Restaurant Owners Secure their Business and Monitor Daily Cash Flows
with the Aldelo Express Blind Balancing Module
2-minute read --- Whether conducted once, twice, or multiple times each day, balancing a restaurant’s cash drawer is an essential security measure for preventing theft, securing the business, and monitoring daily cash flows. With the Aldelo Express Blind Balancing Module, restaurant owners easily record quantities of cash and coin denominations stored in their cash drawer (till).
Though till balancing has been a common built-in cash register feature since the 1980’s, the Aldelo Express Blind Balancing Module enables merchants to input, count, and record till balances directly into their POS system using a tablet-based terminal, and automatically record cash drawer data into cloud back-office reports. Users simply enable the “Cash Count” feature to immediately begin managing cash count denominations and related security measures using their Aldelo Express cloud back-office login, anytime, anywhere. The result is increased visibility of front-of-house operations and enhanced POS security to protect precious margins.
Top 5 Reasons Restaurants Use the Aldelo Express Inventory Module
3-minute read --- Closely monitoring inventory is essential for restaurants to avoid unnecessary purchases, reduce waste, and eliminate profit leakage occurring at one or multiple restaurant locations. Aldelo recently announced the Aldelo Express Inventory Module that supports simplicity, accuracy, consistency, and profitability for restaurant owners/operators and those who manage inventory operations. Plus, as a zero-cost native cloud POS integration from Aldelo Express, merchants using the Aldelo Express Inventory Module reap an invaluable return on their investment.
Here are the top 5 reasons why restaurants need the Aldelo Express Inventory Module:
Keep Merchants Happy With Periodic Visits Aldelo Referral Partners Benefit from Pre and Post Site Assessments
5-minute read --- An essential role of any successful referral partner is maintaining contact through every step of the customer relationship. This includes following up on initial meetings, providing clear communications, and providing customer guidance during the purchasing and onboarding processes. Post installation visits allow referral partners to fine tune certain aspects of the POS, observe how the operation flows, and determine additional hardware and features that merchants may benefit from. Successful referral partners make periodic site visits and achieve a lifetime customer relationship that results in additional referrals and new business.
Top 3 Reasons to Utilize a Digital Labor Scheduling Module
3-minute read --- There are many reasons why business owners should utilize a digital labor scheduling module for their restaurant, bar, pizza place, or food truck. Restaurants that utilize labor scheduling modules create a more inclusive and cooperative staffing environment where everyone participates by establishing a pool of varying work shifts that allows employees to commit to and trade out with co-workers. Establishing a flexible work schedule reduces pressure on restaurant owners and staff by creating a working environment that meets everyone’s needs. The result is less stress and a happier work environment.
Here are 3 facts you need to know to immediately begin saving money by close labor schedule monitoring and analysis.
Notice: The PCI Security Standards Council will Officially Close the PA-DSS Program this October
3-minute read --- This October 28, 2022, the PCI Security Standards Council will officially close the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) program. For restaurant owners and credit card merchants, this means finalizing the transition from the PA-DSS program to its successor, the PCI Secure Software Standard. This will enable restaurant owners to continue adhering to PCI Security Standards Council standards in everyday business transactions.
Established by five major credit card companies, the Purchase Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) are a set of regulations for all businesses that accept credit cards and continue to be modified as payment processing and data systems evolve. While not legally enforced, adherence to PCI DSS standards is extremely widespread and can result in multiple financial penalties, up to and including denial of credit card processing for merchants who do not comply.
Merchants Quickly Identify Profit Leakage and Reduce Waste Using the Aldelo Express POS Inventory Module
3-minute read --- After labor, the best way for restaurant owners to control their costs is by managing their inventory purchasing cycles. Regular item counts not only provide owners and operators a clear picture of their usage cycles and associated revenues, but also are essential to effectively cutting costs, validating purchases, maximizing inventory yields, and identifying profit leakage occurring at one or multiple restaurant locations.
With the recently released Aldelo Express Inventory Module, restaurant owners manage, monitor, and forecast inventory item purchases from anywhere with a Wi-Fi or Cellular Data connection. Using Aldelo Express iPad POS tablets, users immediately begin counting incoming purchased items, managing storage groups, tracking item locations, viewing item forecasts, monitoring recipe batch productions, and more.
