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Likelihood to Recommend

Aloha POS

Aloha POS is well suited for any kind of full-service restaurant, from high volume establishments to low volume, intimate fine dining settings. The universality to the system makes it an asset for any operation. I don't see much need for Aloha POS when it comes to fast casual, or fast food establishments, as Aloha POS is geared more toward constant communication and planning between the front of house service and back of house prep. For counter service, I believe this would be underutilized, and these establishments would be fine with a simpler service.
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Revel Systems

It is very well suited for a one or two location operation. When we got up into the 7 venues and the high volume of sales/traffic, is where things started to get a little jumbled up. The scanning functions and UPC generation is very effective when dealing with keeping track of 7 locations. The "open check" feature is a BIG problem for us, as orders would be made, but the system allowed you to go onto the next order without collecting payment for the previous
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Pros

  • The setup and ease of use is a huge plus to me. It is very clearly organized, supports high volume use, and gives us a lot of options as servers, to keep track of our schedules, sales, tips received, and tips paid out.
  • One cool function that I like is the recipes function. We had ours set up to where if you held down the button of the item you are questioning, for example, if I needed to look up the liquors in the long island iced tea, then it would display the recipe that I am looking for. Saves a LOT of time when you are busy or need an answer quick for a customer. This IS a function that has to be set up with the initial setup, from the back end, which I wasn't a part of but it was great having it available to us for food and drink menu items.
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  • Customizable
  • Dependable
  • Always improving
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Cons

  • Clunky
  • Outdated
  • Reporting functionality is limited.
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  • I don't have many complaints
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Revel Systems9.0
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We have put an incredible amount of time into the set up, organization and clean up of this product. Now that it is working and flowing a little better, it would be inconvenient and potentially a bad move if we were to go anywhere else now.
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Usability

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Revel Systems7.0
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It can be a bit difficult at the beginning but gets easier as long as you are taking advantage of Revel University, Help, and Customer Service when you get stuck
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Revel Systems9.0
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I nave never had an unpleasant or unkind rep, and when the couple that couldn't help me, they immediately went to others that found the answers and assistance that we were looking for
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Implementation

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Revel Systems7.0
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Not for this one
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Alternatives Considered

Aloha is much better than Revel and MICROS. Revel is not set up to handle very large volume of transactions & use. Aloha has many more features than the other two, with more thorough reports, etc. I personally have used ALOHA at several restaurants through the years, but I have never been a part of the implementation process.
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I personally was not part of the process when Revel was decided on, but I did have the whole process of setup and clean up of things. Overall, it is a good product, solid, and has so many features that I didn't even get to dive into because it just wasn't applicable to our company. :-) What is very important is that no matter what day of the week, or what time of the night, if there was something that I could not figure out, there was always customer service and also the Revel University. This is an AWESOME feature that gives the users any possible information and instruction on how set up, fix, troubleshoot, and every last how-to thing you can think of. Super useful
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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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  • Huge ROI, we took time to implement and customize our interface and it now saves us loads of time.
  • We have almost endless data to look back on and help make business decisions
  • It's easy to train, which reduces labor.
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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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Revel Systems

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