of Sale system will help you manage your restaurant’s sales and payments, track inventory and understand customer profiles. Simple, right? Using it is easy, but making the most of it – now that’s a different ball game altogether.  

Start off with the best

Investing in the best means getting the best services for your business. It’s as simple as that. Pilot offers premium software at a fraction of the cost, so whether you’re a startup or an established eatery, you can get your hands on this sophisticated system. We have more than 30 years of experience in the business, so rest assured we will help you achieve restaurant efficiency.  

Get familiar with the features

A Point of Sale system is designed to help you run your restaurant efficiently so that it’s as productive as possible. Because of this, it often has plenty of features to help you. Becoming familiar with these features beforehand will ensure that you get the most out of them. So be curious.

Most Point of Sale systems will also help you to keep an eye on such things as promotional programming, data, stock inventory, employee management and rewards systems. You will get your money’s worth by making the most of everything your system has to offer.

Make use of training videos

Our Point of Sale system is packed with useful features, but they go unnoticed because users don’t take the time to explore the system properly. However, instead of going it alone, our training modules will empower you to take full advantage of our software. We also offer in-house training free of charge. Our instructors will teach you how to work with Pilot so you can use it to its full capacity.

Make use of analytics

If you leave today knowing just one thing, it’s this: Ignore the data at your peril. The analysis tools provided by many restaurant Point of Sale Systems are often simply ignored by restaurant owners because they’re used to performing tasks manually. In addition to sorting your inventory, many Point of Sale systems evaluate traffic and the buying behaviour of your customers. These provide valuable insights that you can learn from.

With the comprehensive inventory, sales and cost and data collected by a restaurant Point of Sale system, business owners can use it as a tool to guide business activities in real time. Since the cost of goods changes and margins shrink or widen, the system can be programmed to alert you to potential loss or profit. With real-time knowledge such as this, operators can adjust menu items quickly and get valuable information to help you figure out future menus.

Having realised that knowledge is power, you need to keep learning more. Download our e-book The Point of Point of Sale.

Author : Rudi Badenhorst