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What is the best POS System for my business in Chicago?

 Sintel Systems!  When it comes to Chicago and Point of Sale, Sintel Systems is your one stop solution. Many can claim to be tailored to Chicago’s friendly attitude, but only Sintel Systems is inline with the City’s welcoming nature. Sintel Systems delivers nationally recognized POS, security cameras, phone systems, and much more with a Chicago twist. Which other POS provider can claim that their staff walked in Englewood, Lincoln Park, Ashwood, Dunning, and all the other great areas of Chicago talking to business owners? We listened to each and ensured that Sintel Systems understands the concerns of Chicago. We listed when Chicago said that serving its customers was the top priority. The same customers who will enjoy some wine while waiting an hour for a table at their favorite spot. Our promise to Chicago: We share your friendly spirit and have brought our great service with our POS, security, and phone systems to Chicago. You will enjoy your time more with one of our POS systems which include the following features:

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  • Easy-to-use & Easy to Customize
  • Loyalty Point System
  • Free In-House Gift Card Processing
  • Integrated Payment Processing
  • Training mode/Help desk
  • Employee time clock & Labor scheduling
  • Detailed Business Reporting
  • Best Technical Support Service 
  • And many more… features

>>> Be the best in Chicago.

Why else Sintel Systems? Because we know Chicago and its love for the Cubs. We have traveled and lived in Chicago and enjoyed what it has to offer including the Greatest Pizzas. Maybe you have ran into one our staff members or talked to them about the challenges your business faces. We listened, observed, and addressed each of your concerns because you success is our success. 

About Chicago: Chicago is the largest city in the US state of Illinois. With nearly 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States and the third most populous in the USA,  after New York City and Los Angeles. Its chicago Flagmetropolitan area, sometimes called “Chicagoland,” is the 27th most populous urban agglomeration in the world, the largest in the Great Lakes Megalopolis, and the third largest in the United States. Chicago was incorporated as a town in 1833, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed.Today, the city retains its status as a major hub for industry, telecommunications and infrastructure, with O’Hare International Airport being the second busiest airport in the world in terms of traffic movements. More information click here…


Picture Time:) Chicago is a picturesque City and the staff at Sintel Systems enjoy walking the streets of Chicago and taking pictures. If you have not been to Chicago, a good way to see the City is to take the Architectural River Tour. These are some of the pictures we took recently. Want to use our pictures for your own purpose? They are not for sale, but if you send us a simple email and tell us what you think of our Chicago page, then you can use any of our Chicago pictures for your personal use. Go Chicago!!!!!!

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What is the best and cheapest online POS? Is SaaS (online POS) the best option for running my Chicago Pizzeria or any other business?

If you don’t live in the City of Chicago and visit this friendly city, then you may think that Pizza was born here. The City is dotted with hundreds of great tasting Pizza Shop. No matter what style you try (my favorite is Chicago Style Pizza), the Pizza is AWESOME!!!! On a recent visit to Chicago Pizzeria, we came across the restaurant owner who was interested in obtaining a Pizza Point of Sale for his shop.  After discussing the major point and advantages of getting a Pizza POS from Sintel Systems to include fast transaction times, ease of use and great customer support, we were he asked me about getting an online POS. We are certain that other have the same question, so here it goes.

Let’s start with some definitions. When a service such as point of sale is provided on line it is referred to being on the Cloud or online POS.  This technology, also known as “Software as a Service” (SaaS) or “on-demand software” stores all your data and software on the Internet. We are certain that your are already starting to imagine the benefits and issues with placing your entire point of sale system on the Internet.

Now a little disclaimer before we continue. Sintel Systems provides point of sale systems which can be accesses via the Internet and are connected for multiple locations. With our extensive technology expertise, Sintel Systems is fully capable of deploying a POS on the Cloud; however, the practical and security challenges associated with placing your POS on the Cloud, we explain the issues to each customer and allowing you to make the final decision with all the information at hand. Here are the challenges faced with online POS:

