Difference between Point-Of-Sale (POS) and Desktop-based POS

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Difference between Point-Of-Sale (POS) and Desktop-based POS

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At RAISER POS, our aim is to eradicate challenges faced by retailers and point-of-sale (POS) end-users. The equipment used in a POS system is very important, as it can determine how efficiently the POS system transacts customer orders, billing, and payment transactions. RAISER POS and peripherals are versatile and compatible with all Operating systems and also most of the software applications in use in the Retail and Hospitality industry (B2B & B2C)

A Point-of-Sale system comes with an easy-to-use, touchscreen interface that reflects all the information your associates and cashiers need at their fingertips. Unlike desktop machines, It eliminates manually keying in items and prices like you would with a desktop billing machine.

Below are the top 5 reasons POS systems are better than Desktop Billing Machines:

  1. Greater Speed, Availability & Accuracy

Because of great hand-eye coordination, we have seen employ learns 3 times faster than any software (as software are also designed considering touch-based system and more usable icons are placed on the screen which is easily accessible with hands and other many factors)

When we take into consideration the POS system and the Desktop-based POS, the Hardware is

53% of times reason of downtime as a desktop-based system has to face hardware problems like CPU / FAN / RAM is not working, Drives are not functioning, Power supply issue, Exp. Cards / LAN problem, some other issues.

47% of times reasons for downtime for a desktop-based system are related to software. The reasons for such issues could be installation faults, Operating system bug, Compatibility issues, Network problem, User Faults, etc.

It’s important to understand that such issues could also arise in the POS system but the POS system hardware’s are less in number and integrated into one system so the issues are very hard to arise. RAISER POS also offers you the best software installation and working and has a dedicated support team so such issues can be resolved quickly and there won’t be any delay.

POS technology improves accuracy throughout your operation, with real-time data. Minimizing the risk of human error by eliminating the need to upload or enter data into back-office systems.

2. Ease of Use & TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)

The world is going digital, and everything these days is a touchscreen. Navigating a touchscreen has become an easy process for practically all of us. With an intuitive interface, the point of sale hardware makes it simple & quicker for employees to grasp, which results in shortening training time and eventually help them to be more productive.

The TCO (total cost of ownership) of RAISER POS is 30% cheaper than any Desktop-based POS system. This on an overall basis Reduces Running Costs, Optimizes Serviceability, and Increase System Availability

3. Complexity and Lifecycle Issues

RAISER POS has reduced complexity in comparison with the Desktop-based POS.

Simpler – It is easy to plug and get started, it has great useability, it has great Ergonomics, also helps us simplify our business and services processes

Cheaper – Cost reduction is a great factor, Power consumption is very low in comparison with Desktop-based POS, Serviceability provided by RAISER is cheaper and the TCO is optimized.

Better – It has very improved performance, For example, Printer Speed will be very fast as compared to a Desktop-based POS as the printer will be different hardware which will not be optimized to the desktop and will give slow results, High-quality services are provided with RAISER POS system.

POS models need to be sustained for a long period for easier maintenance across outlets. New models in a short span would mean different cycles of testing and maintenance of drivers, software compatibility etc.

4. Detailed Receipts and System Environments

When we talk about System Environment, RAISER POS system has the same motherboard, same processor, same BIOS, same LAN adapter, same Video Adapter, same Video BIOS, Embedded OS, same admin, and management tools. But Desktop-based POS works in a Heterogenous environment, which means it has all different components as mentioned above and this system is hard to manage and maintain.

5. Accounting Process & Faster Services

A point of sale system often helps streamline the accounting process. With desktop-based old-fashioned cash registers force accountants to sort through hundreds of receipts, but with a POS system, you can print reports and, in many cases, import data directly with your accounting software.

Do you like to wait in long lines? We don’t think so you do; and neither do your customers. A POS solution provides a faster checkout process than desktop-based billing machines.

Summary: At RAISER POS, we believe that POS systems are a better investment in the long term owing to low AMC, durability, etc. It is optimal for business use, where systems are generally used by many cashiers & where downtime is crucial.

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