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Aloha POS

15 Ratings

Aloha POS

15 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 101

Avero Slingshot

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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Aloha POS

Restaurants and bars are what I believe to be the best place to utilize the Aloha POS system. We primarily use it for bar orders, as our restaurant is prepaid buffet with cash bar. Because we only use it for drinks, it keeps the screen options to a minimum making it easier to navigate for our bartenders and servers.
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Avero Slingshot

If you need to have a visual front end for anything that is not hard to set up then this is the product to use. It does require someone with some coding knowledge but if you don't [have that] I am sure support can help as needed. The 2-factor authentication is great once we went live.
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Pros

  • Time Clock
  • Server/Bartender Check Outs
  • Ease of use
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  • Saved Reports
  • Comparison Reports
  • Support
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Cons

  • Customizing receipt settings, such as messages to be printed on receipts, seemed to be one feature that was lacking throughout the time that I used Aloha.
  • A more detailed error message that does not simply provide a code, but also potential troubleshooting tips or a general category under which the error falls.
  • The Aloha server was frequently down at a couple of our locations for the entirety of my tenure. The problems would always be resolved quickly, but not without phone calls to our support team, or the Aloha support line.
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  • Once it is set up it's a bit cumbersome to tweak some of the canned reports.
  • Change colors in theme.
  • Secure log in during testing.
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Alternatives Considered

The simplicity of Aloha is something that I will always speak highly of - Conqueror cannot compare in that regard. However, Conqueror is something that was designed as an all-in-one system for bowling, food and beverage, and many other things. The fact that it is all-encompassing, and is very easy to customize, sets it apart from Aloha in the environment I am currently in. I love the functionality of Aloha, and believe it is a much better training tool than anything else I have used.
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Overall reviews and after speaking to several companies using Avero it was the clear choice. We looked at many more than just the couple we reviewed but those 2 we narrowed down due to similar cost and features. Slingshot was just easier to understand and implement into our environment.
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Return on Investment

  • This was used in a large company, so the ability to use the same POS throughout the company surely saved money, and allowed the company to be fully aware of forthcoming updates.
  • The primary use was in a traditional restaurant setting, and I still have not found a more cost-effective POS system, that is this user-friendly.
  • The ability to track our sales and labor numbers on the back end was invaluable in running a smart and responsible business.
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  • Increased our business 3x since we added a dashboard
  • Less need for staffing for manual reports
  • Mobile view is amazing!
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Pricing Details

Aloha POS

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

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