Thursday, January 26, 2012
Undeniably, bar managers and employees are both busy with their tasks. The bar managers need to manage the business’ processes, sales transactions, employee’s performance, stock inventory, and many more. Meanwhile, bar employees should take and serve orders of customers, input order details, and answer their concerns and questions. To make all business transactions really fast, bar owners should invest on a bar software that will help them out in every aspect of the business processes. An accurate bar software for POS helps the business to gain more profit through easier billing and ordering procedure. It is also important to have a system that could link up with the accounting department so that bookkeeping of facility will be much easier.
There are a lot of companies which produce top quality bar point of sales software. You should then select the best system that offers an easy-to-use interface, cost-effective price, and easier implementation process. One of the leading bar POS software providers is H&L Australia. They create IT solutions that will surely make customers happy and satisfied with all the transactions provided by the bar. Some of the point of sales products they offer include handheld POS, IPAD POS, touchscreen POS, floor plans and table maps, delivery and take away, label printing, online reservations, till balancing, remote menu maintenance, and a whole lot more. The system will generate extensive reports that will enable bar owners to view their business sales and stocks inventory.
For further details regarding the bar point of sale solution provided by H&L Australia, feel free to call them at 1800 778 340.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Bar staff often do their work without a direct supervision that would sometimes lead to liquor waste and theft which can be very hard to detect. Spillage, over pours, and waste are some of the ongoing problems that can mess up any liquor inventory. The liquor inventory loss can cause a big difference in the profit of a busy bar.
Fortunately, there is now a bar inventory management system that can help measure every ounce of alcohol that flows from the container, every day, every minute. In this way, hotel, bar and restaurant owners can certainly bring down any possibility of wasting liquor.
Fast, accurate, easy to use and invisible to the consumer, the entire system can usually be interfaced with the tailor made bar software. It offers bar owners with a real time report as well as the visibility of the actual inventory and the stock movements.
The typical benefits of a bar software are the following:
● The point of sale system can easily track the pour costs, flow in contrast to the sales, trends and its brand performance
● The software can help staff keep drink sizes at a constant amount.
● The software offers bar owners a better record keeping of alcohol dispensing for risk reduction
● It accurately tracks data every day, every hour and every minute.
● The software can actually drill down to the exact time and location of each variance
● The software can compare every ounce of alcohol dispensed to the point of sale records
● The software has easy integration with CCTV to link variances to the actual images of customers and staff
● It can assess pour costs and receive precise profit and loss information on a day to day basis.
● The bar software can receive accurate variance analysis and alerts a PC or mobile. It can also set automated alerts in a store both on regional and corporate levels
● The software can also check and provide liquor suppliers with reports on a brand’s performance as well as it can remove the need for manual stock takes
To purchase bar software, call H&L Australia at 1800 778 340
Thursday, January 19, 2012
While your old and conventional cash register has done its part in making your check out process smooth, there are far more various operations that a POS system can do. These are tasks which are impossible for a cash register to do. To know whether a POS system is for you, here are some comparison you should think about.
Cash Register vs. POS Software
Compared to the POS system, a cash register cannot tell you your actual profits for any given day. What it can only tell you is that you have $400 in your drawer but a POS can tell you that you have $400 and that $300 of which is your profit.
Telling you how much money you have in your drawer is perhaps the only thing that a cash register can do. However, with a POS software, you will know that you have sold 146 cans of soda, sold 36 shots of vodka as well as tell you that you have used 3 shots of tequila for your concoctions. The POS can also tell you that you have 50 cans of soda, 3 bottles of vodka and 2 more bottles of tequila left in your shelf. With these data, you will be able to determine which stocks are low and can avoid overstocking or understocking.
Floor Plans and Table Maps
A POS system can also help you see the status of the customer’s order at any of your tables. You can also view the drinks or concoctions that has been served. This will allow you to shorten turnaround time which will surely please your clients. Also, this will allow you to direct new customers to a vacant table without having to run all over the bar.
These are just three of the operations that can be automated with a POS system. There are more. Investing in a bar point of sale solution can also help improve the following:
● Speed of service
● Accuracy of orders
● Security of cash handling
● accurate and fast Sales reporting
● Theft reduction
● Increased sales
● Control over discounts and promotions
● Tracking food & beverage usage
● Tracking sales & performance
● Tracking menu item performance
● Streamlining your accounting processes
Find out more on how a bar POS system can help your bar maximise its gross profits by calling the leading system developers, H&L Australia at 1800 778 340
Or you can also log on to http://www.barsoftware.com.au/
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
So if you are really serious in running a bar on your own, you have to start planning the basic operations necessary in a bar. This is really important to be able to meet the demands of your customers specially during peak hours. You need to have the right system so that you can easily monitor the ongoing transactions, and at the same time you can interact with your customers.
