Squirrel POS Vs Restaurant Manager (Sep 2019)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Sep 14, 2019

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Squirrel POS or Restaurant Manager?

Restaurant Manager is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Squirrel POS, Restaurant Manager is rated higher (83/100) than Squirrel POS (81/100). Restaurant Manager offers more features (17) to their users than Squirrel POS (8).

Looking for the right Restaurant POS solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How Squirrel Systems compares with Restaurant Manager ?

Squirrel Systems: Squirrel Systems, the point of sale pioneer, is proud to be celebrating 28 years as a technology provider to the global hospitality industry. In 1984, Squirrel revolutionized the industry with the first touchscreen restaurant POS system. Over the years, Squirrel introduced a number of "firsts" to the foodservice sector, including: Awar...

Restaurant Manager : Founded in 1987, ASI has focused exclusively on providing open architecture software solutions for Restaurant Manager™, its point of sale (POS) system to the food service and restaurant industry. In 1992, the demand for Restaurant Manager led ASI to develop a reseller network that now spans the United States and Canada. Over the next few years, the...

Who's more expensive? Squirrel POS or Restaurant Manager?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Restaurant POS software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for Squirrel POS and Restaurant Manager.

Squirrel POS price starts at $5,000 per license , on a scale between 1 to 10 Squirrel POS is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Restaurant POS software. Restaurant Manager price starts at $199 per license , when comparing Restaurant Manager to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average Restaurant POS software cost.

Bottom line: Squirrel POS cost is around the same cost of Restaurant Manager.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Squirrel POS Vs. Restaurant Manager based on some of the most important and required Restaurant POS features. Squirrel POS: Customer Management, eCommerce, Employee Management, Gift Cards, Inventory Management, Multiple Payment Forms, Price Lookup, Receipt Notes. Restaurant Manager: Accounting Management, Bar Code Scanning, Consignment, Credit Card Processing, Customer History.

Target customer size

The software is an ideal solution for retail businesses with small budgets and a variety of types. This software is ideal for startup, small, medium and large scale businesses as it is both powerful and scalable.

Squirrel POS

ITQlick rating
(4.9/5)

starts at $5,000 per license

Squirrel POS is a retail and POS solution for small and medium sized retailers. It offers such capabilities as gift card management, QuickBooks integration, inventory management, and others. The softwar...

Categories: Retail & POS.

Restaurant Manager

ITQlick rating
(2.8/5)

starts at $199 per license

Restaurant Manager is a Point Of Sale (POS) software that can be efficiently used in any food distribution points. This software can be easily tailored to fit the individual needs of any restaurant. Users can c...

Categories: Retail & POS, Bakery POS, Food Delivery POS, iPad POS, Mobile POS Systems.

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Squirrel POS: 8 Features

Customer Management
eCommerce
Employee Management
Gift Cards
Inventory Management
Multiple Payment Forms
Price Lookup
Receipt Notes

Restaurant Manager: 17 Features

Accounting Management
Bar Code Scanning
Consignment
Credit Card Processing
Customer History
Customer Management
Exchanges
Gift Cards
Inventory Management
Layaways & Quotes
Mobile POS Capability
Price Lookup
Print Receipt
Receipt Notes
Reporting
Shipping/Delivery Setup
Store Credit
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality score
Software review
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Squirrel
ITQlick rating
4.9/5
Score
81/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$5,000 per license
Functionality
9
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Restaurant
ITQlick rating
2.8/5
Score
83/100
Pricing
3.6/10
License pricing
$199 per license
Functionality
32
Lavu
ITQlick rating
3.5/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
2.4/10
License pricing
$69 per user/month
Functionality
13
Review
TouchBistro
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
3.2/10
License pricing
$69 per month
Functionality
10
Yelp
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
88/100
Pricing
9.4/10
License pricing
$249 per month
Functionality
9
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.