Many restaurant servers are now given iPad POS systems to create their order tickets. Servers used to be confined to writing down their orders on tickets, which they then had to translate onto the POS system in the kitchen or staging area. Using an iPad POS system is a great way to remove that step of writing things down on a ticket and then re-writing them for the POS system. A lot of the iPads also have applications like position numbers so the server can input the meal at the position where the diner is sitting, and the delivering server doesn't have to do what those in the industry call "auctioning off food," i.e., "so, who had the burger?"
A retail POS is often used in clothing or other goods stores, because it's easier than writing everything down by hand. It allows for accuracy and keeps errors to a minimum, as well as allowing the worker to help as many customers as quickly as she can. Most retail POS are available in bulk and with free software upgrades. Almost every retail store has some sort of electronic POS system in use. It's almost expected of retailers to use this software because of all the advantages it provides for customers and workers alike.
Using a POS system allows you to expedite your service as well as make things easier for your workers. You can eliminate errors and minimize difficulties, and you can often get backup and service in case of failure or other problems. These systems are generally fool-proof and fail-proof, and usually very cost-effective and user-friendly.
Point of sale system also capture the transaction data for you to perform various analysis to understand the market and your customers' preference. It help you minimize the risk of over stock certain type of products and have some products run into shortage. Point of sale system is needed if you want your keep your business organized and able to expand.