For you to do all these, you need to install a bar POS system to have a full control in your business even if you are busy interacting with your customers. In this way, you do not have to worry about the overpouring of beverages as well as the efficiency of your staff to serve your customers.
For them to work well, these bar POS systems should perfectly fit the kind of bar operations you have. So it is important for you to consult to the experts in this field like the H&L Australia. They can help you choose the right software for your business.
The H&L Australia has this point of sale solution to every business like bars. This makes business transactions fast and highly efficient. This bar point of sale solution has products that include the Flow Control, Floor plans & Table Maps which are highly needed in bars.
The Flow Control will help you track the amount of dispensed beverages in a certain period by simply installing a flow control meter and an inline lock. This ensures that there is no overpouring of beverages. So you can readily monitor the overall operation in dispensing the right amount of beverages.
The Floor plans & Table Maps on the other hand will show you the visual status of the tables in a certain area or section as it will allow you to make table turns easily without running over to all areas of your bar.
H&L Australia’s bar point of sale solution products will definitely enhance your business operations and will eventually lead to the increase of your profit.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Operating a bar or a similar business can be stressful especially if your exerted much effort and you only get minimal results. Of course, it takes business savvy skills and acumen to succeed in a risk-laden enterprises but also with the help of technology. A business owner or manager like you can maximise whatever gains you have made and make it work for you in the long run. A bar software is one of these recent technological innovations that you can use to your own advantage.
There have been many good things said about a POS system for bars. It can help streamline business operations like recording sales and transactions, balancing financial statements, displaying invoice history and sales history, accurate reporting, setting and changing prices among many other financial operations. Thus, using a POS system saves money, time and manpower. It is not just true for bars and pubs but for all types of business enterprises. In fact, more and more businesses are adopting to a POS-driven business operation.
However, few have discovered another great asset of a POS system and that is: understanding consumers' behaviour. That is because a POS system also records pertinent information about your customers which are stored in a central database along with all the necessary data (sales, invoice, inventory, etc.) of your business. These customer’s information include name, address and contact numbers.
You, as the bar owner or manager, can view these information as often as possible and you will then learn many things. For instance, do many of your old-time customers keep coming back to your bar? How many of them have you retained on a regular basis? How many new customers are you pulling in a day (or night)?
By analysing these things, you will be able to know if your business appeals to your targeted customers. If you think your business is not doing well with your clienteles, then fixing the underlying problems will be highly favourable. In this way, you are increasing your bar's appeal to your customers with the help of bar pos software.
For further information on bar POS, contact H&L Australia at 1800 778 340
Thursday, January 12, 2012
It is very important for bar owners and managers to keep abreast with the rising complexities in the industry. To succeed in streamlining business operations while reducing costs at every turn, a bar software is a necessity for every bar owner or manager.
It can be effortlessly setup in a bar and can be operated easily. Using a point of sale system, bar owners and managers can audit trails, commissions and inventory, set pricing, record customers' details and record transactions with precision. Thus, effectively eliminating any errors typical in a data entry process.
On top of that, many bar POS systems provides real-time inventory capabilities such as an online database where bar owners and managers can get valuable information 24/7. They can monitor cash register totals, sales history, invoice history, best selling items, and flowcharts among other things.
Today, another trend going on in many bars and hospitality businesses is the use of wireless point of sale system. This comprises of a base station wirelessly connected to a centralised server to make orders and payments accurate and fast. What is good with a wireless point of sale system is that it can be placed anywhere within the range of a wireless network. it is also handy, so it takes less time and effort to operate.
Another emerging trend in the POS industry is the integration of mobile technology. Building on a wireless POS infrastructure, mobile POS provides payment options anytime, anywhere. This comes as no surprise as smartphones are fundamentally changing the landscape of computing nowadays.
Aside from the fact that using a POS software regardless of the platform (mobile, wireless or the conventional POS) streamlines much of the business operation, it can also retain old-time customers. That is because a POS system is efficient and works fast making the consumer’s experience smooth and trouble-free. Undeniably, it is the main reason why they keep coming back to that certain business establishment like a bar.
More than that, the underlying reason why many bars are using a bar software is because of the savings in money, time and manpower.
For further information on bar software, contact H&L Australia at 1800 778 340