Aldelo Announces Release of the Aldelo Express POS Inventory Module Regular Item Counting Help Merchants Identify Profit Leakage and Reduce Spoilage
PLEASANTON, CA – August 30, 2022 - Aldelo, L.P., developer of the Aldelo Express POS restaurant technology platform that includes a native suite of merchant-facing and customer-facing iOS and Android point-of-sale solutions, recently announced the release of the Aldelo Express Inventory Module that enables restaurant owners to manage, monitor, and forecast inventory item purchases using a fully integrated cloud-based management solution. Aldelo Express’ Inventory Module requires no additional hardware purchases, no additional software fees, and minimal setup and training.
Using Aldelo Express iPad POS tablets, the new Aldelo Express Inventory Module enables owners and employees to count purchased items, manage storage groups, track item locations, view item forecasts, monitor recipe batch productions, and more from anywhere with a Wi-Fi or Cellular Data connection. Customizable secure access allows restaurant owners to limit which employees have access to the Inventory Module, providing their business greater protection of important back-office data.
Five Reasons Why Restaurant Owners Prefer Aldelo Express POS Cloud-Based Solutions Meet Modern Restaurant Needs
5-minute read --- In today’s digital, customer-driven market, the best investment restaurant owners can make today is selecting a complete restaurant technology platform that allows them to simplify and streamline in-store and off-premises operations. That is why modern restaurant operations are utilizing cloud-based restaurant technology that allows the business to monitor and manage single and multi-store restaurants from a single back-office environment. Restaurant owners utilizing Aldelo Express POS are finding that it not only secures their business and simplifies operations, but saves them hundreds of dollars per month compared to their existing solution by operating on non-proprietary hardware and providing access to the full-featured Aldelo Express app marketplace and zero additional cost.
Here are five additional reasons why restaurant owners prefer Aldelo Express POS:
Modernized Point-of-Sale Solutions by Aldelo and Bosstab
4-minute read --- The arrival of cloud-based restaurant point-of-sale solutions has provided owners and operators with unprecedented access to store and customer data in real-time. Unlike fixed position Window-based terminals, decentralized cloud-based hardware allows restaurants versatility to place merchant- and customer-facing devices in more convenient and accessible positions.
Aldelo Express POS users have successfully adapted their business operations and expanded customer services by implementing a modern point-of-sale restaurant platform that supports mobile and remote ordering payment capabilities, self-service kiosks, digital menus and online ordering, smart kitchen display systems, and QR-code-driven e-Gift, e-Loyalty, and e-Coupons, etc.
Aldelo Express restaurants select from a variety of available and supported interoperable devices, such as iPad and Android tablets, Android terminals, and Android mobile devices.
Aldelo Express POS Solution on the Bosstab Gemini Dual Tablet Stand
Protect Your Business through PCI DSS Compliance Token-Based Digital Payments Reduce the PCI Scope of Standards for Aldelo Merchants
3-minute read --- Digital payments are everywhere, and yet less than 28% of the merchant population achieve compliance with the latest Purchase Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). Requirements for meeting PCI DSS standards range anywhere from maintaining a secure network via firewall protections to properly managing payment transactions and sensitive cardholder information, such as through EMV-based digital payments.
By following the latest Purchase Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), restaurant owners secure electronic payment transactions made in-store and online, protecting their customers’ personal payment data, reducing chargebacks, and avoiding other financial pitfalls for their business. Because while not legally enforced, ignoring PCI DSS guidelines has significant consequences: restaurants can face multiple financial penalties up to and including denial of credit card processing, as well as put themselves and their customers at risk of digital payment fraud.
Eliminate “Buddy Punching” with Aldelo Express QR Code and Facial ID Offer Merchants Multi-Level POS Security Options
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Most employers are familiar with the term “buddy punching.” Buddy punching is when one employee will cover for another employee that arrives late for his/her shift or skips out early. With many clock-in solutions, staff can easily clock another employee in or out, such as by entering the employee’s PIN, resulting in unnecessary payroll and inaccurate timecards. Buddy punching can easily be prevented, however, by facial recognition technology and employee-specific QR code badges. Each one of these solutions prevents employees from stealing time and motivates them to arrive promptly to work.
Provide VIP Guest Experiences with Aldelo Express Digital Reservation and Waitlist Modules
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For restaurants, digital reservation books and waitlists mean increased visibility of customer volume and the opportunity to proficiently manage table turn rates on any given night. Serving multiple parties per table increases a restaurant’s profit and can add up to hundreds of dollars a month. For customers, they mean shorter wait times and VIP-style dining experiences, since customers can inform a restaurant of any special requests, party information, or needs before they arrive and expect high-quality treatment as they are served. Today, table reservations and waitlists are not limited to high-end restaurants, but enable customers to easily dine with large parties and enjoy dining experiences on their schedule in nearly any kind of restaurant or bar environment.
