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Smart POS offers complete restaurant Point of Sale solutions that can be easily customized for use in any and all hospitality environments.

Spanning all restaurant segments from quick service to fine dining table service to bar/nightclub, delivery/takeout, hotels, resorts, casinos & multi unit establishments, Smart POS will provide the most reliable and easy to use Point of Sale system at the best price with superior service and support.

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Some of our satisfied customers:

Denver Botanic Garden *  Great West Life * Rib City Restaurants * Egg and I Restaurants * Dairy Queen * Embassy Suites Hotel * Regency Student Housing * Washingtons Sport Bar * Fort Collins  CO. * Miyama of Colorado * Candlelight Tavern * Coda Brewing Company * Emerald Isle Restaurant * Saddle Rock Golf Course * Meadow Hills Golf Course * Murphy Creek Golf Course * City Grille * Fork n’ Spoon * City Pub South

Designed as a turnkey solution that can grow with your business, Smart POS offers everything you need to efficiently and effectively manage your business. Smart POS can provide integrated time and attendance, integrated Credit Card payments, Gift Card & Loyalty, Inventory Control, Tableside ordering & payment, real time alerts, mobile management & a robust back office to help increase revenue, cut costs & boost your bottom line.

Smart POS has over 15 years experience meeting and exceeding the needs of customers in all hospitality environments. Bring your business to the next level of efficiency and profitability with Smart POS. Call us today at 303-309-1218 or email us to schedule a Demo.

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Category Archives: Maitre’D POS

Best Restaurant/Bar POS Interfaces with Beverage Control System

Liquor or beverage control system, what is it and how can it improve your operation and earn you more money?

Beverage Control SystemBeverage control systems are systems that control pour portions for liquor, beer and wine, ensuring accountability, consistency and reducing the amount of spillage and overpours. As a business owner you want to consistently get the highest yield out of your inventory. With the functionality to easily pre-program your beverage pours for cocktails, liquor, shots, beer and wine, you will receive a guaranteed yield on all alcoholic beverages, leading to increased profitability associated with these costs. The system provides accountability by recording all drinks. Eliminating give a ways and potential theft. On average a bar or nightclub that implements a beverage control system will enjoy 5% increase in revenue the first month.

MAITRED POINT OF SALE INTERFACE WITH BEVERAGE CONTROL SYSTEM

preventing-bar-liquor-losses-with-pos-system-02Maitre’d Point of Sale system is an easy to use, feature rich, customizable restaurant point of sale system that features a seamless interface with beverage control systems. Integrating the Maitred Point of Sale system with a beverage control system will provide you with the highest level of efficiency, accountability and profitability. With Maitred’s ring then pour functionality, all alcoholic beverages must be entered into the point of sale system before the beverage control system can release the product. When the product is released it is always the pre-programmed pour. With Maitred’s product mix reports inventory management is more accurate and less time consuming easily detecting variances, their causes and eliminating them.

The breakdown of lost revenue due to over pours, spillage, theft and miscellaneous:

Cost of 1 case/12 bottles/1 liter :   $60.00

The estimated national average loss from spillage, over pouring and give a ways :  4oz

The estimated industry average of drinks sold per liter that never reach the register:   3.4

Using these averages and a $6.00 per drink price using 2 cases a week, we can see the financial impact below:

WHOLESALE LOSS PER CASE:  $7.20
WEEKLY WHOLSALE COST LOSS:  $14.40
MONTHLY WHOLESALE COST LOSS:  $61.92
RETAIL LOSS PER BOTTLE:  $20.40
RETAIL LOSS PER CASE:  $244.80
WEEKLY RETAIL LOSS:  $489.60
MONTHLY RETAIL LOSS:  $2105.28

AVERAGE LIQUOR LOSSES PER MONTH:  $2167.20

LIQUOR LOSSES PER YEAR:  $26,006.40

Beverage Control SystemThese numbers can be staggering. We are only analyzing 1 single liter of liquor that we sell 2 cases per week. The best way to ensure this does not happen is to implement the feature rich, customizeable and easy to use Maitre’d restaurant Point of Sale system by Smart POS, integrating a beverage control system. Your losses will stop, your variances will be discovered and eliminated. This will also improve customer service with quick ordering at the point of sale, checks presented and closed efficiently, making sure your customers receive fast, efficient and accurate service.

