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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 4.3 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

Oracle Hospitality

To anyone in my industry, I would not recommend this to them. However, if they are just a restaurant or a bar, then, yes. I can recommend it. Micros is just a software version of an analog cash register. Its only purpose is to ring in items and take payments, that's it. And it does that very well. If you need Micros to interface with other software you're going to have a bad time. FECs should stay away but restaurants/bars should jump on it.
Matthew James | 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

Oracle Hospitality

  • Micros' hardware has above average longevity, so long as you don't have a touchscreen in the kitchen.
  • Micros has a number of companies that allow integration into the POS, allowing you to add on pieces as you see fit.
Aaron Langguth | 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

Oracle Hospitality

  • Difficult to learn "coding" screen setup.
  • Outdated back of house operating system.
  • Hardware space - We always seem to run out of space on our back of house computer due to the size of the MICROS files.
  • Customer service is subpar. Reps on the phone never seem to know who I need to be transferred to to resolve my issue.
  • Hold time on customer service phone line. Every time I've called MICROS for help the call never takes less than 30+ minutes.
  • Customer service operations consistency. There's always a different solution for an issue when I call.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle Hospitality

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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

Oracle Hospitality

CenterEdge is the point of sale we replaced 5 years ago and it was not by choice. I could get into specifics as to why the change was made to Micros but for our type of business, it is just not a good fit. I've said this countless times and I will say it again, Micros is great for restaurants and bars just not for our business model. If you have one of those types of businesses where you just sell food and drink, go for it! But if you need something that will tie multiple attractions, food and beverage, and entertainment into one point of sale. Look elsewhere like CenterEdge, which I have reviewed on here and is great for FECs. We have moved back to as it works with our type of business.
Matthew James | 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

Oracle Hospitality

  • Micros has allowed us to leverage our margin by using our own credit processor and loyalty program. We've seen success from both of these platforms (not Micros) and have been able to save money on the extra costs of using Micros.
Aaron Langguth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Lightspeed Retail

General

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

Oracle Hospitality

General

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

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