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Restaurant POS Software Selection Master Toolkit - 2,200+ Criteria - Updated Monthly - Pricing at Bottom

The best way to identify user needs, determine software requirements, prepare an RFP, evaluate vendor responses, & select restaurant POS software accurately.

Designed specifically for selecting restaurant POS software systems, this Master Toolkit contains everything needed to successfully choose restaurant POS software.  Quickly select the best restaurant POS system by using the quantitative point of sale software requirements, RFP, evaluation matrix, demonstration script, and other software selection templates listed below   Very easy to customize, these templates utilize over a thousand of requirements about:

Application Environment Administrative Functions Mobile & Handheld Device
Enterprise Application Integration Manager Dashboard Sales Report
Restaurant Features Tip/Gratuity Tracking Order Type Set-Up
Menu Item Set-Up Order Entry Process Filling Orders
Menu Category Items Credit Card Transactions Time Clock
Scheduling Cash Out Gift Cards
Fine Dining Services Take Out & Delivery Quick Service
Table Floor Plans Phone Order Process Self Service Kiosk
"Quick Action" Buttons Online Order Process Customer Loyalty
Seating Assignments Delivery Features Coupons
Bar Features Over 21 Verification Playing Music
Guest Check Process Dietary Restrictions Serving Perference
Multiple Pay Types Dining Mobile Functions New Customer Screen
SaaS/Cloud Security Cloud Configuration Cloud Administration
...And Many More

Choose Point of Sale Software Accurately

This Master Toolkit for Restaurant POS Selection helps you hit the bullseye in all major areas: initial planning & justification, restaurant POS requirements identification, RFP preparation, proposal evaluation, software comparison, and restaurant Point of Sale management software selection. In it, you will find everything needed for selecting restaurant POS software successfully. Use these customizable templates to save time and money during each step of the restaurant POS system selection process, all of which help ensure selection of the best point of sale software for your restaurant organization's needs.

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This Master Toolkit includes all of the following: (each also available separately)

Actual screens and questions from this RFP template are shown below to illustrate how it enables you to easily collect the unique metrics needed to successfully identify, select, acquire, and implement the restaurant point of sale management software solution best suited to your organization's needs.


This Master Toolkit INCLUDES All the Tools Below to Help Select Point of Sale Software Successfully:


  In-Depth RFP Functionality - Obtain Meaningful Responses that are Easily Compared and Evaluated. This RFP Template INCLUDES the following capabilities:

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SAVE WEEKS, even MONTHS OF TIME by using over 1,200 feature criteria to quickly and accurately identify your exact needs, then simply delete the rest to easily create an unbiased restaurant POS RFP that best communicates your specific requirements to vendors!  Use this Excel-based, universally understood, and highly customizable template.  In addition, a detailed Feature to Cost Traceability function helps assure a smoother system inplementation and maximum ROI. View typical RFP Table of Contents.
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IDENTIFY FEATURE AVAILABILITY & DELIVERABILITY. Unlike other restaurant POS software RFPs, Infotivity RFP Masters template automatically collect the information needed to identify BOTH the AVAILABILITY of software features, and their DELIVERABILITY, i.e., HOW those features will be delivered. Each restaurant POS RFP Master includes a Feature Support Matrix (FSM) to automatically capture this information, which can be used to create very accurate and reliable restaurant point of sale management software system implementation schedules. View samples here.
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    Determine RISK and SUPPORTABILITY. restaurant POS Software RFP Masters automatically evaluate vendor response data collected to quantitatively determine the SUPPORTABILITY INDEX of each proposed software system. This index ranks the potential support problems inherent in each proposal. Accurately compare the amount of ongoing support needed to keep each proposed POS software system for restaurants up and running. Measure the true impact of each system on your business over the long term.  View sample here.
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ENHANCEMENT COST TRACKING - This RFP template feature provides a facility for cross-referencing the cost of specific custom programming and/or scripting tasks with vendor invoices. This enables the RFP to become a very useful implementation cost management/audit tool. Ideal for Earned Value Management (EVM).
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CUSTOMIZABLE WEIGHTED GRADE SCORING - (automatically calculate suitability to unique company needs!)

