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  • John Freeman wrote:

    Carl Holzhauer wrote:

    What is the use case?

    Restaurant. We have around 55 locations with around 3-4 registers per location.

    I'm unfamiliar with the restaurant oriented POS brands, but the big players are compatible for all retail/service industries. I know I've used micros in a fast-food environment, but I'd still say get a quote from or at least look at NCR. Other than that I'm only familiar with the little players like square and such.

    edit: also NCR has a pretty awesome all-in-one piece of hardware. totally solid state including cooling and is spill proof as well.

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    • Agreed with Carl. We're a sporting goods store and are transitioning away from Celerant for NCR Counterpoint. I'd recommend counterpoint if you're over 10-15 employees. If you're under or around that point there's more options for a "simpler" POS for smaller companies, anywhere from square to lightspeed. 

      Just my 2cents though. Let me know if you have any more questions.

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    • My experience with POS systems is that they are often very locked down and installed by a 3rd party vendor who knows nothing about how networks work and often freak out at the installation of software on their systems.

      That and the fact they love to use unmanaged switches to connect their equipment

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    • pgeric wrote:

      My experience with POS systems is that they are often very locked down and installed by a 3rd party vendor who knows nothing about how networks work and often freak out at the installation of software on their systems.

      That and the fact they love to use unmanaged switches to connect their equipment

      eh, we own all of our hardware and it's just a java app installed on whatever machine you want. You may be thinking of POS hardware direct from vendor though. Also no way in hell, would I let a POS company do my networking. That's asking for trouble. 

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    • Carl Holzhauer wrote:

      What is the use case?

      Restaurant. We have around 55 locations with around 3-4 registers per location.

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    • John Freeman wrote:

      Carl Holzhauer wrote:

      What is the use case?

      Restaurant. We have around 55 locations with around 3-4 registers per location.

      I'm unfamiliar with the restaurant oriented POS brands, but the big players are compatible for all retail/service industries. I know I've used micros in a fast-food environment, but I'd still say get a quote from or at least look at NCR. Other than that I'm only familiar with the little players like square and such.

      edit: also NCR has a pretty awesome all-in-one piece of hardware. totally solid state including cooling and is spill proof as well.

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    • Bweber93 wrote:

      John Freeman wrote:

      Carl Holzhauer wrote:

      What is the use case?

      Restaurant. We have around 55 locations with around 3-4 registers per location.

      I'm unfamiliar with the restaurant oriented POS brands, but the big players are compatible for all retail/service industries. I know I've used micros in a fast-food environment, but I'd still say get a quote from or at least look at NCR. Other than that I'm only familiar with the little players like square and such.

      edit: also NCR has a pretty awesome all-in-one piece of hardware. totally solid state including cooling and is spill proof as well.

      Just looking at a glance it looks like it'll do the trick. I'll look into this more. Thanks!

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