Serving Up Mobile POS Benefits
By Brian Albright, Business Solutions magazine
Data Control Systems helps its restaurant clients improve efficiency while increasing software license revenue.
Mobile point of sale systems have helped extend payment applications to the point of service in a number of venues, including stadiums, restaurants, and even airplanes. For resellers, these solutions can provide a value-add for existing customers and a potential source of new revenue as the number of software licenses increases.
Data Control Systems (DCS), based in Raleigh, NC, specializes in restaurant POS system solutions, and mobility is now a key piece of the company’s solution suite. Last year, owner Victor Gurganus was asked to provide a mobile POS solution for The Twisted Lime, a beachfront eatery and bar owned by a restaurateur that Data Control Systems had worked with in the past. DCS had provided a traditional POS system for the owner’s other restaurant, but for the new location, a mobile POS solution was critical.
The restaurant has a small inside seating area, but features a large outdoor deck that can seat up to 200 customers. “They needed mobility for the deck,” Gurganus says. “The owner had seen a mobile solution at a trade show and was interested in it. I’m not sure how he could have made the deck seating work without it.”