TouchBistro Vs Squirrel POS (May 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / May 01, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - TouchBistro or Squirrel POS?

TouchBistro is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Squirrel POS, TouchBistro is rated higher (93/100) than Squirrel POS (81/100). Squirrel POS offers more features (8) to their users than TouchBistro (0).

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 TouchBistro compares with Squirrel Systems?

TouchBistro: TouchBistro is a revolutionary, complete mobile POS solution on the iPad for the restaurant industry. Manage reservations, view the menu, take orders and review sales reports with a few simple touches. Instead of servers repeatedly moving between customers and terminals for order management, servers can remain with customers and instantly submit or...

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...

Who's more expensive? TouchBistro or Squirrel POS?

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 TouchBistro and Squirrel POS.

TouchBistro price starts at $69 per month , on a scale between 1 to 10 TouchBistro is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Restaurant POS software. Squirrel POS price starts at $5,000 per license , when comparing Squirrel POS to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average Restaurant POS software cost.

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

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 TouchBistro Vs. Squirrel POS based on some of the most important and required Restaurant POS features. TouchBistro: We are still working to collect the list of features for TouchBistro. Squirrel POS: Customer Management, eCommerce, Employee Management, Gift Cards, Inventory Management.

Target customer size

Customers of the software include businesses of all sizes. The software is an ideal solution for retail businesses with small budgets and a variety of types.

TouchBistro

ITQlick rating
(4.3/5)

starts at $69 per month

**EMV Ready!** TouchBistro iPad POS has been reviewed as the 'Best Restaurant POS' by Business News Daily and is the #1 food and beverage app in 34 countries worldwide. TouchBistro is designed specific...

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

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.

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TouchBistro: 0 Features

We are working to collect the list of features

Squirrel POS: 8 Features

Customer Management
eCommerce
Employee Management
Gift Cards
Inventory Management
Multiple Payment Forms
Price Lookup
Receipt Notes
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)
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TouchBistro
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
3.2/10
License pricing
$69 per month
Functionality
10
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Squirrel
ITQlick rating
4.9/5
Score
81/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$5,000 per license
Functionality
9
Lavu
ITQlick rating
3.5/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
2.4/10
License pricing
$69 per user/month
Functionality
13
Review
Yelp
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
88/100
Pricing
9.4/10
License pricing
$249 per month
Functionality
9
Review
CAKE
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
87/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$69 per month
Functionality
7
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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.