Aloha POS Software


 

Aloha POS is a cloud-based retail solution designed for various types of dining restaurants that include casual dining, quick service, fast casual and fine dining restaurants. Aloha POS can be used on fixed point of sale (POS) terminals, consumer mobile devices and built-for-purpose handheld devices. The solution also supports on-premise services.

Aloha POS can be used to enter orders and payments, improve overall operations and streamline the preparation of food and delivery. The solution's architecture and programming is consistent across sites, so employees can operate the system if they have previously used it at a different site.

Other key features include a barcode scanner, credit card processing, special orders and sales commissions. The system's inventory management capabilities include inventory tracking, automated ordering, inventory reports and purchase orders.

Aloha POS offers support via phone and through an online knowledge base.

 

Aloha POS - System interface
 
  • Aloha POS - System interface
    System interface
  • Aloha POS - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Aloha POS - Cost management
    Cost management
  • Aloha POS - Mobile version
    Mobile version
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

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Katherine from ORG Restaurants Inc
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2018

November 2018

User Friendly

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

User friendly at the restaurant level. At the programming level, Aloha has added new options with each upgrade that make programming easy.

Cons

Some functions do not work even with the support companies assistance such as Movies at clock in. I understand there are companies that have been able to make the movies work, but those are larger companies with an IT department.

With the 12.3 release I am unable to drop in data bases to the file server. This function was removed when they moved to a sequel server setup. This has greatly complicated the programming function at multiple locations without paying more money for another service.

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Joe from Two Boots Pizza
Specialty: Bar / nightclub
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Legacy Product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

It is easy to use for front of house staff. The hardware is durable. If all you have is one small bar with no plans to grow it's fine.

Cons

A nightmare for office staff. No software updates ever. Terrible customer service. If you have multiple locations it's a terrible idea to have this.

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Jenica from Jenica's Blissful Beauty & Supply
Specialty: Salon/Spa
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Just ok.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

The system could have changed since I used it but I didn’t exactly love it where I am primary English.

Pros

It had a lot of different features. Many options for different reports(ie tax and sales) and customer information.

Cons

Once I learned the system it was easy but there was so many steps to get from point A to point B sometimes. Also I used this software at an old workplace and it was all in French. Although it had an English option not everything translated and some of the things that did simply didn’t make sense.

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Thomas from Chefs Crossing Countries
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Dependable product

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

We used Aloha in most restaurants I've worked. I have used Aloha in Central America in 4 different locations. Purchased by owners for its ease of use.

Cons

Its older designs are not easily updateable. Support used to be a crapshoot, but now in the super competitive market of specialized POS, I'm sure they have improved their phone professionalism.

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TJ from Settlers Hospitality Group
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Costly, but great operating, staff enjoyed, easy system

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Ease of use, staff friendly, back office ok, once set up. Reporting is easy & efficient. Cloud based a big plus

Cons

Set up is brutal, cost is high, customer service was non existent. System did crash more than once. Wasn't easy to integrate payroll or sales history

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Julius from EAC YOUTH
Specialty: Gifts
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Aloha POS makes transactions easy.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Cloud based storage makes your records accessible anywhere anytime, easy to use, cheap for use in both small-scale and large-scale users, mobile software makes it great to access transactions from remote locations.

Cons

Customer response is not up to expectations but generally all the features are great makes work easy no need for paper records.

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Timea from Country Fair Inc.
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Not bad, could be better

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

It's not bad, but make sure that you have clear plans for implementation if you are a start up.

Pros

Easy to use, most of our employees used it before, we didn't have spend time on training them, it can be customized to meet your needs

Cons

With all the customizing it's easy to make mistakes. One field can interfere with the other. It's a nightmare to get it integrated with our payroll.

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Robert from Jimboys
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Best POS enterprise on market

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Have used over 4 different POS enterprises. Aloha and NCR is best service and options no questions asked

Pros

Have used full service, QSR, and mobile pos products and always have been satisfied. Hosted services are a huge plus. Customer support is always painless and quick to produce a solution.

Cons

A little pricey but worth paying. If app is implemented it is based off POS database making some changes to the app not feasible

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Audrey from Tackleberry
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

One of the best restaurant POS systems out there

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Overall a rounded score of a solid A!

Pros

A restaurant POS system powerful enough to run an entire restaurant on. Aloha is definitely an easy-to-use software. The core features are designed specifically for restaurant success.

Cons

The cost is really the only cons that I could say for the software, however, with that said, you get what you pay for.

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Jazmin from Flour Bakery + Cafe
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Aloha was our old POS system that was fine for a smaller business but not for a company of our size

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

For a smaller company (100ppl) this wasn't a bad POS system. For larger companies I'd suggest a different POS system.

