Why an Updated POS Software System Might Be Your Best Business Partner
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Why an Updated POS Software System Might Be Your Best Business Partner

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Why an Updated POS Software System Might Be Your Best Business Partner I love supporting local retail businesses over buying from large franchises. There is something community based and intrinsically motivating about being a patron to neighborhood mom and pop stores or unique holeinthe wall restaurants.

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Published 23 May 2015
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Why an Updated POS Software System Might Be Your Best Business PartnerI love supporting local retail businesses over buying from large franchises. There is something community based and intrinsically motivating about being a patron to neighborhood mom and pop stores or unique holeinthe wall restaurants. It gets past the façade of mass production and back to the basics of the American Dream. That being said, many small businesses are neglecting to partner with a current POS software system that could make their lives a whole lot easier and business a lot more successful.I get it; new technology can be terrifying. It seems like every other month the news reports on a story about a mega corporation having their data hacked. I mean, if moguls like Target, Neiman Marcus, UPS, and Home Depot can all have their systems compromised, who’s to say that a small business is any more secure? In addition, a new point of sale software system can seem incredibly intimidating (heck, I don’t even know how to use half of the functions on my new Samsung Galaxy phone). Then you have to consider how much time and training it will take to fully incorporate new software into the everyday fabric of your transactions and management. Finally, updating software is going to costa fortune, right? Won’t you have to buy all new pos hardware and equipment (not to mention high monthly fees)? Those are some pretty big hurdles to jump when you are already swamped with running your own company.Well, let’s tackle the security issue first. You’re actually safer with a large POS software company. According to one report, 71 percent of small business owners surveyed said that their businesses are "somewhat" or "very" dependent on the Internet for daytoday operations. However, this same survey revealed that 87 percent did not have a formal written internet security policy in place, 75 percent did not have a policy for employee use of social media at work and 83 percent did not have a written plan in place for keeping their businesses cybersecure. With a cuttingedge POS software company, your information is actually more secure since they are continually monitoring and updating their spyware. And one more benefit to Internet cloud based POS systems is that your data is not limited to one device if (God forbid) your store gets broken into or your whole computer system crashes. A leading pos software company like Vend doesn’t store any sensitive data (like credit card info) so data breaches are highly unlikely and their entire server is backed up every hour so you can always have access to your most current information.Secondly, creators of point of sale software systems know that their customers are busy running their businesses and don’t have the time or possibly the skill level of a computer programmer to read a 200 page owner’s manual. Many point of sale technology
providers offer training, phone support, checklists, and videos to guide you through merging your current information with new software.Lastly, what about the cost? Thankfully, thePOS softwareproviders such as a Vend have a tiered billing system based on the size of your company that can start at as little as $70 a month. Moreover, these retail technology companies know that you probably already have a ton of money invested into your current equipment (like printers, scanners and credit card readers) and so they have designed their programs to be compatible with a variety of commonly used hardware.Running a small business is complicated and stressful, but currentretail POS systemscan definitely lighten the load with their vast capabilities. They are designed to be affordable, secure, and user friendly, so whywouldn’tyou use one!?!