Agilysys InfoGenesis vs. TouchBistro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Agilysys InfoGenesis
Score 5.9 out of 10
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InfoGenesis POS is a point-of-sale software solution with features such as empower your business and Apple Pay integration.N/A
TouchBistro
Score 2.8 out of 10
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TouchBistro is a complete mobile POS solution on the iPad for the restaurant industry. It allows users to manage reservations, view the menu, take orders and review sales reports with a few simple touches. Instead of servers repeatedly moving between customers and terminals for order management, servers can remain with customers and instantly submit orders to the kitchen and bar. Servers no longer need to write down an order and then enter it into a distant terminal. TouchBistro's single entry…
$25
per month
Pricing
Agilysys InfoGenesisTouchBistro
Editions & Modules
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Gift Cards
$25
per month
Online Ordering
$50
per month
POS License
$69
per month
Reservations
$229
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Agilysys InfoGenesisTouchBistro
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Agilysys InfoGenesisTouchBistro
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(1 ratings)
2.7
(13 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Agilysys InfoGenesisTouchBistro
Likelihood to Recommend
Agilysys
The terminals themselves don't seem to be well designed and have the appearance of being put together with off-the-shelf components. Hiding cables can be challenging. The design is slim and svelte enough, but it has the appearance of being more fragile (although it doesn't appear be particularly so). These terminals are best when left in a single location, at least in our implementation as switching revenue centers requires IT involvement.
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TouchBistro
For a small business like ours, it works very well, is very user friendly, but the cost to add more tablets so that we can keep one at the bar, one on the interior dining area and one on the outside dining area is difficult as they have to be iPads, and there is an additional cost to add another tablet for use on the floor
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Pros
Agilysys
  • Screen layout/design for various outlets is pretty good and also flexible.
  • There are several modules that interact with the platform, making integration easier.
  • Stability in the environment is very good and we have very little downtime with the terminals.
  • Management of multiple outlets is excellent and there are a lot of options.
  • Add-on/value add features are robust.
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TouchBistro
  • The best thing about Touch Bistro is how user friendly it is! Works just like an iPhone. My younger employees hardly need any training on it.
  • Touch Bistro is very easy to set up and to maintain on a daily basis. Putting in my specific products and ingredients was simple. Adding modifiers, pricing and descriptions was simple enough. We have specials that change daily and updating the system in the morning is fast and easy.
  • Employees can clock in and out with Touch Bistro. Inventory can be tracked and updated.
  • Running reports is important in my business. Touch Bistro allows me to easily track my sales, for any period of time. I can easily find the numbers I need to pay my sales tax or do payroll. With just a few clicks I can compare my sales from month to month or year to year.
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Cons
Agilysys
  • Integration with rGuest Seat is terrible, and it's a companion product. This definitely never lived up to its promise.
  • The boot process for the terminals is long and ridiculously unprofessional looking. There are some sloppy defaults for the boot process and the initial setup is needlessly complicated.
  • Shift management is confusing for staff, particularly when signing out at the end of a shift. Would like to see more work on this area.
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TouchBistro
  • Online ordering can not be added on to once the customer arrives, can’t edit or change anything once placed
  • Slow speed to place next order, and syncing with debit machines
  • Frustrating that screen needs to be closed until payment goes through, hard in a very busy restaurant
  • New updates always cause glitches in the system. The last update I now have drinks printing to my kitchen that never did before.
  • Admin and servers not being able to do printouts
  • Discounts not displaying on day printouts
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Support Rating
Agilysys
Support is hit or miss with this platform. If you get a tech that knows the system, the experience is excellent. There have been more instances of escalated tickets going unanswered, which I deem unacceptable. Even if the answer is "I don't know" or "we can't do that" I expect an answer. Contrast this with VMware, who will file a bug report if they can't resolve the immediate issue and then will follow up with you. When it comes to IG support, I don't have confidence that they'll pursue a concern very far and they've been lax with follow-up
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TouchBistro
First of all, I hardly ever need support for Touch Bistro, that’s how well it works. In the very instances over the years where I did need to call, customer support was easily accessible and fast and accurate with their responses
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Alternatives Considered
Agilysys
InfoGenesis had a great implementation team and worked with us closely on the rollout to ensure minimal disruption. Micros terminals had better design overall and looked like they'd have lasted for 100 years, but Oracle was not fun to work with. IG's reporting options have made our Finance people happy as well. We were concerned with multiple integrations on the platform it replaced, but all of these turned out to be non-issues and we were able to work with IG staff to get what we wanted out of it. I'd prefer the hardware to be thought out more thoroughly, as it's weak in appearance by comparison despite being very usable.
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TouchBistro
Harbortouch has a very robust POS system however it has issues that we do not seem to have with TouchBistro. One of the issues with Harbortouch is if the internet goes down, the credit card reader will not work and actually lock of the POS system causing extra customer wait times while their food is getting cold. TouchBistro's system will still capture the card info even when the internet is down and process it when the internet is working again
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Return on Investment
Agilysys
  • Our previous platform required more than occasional love and care and was hard to develop solutions for. InfoGenesis terminals don't have a lot of trouble in operation, which leads to more uptime and happy customers.
  • I previously mentioned rGuest Seat integration. We never got this to work as promised and got different answers from different resources when asked the same question.
  • Server sprawl began almost immediately. We went from a two server design to five in the end and still have occasional problems with kitchen printers.
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TouchBistro
  • The software is easy to understand and use
  • We could not find a case for the iPads that would also fit the third party card reader so we went without. This resulted in card readers breaking off in the charging port rendering the iPad useless.
  • Reports were available in real time, so it was extremely easy to see sales and make quick decisions.
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