Truffle Systems vs Micros vs Aloha
Truffle POS is an industry-leading POS system, built for restaurants. If you’re looking to either launch your online ordering system or an end-to-end enterprise POS solution, Truffle is your go-to option.
See how TrufflePOS compares to Micros & Aloha.
Top 4 Reasons To Choose Truffle POS Over Micros and Aloha
Enterprise-level functionality with flexible pricing
Gain access to a full range of options with enterprise-level functionality that fits all budget types. Scale your restaurant from one location to thousands with Truffle POS – faster at innovation than any other legacy systems in the marketplace.
More than just a POS
Instead of using other POS systems that provide 10% of what we offer, you can gain access to our Restaurant Management System – Everything you need to run and scale your restaurant. From Marketing to customer engagement and rewards.
Future proof your restaurant
Make sure your restaurant stays at the top of the industry trends, with features such as Cloud Kitchen Management, Contactless Food Locker Pickup System, Restaurant Automation, Marketing Analytics. Working with TrufflePOS also means working for other social causes – We integrate with systems that allow you to offer unsold food as donations to those in need.
A core difference between us and the competition is our ability to run on any hardware platform, Windows, IOS & Android, so as technology changes we are always ready to deploy (hardware agnostic)
What’s Missing From Aloha POS and MICROS POS?
When you’re trying to get the most for your money, you need a POS system that can do it all. Here are some key features that neither Aloha POS or Micros POS have that you definitely need in an all-in-one point of sale system.
Online Ordering Platform with Built-in Driver Tracking
To be competitive these days, every restaurant must enable online ordering. And there are ways to work around it, such as partnering with a third party service like Uber Eats or DoorDash. While those services are useful, they can take a huge bite out of your profits. This is why you need to implement your own online ordering platform so that orders come directly to you instead of to a middle man. If you plan to offer delivery services, too, you’ll need a POS that allows you to track your drivers’ locations to ensure speedy delivery. Neither Micros POS or Aloha offer this feature.
Speaking of drivers, if you have them, you should empower them to do a great job. The best way to do that is by arming them with a driver application that they can access on their phone. This way, the POS system can send directions and delivery instructions directly to the driver’s phone, ensuring that everyone is on the same page and no order falls through the cracks.
No Need for Back Office Hardware
Some older POS systems require an unsightly and complicated computer setup. With a newer, cloud-based system, your entire system works on the Internet. There’s no need to have a back room closet filled with dusty computer equipment.
Non Proprietary Hardware
In addition to back office hardware, Micros and Aloha both require that users to purchase proprietary hardware to operate their POS systems. This is not only inconvenient if you’re moving from a different POS, but it’s also expensive. Plus, these proprietary systems are not compatible with other devices or other platforms. If cutting costs is important to you, choose a system that enables you to use non proprietary hardware, such as iPads.
Smart Food Locker System
Neither Micros nor Aloha offer a smart-food locker system, and this is an in-demand feature for many modern restaurants. Consumers enjoy the contact-free option of picking up their meals from a secured locker.
Built-in Third Party Integrations
Above, we mentioned that partnering with a third party food delivery service is good for your business. Even if you offer the option to order online through your website, some customers will prefer using a site that they’re familiar with. Unfortunately, neither Micros nor Aloha offer built-in third party integrations for delivery. That can significantly complicate the delivery experience for your customer which will reflect negatively on your restaurant. To avoid this, choose a POS system that has these integrations built-in.
Online Table Reservations
Instead of calling in and speaking to a busy staff, customers want the option to book reservations online. Another benefit of self-booking online is that the customer may spot a different time that’s even better for them.
What is the Top Alternative to Micros and Aloha POS?
We’ve already teased that there’s a viable alternative to both of these popular POS systems, and that alternative is the award-winning Truffle POS.
Restaurants Who Choose Truffle Systems Over Other Solutions
Don’t Take Our Words For It
We helped Sunset Grill grow online revenue by 20% month-over-month
Sunset Grill, a 100 plus location franchise, is Ontario’s number one destination for great breakfast and lunch.
Faced with the challenges of picking the immediate solution that solves their online ordering needs, Sunset Grill deployed Truffle Systems’s mobile ordering and online ordering platform and has since seen great results.