Highly flexible weighted grade score based on user-defined weights down to the detail row and response level is calculated for each RFP question criteria. This user-defined, customizable weighting allows vendor RFP responses to be evaluated based on your company's specific needs priorities. Calculate weighted scores by department, by workflow process, by application, or by activity to calculate a score that reflect the true value and impact of a proposed point of sale software system.

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    VENDOR RESPONSE VALIDATION saves time and effort, and reduces errors, when evaluating vendor restaurant POS software proposals. View example here.
For a more detailed description of a vendor RFP response validation Click Here!
    EASILY CUSTOMIZED to meet your unique restaurant POS system needs, using basic Excel techniques.
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  All Vendor Response Evaluation & Comparison tools listed below are INCLUDED with this restaurant POS software RFP. Evaluate Proposed Software Based on Suitability, Quality, Supportability, and Financial Impact.
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    "APPLES-to-APPLES" ERP FEATURE COMPARISON of vendor RFP responses (proposals) is assured by extensive use of quantitative RFP questions and full vendor response validation. Compare proposed restaurant POS system software features side-by-side faster and more accurately with the fully automated Color Comparison Chart matrix included with this RFP at no extra charge. View a typical comparison here.
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    "restaurant POS Response Evaluation Ratios (scores) indicate how a vendor is planning to provide the proposed solution, e.g. the pros and cons of a vendor proposal from a practical "is it doable?" perspective. See HOW a vendor is planning to address each of your requirements, and just how reliable it really is.. View a typical evaluation ratios here.
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RESPONSE QUALITY ANALYSIS RATIOS - SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON - (Compare proposal feasibility side-by-side!)

Compare the "doability", i.e., the feasibility, of vendor proposals compared to each other in detail. See HOW each vendor is planning to provide the solution to your needs, and if that solution is really viable.

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    AUTOMATED WEIGHTED GRADE POINT SCORING is a quantitative measure of how well a proposed restaurant POS system matches up to your business priorities. This graph compares the overall total scores for each proposed point of sale system. This Score is based on all restaurant POS vendor responses except Pricing and Vendor Background. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.
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    Feature Delivery Methods This graph compares HOW each restaurant POS vendor is planning to deliver the proposed point of sale system. The bars show how much of each competing system is going to be delivered Fully Supported "out-of-the-box", how much will be delivered using the Report Writer, a Configuration option or 3rd Party product, and how much is dependant on Custom Programming & Scripting. The scores used in this restaurant POS comparison are based on responses to restaurant POS system questions only, i.e., no vendor, pricing, or support responses are utilized. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.
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    Supportability Index A proposed point of sale system could look very good on paper, but once implementation begins the reality could be very different. The ease with which a restaurant POS system can be implemented and maintained over it's expected life is controlled in large part by the amount of custom programming and scripting required to build & maintain the system. The Supportability Index is based on responses to restaurant point of sale Software System Features only. This graph compares the potential support effort inherent in each proposed restaurant point of sale management software system. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.
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    Overall Comparison This graph compares the total Weighted Score of each proposed restaurant POS system along with its Supportability Index and associated Vendor Profile. Use this when assessing the RISK of a proposed restaurant POS system and whether or not the point of sale system can indeed be implemented by the proposing restaurant POS vendor successfully. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.
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    Vendor Profile Scores This graph compares a score measuring the background, expertise, capabilities, and other data collected in the Vendor Global Issues section of the restaurant Point of Sale management RFP. The Vendor Profile Score provides a way of assessing the Capabilities PROFILE of a proposing restaurant POS vendor. View sample 3-D Bar Chart comparison here.


