The benefits of Cloud is obvious - low cost of infrastructure, accessible from anywhere in the world, low cost subscription model. But is it ideal for restaurants? Especially when a restaurant is busy would you risk your operations on an internet connection?
The ideal solution would be a hybrid system. POS which is 'on premise' and reporting & inventory system running on the cloud. Financials of most restaurants are managed from the head office and is not physically located in the same place as the restaurant. Hence 'cloud' is the only way forward for business intelligence (reporting) and inventory and purchase management as it needs to be monitored remotely
We at TECHMTE represent Future POS (among the top 4 POS in the world with over 20,000+ restaurants using it worldwide and 300+ restaurants in the region) and have developed our own business intelligence tool resintelligence which allows the management to have a real-time insight into their business. Although there are many cloud based inventory systems out there we have partnered with simpleorder.com purely because it makes the most mundane task of inventory management simple and fun!
Together you have the most cost effective ideal solution!