As summer approaches and tourists return to travel, restaurants offering table reservations and waitlists provide enhanced dining experiences to more customers and easily accommodate increased crowds.
Securing Your Aldelo Express Point of Sale Using Custom POS Access and Multi-Level Security Features
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Modern cloud point of sale systems are a descendant of the traditional cash register, which was created to prevent profit leakage, manage transactions, and effectively secure the business’ bottom line. Today, with the emergence of cloud-based point of sale systems, each one has its own combination of traditional, remote, and mobile services. But the primary function of a point of sale system remains the same: to effectively manage transactions and secure the business’ bottom line.
Top 5 Reasons You Need Facial AI Recognition Security
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Aldelo Express Cloud POS now includes facial AI recognition technology that increases security for the point of sale system for all restaurant and food service users. While usage of facial recognition technology has steadily grown in banking, retail, health, and security industries, Aldelo’s new security feature is the first of its kinds made available for POS terminals in the restaurant industry.
Legacy Systems Limit Features and Increase Restaurant Costs Merchants Find the Answer in Cloud-Based Solutions
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Before modern digital point-of-sale systems, owners secured their businesses with cash registers that tracked transactions and alerted staff with a bell every time the cash drawer opened. Over time, mechanical cash register technology evolved into electronic solutions. In the 1990’s, restaurants began implementing Windows-based touch screen POS terminals en masse. As POS systems evolved, restaurants expanded their services with innovative solutions such as delivery, self-service Kiosks, online ordering, and digital payments.
In 2022, owners and operators continue to use legacy point-of-sale solutions to support a range of restaurant applications. But with limited and costly upgrades for the latest software or new hardware that can support it, many owners are at a crossroad: they must maintain their dated system to extend its life, limiting its capabilities and the services to customers, or transition to a new POS solution running the latest technology. As restaurants research new options, they will find that newer systems are less costly than maintaining legacy systems.
Over the last twenty years, Aldelo has developed innovative point-of-sale solutions to help restaurant owners maximize their business’ potential in any environment. Through Aldelo Express Cloud POS and natively-developed Masa+ digital ordering payments, restaurants customize a full-featured POS ecosystem using customer- and merchant-facing solutions that support in-person and off-premises dining services.
The new Aldelo Express In-App Manual Credit Card Entry feature continues this legacy of customer-centric solutions, features, and services, saving restaurants time and money as they use a single POS device to process orders and digital payments for all order types.
When using In-App Manual Credit Card Entry in-store, rather than accepting physical credit cards via tap, dip, or swipe, staff process credit cards directly through the point-of-sale by tapping “Manual Credit” in the Aldelo Express Cloud POS settlement screen, presenting card options from the customer’s Masa+ Secure Digital Wallet. Customers inform the merchant which credit card they wish to use for the transaction without a physical credit card changing hands. The merchant then selects the chosen credit card, conducts a simple verification with the customer, and processes the transaction.
2-minute read --- Accelerate in-store transactions with the new QR Code Fast Pay feature from Aldelo. With the new Masa+ digital payment feature, staff and customers skip the tap, dip, or swipe process and complete customer payments in seconds using a unique customer QR code that applies multiple tenders to a single ticket.
With QR Code Fast Pay, customers are always ready to pay for their orders whether at the counter or at their table. Once customers are logged into their Masa+ online account, to initiate QR Code Fast Pay customers simply present their unique QR code to restaurant staff by tapping the “ $ ” icon in the top right corner of the Masa+ screen. Restaurant staff then accept mobile tenders by scanning the customer’s unique QR code with cameras built into Aldelo Express iPad devices, completing payments in seconds using a single POS device.
Aldelo Announces Three New Digital Payment Features Supporting Restaurants and Customers with Speedy and Convenient Transactions
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More and more restaurant owners and operators are looking for ways to benefit customers and their business by serving food and receiving payments in a timely and convenient manner. As customer demand for digital self-services grows, Aldelo is helping restaurant owners save time and money, supporting speedier transactions and streamlining ordering and payment processes with three new QR code payment features.
