Aloha Cloud

Software for managing payments and POS transactions

About Aloha Cloud

Aloha brings restaurants to life. As the industry-leading POS and management platform provider, Aloha has been built and refined by working with the best minds directly from the restaurant industry for over 30 years.

Aloha’s core capabilities include fixed and handheld POS, online ordering, loyalty, email marketing, robust reporting, and payment processing. With Aloha Essentials or Aloha Cloud, brands can choose between on-premise or cloud-based POS without sacrificing quality, functionality or 24/7 access to support.

Aloha POS features are designed hand-in-hand with customers, industry veterans and some of the most recognized usability experts to ensure that Aloha users can learn the system quicker, do their jobs faster and make fewer mistakes.


Key benefits of Aloha Cloud

• Get paid faster with next day funding: customers can continue to focus on running their business with average 1-day turnaround for merchant payout. Delayed funding (some competitors can take 2+ days and those who fund quickly have specific banks they fund faster with) can cause added stress and micromanagement of finances to ensure money is available to maintain operations.

• Take orders and payments from anywhere in the restaurant with handhelds: our handheld is one of the smallest on the market, is easy to use and fits comfortably in an apron. With payments and an order-taking UI that matches the fixed terminals, servers are free to go outside on the patio or wherever they may need to bust lines or turn tables. Less visits to the terminal means more time giving customers a great experience.

• Intuitive user interface built with purpose: The Aloha Cloud user interface is easy to learn and easy to train. The UI is the same on both the fixed terminal and handheld device. Ensuring servers can efficiently take and send orders as well as manage payments.

• Tablet farm freedom: Aloha Cloud’s delivery marketplace integration via Chowly ensures restaurant operators can manage their delivery services from the POS rather than a cluttered expo or counter full of tablets.

• Get up and running quick: Aloha Cloud is easy to implement and customers can be up and running in a week or less. Operators also have access to 24/7 support for any ongoing needs or questions.


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Reviews

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3,7 /5
(226)
Value for Money
3,4/5
Features
3,5/5
Ease of Use
3,9/5
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3,3/5

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Leigh
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

No Longer Flying Blind

Reviewed on 2019/06/17

I now have information on sales and inventory movement. This is helping me with staffing and supply...

I now have information on sales and inventory movement. This is helping me with staffing and supply chain management.

Pros

The software is so intuitive and user-friendly that my staff had no adoption issues. They were productive in minutes. I found it very easy to set up, and I love the back office functionality.

Cons

I have no complaints about this software. And I used to implement software for a Fortune 20 company.

Alternatives Considered

Toast POS

Reasons for Choosing Aloha Cloud

They did not have a cloud-based solution and the user interface could only be described (charitably) as antiquated.

Reasons for Switching to Aloha Cloud

User interface, promotional hardware bundle, cloud-based back office.
Veeka
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

NCR Silver

Reviewed on 2018/07/20

Overall it has been a great experience - we went from writing paper slips for every transaction and...

Overall it has been a great experience - we went from writing paper slips for every transaction and entering each one manually into Quickbooks to just generating a couple of reports each day in the back office and entering those. It has been wonderful to have saved customer information in the system and not having to rewrite their address again. This is saving us a lot of time and our customers are impressed with our contemporary POS systems since we're a small family business and they don't expect us to be tech-savvy.

Pros

We like that the software is intuitive and has clean design. We like being able to arrange our products in categories ourselves, ability to sell items by singles or by weight, being able to track products sold etc.

Cons

We would like to have more control over receipt printing. Since we do a lot of deliveries, we would want to be able to set the font larger for the customer address and the quantity of the products, also being able to print double receipts right away would be great - one for the customer and one for the delivery driver (right now we have to look up the last transaction and reprint, which is at least 4 steps) We also would like to be able to access older transactions from the POS system - many of our customers want to look up what they ordered last season, or two seasons ago and to do that we have to go through a very long process in back office right now - it's requires going to "results", then "POS transactions" setting the dates manually (no easy option for 1 or multiple years), then searching for customer name, and clicking "line items" for each transaction we want to check. Aside from being a long process, I also don't find that the names for these actions fit how we think of them when we are looking them up. Also merging customer history would be nice - sometimes we accidentally create double or triple customer accounts and it would be nice to be able to combine them.

