Small hospital cafeteria POS comes with many financial pain points and challenges that are difficult to combat. As a result, companies spend much more time and resources on improving systems to enhance physical and digital operations. In today’s landscape, there are many software and applications that businesses can incorporate in regard to the size of their location, the number of customers/employees they serve, and other important data metrics. Below will detail some of the most beneficial business technologies that companies assimilate into models and operations globally.
Some of the most pressing and cutting-edge solutions that current small hospital cafeteria POS takes advantage of include:
- Employee Payroll Deductions
- Self-Service Kiosks
- Online Ordering Software
Employee Payroll Deductions
One of the best features of current hospital POS software is employee payroll deductions. Payroll deductions allow employees to use their employee ID badges to make payments from a location’s cafeteria, gift shop, retail store, or online store, deducting funds from their salaries. Incorporating payroll deduction technology shows increases in locations’ revenue by upwards of 25%, and allows convenient payment options for employees on-the-job. This saves vast amounts of time for employees to complete their payment for items from the cafeteria, and in turn, increases participation among employees.
ARBA’s payroll deduction technology, ArbaRapidPay, is a well-known and leading option for many small hospital operations and integrates with your locations’ POS register sales for ease of documenting and tracking both register and payroll deduction purchases. Manage all sales from a single back-office manager, and view comprehensive data reporting and insights from your point(s) of sale using a single database. Split payments are available for employees, and ARBA’s payroll deduction technology can cater to both on-prem POS and cloud POS users alike.
In sum, employee payroll deductions allow:
- Comprehensive Data Reporting
- Integrated POS and Payroll Deduction Sales
- Increased Participation
- Increased Revenue
Many businesses and hospitals using contactless POS options continue to negate the need for face-to-face contact and prevent the further spreading of the COVID-19 virus. The use of self-service kiosks is mostly in many fast-food industry locations and is a staple in ordering options for consumers. The advantage of self-service kiosks mostly derives from the shortening of line lengths for cafeterias, as well as the safety precautions that come with the lack of face-to-face interactions. By catering to consumers’ and employees’ safety and time preferences, the number of participants that use the self-service kiosk and cafeteria as a whole will increase exponentially.
ARBA’s Self-Service Kiosk software allows employees to use both their credit/debit cards and payroll deductions to complete their purchases. While integrating with your POS register sales, managers will receive comprehensive reporting from both your POS register and self-service kiosk sales, which also integrates with credit/debit card and payroll deduction purchases. The same back-office manager can be used to select images, item modifiers, and pricing details for your self-service kiosk menus. ARBA incorporates auto-rotating menus for self-service kiosks as well and can cater up to 4 rotating menus that automatically switch items at different times throughout the day. Cash registers can also convert to self-service kiosks if staff is unavailable, eliminating the need for full-time staff and allowing longer operating times. Achieve a fully contactless experience for your small hospital cafeteria POS by making use of contactless solutions such as self-service kiosks.
Online Ordering Software
The use of online ordering software will greatly improve participation from both employees and customers. Being that the use of payroll deductions, gift cards, or credit/debit cards is available, online ordering software should be able to handle almost any tender type to appeal to both employees and patients/guests. As with much online ordering software, the power to schedule orders for later times, pick up orders, and view transactional history all incentivize customers to make use of the software when need be.
ARBA’s online ordering software allows guests to view all transactional history for previous orders, as well as make use of their payroll deduction profile to make purchases using their available balances. Also incorporating integration with your POS register sales, data reporting for online ordering sales is feasible and interfaces with your other point(s) of sale. Customers can also make use of item modifiers for specific ordering preparation, being perfectly available for those with food allergies or dietary restrictions. Online ordering software and self-service kiosks are seen in use with kitchen display systems to easily show orders that are ready, in preparation, or late. ARBA’s online ordering can be held on a public or private URL, and also offers loyalty programs and rewards for your regular customers.
Incorporating the above-mentioned features in your small hospital food services increases revenue and operational efficiency, and this still holds true. Catering to certain aspects of employees’ and customers’ daily routines will greatly improve participation from both respective parties, and allow more ordering/payment options for a customizable and contactless ordering experience.
Author: Max Jovanovic