Future of Food: POS becomes 'server farm to table'

May 19, 2017

Cloud computing will have a big impact on point-of-sale systems in restaurants, experts say.

POS systems have already incorporated innovations like online ordering, inventory tracking, theft reduction, loyalty reward programs and other marketing initiatives, plus administrative tasks like payroll, scheduling and deep-dive business reports.

But Fred LeFranc, founder and CEO of Charlotte, N.C.-based consultancy Results Thru Strategy, said point-of-sale systems are migrating to cloud computing, with the database stationed at a cluster of web servers far from the restaurant location.

POS is on the cusp of becoming “server farm to table.”

That means POS systems will be available at lower