Advantages and Disadvantages Touch Screen EPOS
The touch screen EPOS has been growing in popularity ever since it came out. This is not unusual since all of us, especially businesses try to get the most recent and technologically advanced hardware and software that is available in the market. This is because the more recent the technology is, the more advantages and efficiency it contains. This is true for the touch screen EPOS. So, if you are contemplating on joining the bandwagon, here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the touch screen EPOS.
The touch screen EPOS boasts of using the touch screen technology to simplify the physical attributes of an EPOS. With the touch screen, one no longer needs to invest in a huge counter space to contain other hardware such as the keyboard and the mouse. With the touch screen, these are no longer needed because it can be navigated through human touch. This gives the user and the business more efficiency.
Another advantage of the touch screen EPOS is it has simplified and made the POS software interface simpler and easier to use. Since it is navigated through touch, the interface was made in such a way that all the functions needed would be on screen which lessens the time needed to switch from one function to another and also, more importantly, lessens the amount of time needed for training the personnel that will use it. This again roots back to the main goal of making the EPOS more efficient. With easier navigation, simple and user-friendly interface, you can easily train your new personnel in just a matter of minutes as opposed to days. This is very important for busy businesses such as restaurants and retail stores.
One of the major disadvantages of the touch screen EPOS mainly lies in the touch screen technology. This technology thrives with light touch. So this can be a disadvantage for people who are not well adjusted to navigating through software using light touch. Most often when the pressure is too much, it tends to malfunction. In addition, this light touch can open up programs and functions that are not meant to be opened, by accident. Since it detects light touch, a mistaken slight touch, might cause you to move to another program function or delete some data that you were looking at.
Another disadvantage of the touch screen EPOS is its sensitivity. Our skin releases dead skin cells and oils all the time. This is often transferred to the touch screen which can make it hard to use since it blocks the screen. In addition, cleaning the touch screen requires extra care. Since it is sensitive, cleaning it wrongly might completely damage it.
Given the disadvantages and the advantages, the disadvantages can be clearly solved with carefulness which is achievable. Looking at it, the advantages definitely weigh more than the disadvantages. It is still up to you to decide if the advantages are worth it.