Free Pilot point-of-sale software? Sounds too good to be true? Well, it’s not!
Mercantile Bank, a business bank inspired by entrepreneurs, understands that business owners like restaurateurs require a dynamic level of service. Because Pilot possesses the same mindset, we are partnering with Mercantile to make you an offer you can’t refuse.
Cape Town is well known for its eclectic eateries, panoramic views and vibrant markets. Now, after months of construction, there is a venue that combines these elements. Located on Regent Road, those who enjoy the Sea Point lifestyle of the Mother City will appreciate Mojo Market, an industrial chic food and lifestyle market that’s open seven days a week.
With all the PoS technology options available to restaurants, finding the right one can be a challenge. It was Bill Gates who said: “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.” By this reasoning, you should choose a PoS system that ensures your technology works in your favour, and not against you.
The right technology can help a passable establishment become a great one, and point of sale (PoS) software heads the list of essentials for success. PoS software provides the benefit of complete visibility and control of the restaurant’s operations, while speeding up order processing and optimising patrons’ experience. In How I Met Your Mother, Ted and the gang’s adventures would either start, come to a head, or wind down at a cafe, eatery or pub – their regular haunt being MacLaren’s Pub, where they had a designated booth.
With a reach that expands across local borders, Pilot has been around for a while. Since the early 1990s to be exact. During this time we have continually improved our offering and adapted to industry changes, all the while growing alongside our loyal customers. As the leading provider of sophisticated and advanced point of sale solutions in South Africa, it only makes sense that our clients would be some of the leading establishments in the restaurant and hospitality industry. This case study takes a look at three leading restaurants and why they prefer Pilot PoS software.
If you’ve ever been to Spur, you’ll know it’s a franchise where every restaurant functions like a well-oiled machine. However, as an ex-Spur waitress, I can tell you that all isn’t as it seems. Even though the steaks are always flame-grilled to perfection, the onion rings are always delectable, the drinks are always ice cold and the servers are always smiling and eager for a perky birthday song, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes that you don’t know about.
Managing your finances is one of those inescapable tasks. We all want our businesses to run smoothly, but balancing the books often seems like the last thing you’re in the mood for after a hard day’s work. Unfortunately, if you’re not paying enough attention to the cash flow in your establishment, you run the risk of having to close your doors. If only there was a way to simplify your accounting duties... Thankfully, the power of integration offered by intuitive point of sale solutions lets you control your finances along with your business. By continuously tracking the flow of cash in your restaurant, integrating your PoS with accounting software saves you time, effort and improves the overall efficiency of your financial management.
Time management seems to be the underlying factor that either makes or breaks a restaurant. Until you can manage time, you will not be able to manage anything else. Your processes, table turnaround time, food delivery time, employee shifts and just about everything that’s vital to a successful establishment relies heavily on the careful time management of your restaurant employees and their shifts.