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POS System

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POS System

  1. 1. The POS System Veronica Davis
  2. 2. The POS System <ul><li>What is the POS System? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it affect the Food Service Industry? </li></ul><ul><li>How the the system utilized in the fast food industry? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the basic system used? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some leading brands? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the POS System? <ul><li>The POS System is an electronic system that businesses use to help manage sales. </li></ul><ul><li>POS can also means point of service or sales and when referring to it, most people in the industry are speaking about a specific location where a transaction is taking place. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Generally speaking, the customers and employees have more dealings with the terminal then the system it’s self. </li></ul><ul><li>The software that corresponds with the terminal is often restricted to everyone but the owner or the person who’s name the system is registered under. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The fast food industry <ul><li>Many corporations have turned to using the POS system. It’s less time consuming and reduces errors. </li></ul><ul><li>They find it easier on the customers and it puts more money into their pockets. </li></ul><ul><li>The Systems helps management to be more efficient which in effect lowers the cost of running a business. It makes the work place less stressful and helps to improve customer relationship. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Not only can the systems be used to take orders, they are used to keep track of both credit and cash transaction, labor and payroll cost, and it can generate records used in accounting and book keeping. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to this part of the system is usually limited to restaurant corporate offices, troubleshooters and other authorized parties. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How is the basic system used? <ul><li>This basic system is commonly referred to as a register. This is fairly easy to use and the features are clear and direct. It basically insist of a display screen for the clerk, a cash drawer, a credit card swiping system, and a printer. </li></ul><ul><li>There is usually a monitor with a list of foods and drinks that the restaurants serves. They are sectioned off into different “Bump Bars” which have their own level system and uses. </li></ul><ul><li>As the order is put forth, these buttons are pressed in the desired order and sent through the system. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>When the order is put through, the kitchen receives it and begins to make the food. </li></ul><ul><li>When paying, the amount of money the customer gives you is typed into the system. The draw opens and the correct change is given. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><ul><li>Normally there are two systems set up in the restaurant. One goes in the front where the customer’s order is taken, while the other one is set up in the kitchen so the cooks could see the orders as it comes up. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are other forms of the POS that allows customer interaction without the person actually being there. Ex. Drive through and internet order forms </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Leading Brands <ul><li>Micros system software </li></ul><ul><li>Wincor Nixdorf </li></ul><ul><li>Radiant Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Verifone </li></ul>
  11. 12. References <ul><li>WWW.Wikipedia.org </li></ul><ul><li>WWW.Wisegeek.com </li></ul>

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