Revel Systems

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About Revel Systems

Revel Systems POS provides a single solution for iPad sales which is aimed at multi-location businesses. Revel has been designed to integrate with a wide range of businesses. Though it offers a complete POS solution, the application’s features extend beyond point-of-sale to include customer relationship management, inventory management, automated ordering, and more. Revel Systems POS integrates with many popular third-party business apps, allowing users to work it into accounting and reporting routines.

Revel Systems POS manages POS from a single intuitive interface. The app includes employee scheduling, inventory tracking and management, and detailed reporting, reducing the need for additional software.

The application provides customer relationship management (CRM) that stores customer data, including purchase history, preferences, and more. Revel Systems POS also offers hardware support, including a card reader that works through the 30 pin connector which also allows for charging the iPad. The application supports other POS-related hardware devices, including printers.

The software has a fully customizable API and a customizable graphical user interface (GUI) windows. Security features include PCI-P2PE compliance. Revel Systems POS also allows businesses to accept Bitcoins as a form of payment.


Key benefits of Revel Systems

? Manage sales, customers, and inventory from the Revel Systems POS interface.

? Remain always-on, even during Internet downtime and power outages.

? Create custom sales processes and branded POS user interface windows with Revel Systems API.

? Schedule point-of-sales employees and manage payroll from a single software system.

? View and export a variety of POS reports.


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Value for Money
3.4/5
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3.6/5
Ease of Use
3.7/5
Customer Support
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PHIL
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Revel POS--a powerful tool for hospitality and retail

Reviewed on 2016/06/16

Revel Systems POS is a very powerful tool that is well-supported, constantly undergoing updates and...

Revel Systems POS is a very powerful tool that is well-supported, constantly undergoing updates and improvements (and that our salesman and installer have been very easy to work with!) I have generally found tech support to be responsive and they have usually always helped me resolve any issues.

Pros

The retail, restaurant and quick service platforms that we use in our establishments are designed with those unique industries in mind, and the system is powerful enough to handle close to 10K inventory items in retail; dozens of employees in retail and restaurant establishments; and even a quick service environment where hard-wired Internet service is not feasible. We have had a great experience with our salesman, installer and tech support throughout our relationship with Revel.

Cons

The off-the-shelf Revel POS system is not a custom system made to a customer's exact specifications, although Revel does offer that service for additional cost. Customers should know what their needs are before implementing the system. The system is based on a columnar, spreadsheet, model, and for many installations that may result in the user interface having several layers of menu screens that need to be negotiated in order to retrieve a menu item. The system is pretty flexible, however, and offers the means to work with a huge number of inventory items in a wide variety of platforms (hospitality, retail, mobile.)

Kiera
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Amazing features and functionality for accurate business analysis

Reviewed on 2018/07/24

Give your customer service agents at your call centers raises! I have spent dozens of hours on the...

Give your customer service agents at your call centers raises! I have spent dozens of hours on the phone and talked to numerous people from all over and every single one of them has surpassed all expectations of product knowledge and customer service! That makes a world of difference!

Pros

The features from a business owner's perspective are unparalleled. Everything is totally customizable tofu the specific and unique needs of individual businesses. The customer service alone makes this worth the money. I have never looked forward to calling customer service before, but the training of the employees of not just product knowledge, but also customer service is absolutely unmatched.

Cons

I have three specific areas of opportunity for Revel.
1) Taking payments of split checks (especially when one guest leaves earlier than others) is the worst system of any modern systems I have ever worked with. After splitting the checks, it is impossible to change the way you split the items if one guest has already paid and left. This really needs to be addressed if the product is going to be marketed to full service restaurants that have to deal with split payments on almost every party of 3 or more.
2) While I appreciate its modern focus, it is not easy to work with if a restaurant still uses paper gift certificates.
3) We were a "Guinea Pig" test restaurant for a salesman that had never worked with Revel before. He provided absolutely no help at all in setting up the system as he didn't know much about it himself. Even after he got back from training, he had to call customer service to answer simple questions I had. For such a complex and intricate system, there should be protocols in place for better training of the people selling it to be able to set it up for the customers.

Margaret
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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No Customer Service Department only a Customer Retention Department!

