iVend Retail vs. Northstar Restaurant POS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
iVend Retail
Score 8.0 out of 10
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iVend Retail is a point-of-sale software solution with features such as stock management with handheld devices and SMS integration.N/A
Northstar Restaurant POS
Score 6.0 out of 10
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Custom Business Solutions (CBS) in Irvine, California offers Northstar, a restaurant dedicated point of sale system supporting all restaurants from quick serve to fine dining, as well as bars, cruises, and amusement parks.N/A
Pricing
iVend RetailNorthstar Restaurant POS
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Offerings
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iVend RetailNorthstar Restaurant POS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
iVend RetailNorthstar Restaurant POS
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User Ratings
iVend RetailNorthstar Restaurant POS
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
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6.0
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User Testimonials
iVend RetailNorthstar Restaurant POS
Likelihood to Recommend
CitiXsys
iVend Retail is very scalable, so can be used for small retailers, as well as multi-branch retailers. As the software is intuitive, training times are not extensive and allow a user to progress with other areas as they become familiar with the software. Any retailer will be familiar with the functions within a POS package, but there are many extra in iVend.
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Custom Business Solutions (CBS)
The Northstar Restaurant POS is the POS system specifically designed for Country Clubs. It works well in a Country Club scenario where things need to be customized to member preferences, and there are a large number of menu items. If there is a restaurant where the menu is simpler, without as much customization needed, the Northstar Restaurant POS may be a bit too large and cumbersome. The Northstar Restaurant POS is good for detail but not necessarily speed.
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Pros
CitiXsys
  • Recording sales
  • Stock management
  • Sales reporting
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Custom Business Solutions (CBS)
  • Very Customizable
  • Allows for a large number of items to be added
  • Same system can be used at multiple locations
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Cons
CitiXsys
  • Other ERP connections
  • Cross language support
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Custom Business Solutions (CBS)
  • Once an item is in the system it cannot be removed
  • Can be complicated on the back end if prices need adjusted
  • If you have a large customized menu, the tableside POS does function properly
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Alternatives Considered
CitiXsys
The alternatives in the market may be able to achieve some of what iVend does, but there is not an alternative around that can offer all options. iVend has POS, loyalty, ecom, passes, ERP and much more out of the box, without having to customise. This results in a low overall base cost.
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Custom Business Solutions (CBS)
I have not used any other restaurant POS systems. I have heard there are more robust restaurant POS systems available; however, very few of them are so customizable for our needs. Being a Country Club, our focus is on member service. Northstar Restaurant POS allows us to have a large number of menu items available so we can serve our members effectively.
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Return on Investment
CitiXsys
  • Low initial cost to implement
  • Omni channel at the centre
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Custom Business Solutions (CBS)
  • Northstar Restaurant POS has allowed us to track sales items, remove poor sellers, and add new items to keep our menu fresh.
  • We are able to easily adjust pricing to reflect current market trends.
  • We are able to do a mass price adjustment to our entire menu if necessary.
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