Maitre'D vs. RetailEdge

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Maitre'D
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Maitre'D point of sale (POS) from Posera headquartered in Montreal is a retail POS solution quick serve or table service restaurants, hotels, bars or nightclubs, and other venues. It consists of both hardware and software. Additionally, Maitre'D can be extended to provide restaurants with back office functions such as workforce and inventory management, cash management, events management, and sales forecasting.N/A
RetailEdge
Score 7.5 out of 10
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RetailEdge is a point of sale solution with features such as inventory management, customer relationship management, and mobile deplyoment.N/A
Pricing
Maitre'DRetailEdge
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Maitre'DRetailEdge
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Maitre'DRetailEdge
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(2 ratings)
8.0
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User Testimonials
Maitre'DRetailEdge
Likelihood to Recommend
PayFacto Payments Inc.
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.
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High Meadow Business Solutions
Many of our competitors were franchised base or a "factory store" meaning they HAD to use a specific software. This could be nice, but also very intrusive, in that they saw everything you were doing and could dictate what/when/how you ordered merchandise. So this is good for the independent retailer who does not need or have access to something created at a large corporate level.
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Pros
PayFacto Payments Inc.
  • 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.
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High Meadow Business Solutions
  • The front end register was ideal for new, young sales and customer service reps. Detailed reports and cutomer management worked really well.
  • Gift card issuing and redeeming was very easy and simple to track
  • Individual user id's meant we could track sales for contests and customer service issues as well
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Cons
PayFacto Payments Inc.
  • 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.
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High Meadow Business Solutions
  • Like any complex program there were bells and whistles that were bundled and only available if you paid for a better package.
  • Tech Support was paid for on an annual plan and even though we rarely needed it, the few occasions I did have to call (never during regular working hours of course) I wan't a "gold" member and therefore had to pay or wait or both
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PayFacto Payments Inc.
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.
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High Meadow Business Solutions
Only system for POS I ever used. I looked at others, but couldn't stomach the idea of migrating all that info to another system.
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Return on Investment
PayFacto Payments Inc.
  • 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.
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High Meadow Business Solutions
  • I could not have done daily business without it
  • It knew a lot more about the retail process than I did. For instance, I knew I should look at sell through reports, but did not know how to run them or read them. Their tutorials were very helpful
  • Even though I complained about the tech support, their user base forums were great for knowledge and trouble shooting and seemed to be well proctored by the comapny as well.
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