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What Every Restaurant and Bar Owner Ought to Know About Backing Up Their POS Data

Nov 25, 2014 | Restaurant POS, Weekly Articles

If you are a restaurant and bar GM or owner reading this you could be at risk of losing your point-of-sale data.

If you are a restaurant and bar that used another Twin Cities Restaurant Manager dealer in the past year, your POS data may not be backed up.

What happens if my POS data isn’t backed up?

You lose lots of valuable things. Let us explain.

If you’re not 100% certain that your restaurants point-of-sale data is being backed-up remotely, you need to call us to ensure that your data is being backed up.

Reach us here and we will validate this for you, at NO COST.

Your restaurant and bar operates based on data. Data like menu items, menu pricing, printer data, employee data, sales and revenue history, and top selling menu items.

This data helps you run your business. Without it, you can survive, but this data is extremely valuable and losing it could negatively impact your venue.

You would have to re-enter all your menu items, employee data, re-sync your accounting software and may also have terminals that could potentially not take credit cards.

That means sharpen your pencil and grab a calculator, because you’re going to be manually keying payment transactions without a properly working POS system.

If your POS data isn’t being backed up, you could lose it. And losing this data is not good.

How do I know if my POS data is being backed up or not?

If your restaurant’s POS provider was TRS, which was before BNG, then chances are your restaurant and bar do not have this nightly POS back-up service.

If you do not have a monthly, recurring POS maintenance contract with BNG Point-of-Sale, then the data from your POS terminals is not being backed up.

That’s how you would know if your data is being backed up or not.

Quick books will not keep track of your restaurant menu data.

QuickBooks is accounting software, not restaurant management software. QuickBooks will not measure tips, employee hours, menu items or best-selling add-ons from your lunch menu. It just measures revenue versus expenses.

We have yet to see a restaurant operate without POS data, by just using accounting software.

If you’re not 100% certain that your restaurants point-of-sale data is being backed-up remotely, you need to call us to ensure that your data is being backed up.

Reach us here and we will validate this for you, at NO COST.

Is there a normal POS back-up process?

Yes there is a normal POS data back-up process and your bar/restaurant should have this process established!

Recently, BNG Point-of-Sale received a phone call from a frantic Twin Cities restaurant and bar that lost all their data. Needless to say, they were not happy.

But with BNG Point-of-Sale, the restaurant GM can now rest a bit easier knowing we can help eliminate this hassle of losing valuable business POS data.

Your restaurant does not need a monthly service contract but it’s a good idea and here’s why.

No restaurant and hospitality owner has ever said “I lost my POS data from our two POS terminals, and we didn’t regret losing the data, because of a lack of POS back-up protection.”

In our many years of business, we have never heard a restaurant owner say they regret getting a monthly maintenance contract, after they’ve lost data.

And losing this POS data happens more often than you think which is why we recommend a monthly service agreement that will give you peace of mind that your POS data is remotely stored.

Here is what your restaurant and bar will get from us to solve this issue.

BNG Point-of-Sale is a Restaurant Manager reseller based in Fargo, ND. We now service the Twin Cities TRS restaurants customers.

BNG Point-of-Sale offers service contracts that will do the following for your Twin Cities business:

  1. We will back up all POS data every day at 4am.
  2. Your restaurant and bar will be protected against malware and viruses, through managed-anti-virus protection.
  3. Your bar will always be running efficiently, by having the most up-to-date software installed on your POS terminals.
  4. Your venue is assured that you are up and running, as we support your business on a Monday through Friday and 24/7 access.
  5. Save your restaurant money by offering discounts on monthly service contracts, if your establishment uses BNG’s payment processing.

Do not hesitate, take the next step.

It’s much easier to deal with this issue up front, rather than the carnage, after losing your POS data.

To avoid this headache, and if you’re not 100% certain that your restaurants point-of-sale data is being backed-up remotely, you need to call us to ensure that your data is being backed up.

Reach us here and we will validate this for you, at NO COST.

 

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