Contact Smart POS at 720-675-3637 to find out how we can assist you with increasing your level of service and your profits.

Fear Mongering, Liability Shift, POS Credit Cards New EMV Chip Technology

point-of-sale-system-cc-emv-chip-01Fear Mongering is the action of deliberately arousing public fear or alarm about a particular issue. I have at least one customer a week contact me to inform me that a credit card processing company has come into their business stating that because of the new chip embedded credit cards being issued by banks they will not be able to accept these cards or will face fines and liability for fraud unless they switch to their processing company. I explain to them that Maitre’d Restaurant Point of Sale System is and always will be PCI (payment card industry) compliant ( currently certified until the end of 2017).

pos-credit-card-emv-chip“Creative Marketing” or “Fear Mongering” by hardware OEMs pertaining to US EMV migration is leading to rampant confusion among merchants. Talking to our customers about the real benefits and short-comings of EMV will prove to be invaluable in regard to their comfort-level when it comes time to make an upgrade decision. Because EMV is simply a liability shift and not a mandate, merchants should first determine if the cost to upgrade to EMV is justified. Merchants who regularly experience charge backs or fraudulent card use will likely upgrade to EMV before the deadline, while those that don’t have in-store fraud or disputed transaction issues may be better served to wait until their next POS upgrade to move to EMV – if at all.

Remember, Maitre’d Restaurant Point of Sale System has been accepting emv integrated payments in Canada and Europe for years. As soon as the United States emv protocols are established we will meet with our customers to explain the migration and determine if upgrading makes sense.

For anyone considering a new Point of Sale system for their restaurant, Maitre’d by Smart POS will provide you with the newest, most reliable and secure integrated payment technology along with a feature rich easy to use point of sale system. Contact us today for a demo.

Maitre’d Kitchen Video System by Smart POS provides more efficiency and saves money

Kitchen Display Systems (KDS) have become staples in many casual, quick and fine dining restaurants, and it’s easy to see why.

Systems like the Maitre’d color video monitor (CVM) by Smart POS can enhance productivity and efficiency not just in the kitchen, but throughout an entire restaurant.

If you’re still unsure of what makes Kitchen Display Systems the better choice than kitchen printers, here are some key points to consider:

  1. First, KDS have a lower total cost of ownership than printers. Think of all the money you’re spending on paper and ribbons for your printer each year. With the Kitchen Display System, you pay for the license and monitors up-front, there are no recurring costs.
  2. Secondly, a KDS eliminates the confusion that can come with printers. It’s easy for orders to get lost in the shuffle when kitchen staff is forced to look through a jumble of order slips. When orders are entered into the  system, they are organized and displayed clearly on a computer screen.
  3. Finally using the Maitre’d Kitchen Display System by Smart POS will ensure you are doing your part for the environment by not using printers in the kitchen.

Below is a sample return on investment using the Maitre’d Kitchen Display System by Smart POS.

 

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CVM System with 3 monitors vs. 3 Impact Network Printers

The CVM Kitchen Video Display System provides features and benefits that a kitchen printer simply cannot offer.  Kitchen staff productivity and order accuracy are increased.  Service times are decreased.  Operating costs, in the form of paper and ribbons, are reduced dramatically.  Compare the ROI numbers in the chart below.  We believe you will see that the CVM Kitchen Video Display System is a great solution for your kitchen.

