Going Mobile with your point-of-sale can be a great option because it can help solve some very big problems at a lower cost! Let’s look at the pros and cons of using a mobile point-of-sale at your facility.
Lower Upfront Cost
If you are currently accepting bids for point-of-sale systems, the difference you are going to notice right away is cost. Mobile systems have low monthly rates and allow you to use your own device because mobile software is web-based. As long as you have a solid internet connection, you’re good to go!
Easy to Use and Set Up
Mobile systems have an intuitive design that tend to make it easier to set up, learn, and manage. If you are limited in time, mobile is worth exploring. While the expectations for training and setup of an enterprise system is typically 90 days, with a simpler mobile product you could be up and running well before that.
No Expensive Servers, Database, or IT Management Required
When you go mobile with your point-of-sale, all your data is stored in the cloud, further reducing hardware and IT management costs. Enterprise software often requires servers, networking, and/or the purchase of an annual support package to help you maintain your system.
Minimal Support Required
You might take into consideration the ease of set-up and maintenance for a mobile point-of-sale too. The odds that you will need technical support is low so support for mobile software usually amounts to little more than access to an online help portal. Typically, for mobile software there is little to no telephone support.
With Mobile You’re Always Up-to-Date
When you choose to go mobile, your software is always updated. No paying for updates with a mobile point-of-sale. Simply log on and you’re ready to go!