  The Supporting Documents below are INCLUDED with this restaurant POS Software RFP:

COVER LETTER SAMPLES - Make the task easier with this restaurant Point of Sale management RFP cover letter template collection. Choose from Letter samples designed for all events, such as "RFP Response Request", "Intent to Respond", "No Intent to Respond", "RFP Change Enclosed", "Proposal Rejection" "Finalist Selection", and " Best & Final Offer Request" to meet your unique restaurant Point of Sale management system needs.
FULL VERSION of the RISK ASSESSMENT MATRIX CHECKLIST focused on restaurant Point of Sale management system acquisition and implementation projects for working sample "Click Here"
BPR / BPE / WORKFLOW Processing Checklists - Excel-based template for mapping the current "AS-IS" state of an existing restaurant Point of Sale management business process down to the data element level, a time-saving organizer when developing the new "TO-BE" state, or when trying to determine what is required to implement a new process, or when preparing for data conversion.
The OPTIMIZED RFP GUIDE. Designed to be viewed in a browser off-line, this document outlines the best procedures for creating custom restaurant Point of Sale management RFP questions. Included or Sold Separately
The restaurant Point of Sale management SOFTWARE CUTOVER CHECKLIST Helps Streamlines Implementation! Included or Sold Separately
MS Word DOCUMENTATION describing the organization and usage of the restaurant Point of Sale management RFP and Evaluation/Comparison matrices.


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      A Detailed & Comprehensive List of:

Restaurant POS System Features

      Thousand plus of pre-defined restaurant Point of Sale RFP criteria ensure no important business requirements or software features "slip through the cracks".  All are in a quantitative format that guarantees vendor responses will be meaningful, consistent, and easy to compare. All questions are professionally prepared by application specialists to address BOTH the STANDARD features and EXCEPTION CASE software functions required.

Restaurant POS table of content


      Utilize an Extensive List of:

Restaurant POS Software Fit/GAP Analysis

Precisely identify, collect, & prioritize all restaurant POS functional and process deficiencies between the software system currently in use and client/company current or projected needs. Easily document the severity, category, and requirements type of missing functionality using GAP analysis, and then calculates a score, for each GAP. The GAP process creates a prioritized, detailed list of point of sale software requirements useful in all later phases of the restaurant POS management software evaluation/selection process, i.e., in RFP creation, Software Demonstrations, Price (BAFO) negotiation, and software system implementation. View details at Fit/GAP Analysis Details.


      Identify BOTH Restaurant POS Software Features Availability and Deliverability

      Unlike other RFP templates that try (and fail) to gather useful solutions data about complex restaurant POS system features, RFP Masters are not constrained to the use of summary-level "Yes" or "No" answers. This RFP Master uses a Feature Support Matrix (FSM) that identify BOTH feature AVAILABILITY and DELIVERY Method. This point of sale RFP Master function is useful during both the restaurant POS management software selection AND the system implementation phases of large projects because it enables effective Earned Value Management through detailed cross-referencing of usable point of sale software functionality and vendor invoicing.

Restaurant service mobile apps sample questions


      Determine the Risk & Supportability of Proposed

POS Software Solutions for Restaurants

      Unlike other RFP templates, an time and management software RFP Master template can illustrate potential support problems (and risk) inherent in vendor software proposals. The Feature Support Matrix (FSM) used in each RFP Master categorizes the inherent risk posed for each criteria, and uses that information to calculate the SUPPORTABILITY INDEX for each vendor RFP response. For example, a feature delivered "out of the box" FULLY SUPPORTED is less risky than one delivered through custom programming, even if the programming is free. This RFP Master function is useful during both the software selection AND the implementation phases of a large point of sale system because it enables effective Earned Value Management through detailed cross-referencing of usable software functionality and vendor invoicing.

RFP sample of questions taken from the fine dining service point of sale section


      Effectively Manage Implementation

Enhancement Cost Tracker

This point of sale RFP template provides an "Enhancement Cost" column for cross-referencing vendor invoices with the estimated cost of each custom custom script and/or source code modification proposed by the vendor. This makes the restaurant Point of Sale RFP an ideal tool for managing vendor invoices effectively. The uses of this are many: preventing payments to vendors from exceeding usable system progress, preventing vendor over-billing, and prevents proposed tasks from being omitted, and as an implementation audit tool.
 


