Squirrel POS Review - why 4.9 stars?

Squirrel POS Review
ITQlick Score: 81/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.9/5)
Pricing: 3/10 - low cost
Category: Restaurant POS -> Squirrel POS
Ranking:Ranked 9 out of 35 Restaurant POS systems
Company: Squirrel Systems
Pricing: starts at $5,000 per license
Typical customers: Medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Cloud
Links: Squirrel POS pricing, Squirrel POS alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Aug 28, 2019

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What is Squirrel POS?

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 software was designed and launched by Squirrel Systems headquartered in British Columbia, Canada.

What is Squirrel POS rating? ()

The rating of Squirrel POS is 4.9 stars out of 5 and the total score is 81 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are Squirrel POS's typical customers?

The software is an ideal solution for retail businesses with small budgets and a variety of types. It can be used by food and beverage operator, music stores, book stores and gift shops, and other similar joints. Some notable clients of the software include Cactus Club Café, Wolfgang Puck, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and others.

Is Squirrel POS the best Restaurant POS?

Squirrel POS is ranked 9 out of 35 software in their category (Restaurant POS systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

Squirrel POS covers all the important aspects of business such as operations, inventory management, customer and employee management, and retail accounting. For effective retail operations management, it offers credit card processing, customizable user interface, customer history, mobile POS, and multi-system integration. It also manages bank transactions and facilitates implementation of online shipping system.

Squirrel POS offers a variety of inventory management capabilities including inventory forecasting and classification, automated ordering, loss prevention, real-time inventory lookup, and supplier database. Other important capabilities include customer information database, label printing, loyalty rewards program, employee performance tracking, appointment scheduling, and others.

Who are their main alternatives?

Popular alternatives to Squirrel POS: Lavu, TouchBistro, Yelp Reservations, CAKE Point of Sale, POSbistro, MarketMan, Restaurant Manager, SynergySuite for Restaurants, BIM POS, Schedulefly. The full list of competitors can be found here.

What is the cost of Squirrel POS?

The cost of license starts at $5,000 per license. 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 3 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Squirrel POS

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

Schedule a demo with Squirrel POS and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Squirrel POS in action. Visit the vendor's website here.

Squirrel POS's list of categories:

Retail & POS

Squirrel POS's list of features:

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

Squirrel POS Vs. Alternatives

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, 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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Squirrel
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
81/100
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
3/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$5,000 per license
Functionality
9
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Lavu
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
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 user/month
Functionality
13
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TouchBistro
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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93/100
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
3.2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$69 per month
Functionality
10
Yelp
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
88/100
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
9.4/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$249 per month
Functionality
9
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CAKE
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
87/100
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
2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$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.