Keep security in the forefront of your thinking. It will save you money and headaches later. As PCI evolves, the credit card companies and banks will continue to transfer liabilities to merchants when they can. Don’t even talk to a POS vendor who is not utilizing EMV and Point to Point Encryption.
Keep your mind on your processing. Lots of POS companies will take your credit card processing money if you let them. Watch out for “free” or discounted hardware to get you into a long term contract. There are financing options that will cost you much, much less in the long run.
Keep your hearts and minds open. Change is something that very few people process well. Prepare your staff and talk often about the positive points to upgrading your technology.
Keep reasonable expectations. Changing your technology is not like flipping a light switch on success. Phase in projects such as scheduling and inventory over time.
Keep your Long Term plan in mind. Look closely at your vendor’s vision of Hospitality Software. Buzzwords like Cloud, Business Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence and others are catchy, but how the vendor is doing to accomplish these technology goals is critical.
ITWERCS, now a part of Jonas Software, is a leading provider of hybrid cloud Point of Sale. We've been providing hybrid cloud hospitality on the Microsoft Cloud since 2009, and continue to produce cutting edge tools for today’s hospitality operators. Talk to us soon about how we can help you transform your company and grow.