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Likelihood to Recommend

Aldelo POS

Aldelo POS is great for small to midsize single location restaurants. Unless you go with the cloud model you're limited to that. Aldelo is great for limited menus and places that do not track inventory in their POS. Once you go with a very large menu, be prepared to spend a lot of time getting it entered and working properly! Multiple stations are no problem and it runs well on older hardware too. Overall, a pretty solid system!
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square POS

I think that Square POS is pretty much the best thing going in terms of short term, pop up sales, or event marketing type situations. If you need to process payments quickly, assure customers that their data is being handled appropriately, and find a way to move your merchandise, Square is pretty great. I wouldn't think it would be as appropriate for a larger retailer—anything where you're handling hundreds of transactions at a time, or a day, I would look for something a little less 'start-upy'— if that makes sense.But for my use case, as an entertainment professional, where I'm frequently handling 20-50 transactions an evening, moving locations rapidly, and needing to be able to grab analytic data without resorting to a pen and paper—square is pretty much perfect.
Nathan Bowman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Aldelo POS

  • Reports: Live up to the minute data is something that any restaurant manager/owner wants. Aldelo does this well.
  • Backend store setup (for techs like me) is very easy once you know the system. Setting up the peripherals, station-specific settings and the like - all very easy and intuitive
  • Support: calling into support has always been a great experience, and perhaps the biggest sell point. I've even received help with expired support contracts. Their team is always at the ready to login or just offer the right advice driven solutions for the current support needs. Great job here!
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square POS

  • After you set a daily processing deadline time, charges processed by that time are deposited the next business day.
  • The reporting dash board looks overwhelming but that's because it has all of the the information that you've processed before. That was invaluable when we recently went to look at the detail on a two year old transaction and were able to find the information by ourselves.
  • The ability to use multiple devices is great. We can process charges on a computer, a tablet, or even a smartphone.
  • Receipts are automatically sent to the customer's preferred email or texted to their phone.
George Bounacos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Aldelo POS

  • Credit cards: we've all seen it with the EV revolution. Once that happened, using whatever merchant/payment processor went out the window. Aldelo - to my knowledge - only integrates directly with 4 processors. They need to add a lot more than that IMHO!
  • Menu setup/rollout: this can test even the most talented veterans. Depending on the menu and the modifiers - this can go easy or be an outright nightmare to setup. A more intuitive process is direly needed here.
  • Inventory: Well, none of my clients use it. Make it a value addon? Just get rid of it and leave to another solution? Inventory is a job I and of itself. Most restaurants I've dealt with are way too busy and shorthanded to do this properly anyway.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square POS

  • The cost of the hardware (specific scanners and receipt printers) was prohibitive for my company, and whilst we managed without them, they would have been nice to have. The range of scanners and printers that integrate with Square is small, so despite our devices' capabilities to read barcodes (we used ipads) and the Zebra receipt/label printers we had, we couldn't use either as the system wouldn't integrate with them.
  • Whilst Square's credit card reader is nifty in design, it's a bit small and lacking substance to have as a customer-facing reader so it really needs the dock the company offers. The dock is awkward to open to reset or pair the reader. We often found pairing the reader with the device running the system tricky and confusing, relying on pressing one button and then interpreting a sequence of lights that often caused confusion. The pairing process might have been clearer presented through the device rather than the reader.
  • Truly can't think of any more!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Aldelo POS

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Square POS

Square POS 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I don't really foresee anything being able to dislodge Square from our organization—we're not evangelists or anything like that—it's just the best solution we've found for our use case. Being able to quickly handle transactions from customers and then track all of those sales for analysis/bookkeeping later on.
Nathan Bowman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Aldelo POS

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Square POS

Square POS 9.5
Based on 10 answers
Once set up, Square POS is very easy to use. I feel it is a little too easy. Many other solutions have some layer of complexity to them but Square POS is pretty straightforward and this makes it the ideal POS solution in my opinion. If a solution can remove the barriers to use and allow end users to get on with their tasks without being slowed down, then it is a winner. This is what we were able to achieve with Square POS.
Nathan Sichilongo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Aldelo POS

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Square POS

Square POS 9.1
Based on 22 answers
Anytime I have had an issue (rarely) I contacted Square and it was fixed in a timely fashion. In all the years that I have been using Square I can say it has been quite reliable. Even when my developer was setting up my website and needed some assistance, he was always able to get answers quickly.
Yvonne Graber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Aldelo POS

From the list above Aloha POS would be the closest to a restaurant POS, it's actually a very good one. As with any software, it does the same basic things, and in all likeliness, this has improved as a platform. It's been a while since I used it, so I don't want to provide out of date info. I listed Counterpoint because I currently manage a busy retail store that uses CP and they are opening a second location that will add bar and restaurant-style services to the CP system. That said, CP is retail first but looks like it will handle the restaurant/bar side of things nicely. Hard to recommend this solution for anyone other than high (HIGH!) end retailers as the upfront and overtime costs can be big. I wouldn't recommend for restaurants.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square POS

Quickbooks GoPayment was not easy to integrate with its software. We were still having to manually import all transactions just to track the income. Square makes it easy to organize all the data at your fingertips and easy to download the info in different formats for easy import.
Kalyn Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Aldelo POS

  • Never been a loss to invest in Aldelo. It pays for itself very fast (software licensing).
  • If you do the hardware right it can get expensive and take a little longer to see the ROI. All in one touchscreens are pricey, especially for the better brands. The peripherals are specific too: thermal printers, specialized impact printers for the kitchen, etc. They all add up quickly.
  • The ability to monitor sales and adjust menus accordingly has to be priceless to an owner.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square POS

  • It has allowed us to do business around the country, quickly updated sales tax information and easy to take on the go. Does not require wifi or wired internet, we have been able to do much of our business with our smartphones. With no upfront investment (our initial square readers were free), Square POS has let us expand and grow our business as an easy solution to credit card sales.
  • As Square has grown and added features such as Square Invoicing, our business has been able to take advantage of them as we have grown. I know that Square is always looking to improve upon its services and that it will keep relevant as technology advances, keeping our ability to do business relevant as well.
Mary Bradley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Aldelo POS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Aldelo POS Editions & Modules

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Square POS

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Square POS Editions & Modules

Edition
Square Point of SaleFree
Each Transaction2.6% + $0.102
Square Reader for magstripe$103
Square Reader for contactless and chip$494
Square Stand for contactless and chip$165
Square Terminal$275
Square Register$396
  1. per transaction
  2. per each additional reader; first reader free
  3. per reader
  4. per month
  5. per 24 months
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