How to Choose the Right POS System for Your Business

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Ask Yourself One Question to Find POS Systems for Sage 100 and Acumatica

 

Back in the day, it used to be difficult and costly to accept credit cards at your business. Not only did the darn POS systems at the time require constant connectivity, they also cost quite a bit to purchase and maintain. And they didn’t do much except run payments for you. Yawn.

Thank goodness, things have changed! Get the updates on today’s POS systems and find out the one-question method to selecting your perfect solution with this handy guide from ISM.

The One-Question Method to Determine Your Ideal POS System

No matter what type of business you run, there’s a POS system out there that’s right for you. Whether you need a mobile-ready powerhouse or a swiveling countertop beauty, today’s point of sale solutions help drive your business forward by providing a wide range of functionality.

In fact, there’s so much variety and capability in today’s systems that it can be hard to make a decision between all the great solutions.

Luckily, you can narrow down that vast range of choices by asking yourself one critical question:

What’s Your Biggest Worry?

This may seem like a strange question to ask, but it’s extremely important. Since you’re looking for a new POS system for Sage 100 or Acumatica, that means your old one has fallen short of your expectations. When searching for a new point of sale solution, you’ll want to make sure your selection offers the flexibility you need with the robust power your growing business deserves.

These are some of the top features that business owners today look for in POS:

  • ‘Round the clock support

Have you ever missed out on sales due to system errors in your POS? Get instant support any time of the day or night with Lightspeed or Exatouch, both of which excel with 24/7 customer assistance.

  • Simple set up

If you can’t afford for your business payment processing system to be down for a single second, you’ll enjoy Clover Mini, which provides instant out-of-the-box performance. Another easy-as-pie setup choice is Exatouch, which offers hassle-free setup configurations.

  • Easy, reliable backups

Ever lost customer payment data due to a power failure or network failure? You probably don’t ever want that to happen again. From the easy local backup of Exatouch to the anywhere / anytime cloud backup of Lightspeed, you can ensure that your data stays safe, no matter what.

  • Scalability

Not sure how many locations you’ll have in a year? Expecting to hire a large number of employees? With a cloud-based solution like Lightspeed, you’ll know you can always add more users, locations, or POS terminals so your business grows at just the right speed.

  • Duplicate data entry

Supplying multiple locations from a single Sage 100 or Acumatica ERP can make your back end inventory management simpler, but compiling POS data back in to a single ERP requires error-prone, time-consuming duplicate data entry. Unless you have ERP-integrated POS software like FusionPOS.

  • Mobility

Don’t let your location hold back your sales. Sell items of any price, increase your customer base, and take custom orders on the go with smartphone-ready swipe and dip payments from Clover Go or Lightspeed.

  • Customer relationship management

Customer loyalty programs offer critical marketing opportunities for your business, but tracking them by hand creates a hassle for your customers and your employees. Build customer relationships and improve your sales figures with customer relationship tools included in Exatouch, Lightspeed, and FusionPOS.

  • Business insight, reports, and inventory purchasing data

Transferring data from your POS system to spreadsheets is a pain in the neck, especially when you have to combine a bunch of reports in order to determine seasonal sales trends or customer sales figures. Lightspeed, Exatouch, FusionPOS, and Clover each provide unique intelligence and reporting tools that help you run your business with greater efficiency.

  • Employee management

Tracking commissions for employees or remedying payment mistakes takes a lot of work when your POS doesn’t offer employee management tools. If you've been managing all that employee data yourself, you’ll appreciate the flexibility of Clover—which even helps with payroll and timesheets—as well as Exatouch and Lightspeed, which both offer a range of staff-friendly options.

Running a Business Is Hard. Accepting Payments Should Be Easy.

These days, it’s easier than ever to collect credit card payments on low-cost, ultraportable devices that are easy to set up and breeze to maintain and support. In fact, you have so many great options that it can be hard to choose the right one. That’s why ISM is here to help you choose the right system for your needs.

 

Contact ISM today to find the best-fit POS system for your growing Sage 100 or Acumatica business.