Utilizing QR codes help launch and guide customers in-store and off-premises using the native Masa+ online ordering and payments platform and Aldelo Express POS, offering restaurants and their customers greater reliability, security, and convenience during the transaction process. These include:
Enhance Your Aldelo Express POS System Security with New Facial AI Login Feature
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Aldelo Express just released the latest of many built-in security features for its cloud point-of-sale solutions. The new “facial AI” recognition login feature is the first of its kind made available for POS terminals in the restaurant industry. Restaurant managers implement the new biometric solution to secure point-of-sale, labor, and management functions. The new feature tightens previous security access functions, including employee PINs and unique QR code badges. The feature requires no new or special equipment, but utilizes cameras already built into the point-of-sale device.
Managers quickly set up face detection and face matching through a simple “face detection, face capture, and face match” process. Biometrics technology maps facial features and compares the data with known faces stored and secured on the Aldelo Cloud. Employees register their faces with no coverings or glasses. Once enrolled, the technology detects, captures, and matches users even while wearing a mask. Employee biometric data is never shared, and restaurants manage employee records in the back-office that can be easily deleted later on, with no recoverable trace of personal data. With the steady growth and usage of facial recognition technologies in banking, retail, health, and security industries, Aldelo’s facial AI technology increases POS security for all restaurant and food service users.
Aldelo Announces Release of “Facial AI” Login Feature Facial Recognition Technology Secures POS, Labor, and Manager Functions
PLEASANTON, CA – December 21, 2021 - Aldelo, L.P., developer of the Aldelo Express Cloud POS restaurant technology platform that includes a native suite of merchant- and customer-facing iOS and Android point-of-sale solutions, announces the release of its “Facial AI” login feature. The first application of the technology for the restaurant industry, Aldelo’s facial recognition solution utilizes a standard tablet for securing access to Aldelo Express POS, timekeeping modules used for tracking employee time, manager functions, and cloud back-office.
Use of facial recognition technology has steadily grown in the mobility, security, health, banking, and retail industries. It is the most natural of all biometric measurements because we recognize ourselves not by looking at our fingerprints or irises, but by looking at our faces. Aldelo’s technology requires no physical interaction or specialized equipment for capturing and authenticating users.
Protect POS Accessibility and Your Bottom Line with Full-Featured Aldelo Express Cloud POS Security
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Point of sale systems generate a billion-dollar industry across the restaurant and retail sectors. Cash registers, which began as secured cash drawers with mechanical calculators and bells, have since developed into multi-faceted digital POS solutions that provide businesses with secure payments, real-time back-office inventory, online records, and more. Yet the core reason for purchasing a point-of-sale terminal remains the same: to effectively manage and secure the business. However, restaurant operators often lower their guard to monitor the business for employee theft. Internal threats are rarely caught, and even less often legally reprimanded, contributing to employees stealing $50 billion dollars a year from their employers - or an average of 7% of a business’ annual revenue.* In periods of high unemployment and inflation, this threat to business owners becomes especially relevant.
Top 5 Reasons Aldelo Express Secures Every POS Function
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Profit leakage can account for thousands of dollars of loss per year at any unsuspecting restaurant. By having the proper security features and automated manager approval prompts built into a restaurant’s point of sale system, owners and operators ensure that every employee accurately processes orders and completes transactions. Eliminating user errors and deterring ill-intentioned employees for common POS functions like timecard logins, applying discounts, coupon tenders, error corrections, and more protects a restaurant’s bottom line. It is necessary for POS systems to offer restaurants built-in security functions and, through them, peace of mind.
Helping Restaurants and Bars Reduce Chargebacks and Limit Fraudwith Bar Tab Pre-Authorization from Aldelo Express
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Since March 2020, credit card fraud has increased in number and strategy. Scammers continue to spread fraudulent claims via email, phone, and even text message that promise free gifts, promos, or calls to action that often result in stolen credit card information from everyday customers.
While victims of credit card fraud are typically reimbursed by their bank, restaurants that received payments via a stolen or fraudulent card are rarely compensated. That is why the Aldelo Express Cloud POS solution offers multiple ways to reduce credit card fraud, chargebacks, and refunds in “targeted” settings such as restaurants and bars with the Aldelo Express Bar Tab Pre-Authorization feature.
Aldelo Express Cloud POS offers business owners and operators full-featured customer- and merchant-facing solutions that enables them to optimally run their restaurant, bar, pizza place, food truck, and more. All credit card data processed through Aldelo Express and native Masa+ Online Ordering and Payments are protected via token-based security, so personal credit card information is never captured or stored in a restaurant’s database.
The Aldelo Express Bar Tab Pre-Authorization feature offers multiple ways to reduce credit card fraud, chargebacks, and refunds