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Should Your Business Switch to a Cloud-based POS System?

Should Your Business Switch to a Cloud-based POS System

Businesses around the world are making the switch from traditional POS (point of sales) systems to cloud-based POS systems. While the benefits often outweigh the complications of upgrading, some business owners are wondering if it makes sense in their current situation. Would it really take your business to the next level, or would it just confuse and complicate the workday for you and your employees? Here, we’ll outline a few determining factors, and introduce some up-and-coming cloud providers in Pakistan.

Features

If you’re deciding whether you should switch to a new POS system, or even purchase your first one, the main thing to consider is what features you need. Consider whether there is a gap between what you need and what you currently have, and if there is, make a list of each new feature you need to function better.

Some common features of cloud-based POS systems include sales data, inventory notifications, and seamless customer order management. Cloud-based POS systems differ from older POS systems in that they allow owners and employees to access information from anywhere. So a manager on vacation can log on through his phone and access data, keeping him in-the-know and in control. Similarly, a manager may want to implement a rewards program, coupons, gift cards, or other things to improve customer experience and market the business. This will only be doable with a cloud-based POS system, which allows users to keep track of various programs in one place. Built-in customer demographics can help businesses expand, learning what works and what doesn’t.

Costs

Older POS models typically charge an initial purchasing fee, as well as annual fees for upgrades and changes. This means more of a long-term commitment, regardless of whether you are happy with the software or not. On the other hand, under SaaS models (software as a service), cloud allows businesses to pay a monthly fee and cancel anytime.

Once a POS system begins experiencing problems, you’ll want to consider upgrading to cloud since repairing an old system can be costly. This is comparable to putting large sums of money into a car that is weathered and unreliable. Sometimes, it’s wiser and more cost-efficient to upgrade to a better vehicle. The same goes for POS systems.

Hurwitz and Associates performed a study on the costs of cloud-based systems compared to older, traditional systems. Their findings suggest that cloud could save business owners up to 55% of their TCO (total cost of ownership).

Other Benefits

Aside from those mentioned above, another benefit of cloud-based POS systems is that they are far less likely to freeze up or get viruses. Cloud systems typically perform their own security updates automatically, so that users don’t have to be super knowledgeable or on-top-of security issues.

So what local options do Pakistani businesses have for POS systems? Below are just a few examples.

Providers in Pakistan

The Set-up Process

Finally, if you are worried about the complications and hassle of switching to an entirely different POS system, contact your provider with specific questions. For a general overview of how to set up a new POS system, check out this step-by-step video. For businesses with multiple locations, the process will be a bit more involved. Be patient, as it takes time to get acquainted with software you are not familiar with. Also be sure to hold training sessions so that employees become more comfortable using the new software.

27 Comments

27 Comments

  1. Sophia Bradshaw

    14/09/2017 at 2:39 am

    I’m using livepos system in my store for a couple of years now. It has the features my business needs, very helpful and reliable.

  2. Stacy Boyd

    19/09/2017 at 4:19 am

    I use livepos for a couple of years and it’s very helpful for me. The support is reliable and friendly.

  3. Skyla Bridges

    21/09/2017 at 11:08 pm

    I’ve been using livepos system for more than a year now. It’s the best decision for my business.

  4. Elva Rivas

    27/09/2017 at 3:15 am

    Livepos is my point of sale for a couple of years now. They have great features that are very useful in my retail store.

  5. Reign Miller

    06/10/2017 at 3:42 am

    The features of livepos are the best in my store. And it’s easy to use even non-technical users can handle it quickly.

  6. Lauren Jane Mills

    13/10/2017 at 3:31 am

    Using a point of sale is much helpful compared to the traditional cash register. Like livepos, it has been my pos and it is very helpful for me.

  7. Sofia Bray

    20/10/2017 at 3:40 am

    I use livepos because of their features. All the features I need to run my business livepos provides it and it’s very helpful for me.

  8. Simone Brit

    25/10/2017 at 4:29 am

    Livepos is really the best cloud-based pos. This helps me a lot in running my business smoothly.

  9. Sophie Boyle

    15/12/2017 at 3:10 am

    We’re using livepos for a couple of years now. It helped a lot in managing my business. Their features are very helpful for me.

  10. Jessly Guthrie

    19/12/2017 at 4:42 am

    I decided to use a pos because it is a great help in running my business. I’ve been using livepos and their features works great in my store.

  11. Crystal Genelle

    29/12/2017 at 3:44 am

    My pos is livepos, it works great for me. It has great features that really helped in making my business successful.

  12. Lauren Jane Mills

    05/01/2018 at 3:32 am

    Livepos is a great system, it helped a lot in running my business for a couple of years now.

  13. Darla Foster

    25/01/2018 at 3:37 am

    My retail stores are very successful because of the help of livepos. It makes our work easy and saves so much of our time.

  14. Suzanna Baylor

    31/01/2018 at 3:58 am

    The features of livepos is the best in my stores. Very easy to use and reliable.

  15. Stephanie Bowers

    03/02/2018 at 3:55 am

    For my multiple location stores, I decided to use livepos. The software has the features I need to run my stores smoothly.

  16. Sophie Bradford

    06/02/2018 at 4:39 am

    Livepos is my pos for my multi-stores for a couple of years now. This has done a great job for me, they all have the features I need to run my business smoothly.

  17. Skyler Brennan

    09/02/2018 at 3:43 am

    I use livepos in my multi-stores for years now. Their features work great for me, very helpful in our everyday operations.

  18. Savanah Calderon

    13/02/2018 at 3:45 am

    I’ve been using livepos in my multiple location stores. It has amazing features that really helped a lot in running my business smoothly and make it grow.

  19. Jasmine Straight

    21/02/2018 at 3:25 am

    Livepos is the best pos software for my multi-stores. It has been part of my business for a couple of years now and every feature are very helpful.

  20. Alice Cole

    27/02/2018 at 2:43 am

    I trust to use livepos because of their features. They have all the features I need in my stores and it really work great for me, very helpful and reliable.

  21. Roberta Mullins

    07/03/2018 at 4:09 am

    I’ve been using livepos for a few years now in my multi-stores. Their features are a great tools to run my business smoothly.

  22. Tatiana Clark

    28/03/2018 at 4:53 am

    We use livepos in my multiple location stores. They have great features that works perfectly fine for me.

  23. Damon Wallis

    17/05/2018 at 2:04 am

    My store inventory records and sales data are safe with livepos. Their cloud-based pos is more useful in securing our account and helping my business to grow and improve more.

  24. Francisca Call

    23/06/2018 at 2:41 am

    My multi-stores improves a lot since I use livepos software. This has been a great help in running my business every day.

  25. Daisy Bennett

    28/07/2018 at 3:35 am

    I use the livepos software in my store and this makes our work easier, from daily transaction to daily report.

  26. Jani Christy

    10/08/2018 at 2:28 am

    The best thing having a pos in our stores is, it makes our work easier compared using a traditional cash register. With livepos, everything is easy and every transaction is fast.

  27. Clara Sutterfield

    18/08/2018 at 2:58 am

    Different graphs of the most important information are showed in livepos online dashboard. This makes easier for me to track my business daily operations.

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