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Likelihood to Recommend

Clover

Clover is perfect for restaurants, as well as any customer-facing company (whether a restaurant or other retail, etc.) that has multiple employees thanks to its shift management. Clover is great when you are trying out different promotional offers and discounts as well, such as happy hours at restaurants. It is less appropriate for a small business with very few employees, or a sole proprietorship, which might not use all the extra features Clover has to offer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SessionM

SessionM is ideal for enterprise restaurants, brands, and organizations to build and drive loyal behaviors via technology platforms. They've built their system via robust APIs integrations, but are now diving into a white label app system that allows smaller brands (100 units+) to utilize their incredible technology in their own brand, as opposed to just bigger players. They're the best at what they do.
Ali Rauch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Clover

  • User experience
  • Payment transactions
  • Customer support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SessionM

  • Using data science to determine guest tendencies and actions: their system is incredibly smart and tracks historical actions to guess/estimate future actions, and creating programs to influence those actions.
  • Integrated communication platforms to speak to all of our guests within various tactics—email, push notifications, text messages, in-app messages, etc.
  • Loyalty management & CRM: creating and managing a program that runs consistently across the system.
Ali Rauch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Clover

  • The setup of the app could use some improvement.
  • I feel like the app is a little confusing to navigate.
  • This may be difficult for older users who are not as comfortable or savvy in an app setting.
Ashley Beal | TrustRadius Reviewer

SessionM

  • Some improvement could be made on their integrations process with all platforms (olo, monkey media, etc.).
Ali Rauch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Clover

Clover 9.3
Based on 3 answers
There are numerous aspects to Clover's usability: the usability of their point of sale systems, the usability of their CRM and web dashboards, and the technical side of integrating with other third-party services. All are top tier. Clover's usability is excellent and I have never had a problem figuring out how to use their services at any level. The POS system has a very low barrier to entry and an easy learning curve for newcomers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SessionM

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Clover

Clover 8.3
Based on 3 answers
We rarely have problems, but when we do, they are major and the system becomes unusable. While Customer Support does eventually respond and fix the issue, they can take a long time. If a major problem occurs on a weekend during the dinner rush, it can be catastrophic to sales and customer returns.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SessionM

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Clover

Clover is great because they have their own equipment, but it would be nice to make it more mobile and use it on an app from anywhere. Sometimes we go to events and have to use Square, which is another great option. For small businesses I would definitely recommend using something like Square because it doesn't have the monthly fees, it is by transaction only.
Kirsten Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

SessionM

SessionM was light years ahead of Fishbowl, in the data science tendency assumptions that are built into the system, plus they don't offer an app for your brand to use. You'd have to employ a 3rd vendor to manage that. It's also important to note that SessionM sees ALL guests and POS content in the system, not just loyalty identified transactions.
Ali Rauch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Clover

  • Increased cashflow for clients
  • Small setup time
  • Robust
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SessionM

  • Our work with SessionM has been so incredibly impactful to our brand loyal guests, and the value they bring to our brand. For example, our loyal guests are worth $100+ more than our non-loyalty guests.
Ali Rauch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Clover

General

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

SessionM

General

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

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