      Vendor Response Input Validation.

      Vendors must answer each RFP question by choosing from a pre-defined list of possible responses. See below for an example of this drop-down list. This forces all vendors to respond to each restaurant point of sale management software question in a consistent, standard manner. Eliminates the days of time typically wasted trying to compare the inconsistent or incomplete vendor responses obtained by using traditional, non-quantitative RFP questions! Ensures vendor proposals are easy to compare and evaluate!

Filling orders sample questions from the POS RFP Master template


      Color-Coded, "Apples-to-Apples" Comparison of Proposed Systems

POS Software Comparison for Restaurants

      These comparison matrices automatically change vendor response cell background color to GREEN, YELLOW, or RED, to reflect how favorable each response is to your needs! Compared to the tedious task of reviewing hundreds of mono-color Yes/No answers, these colored responses allow problem areas to be spotted more easily, and risk assessment is made much more accurate. All required response comparison matrices are included and ready-to-use! Quickly and easily compare restaurant Point of Sale management software system proposals side-by-side, feature by feature, in detailed comparisons you control! Keep your project on-schedule and under-budget.

sample of vendors administratvie answers side by side to compare in the matrix


      Evaluation Ratios

      Use an extensive set of ratio calculations to compare restaurant POS vendor proposals quickly and efficiently.


      Weighted Grade Score Graph

      Compares the Weighted Grade Point Score calculated for each proposed point of sale system. This is calculated as follows: The restaurant POS vendor response to each RFP question is assigned an unweighted "raw" score. This raw score is then multiplied by the weight factor you entered previously (default = 1) for that restaurant Point of Sale software RFP question to calculate the weighted score for each response. All of these individual scores are then totaled for use in this comparison. This score is essentially a measure of how well a restaurant POS software system fits your business and software needs, prioritized by the weight (importance level) you assigned to each question in the RFP. In essence, this score measures the SUITABILITY of each proposed point of sale software system to your overall requirements. . NOTE this score measures just software functionality, and does not include any measure of vendor background, expertise, support, or programming ability.


      Feature Delivery Method Comparison:

      An analysis of how each restaurant POS vendor is proposing to deliver the system feature/function contained in their restaurant POS proposal. The graph below shows the percentage that is Fully Supported "out-of-the-box", the percentage to be done via Report Writer, a Configuration Parameter, or Third-Party add-in, versus the percentage to be done via Custom Coding (Scripting / Programming). This information is very useful in terms of identifying RISK, since a Fully Supported (and tested) restaurant POS feature presents far less risk than that same restaurant POS feature done as a "custom programming" task. Also, see the Supportability Index, which sums up these detail risk factors.


      Point of Sale Supportability Index Graph:

      The Supportability Index is a forecast of how much restaurant POS management software support and maintenance may be required to keep each proposed software system running at full potential over it's lifetime. This score is determined by how much custom coding is required to implement the proposed restaurant POS software, and which business processes depend on the customized software.


      Overall Comparison Graph:

      This graph compares both the Weighted Grade (Suitability) Score, Supportability Index, and the Vendor Capabilities Profile side-by-side for easy reference. It is important to see how much custom coding is in a proposed restaurant POS system that also has a high Weighted Score, along with the Vendor Profile. The more custom code, the higher the risk posed by that restaurant POS system. Therefore, the more custom coding, the more expertise and capabilities a vendor should have.


      Vendor Profile Score Graph:

      The backgrounds, expertise, capabilities, and certifications of each vendor is obtained in the Vendor Global Issues section of the restaurant POS RFP. The point of sale vendor responses to this section are totaled separately from the software functionality topics, and this data is used to calculate the "Vendor Profile Score". The higher the score, the more CAPABILITIES a vendor is probably going to be.



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