“…CVM Kitchen Video Display System has allowed us to fill orders on the fly, ensuring the freshness of our food.  Our kitchen staff is getting a jump on assembly, while the customer is still finalizing the order.  The system is easy to use. It’s been a tremendous value to us.”
– Bill Lowe, President at The Restaurant Company

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Please contact Smart POS to find out how we can make your entire operation more efficient and save money!

Restaurant POS resellers MUST have in-depth knowledge of their system and industry

Restaurant POS ResellerWhen selecting a restaurant POS company to do business with, it is important to ensure that they have experience in your industry, have in depth knowledge of their product and will treat you as uniquely as your business.

Smart POS is comprised of former hospitality professionals that bring their passion for service to the POS industry. Being from the industry gives us the unique insight to ensure your needs are met.

Smart POS has been working with the Maitre’d product suite for over ten years.

Our satisfied customers range from quick/counter service to table service fine dining. We have never been presented with a special request that we have not been able to fulfill.

restaurant-point-of-sale-system-denver-02Smart POS will take a consultative/collaborative approach to your point of sales needs. Utilizing our collective resources to ensure your Maitre’d POS enhances every aspect of your business from real time sales analysis to optimal employee scheduling to a feature rich easy to use front of house operation.

Smart POS brings their commitment to service learned from many years of experience in the hospitality industry to each and every customer. We understand the things that are important to you and consistently go above and beyond to ensure these needs are met.

Restaurant POS ResellerSmart POS employees are certified on all Microsoft products as well as A+ hardware and network ceritified.

Maitre’d POS by Smart POS will provide our customers with the product knowledge to effectively and efficiently manage all aspects of your business.

Smart POS will provide our customers with superior service by complying with and anticipating their wishes and needs.

Smart POS promises to instill well being in our customers while providing an easy to use, reliable point of sale system that is secure and payment card industry (pci) compliant. Contact Us today to schedule a demo.

Best Feature-Rich Customizable Restaurant & Bar POS System

best-restaurant-pos-system-maitre-d-4A feature rich pos is a system that can assist you with easily meeting and exceeding your customers expectations while providing you with real time financial data to maximize revenue and control costs.

Maitre’D POS easily communicates any special preparation instructions to your bar and kitchen.

Maitre’D POS ensures all add on’s and charged modifiers are accurately input.

Maitre’D POS will allow your staff to present guest checks in any way your customers request (separate, split even, combined, by seat number).

Maitre’D POS quickly accepts any and all combination of payment types (partial payments, gift cards, credit cards and cash, multiple credit cards on one check).

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Maitre’D POS provides our customers with real time and historical sales data, enabling better decisions on what products your customers prefer.

Maitre’D POS provides our customers with real time and historical cost data, enabling better decisions on labor needs and product mix costs.

 

A feature rich, customizable, easy to use and reliable Maitred Restaurant & Bar POS system from Smart POS will provide you with everything you need to effectively and efficiently manage your business.

 

Call us at 303-309-1218 or Email us today for a demo!

Best Restaurant & Bar POS System in Denver

best-pos-system-for-bar-restaurant-denver-coDetermining the best Restaurant & Bar POS System in Denver should include the following factors:

  1. Ease of use from front of house to back of house.
  2. Reliability
  3. Price (Initial out of pocket and ongoing or recurring fees)
  4. Product knowledge and service of company providing POS

Ease of use from front of house to back of house

Maitre’D POS provides back of house users with intuitive tools to easily add/modify menu items, screens and prices.

Maitre’D POS provides front of house users the functionality to quickly and accurately input orders, print checks based on your customers needs(separate, combined, customers totals) and process payments. Enhancing your customers experience from beginning to end.

maitred-pos-restaurant-barReliability

Maitre’D POS has been developing and enhancing their restaurant/bar software for 20+ years providing our customers with the most reliable worry free product on the market.

