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Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ's
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 Should I choose a software package that was designed specifically for my industry?
 How much does a Point of Sale System cost?
 How will I know how to choose the right Point of Sale System?
 Should I buy the hardware or the software first?
 How does ABS systems and software make you more money?
 How can ABS systems and software help me run my business more efficiently?
 Is my store too small to benefit from a POS system?
 What is PCI DSS and why is it so important?

Q. Should I choose a software package that was designed specifically for my industry?

Answer: Not necessarily. Our restaurant management software is being implemented at many "non-restaurant locations, such as Frabricland. While there are many industry-specific software packages available, many of them don't offer all of the features available in a general point of sale software package. Ask yourself what features you need now and in the future. Do you want a customer loyalty program? Do you need faster credit card authorizations over the Internet?

Q. How much does a POS system cost?

Answer: Like buying a car, it just depends on what you want. What features do you need? How fast do you want it to go? Should you purchase an extended warranty? The more features you want, the more your POS system will cost. A single-user software license can cost between $795 and $2,500. Do you need new POS terminals? Add $1,000 to $3,000 per workstation. What about tablets, cash drawers, and printers? Extended warranties can add $200 per year, but are worth it if your workstation ever goes down.

Before you buy any point of sale system, do the research or chat with out of our Expert Advisors. Choosing the wrong POS system can cost you thousands. You'll quickly find out that our software is the most affordable and yields the best ROI in the industry.

Q. There are so many different POS systems out there. How will I know how to choose the right one?

Answer: First and foremost, take the time to understand the specific needs of your restaurant, bar or entertainment complex. Establish your total technology budget. If necessary, break it down into the things you need this year and things that can wait until next year. Find reputable technology companies with years of expertise in the restaurant industry. Ask for references and call them. Many customers are happy to talk about their business challenges.

Consider all factors, such as restaurant software, technical support, service after the sale, point of sale hardware, and integration with accounting packages or other business software you use. Learn more about how to choose the right bundle of hardware and software for your business.

Q. Should I buy the point of sale hardware or the software first?

Answer: The single biggest mistake restaurateurs make when choosing a new POS system is buying the point of sale hardware before the restaurant software. The software you choose to run your business or franchise may not be compatible with your new point of sale hardware. Not all scanners, weight scales, or card readers will work with all restaurant software packages. Buying both the point of sale hardware and software from the same vendor can reduce or eliminate compatibility issues and can often reduce your overall technology costs.

Q. How will ABS Software help me make more money?

Answer: ABS Software can help you increase your profits in many ways. Quicker, more reliable checkouts mean less manpower is needed. Sales reports allow you to maximize you inventory levels and control costs. Built-in loyalty programs encourage higher ticket averages and repeat business from your customers. And if you are

Talk, chat or contact an ABS POS Expert Advisor for about other ways a POS system can generate new income, reduce costs, manage an entire franchise give you more of your time.

Q. How can an ABS Software help me run my business more efficiently?

Answer: A great POS system includes software that increases your efficiency by eliminating unnecessary work. Instead of using separate systems for your inventory, mail order, ecommerce, and wholesale divisions, choose one restaurant software package that can manage your entire business. Choose an ABS Restaurant POS system that increases your speed of service with faster ticket entry, on-the-fly data entry, and data-driven lookups.

Q. Is my store too small to benefit from a POS system?

Answer: More than likely, you can't afford not to have a point of sale system. ABS POS systems come in all sizes and are designed to fit businesses of any size—from single location mom-and-pop shops to the mega-chains with thousands of locations.

Distinguish your wants from your needs, and talk to some technology vendors. You'll find all your software solutions for your point of sale that meets your needs—and your budget!

Thank you for reading our general FAQ on point of sale.  If you have any other questions, feel free to start a chat, call or explore the rest of our site.

Q. What is PCI DSS and why is it so important?

Answer: PCI DSS, or Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, is a strict set of standards designed to protect the cardholder's data from credit card fraud and misuse. The PCI Security Standards Council is an organization dedicated to the development and implementation of security standards for protecting credit card data. PCI Data Security Standards are developed and implemented by a collaborative effort from American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa International.

If your software isn't compliant with PCI DSS, you may be subject to hefty fines. It's critical that you choose PCI-compliant software that will protect your customers' credit card information as well as your business.