The quick and great growth of digital ordering is allowing customers to pay and order before hand from their personal devices keeps taking the restaurant industry by great demand. Analysts are predicting that digital ordering is going to be the prime ordering channel industry-wide during the next five years. During a time when a lot of restaurant brands are setting digital ordering as very important. It’s serious that restaurant technologists completely understand the basic differences between a cloud POS and a fully-featured digital ordering engine.

Internet access has become depended on, faster and more reliable. Many POS providers have moved their transaction processing to the cloud. Firstly, tablet-based POS players did. Now even some of the oldest POS platforms in the industry are following in their steps. 

Moving the POS to the cloud is not the same as enabling digital ordering from customers. The fairly new cloud POS means that the POS provider can permit a cloud endpoint to which a digital ordering engine can consolidate, rather than an in-store endpoint. 

The two systems work together with each other. It was generally a question of whose cloud you use to ship orders from the cloud to store, and then to synchronize the menu to the cloud menu.

If you decide to use the digital ordering engine as the cloud provider and interface with an in-store endpoint of the POS, or use the POS as the cloud provider and interface to a cloud endpoint, there’s much more to think about enabling digital ordering. In simpler terms, digital ordering considerations break down into these three major buckets: User experience, operations and System administration.