  1. The first and most practical issue is that while your software can be online, you POS hardware cannot be virtual. You still at least need a cash drawer, printer, bar code scanner, credit/gift card reader, a touch screen, and maybe a scale.  And then you need a reliable and good computer. So, you have to purchase these items anyways. What are you really saving on by putting together a “mickey mouse” POS together instead of just obtaining on all-in-one POS system which? This is very similar to just buying point of sale software a installing on a computer and calling it a POS system. Please read the following article and learn more on why you should not just install a POS software on a computer: Should I install point of sale software on my computer to make a POS systems? So, why pay a monthly online fee for SaaS if you can get an entire system and own the software.
  2. The second issue is cost between an online POS and one that you own. Let’s assume that the cost of SaaS ranges from $50 to $100 per month, but you still have to purchase the hardware. Over a four year period, the cost of just SaaS will be between $2,200 and $4,800. If you go really cheap your hardware will cost at least $1,500 not to include the losses you will surely face with a cheap systems. If you decided to get the right hardware, you are looking at a minimum $2,500. So over a 48 month period, the supposed system will cost you somewhere between $3,700 and $7,300. And you still don’t own the software. Just compare with the average cost of a professional POS system from Sintel System which includes ownership of the software. As a example, the packaged Pizza Store Point of Sale starts at $2,500.
  3. The third concern is security which comes in two categories. The first is that your entire database in online. So how about when your Pizza Store POS information is available to you remotely with a conventional POS system. In that instance, the information itself is sitting at your Pizzeria POS station and your are just remotely communicating with the database. You may also have a remote backup system which stores the information. In case of SaaS, the database itself is online and continuously sends/receives transaction information. The second is security and unless you are willing to spend a lot on security, your data will never be 100 percent secure.  This does not mean that you should fear intrusion, but you must understand that the possibility exists that your data can be hacked just as a function of the constant communication between your system at your Pizza Store POS and SaaS.
  4. No Internet = No Access to Data
  5. The speed of your transaction is based on the Internet connection. In almost all cases, having your POS on your all-in-one will allow the program to runs much faster than a software that needs Internet connection.
  6. Lastly, what happens if your POS provider ceases to exist and goes out of business? You have little recourse and now have to go look for a POS system.

In today’s world it seems that everything is moving online. Well not really. If that was really true then retailers would have to pack up and go home. Some things are just not meant (at least for now) to be on online. You go to a Pizza Shop to get your Pizza. You may use the Internet to place your order online, but you don’t want a virtual Pizza.

For now, one more thing that makes little sense to be online is your point of sale POS. That is applicable to most businesses. With our extensive technology expertise, Sintel Systems is fully capable of deploying a POS on the Cloud.

You may have heard the famous Spanish saying, “Lo barato sale caro” it is translated to mean “Cheap things turn out to be expensive.” Weigh all the factors into the long term expense of a system.

If you are looking for a Pizza Shop POS or any other type of POS system get in touch with us. And if you have never been to Chicago, then make it part of your plans to come to Chicago soon.

Who can provide the best POS for my Candy and Chocolate Store?

On a recent visit to Chicago, I came across a candy store owner who did not have POS system. Curiously, I asked him if he had ever looked into a POS system for his candy store. He said that he had actually searched but had not been able to find a suitable system. I asked him if he was familiar with the Candy Store POS from Sintel Systems. I figured that if he has searched on Google, he would have come across us. Well, he had not and I guess that was a good thing. Because if he had actually found our Candy & Chocolate Store POS and not found it applicable, then we would have done something wrong.

His complaint was that most systems were either too complicated, too expensive, lack the needed service, and a bunch of other issues. He just wanted to a POS system without having to become a computer expert. Furthermore, he said that his typical employee was a teenager with high turnover rate. He did not want to be faced with spending great amounts of time training each time he hired a new employee.

I explained to him that a complete  Candy Store POS from Sintel Systems offered great benefits including:

  • Employee Time Sheet Management
  • Integrated Credit/Gift Card Processing
  • Speedy Transaction Processing
  • Integrated Scale for Candy Sales
  • Great Customer Support

Here is the best part. I told him about the price and he was fully surprised by that. He could not believe the price and assumed that we were cutting short somewhere to deliver this product to him at that price. From his searches he had come across significantly higher prices and assumed our lower price must be a function of cutting on quality or price. I basically explained what we have on the following blog: How can Sintel Systems offer the best POS, but at relatively cheap prices?

So, if you are looking for a POS system for your Candy or Chocolate Store, contact us. Does your store also serve coffee and bake goods? Don’t worry, we got that covered, too.