Pros

Once you understood the setup and features it was easy to use and train staff on. It was also nice you could create multiple gift cards at once.

Cons

It was clunky and hard to integrate with our business that was expanding. When we incorporated more online orders/catering software this program wasn't keeping up to our standards.

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Sonam from TSYS
Specialty: e-Commerce
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

A POS with all advnced features

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Good to use

Pros

Its a system which has all advanced features and also very easy to use while few pos systems are difficult to use

Cons

It should provide free trial version atlest for 3 months.

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Don from Shuckin' Shack Franchising, LLC
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2018

January 2018

POS functionality

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A

It is too difficult to navigate the back of the house functionality. There are too many steps involved.

Pros

Ease of use for servers in that the categorization and screens are easy to follow and remember. The checkout feature for daily data capturing is also very usefull.

Cons

Back of the house programming. Changing buttons and designing screens, along with changing the footer on the customer ticket, is too difficult to navigate easily.

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Elliot from be nicerestaurants
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2017

December 2017

lack of ability to fix problems with hardware

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

lack of ability to speak with service managers. We are operating a business and struggle to maintain standards when fighting with the computor

Pros

when the computer it worked it was very stable system, i think its rediculas that i need to write one words of positive when it isnt a positive experience

Cons

service is awful- cant fix all the problems, we had credit card processing issues and checks double printing on multiple kitchen printers. sometimes just switching out the unit isn't the solution. We have called and emailed for weeks and problems are not being resolved.

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Chris from Tipsy'z
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Horrible System and even Worse Customer Service!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Cons

I wish I could give them a "0," because this is the absolute worst company I have ever done business with... They do not return phone calls or emails, routinely overcharge my account, deduct money without warning for chargebacks that I have no knowledge of or have received no paperwork regarding. I never know who to call for what because the company is so large and they source everything to different departments. I cannot express enough how much displeasure, frustration, and anger doing business with this company has caused me. I have reached my limit and will be switching our POS system as well as processing away from Aloha and NCR. DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I DID.... AVOID THIS COMPANY!

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Nichole from Tavern 101
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Aloha! Hello!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

Aloha is a lifesaver! I have used many many systems in my 10 years as a waitress and the majority of the companies I have worked for prefer Aloha. The amount of modifiers per entree items help with being intuitive and helps with server training as well. Each entree can be assigned certain buttons that help the servers efficiently place orders with ease of access. There is also a way to add and delete buttons so that should your menu change or need updating, there is a way to update within 24 hours.

Cons

Adding and Deleting buttons is a little complicated if you are not familiar with the system. While you CAN do a lot with the system, it does take a lot of customer support to help any new users navigate through the software. This is a small price to pay for the ease of access that Aloha provides.

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Kathy from Revolution rotisserie and bar
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Aloha POS works great

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Overall this product works very well, and is very easy to figure out if you sit and learn for a bit. There are many integrated functions that allow us to do many things within the system. The staff finds it very easy to use as well. Very few problems.

Pros

I can edit most things on my own, and the ease of changing things in the POS is fairly simple. The ergonomic design makes it easy for staff to use.

Cons

I think the customer service sometimes lacks, in terms of getting through to the right person to help and then the problem never truly being resolved. Some of the buttons I have needed in the past, are not allowed on my end and I have to call and have someone add them to my end which is silly.

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Andy from 3G's LLC
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Worst system and support service is terrible

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

support team is terrible, they barely speak English they cant fix any issues and don't care about the system going down on a busy Saturday night

Pros

It's easy to use for servers Programming is ok when you get use to it. they layout is nice
there needs to be a local help desk its all directed

Cons

Never stays online, system goes down all the time terrible. no one wants to properly fix it they want to pass it on via email and leave you with no system

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John from Treaty
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Outrageous customer service

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

This company sells inferior products as new them rip you off when you need to replace

Cons

The staff that supplied it, rude , unhelpful, always out to rip you off. No service support unless you pay ridiculous fees

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Ahmad from Restaurant
Specialty: Restaurant
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Aloha POS review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Underpaid stuff / It's old bulky takes too much space

Pros

Older system that used by waitress and waiters but it's ancient so older focus knows how to use it.

Cons

Buyers beware Aloha will get you in every way they can. They will sell you the same system and they will screw up in their service charge in every way they can, so please find your self a different system.

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Jamie from Fish & Richardson P.C.
Specialty: Other specialty retailer
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Preferred POS software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support
N/A
Pros

I always found Aloha very user-friendly. It is easy to navigate and customize to your company's needs.

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Bruno from Advent International
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Product Quality
Quality
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