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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage Pay

This tool is most usable when used in parallel with Sage's accounting management software, as with other accounting systems it can generate errors, leaving room for other credit card payment processor alternatives to exist and be preferred by other potential users for their overall performance. It is promising the ability to develop transaction reports in summary or detailed form, resulting in a better management of income to then make the distribution of budgets in the company, thus achieving better planning and performance of our work. This service allows the processing of payments through touch screen card devices at POS points of sale without having to be sitting at your laptop, fortunately with face to face payments companies with fixed establishments can get their money faster, which constantly benefits the flow of money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toast Point of Sale

For restaurants it's great, and that's the only scenario I'm really use to seeing it. However I do have to say that during Christmas time, our city has a craft bizarre where local artists are featured and sell their wares, and this Bizarre was using Toast POS. Therefore, I think it can really span across all avenues. It's great because of how it categorizes menus, and how you can run reports like a p-mix to see your top sellers, and bottom sellers, etc. The more I think of it, now, really any business that sells something and needs to track those sales, could use this POS. A tire store? Sure. A hat shop? Absolutely. The great thing about Toast is that it is just SO customizable! You can even make the buttons different colors, that's how customizable it is. Lastly, the ability to sell online has been a game-changer. I wish there was a little bit better formatting for online ordering, but really, you can add pictures, descriptions, modifiers, use discount codes, and accept gift cards all online. We didn't have to build out an online store, we just had to build out our menu buttons and we were all set.
Elizabeth Hyman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Sage Pay

  • Simple. If you use a Sage accounting product the integration is seamless.
  • PCI compliant. PCI compliance is assured through the provided Trustwave audit.
  • Secure. Keeps all card numbers remotely, none stored locally where they could be exposed by a hack or dishonest employee.
  • Robust. API for integrating into multiple web platforms and extensive reporting capabilities through the secure web portal.
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toast Point of Sale

  • The ability for guest to select a receipt type.
  • Allowing to enter in different types of orders (current in-store orders, future orders, house account orders, and more).
  • The convenience of touch screen use and strong calibration.
  • Ability to swivel tablet from employee to guest.
Jennifer Dryer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sage Pay

  • When you are reversing a credit card it just deducts from your total batch for the day. Instead of showing a separate charge out of the account. That can cause confusion if someone else is doing your bank reconciliation.
  • It would be nice is Sage Pay could copy over client emails as well as the address and other information so that you can send that email confirmation of charge without having to go back to pull it up.
  • If Sage could post it as a total deposit instead of each individual charge for the day that would also save time with bank reconciliation.
Alana (Comaduran) Gunaydin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toast Point of Sale

  • Though sales details are available in real time, the analytics take 2-3 days to post. So if you are looking for specific modifications you'll have to wait.
  • Though you can edit the menus directly from the devices and move them around like you do on a smartphone, it doesn't give you a sorting option. If you're OCD like me, you have to alphabetize my hand.
Jayelynn Willman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Sage Pay

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Toast Point of Sale

Toast Point of Sale 8.0
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There are many features I wish Toast had that it currently does not, but we are likely to renew this year because given Toast's recent increase in funding and expanding of their staff, we are hopeful some of these issues will finally be resolved in 2019. Plus, though I've never done it, I'd imagine that switching to another POS system would take a ton of time, money, and resources---things most businesses don't have a lot of. So we'll sit tight with Toast for now and see what they come up with this year in terms of fixing our biggest pain-points.
Erin Thorp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Sage Pay

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Toast Point of Sale

Toast Point of Sale 6.0
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Toast POS is a great basic POS tool, having some features I didn't think would be possible at this price point, such as:
  • processing CC payments in "offline mode" in case there is an internet outage
  • kitchen display screens
  • collecting payment from customers using a handheld right at their table
  • pre-approving card payments to assure the customer has enough money to pay for their order, etc
That being said, I still feel that Toast misses the mark on some things that I truly would consider 'common-sense' features, such as:
  • providing hardware that connects the Register Screen (Elo) to the Cash drawer so it doesn't fall off the table when flipped over for customer signature
  • accepting physical and e-gift cards as payment on their own online ordering platform (ToastOO)
  • a Rewards Program that allows for online enrollment, rather than holding up quick-serve lines to sign up
  • a Promo code feature that allows you to add basic restrictions such as Limit 1 per customer, or date/time limitations
  • increasing in-store operations efficiency by creating more straight-forward ways to manage restaurant/ToastOO hours, and Delivery/Takeout quote estimates
Facing these issues after 3+ years has been a frustration. We hope Toast has some solutions in mind that they will be implementing in 2019.
Erin Thorp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Sage Pay

It plays better with Sage 50. It has better associates should you have an issue. It's reasonably priced.
Judy Lowe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toast Point of Sale

Toast is so much easier to use than Breadcrumb. The display is so much easier to navigate. The card readers are more quality with Toast. Chownow was hard because it had its own printer, different than our kitchen printer, for to go orders, but now with Toast's all in one ordering we get the to go orders sent to the kitchen with the same ease as if they were getting fired from the main floor.
William Johns | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Sage Pay

  • By simplifying payment processing and automatically posting payments to their related transactions within our Sage accounting product, it has eliminated a source of friction between sales and accounting.
  • Eliminates clerical errors in recording paymens.
  • Eliminates one step in the payment reconciliation process by automatically posting payments to their respective transactions.
  • Insures PCI compliance with scheduled monitoring. No need for a separate product.
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Toast Point of Sale

  • Offline mode has helped with ROI, as we are still able to process credit cards, whereas before we could not and would have to accept cash only.
  • A streamlined and integrated online ordering platform has cut down on the need of a third-party platform.
  • Customer loyalty program has really motivated customers to order more often with higher ticket averages.
Jonathan Schroeter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Sage Pay

General

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

Sage Pay Editions & Modules

Edition
Flex$27.001
Plus$45.001
  1. per month
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Toast Point of Sale

General

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

Toast Point of Sale Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$691
Essentials$991
Growth$1991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

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