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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Lightspeed Retail

Lightspeed is well suited for many applications and has the power to accommodate a small business or a large business with lots of items. I am not sure where it would be less appropriate to use it because it works well in my application here at the liquor store. It gives great flexibility to many types of businesses.
Bret Birdsong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maitre'D

Maitre'D is great in a shop where multiple terminals are needed. Servers and Bartenders can use any terminal they are near (there are some exceptions, but that is up to the location to make terminals tied to people or not).

On the other hand, a small single terminal shop would be a good fit for Maitre'D, there are much less expensive options for the smaller need.
Robert Kaskel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Lightspeed Retail

  • Inventory management: it's not great but it's the best in class. Think "the least bad option."
  • Sales: it works well here, but don't use their payments system. It's overpriced and doesn't offer chip/pin.
  • Reporting: if you buy the advanced reporting package, it can work well, but is still limited, as all canned reports are.
Jeremy Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maitre'D

  • Maitre'd allows us to use their Broadcaster module to push product and pricing updates to all five of our regions, simplifying product rollout and updates.
  • The program is versatile and allows for integration with loyalty and online ordering systems, however that does require some advanced technical knowledge to properly execute.
  • The program is easy to learn from a cashier and management standpoint, new hires can get up to speed quickly which helps minimize required training time and ultimately labor hours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Lightspeed Retail

  • I feel it needs the ability to charge a "restocking fee"
  • I would also like to be notified ahead of time before updates are made
  • The work flow when using the "pin before each sale" feature could be a little cleaner
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maitre'D

  • Maitre'D could make better use of pick lists, especially when it comes to the delivery and take-out orders. The interface is out-dated and feels awkward and needlessly cumbersome.
  • When a problem (bug) is discovered, I would like to see better and more rapid response from the company.
  • Major improvements are slow to happen. I am on the same major version as I started with 7 years ago and I believe there are customers still using the prior version. This seems like too long for a company to allow old versions to live and must force them to support too many different variations. This situation has to detract from the company to develop new and better capabilities.
  • Access to raw data is not possible, custom reports are not available. I consider this a major drawback. Entering a lot of new items, or changing a lot of item information is painful. Changes are made item by item, no bulk edits. For example, let's say I want to increase the price of beer by $1 and I have 50 types of beers, I will need to modify 50 individual items, that is easily more than an hour's work.
Robert Kaskel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Lightspeed Retail

Lightspeed Retail 6.6
Based on 3 answers
I gave the rating of a 9 because ninety percent of the time when I talk to their support they're very helpful.One of the only real issues I have is there are times where the queue will be 7-9 people deep. When you have an error you don't know how to fix, sometimes this is very troubling.But overall their support is usually quick and friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maitre'D

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Alternatives Considered

Lightspeed Retail

I searched through a few other POS systems however, lightspeed is the first and only that I have used. Because I can customize attributes for custom art projects they were my only option and for that reason we chose them.
Damon Gabriel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maitre'D

We have been on various versions of Maitre'd for about ten years now and came from conventional cash registers. Maitre'd obviously added tremendous value in that situation. As far as looking to the future goes, we have compared Maitre'd to various competitors and found our biggest knock on it is they haven't moved to a cloud model yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Lightspeed Retail

  • It has had a very positive impact on business. There have been fewer mistakes by clerks and therefore less money lost.
  • We have not had any instances of outage of the server. This was not the case with the last system we used.
Bret Birdsong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Maitre'D

  • My shop needs a POS to operate efficiently. We are too large to go manual, there would be way too many mistakes. Maitre'D is a good choice for our need.
  • The Berg liquor pouring control system has a native interface into Maitre'D and our return on investment was 4 or 5 months.
Robert Kaskel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Lightspeed Retail

General

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

Maitre'D

General

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

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