Apart from billing, a good restaurant POS also helps with order taking (waiter app), order management (KOTs, kitchen display system), online order integration (Swiggy, Zomato orders), restaurant inventory management, etc.
What is the best POS software for restaurants?
Below is the list of the top 5 POS software for restaurants in India, that are actively used in 2020.
Today’s restaurant business demands a cloud POS, that’s easy to use and enables restaurateurs to smartly manage their business.
SlickPOS is a cloud-based POS software for restaurants, cafes, bakeries, food trucks & cloud kitchens. SlickPOS provides end-to-end restaurant management tools like order management, inventory with recipes, online orders integration, customer feedback, etc.
What’s good about SlickPOS?
SlickPOS is one of the modern POS software for restaurants in India. The user interface is simple, fast and hardly requires any training. There is live chat support with instant callback on all 365 days a year. For online orders integration, SlickPOS uses a premium service that also powers large chains like Pizza Hut, Eat Fit, etc. Menu integration allows to change the Swiggy, Zomato or Uber Eats menu instantly from the POS.
SlickPOS is also one of the most affordable solutions, with easy to get started the free trial and monthly plans.
GoFrugal is one of the most popular players for retail POS. Their cloud-based restaurant POS is called ServQuick and caters to restaurants and fast-food outlets.
POSist is another POS player who has been operational in India for a long time. POSist works on the browser and also has a lite version for Android.
Petpooja is a POS that’s focused on Indian restaurants. Just like the other players mentioned here, Petpooja offers a full suite of products for restaurant management.
Torqus provides POS, Inventory, and Supply Chain Management tools for the Indian restaurant industry. Times Internet’s Dineout has recently acquired Torqus.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A Point of Sale system is used in a retail outlet for billing purposes. In a restaurant setup, the POS also helps with order management, inventory & recipe management.
A restaurant management software is used to systematically manage restaurant operations. For a dine-in restaurant, this includes order taking, kitchen order tickets (KOTs), billing, reporting, inventory & recipe management. A modern restaurant management software like SlickPOS is cloud-based and is also capable of integrating with online channels like Swiggy, Zomato, etc.
A POS system for a restaurant in India usually costs ₹10,000 or more.
While on-premise solutions are expensive to install and maintain, A cloud-based POS like SlickPOS is quite affordable and also offers monthly subscription plans starting at ₹999.
Based on installation type, POS can be classified as on-premise or cloud-based. On-premise solutions require elaborate installation whereas cloud-based POS systems can be just logged in and run on a browser. To set up a cloud-based POS system, all you need is a desktop/mobile/tablet along with a thermal printer and Internet.
If you are looking for free POS software for your restaurant, the following POS providers have a free plan: 1) SlickPOS, 2) eHopper and 3) Loyverse.
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