This week marks the final section of our four-part series on comparing Cash Register Express (CRE) and Epos Now. We’ve covered the cloud-based vs. local-server POS systems, functionalities of inventory management and the availability of App integrations. The only topic we haven’t covered yet is the advanced features provided by both software. So up first for discussion is custom barcode printing.
Custom Barcode Printing
Whether you create custom goods or have products with damaged barcodes, as a business owner you have sooner or later run into a situation where you need to create your own barcodes. Luckily, both CRE and Epos Now allow owners the ability to easily and efficiently create custom barcodes for their products. Setup with predesigned templates; transfer information such as product name, price, and UPC code automatically to your barcodes. Another fantastic feature provided by CRE and Epos Now is the advanced barcode printing module. For those difficult items, you can design barcodes and labels for even the most difficult shaped items through the advanced barcode module.
Advantage: Even. Both provide a full custom barcode solution to their end users.
If you can remember back to part 1 of our series when we covered the differences between cloud and local-sever POS systems, CRE beat out Epos Now in regards to reporting features. Epos Now provides it’s end users the ability to access and manipulate their data from anywhere. For business owners who are on the go, this flexibility in management provides the perfect solution for them. The negative to Epos Now’s reporting was the lack of reports available. Coving the main reports, like end-of-day and month-end inventory, Epos Now doesn’t allow you the ability to create custom reports like CRE does. Providing business owners the tools to truly take advantage of their data, CRE allows users to create reports for specific goods, customers, and employees.
Advantage: CRE. Both solutions provide business owners with the basic reports they need, but CRE takes reporting a step further with the ability to create customizable reports.
In summary, both POS systems provide the advanced features you’d want from a full POS system. When it comes to making a choice between the two, it comes down to what you value and need in a POS system for your business. If the cloud-based functions are going to allow you to work more efficiently and that’s what you value most than Epos Now is the solution for you. If you want a POS system that’s going to allow you to manage and control every aspect of your operations than CRE is the best fit. Every business is created differently, so it’s crucial as a business owner that you take the time to research the POS system that’s going to meet all the needs of your business.
If you liked this series comparing our retail POS solutions but would like to know about our restaurant solutions, don’t worry! Our next series will focus on our two restaurant solutions, RPOWER and Aldelo. Like always, if you have any questions or want to learn more about our POS solutions, don’t hesitate to call us at 1-877-727-3548.