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Score 7.5 out of 100
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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.
Daniel Csolak | TrustRadius Reviewer

TouchBistro

It works great for a small business where all the data entry and reporting and changes can be done in-house. Payroll is a piece of cake for a smaller business with Touch Bistro. It might not work as well for a larger business or a business that needs things done faster.
Robin Lilly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Aloha POS

  • Extremely user-friendly. The layout and simplicity of the program made for fast, accurate transactions. This was an easy system to learn for all of our users and made training a much more streamlined process.
  • Versatility - even in the largest of transactions, my options for payment were wide-ranging (from charging to house accounts to accepting check, cash, or card). My ability to update price keys and users was extremely helpful where other systems have proven to be difficult to navigate.
  • Great support. As we transitioned to newer versions of Aloha, we always had a great line of communication with customer support, and fast, friendly service.
Cameron Steele | TrustRadius Reviewer

TouchBistro

  • Easy to learn being iOS-based
  • Being cloud-based, your product mix, as well as your detailed modifier list, is available immediately
  • Able to access reports, sales, hours, etc. from mobile app
Jayelynn Willman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Aloha POS

  • Honestly, I have yet to have an issue with any of the functions of Aloha. The only thing that was a little complex was the end-of-day functions, (as we were a 24-hr casino) as if there were any open items, it would just auto-close these and that could get a little troublesome if I was behind in closing out checks. But I am not entirely sure if that was related to how our company itself was set up to run, not the actual Software.
NAKIA EPLEY | TrustRadius Reviewer

TouchBistro

  • There needs to be a way to stop TouchBistro from printing a customer copy every credit card transaction. Nobody wants this copy and I’m using double the amount of thermal paper
David Ayers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Aloha POS

Aloha POS 5.0
Based on 1 answer
There were a lot of instances where I had to call back or a problem wasn't resolved, specifically with Aloha loyalty.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TouchBistro

TouchBistro 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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
Robin Lilly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Aloha POS

Micros POS comes to mind as another point of sale system that I've had a terrible experience with. From bland presentation, unintuitive software, to clunky and malfunctioning hardware. The units would crash, slow, down, and the touch screens were unresponsive. It was a simple order and fire system, lacking the complexities of Aloha's course system and elaborate payment screen.
Daniel Csolak | TrustRadius Reviewer

TouchBistro

We have not used other products, but when researching other products, the TouchBistro interface seemed much more user-friendly and that is why we selected TouchBistro.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Aloha POS

  • Positive: Assists in inventory tracking through sales.
  • Positive: Quick closeout option. Our business operates on a timed experience and the quick closeout option helps us get checkouts to guests quicker during tight turnovers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TouchBistro

  • Planning from previous dates.
  • On the go reporting in order to cut staff when slow.
  • Negative to rely on internet connection.
  • Negative to have to rely on updates from Apple.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Aloha POS

General

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

TouchBistro

General

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

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