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FuturePOS vs. TouchBistro® Comparison
Future POS Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Fully customizable and can be programmed to suit any style of restaurant
  • Includes a custom report writer that provides businesses with the ability to dive deep into data analytics
  • Numerous third-party hardware and software integrations
  • Mobile POS solutions available to complement the core POS system

Cons
  • Pricing is quote-based only
  • Might be more feature-rich than what a simple restaurant need

Future POS is Best For:

  • Restaurants
  • Breweries
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Pizza and delivery
  • Stadiums and arenas

Future POS Cost
  • Quote-based pricing
  • Traditional purchase option: Local Future POS dealers can provide specific pricing.
  • Monthly "POS-as-a-Service" fee option available
TouchBistro® Pros and Cons

Pros
  • TouchBistro® offers customer support 24/7/365
  • You can try before you buy by enrolling in their free trial
  • Integration to a variety of business management solutions

Cons
  • Lacking functionality to support multi-location restaurants
  • The naturally harsh environment of restaurants is no match for consumer-grade hardware (iPads)
  • No local support

TouchBistro® is Best For:
  • Coffee shops
  • Small restaurants
  • Food trucks
  • Breweries
  • Bars

TouchBistro® Cost
  • Upfront equipment costs
  • Monthly fees starting at $69/month
Side-by-Side POS Comparison

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Restaurant
Features
FuturePOS
TouchBistro®
Real-time Inventory management
Item modifiers
Item variants
Ingredient tracking
Kitting (Combos)
Cost Tracking
Split checks
Table management
Tips management
Delivery management
Table management
Waitlist management
Reservation management
Happy hour pricing
General
Features
FuturePOS
TouchBistro®
Cloud-based
Ease of use
Multi-location support
Discount and promotion management
Consumer-grade hardware
Commercial-grade hardware
Digital receipts
Custom user interface
Cash management
Offline access
Bulk inventory import and export
Age Verification
Free trial
Reporting &
Analytic
Features
FuturePOS
TouchBistro®
Real-time reporting
Sales reports
Commission reports
Shift reports
Customer reports
Predictive analysis
Tax detail reports
Discount detail reports
Void reports
Cash drawer reporting
Track pay-ins and payouts
Vendor
Management
Features
FuturePOS
TouchBistro®
Purchase order management
Vendor management
Item price history
Employee
Management
Features
FuturePOS
TouchBistro®
Employee commission
Time clock
Employee Scheduling
3rd party app
Payroll
Role-based &
custom
user permissions
Payment
Acceptance
Features
FuturePOS
TouchBistro®
NFC
EMV
Swipe
Keyed-in
Electronic signature capture
Offline payment processing
Payment processor agnostic
Pay-at-the-Table
Mobile payments
PCI DSS compliance
Customer
Loyalty and
Marketing
Features
FuturePOS
TouchBistro®
Gift cards
Customer database / CRM
Email marketing
Loyalty program
Customer (House) accounts
Third-Party
Integrations
FuturePOS
TouchBistro®
Ecommerce
n/a
n/a
Online ordering and delivery
Email marketing
Reputation management
Employee scheduling
Loyalty program
POS Hardware
Features
FuturePOS
TouchBistro®
Touchscreen monitor
iPad
Android tablet
Windows tablet
1D barcode scanner
2D barcode scanner
Digital scale
Cash drawer
Customer facing display
Keyboard
Digital Signage
Industry
FuturePOS
TouchBistro®
Full-service restaurant
Quick-service restaurant
Retail
Salon and spa