Lavu Review - why 3.5 stars?

Lavu Review
ITQlick Score: 95/100
ITQlick Rating: (3.5/5)
Pricing: 2.4/10 - low cost
Category: Restaurant POS -> Lavu
Ranking:Ranked 1 out of 35 Restaurant POS systems
Company: Lavu
Pricing: starts at $69 per month
Typical customers: SMBs
Platforms: Desktop
Links: Lavu pricing, Lavu alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jul 13, 2020

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What is Lavu?

Lave software is a cloud-hosted iPad Point of Sale (POS) system that is specifically engineered to serve the restaurant industry. The platform targets both quick-service and full-service dining establishments in the small to large enterprise settings.

Lave iPad POS gives the user an option to choose between a bar, quick-service, and restaurant interfaces which are built differently based on the relevant environment. Some key features of Lave iPad POS software include Delivery Management, Gift Card Management, Loyalty Program, Online Ordering, and inventory management among others.

Lave iPad POS is a product of Lavu Company founded in 2010 in the USA. It also features employee management which includes employee scheduling, payroll reports, shift trading, and more. The Lave platform supports translations to any language globally.

What is Lavu rating? ()

The rating of Lavu is 3.5 stars out of 5 and the total score is 95 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are Lavu's typical customers?

The typical customers include the following business size: SMBs.

Is Lavu the best Restaurant POS?

Lavu is ranked 1 out of 35 software in their category (Restaurant POS systems).

Who are their main alternatives?

The two main competitors of Lavu iPad POS includes TouchBistro and iVend POS. TouchBistro software is a is an iPad-based POS (point of sale) solution built to serve restaurants of any type, and that is offered through the cloud and on-premise solutions. On the other hand, Lave software is a cloud-hosted iPad Point of Sale (POS) system that is specifically engineered to serve the restaurant industry.

Both TouchBistro and Lavu iPad POS platforms offer phone, online, knowledge base, and Video tutorial support. TouchBistro software supports iPhone/iPad, Mac, and Web-based devices whereas Lavu iPad POS supports iPhone/iPad and Android devices.

iVend POS is a cloud-based and on-premise omnichannel retail management system that enables businesses to manage their daily operations while On the other hand, Lave software is a cloud-hosted iPad Point of Sale (POS) system designed for the restaurants industry.

Both POS systems offer their clients Online and 24/7 (Live Rep). iVend POS is a product of CitiXsys but in comparison, Lave iPad POS is a product of Lavu Company.

What is the cost of Lavu?

The cost of license starts at $69 per month. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 2.4 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Lavu

What should you ask Lavu during a demo session? (65 questions)

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Is it the right software for you?

Lave iPad POS software offers iPad Point of Sale (POS) system engineered to serve the restaurant of any size from large, midsize or small market ones. The system offers solutions for various establishments including bars, restaurants, pizza joints, winery, coffee shops, ice cream joints, food trucks, and brewery. Single-Location Restaurant, Multiple-Location Restaurant, Franchise, quick-service, and full-service restaurants, all can find a solution that fits them from Lave iPad POS.

Lavu's list of categories:

Payment Processing
Project Resource Management
Bakery POS
Food Delivery POS
iPad POS
Mobile POS Systems
POS for Bars
POS for Resturants
Retail
Retail CRM POS
Retail Inventory POS
Tablet POS Systems

Lavu Vs. Alternatives

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Lavu
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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95/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2.4/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$69 per month
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$69 per license
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License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$69 per month
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Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
2.8/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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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.