Reviewed on 2017/05/25

Sorely disappointed in this millenial run company. No sense of understanding of customer loyalty. ...

Sorely disappointed in this millenial run company. No sense of understanding of customer loyalty. When I showed up in person at their offices in San Francisco, it was lunch time and the elevators were a turnstile of delivery people bringing in "take out" food to the office. I was treated very poorly when met by the Director of Sales who tried to just pawn off my issue "until Monday". Here were are suffering from a massive company wide fiasco costing us many man hours and challenges serving our customers when these guys are just sitting around enjoying their venture capital take outs for lunch. Kinda hard to take when you're working your ass off 3 states away with no breaks and no one will even respond/acknowledge the massive mistake made by their company. We were finally told today that they do not even have a customer service/care department...only a customer retention department that they self described as the department for customers considering leaving. YES, we said...that's who we need to talk to (still at 5pm...no contact for this mysterious department provided). Creating an exit plan...Such a bummer. Had such high hopes for this product. Too bad the people behind the scenes totally stink.

Pros

Syncs for us seamlessly with Quickbooks online
Can handle large inventory
Lots of options for discounts and sales and alternative pricing and grouping
Love putting the orders together on on iPad and closing it out at the register on another.

Cons

Terrible, horrible, god awful customer service. The tech people are great at helping do a lot of things by phone; however when we did an update after a big fiasco with trying to resync iPads to printers and iPads to swipers, etc, we find out that our scale that we purchased through Revel for more cost when it was only worth less, we were told is no longer supported...this only 2 years after purchase. Sadly, we are so immersed in their system at present that we will have to purchase the new scale that they are supporting. We received zero notification that they were discontinuing the scale. The scale is a massive factor in our use of revel as 2/3 of our inventory is measured by grams. We have received run around after run around by phone, by email AND...even when I showed up at their office in San Francisco.

Debra
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Revel POS system

Reviewed on 2023/06/27

Same system used for different areas of our business where we had different POS systems in past....

Same system used for different areas of our business where we had different POS systems in past. Easier for administration, bookeeping, etc.

Pros

Offers both retail and restaurant versions of software that works for our company, which includes a retail operation (winery & brewery) as well as a separate cafe operation.

Cons

"CRM" customer management is lacking on the management side; purchase reporting only available for periods of 12 months rather than entire history for customer. Reports auto load prior to dates being entered; spend a lot of time waiting for a report to load to then enter actual period wanted for report.Features removed during updates (no longer have receipt option when comping items; for winery/brewery operations we comp out bottles used for tastings on a daily basis and used these receipts routinely, only to have the feature disappear with an update).Quite expensive for our seasonal business; we need several stations during busy months but have to pay quite a bit even when several are not used during slow months.

Jim
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  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent System that Works Great

Reviewed on 2017/10/30

We have had others system and this just works great for us. It has a pretty good inventory system...

We have had others system and this just works great for us. It has a pretty good inventory system and a host of reports. The key is its makes the sales process easy. I have no problem giving Revel a strong recommendation.

Pros

Our company is the merchandise concessionaire for Athletic Events at Army West Point and we are big fans of the Revel System. At our latest game, we had 11 stands and were able to push through almost 2000 transactions in a little over four hours. The system has worked flawless for us and our gross sales is up over 20% this season because of the ease of sales. We added a scanner and the fans love it. Combined with a strong credit card provider we have our sales available for us usually in 48 hours. The system works for us in many locations on batteries and its Verizon wi-fi is very good. If we have wi-fi trouble on site with a large crowd...it holds transaction and puts it through when the wi-fi is up. Our staff...not big techies...has had NO problems after expressing a feeling that the system would make it hard for customers to be serviced. We are big fans because it is helping our business. We now do almost four to one credit cards over cash purchases.

Cons

You will find Revel is a little more expensive than other systems. They also make a decent profit on the hardware. But it is clearly you get what you pay for....when you have great service and a strong working system....you have to pay. This is a professional system.

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Revel Systems FAQs

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Revel Systems offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$99.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Revel Systems has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Revel Systems supports the following languages:

English

Revel Systems supports the following devices:

iPad (Mobile)

Revel Systems integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Commerce, CimpleBox, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Shopify, X-Cart, Xero

Revel Systems offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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