I just joined this forum and I live in US North East (Connecticut) and also travel a lot to Midwest (Chicagoland).I just want to know if someone knows any kind of food establishment (preferably full service restaurant) that uses Samba POS in East Coast or Midwest that I can go and see how it works. If it fulfills our needs we are looking to install it on 7-8 restaurants.
Can pretty safely say that it is very likely samba will meed any needs given a bit of tweaking and time learning how to customize.
The fact your asking says you have some particular needs your concerned about?
Perhaps if you explain anything specific we can explain/show how our setups handle that or similar scenario.
Either way if you have ‘special’ plans please anticipate some time to familiarize yourself with the software and how to customize as it is pretty basic out of the box but can be built up to fit a specific requirement.
Thanks for your reply. The main concern is to connect Samba with specific gateway in our case Magensa(Magtek product) and Magtek CC readers swipe and Chip and credit card processing company in our Case Global Pay Direct(First Data). With the EMV compliance coming to play in 2018 for all restaurants in US the tipping part most be done as one shot on the table. Sorry I did not want to bombard you with to many things but this are our main concerns.
Card integration will really narrow your chances of fining a live demo site near you…
There are several discussions on the forum although many in beta section and have seen recent developments from emre for improving possibilities.
Additionally integrations will be even more specific as will be different between providers and hardware.
It is something which is being implemented but again will unlikely be a simple plug and play. Expect it will get to the point of being like the caller id module type scenario that more specific hardware will require additional configuration. There will unlikely be a ‘Global Pay Direct’ payment module but a cc integrations feature giving us the ability to work with these type of devices, although currently thats obviously not the case.
The fact he was tagged with an @ means he will see this topic in notifications.
As card integration is a hot topic it would be good to try where possible and keep as much as possible on the open forum.
Also emre does monitor and likes to see how people are using/what they are planning as it allows him to gague needs and see where things might need developing with the software.
It also helps others looking for similar info
Have a look at @Jesse tutorials he has fully integrated timetrex time clock and QMcKay has built a full payroll system. Pretty complex setup but if thats what you need its all there for you to have a go setting up now
Thank you @na1978. I use to live in Naperville IL and I go visit once a year. I will post all our progress and which route we went. You are more than welcome to visit one of our restaurants in WI. Just let me know if you will be around northern WI.