Restaurants, especially smaller establishments, need to make the most of their IT budgets to remain profitable and competitive. One way to stretch an IT budget is with Software as a Service (SaaS) for your Point-of-Sale (POS) system.
Instead of buying a high-priced physical copy of a software platform, SaaS lets you keep that cash flow and instead pay a reasonable fixed monthly subscription rate.
Here are three benefits that make SaaS worth considering.
- Cost. Buying and maintaining software can carry significant upfront costs and additional unexpected costs down the road as solutions need maintenance or upgrades. With SaaS, you have a steady, predictable subscription fee that is much easier on your budget.
- IT support. Another way you’ll save money is through the decreased need for in-house IT support. The vendor takes on all responsibility for getting your programs set up and running, and they can usually do so in less time than a traditional installation. The vendor also handles support and maintenance – including updates – to ensure software is the most up-to-date version and that the system is secure.
- SaaS solutions are affordably scalable. SaaS solutions are scalable – ready to grow when you are, without the need to invest in high-cost, out-of-pocket software license purchases. Adding a POS terminal on the restaurant patio for the summer? Your monthly fee simply increases a small amount to cover the cost of an additional software license.
SaaS has been gaining popularity in multiple industries over the last few years, and it’s easy to see why. SaaS offers a range of benefits from lower investment costs and decreased IT burdens to easy access, integration and scalability. Merchants seeking a POS platform with the latest advantages should definitely consider adopting a SaaS model as an economical and efficient choice.
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