Price

Smart POS will provide the most competitive price for the feature rich customizable Maitre’d POS system. The first year of software support is always complimentary with a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty on all hardware. We will keep your initial costs down and provide you with a quicker return on your investment.

smart-pos-denver-coloradoProduct knowledge and service of company providing POS

Smart POS has been successfully implementing and servicing Maitre’d POS systems for 10+ years all over the western United States. Our support services are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. We are veterans of both hospitality operations and technology. Our customers feel we are very easy to work with.

Smart POS of Colorado will provide our customers with the best Point of Sale system for your restaurant, bar or nightclub.

Please contact us at 303-309-1218 or email us to find out how we can meet and exceed your Bar or Restaurant Point of Sale system needs and expectations.

Controlling Restaurant labor costs with your POS System

Labor is probably the most controllable cost you will incur. The restaurant expert.com lists the following guidelines to stay on top of your restaurant labor costs.

7 Must do’s to control labor:

  1. Control-restaurant-labor-costs-with-Point-of-Sale-system-2014Check that your staff are not clocking in to soon.
  2. Make sure staff is not riding the clock.
  3. Audit your timekeeping to ensuring your staff is not clocking in under wrong codes.
  4. Audit sales every hour.
  5. Schedule staff according to sales.
  6. Avoid overtime at all costs
  7. Make selection and training a priority.

Below is an example of real time reports provided by Maitre’D and Smart POS to provide you with complete labor information:

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These are just two of several real time reports available standard in Maitred POS to assist restaurateurs with making effective labor decisions to boost their bottom line.

Maitre’D POS also provides 2 ways for you to obtain this information when you are not at your restaurant:

  1. Maitred’s Data board will send email alerts to you when labor reaches a pre determined condition (% of sales, #of hours)
  2. Maitred Mobile app will provide you with real time sales and costs on your smart phone.

Smart POS and Maitred have been effectively assisting restaurateurs with managing their labor costs and boosting their bottom line all across North America.

Call 303-309-1218 or email us to schedule a demo.

EMV Is Coming, Smart POS and Maitre’d are ready

What is EMV?

emv-technology-pos-systemEMV stands for Europay, MasterCard® and Visa®, the developers of this technology. EMV has been used in Europe since 1992, and steps are now being taken to make it the standard payment type in the U.S. due to the significant reductions in fraud it produces.

emv-pos-system-denver-colorado-2014EMV, also known as chip and PIN payments, starts with the consumer being issued a card into which a smart-chip has been embedded. At the time of the transaction, the card is inserted into an EMV-enabled payment terminal, which uses chip technology to verify the purchase and sends a signal to the point-of-sale (POS) device to complete the transaction. At this point, the customer may have to enter a PIN rather than sign the payment receipt, depending on the type of payment card they are using. Other than the insertion of the chip card, the sale takes place as normal – no special action is needed from the merchant. It’s important to note that in an EMV transaction, the payment card is not given to the merchant. It stays with the customer, providing an additional layer of security.

Why Adopt EMV Chip Technology?

restaurant-pos-system-coloradoThere are two key reasons that it’s important to consider adopting EMV chip technology now. The first is, as a merchant, you never want to turn down a sale. Currently, chip cards will still have the magnetic stripe and will be usable in older terminals. However, soon you may find that you are losing sales without an EMV enabled terminal.

Secondly, EMV can help to reduce the incidence of fraud by scanning for counterfeit cards and rejecting them. EMV is a proven technology – chip cards have been used in Europe and Canada for years and have been shown to dramatically reduce fraud. In fact, the major payment brands, including MasterCard, Visa and American Express are planning a ‘liability shift’ where merchants without EMV-enabled terminals will be responsible for point-of-sale fraud losses that could have been prevented with chip technology systems.

Smart POS and Maitre’d are ready.

Maitred POS systems have been accepting EMV payments for years throughout Canada. Smart POS can be your partner in ensuring your customers payment data is safe and secure.

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If you need a Point of Sale System or Credit Card Processing for your business, Call or email us today for a free consultation.