Michael
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Customer Service is derelict

Reviewed on 2023/08/22

NCR claims to treat each customer like their only customer. If that was the case with us, they...

NCR claims to treat each customer like their only customer. If that was the case with us, they would be out of business.We have been neglected as a small business, passed around like a football, and paid over $113k the last decade for what amounts to about $24k in actual equipment. The rest would be for service, but they don't give any. Good luck trying to expand your business model to make more money... they will ignore you.And when you do finally ask to get out of your contract b/c of over a year of neglect, they claim they are ready to fix the problems.... and when you say you are not happy and wish to find another solution, they refuse to let you go from the contract.The business is obviously run by slimy reps who have no true management that holds them accountable when they fall short.We were a client for 10 years and would NEVER recommend NCR or Aloha for ANY business or commerce solutions. They have been the worst. Go with a competitor like Toast, Clover, or Square if you don't want to lose money.We are a 27-year old, 2nd generation family operated small business.

Pros

We liked using the machine before it became obsolete. There is nothing to like now.

Cons

Customer Service, their management, and the lack there-of. We have been waiting over a year for help. And now that we ask for our contract to be broken, they chain us to it.

Gil
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Good compromise between cost and functionality, and great customer service

Reviewed on 2018/07/23

This is a very affordable all-in-one system that lets us track sales, track employee hours and...

This is a very affordable all-in-one system that lets us track sales, track employee hours and performance, and process credit cards. It does what it is supposed to do quite well. However, like any software, it takes some getting used to, and it is only after a few weeks that you really get comfortable with it. We live in an area where our internet keeps going down, and this system will continue to function even with the internet down. One important note for people in a similar situation is that you should not use the recommended configuration if your internet is shaky. (Their customer service helped us wit this.) They recommend a secure hard wire from the main printer to the internet modem. When the internet goes down, that interrupts communication back to the ipad, and the printer and cash drawer are not functional. Instead, as their person advised us, we use Bluetooth for that connection, and that way the iPad always is connected to the printer and the cash drawer. A minor hassle occurs sometimes when the internet goes down and devices pick up different floating IP addresses, in which case you have to delete existing connections and reconnect the new ones. I believe you can avoid this by using fixed IP addresses, but am not sure how to do that. These are pretty minor glitches once you get used to them.

Pros

POS software is something that you use in real time so it is essential that you be able to fix problems quickly. Their customer service is very good - they almost always pick up at once and they are always able to tell you what to do.

Cons

This is a multi-use system. As a restaurant, we had to get used to some features that are more for general retail, although it does contain things like table assignment and so forth.

Andrew
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

My Review

Reviewed on 2020/11/12

Overall, it's been a mixed experience. Our local retailer got bought out by NCR and that's been a...

Overall, it's been a mixed experience. Our local retailer got bought out by NCR and that's been a difficult process because the level of personal support changed for the worse. One of our largest deployments was delayed by six months+ because they couldn't supply us with hardware! Yes, NCR could not supply the stuff they manufacture. But again, that's not a software issue. Specifically software, it's been a good experience.

Pros

Device compatibility across windows workstations. Ease of end user use and ease of basic programming.

Cons

The worst part for us is the lack of the ability to push out changes to terminals without doing a complete system refresh and taking the entire FOH down for > 3 minutes. Often we'll notice a price or an item issue during business hours and have to take the whole FOH down just to update a modifier or something of the like. Also, there's no compatible tablets that work with chip and pin to line bust and run faster drive thru service. That's more of a hardware issue for sure, but it's a real sour note for us. Additionally the IBER process seems to be pretty fragile when using third party services like omnivore and even above store reporting suites. We'll have an IBER crash at least once a week during a busy shift.

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Aloha Cloud offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$0,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
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Aloha Cloud starts at $0 and provides total customizable solutions to fit each customer’s unique needs.

Aloha Cloud has the following typical customers:

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

Aloha Cloud supports the following languages:

English

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We do not have any information about what integrations Aloha Cloud has

Aloha Cloud offers the following support options:

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

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