Maitre'D vs. Revel Systems

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
Revel Systems
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Revel Systems, from the company of the same name headquartered in San Francisco, is a point of sale (POS) system for restaurants, bars, and related businesses (e.g. bakeries, wineries, etc) which can be extended to provide workforce management, menu and table management, and also a customer loyalty program.
$99
*per month
Pricing
Maitre'DRevel Systems
Editions & Modules
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POS software cost
$99
*per month
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Pricing Offerings
Maitre'DRevel Systems
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details*This rate is available to clients billed annually who include a 3-year Revel Advantage contract. Minimum purchase of two terminals required. Implementation Fee: On-boarding is $674.00. Flat rate processing fee.
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User Ratings
Maitre'DRevel Systems
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(2 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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9.0
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Usability
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7.0
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Support Rating
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10.0
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Implementation Rating
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User Testimonials
Maitre'DRevel Systems
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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Revel Systems
It is very well suited for a one or two location operation. When we got up into the 7 venues and the high volume of sales/traffic, is where things started to get a little jumbled up. The scanning functions and UPC generation is very effective when dealing with keeping track of 7 locations. The "open check" feature is a BIG problem for us, as orders would be made, but the system allowed you to go onto the next order without collecting payment for the previous
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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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Revel Systems
  • Revel Systems is a very simple POS to operate for our employees
  • They are constantly improving and updating
  • Revel has integrated with COMO
  • Reporting is very straight forward and easy to use
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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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Revel Systems
  • We experienced multiple system failures when first implementing Revel.
  • Occasionally we would have separate orders/tables merge or disappear entirely, which we could not attribute to user error.
  • Some reporting limitations that our finance department needed
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Likelihood to Renew
PayFacto Payments Inc.
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Revel Systems
We have put an incredible amount of time into the set up, organization and clean up of this product. Now that it is working and flowing a little better, it would be inconvenient and potentially a bad move if we were to go anywhere else now.
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Usability
PayFacto Payments Inc.
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Revel Systems
It can be a bit difficult at the beginning but gets easier as long as you are taking advantage of Revel University, Help, and Customer Service when you get stuck
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Support Rating
PayFacto Payments Inc.
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Revel Systems
We got excellent support from Revel whenever we needed it. I personally worked with several Revel client support reps, and they were all extremely dedicated and helpful in assisting with any problem we had.
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Implementation Rating
PayFacto Payments Inc.
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Revel Systems
Not for this one
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Alternatives Considered
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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Revel Systems
  • Square - Used Square with our entire menu for over 3 months. Doesn't handle food applications well.
  • Shopkeep - While promising, doesn't offer a delivery management in any way, and online ordering is handled through third-party which is more expensive and more time-consuming to manage.
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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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Revel Systems
  • Huge ROI, we took time to implement and customize our interface and it now saves us loads of time.
  • We have almost endless data to look back on and help make business decisions
  • It's easy to train, which reduces labor.
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