For restaurant operators, safely collecting data at the point of sale and leveraging that data for increased profitability are vital for competing in today’s restaurant landscape. Together, Custom Business Solutions’ NorthStar Order Entry and Restaurant Magic’s Data Central offer a cloud-based management solution to deliver the needed security and analytics to help restaurant operators of all service models.

NorthStar Order Entry, the original iPad ordering system, safely manages guest transactions with the added benefit of collecting robust check details. Data Central’s real time back end analytics leverage that data to give the operator a clear picture of their business and areas of opportunity. Both systems are easy to install, easy to learn, and promote service improvements.

“On a stand alone basis, our systems offer a quality solution, yet together the analytical data provide restaurant operators with a real capacity for increased profitability,” says Drew Peloubet, CEO of Restaurant Magic.

The two companies joined forces for a system-wide POS implementation at The Melting Pot, which recently completed a successful test that yielded solid results.

“Working together, our two systems are providing a greater level of detail and insight. That detail has allowed companies like The Melting Pot to achieve a greater understanding of their business to drive greater profitability,” says Art Julian, CEO of Custom Business Solutions.

Key intersection points for the two solutions include:

  • With its modern software architecture, NorthStar provides for a much tighter integration and seamless transport of data to Data Central, maximizing the amount of information within a more comprehensible and convenient system for the operator.
  • NorthStar’s emphasis on mobility complements the advanced mobile capabilities of Data Central. With intuitive drag-and-drop capabilities, NorthStar provides ease of use for staff-facing POS ordering systems, guest-facing ordering at their table, Kiosk ordering systems, web and online ordering, and wireless mobile ordering.
  • Data Central and NorthStar are flexible and proficient within quick-serve, casual, and full-service concepts. With Data Central’s 360-degree view of the organization and NorthStar’s real-time information, restaurants can see inventories in real time as well as product sales mix and purchasing needs. All of this improves enterprise reporting and cash management.


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