Kounta cloud software gives hospitality businesses new fire power to boost performance.
Cloud computing systems are transforming the way small businesses, particularly hospitality businesses, operate.
Integrated cloud software enables smaller businesses to improve their customer service and business performance, and cuts the time required for administrative tasks.
Previously hamstrung by the need to buy obtrusive and expensive point of sale systems and industry specific hardware, smaller businesses are now spoilt for choice in cloud-based point of sale systems, says Hood Sweeney’s Cloud Accounting specialist David Block.
“One option stands out for the hospitality industry- Kounta is the point of sale system of the future. Run entirely in the cloud with no software to install, you can get up and running on an iPad quickly and cost effectively,” he says.
This eliminates the need for conspicuous hardware that adds little value outside of simply processing orders.
“Kounta contains all the features you have come to expect from a point of sale system including price lists, promotions, staff sales tracking, inventory tracking, table management and much more but the real beauty of the system lies in it being cloud-based.
“Open API (application programming interface) developers can build and connect their apps directly to Kounta, giving you complete flexibility to extend your system and add new features over time including rostering, online ordering, reward programs, in store beacons, analytics tools and gift cards.
Accessible via handheld devices such as tablets and smart phones, cloud software frees business owners from their desks, enabling them to manage their business wherever they are.
The cloud-based system is life-changing for small business operators who need to be experts in multitasking. Menu updates can be done on the go from your phone or from the comfort of your home on your laptop.
The system can also be up-scaled to multiple sites as the business grows, without incurring significant costs.
“Once your first site is setup, to add on another register or open up a new site all you need is an iPad, a stand, a cash drawer and a printer and you are good to go,” David says.
Data shows small businesses have the jump on larger ones when it comes to using cloud computing to improve their customer service and back end operations.
Whereas larger franchise operations are hamstrung by legacy systems, small businesses can move to cloud based systems more readily.
In a Telstra Business Awards survey of over 170 winners and finalists more than 70 per cent of respondents said they use cloud computing in their business.
The ability to use cloud-based software on any device at any time of day, gives small business owners unprecedented access to all the numbers they need in real time just like their larger competitors, without paying a premium. This means business owners are able to work closely with their business advisors to improve performance.
And by integrating the point of sale system with the Xero accounting software, business owners can spend more time on their business and less time on bookkeeping.
If you would like to explore the ways Kounta could benefit you contact David Block, Manager Accounting & Business Advisory AFSL 485569, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 764 200.
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