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About SALOR Hospitality (Bill Gastro)

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SALOR Hospitality is a professional and universal Point of Sale software for hotels, restaurants, bars and shops.

SALOR Hospitality is built on well tested and actively developed open technologies that provide you with freedom of use and choice, and makes sure that those choices don’t empty your wallet.

Unlike most advanced and networked points of sale for restaurants, you don’t have to buy any special hardware for your restaurant. In fact, with some setups, you don’t have to buy any hardware at all. Because with our popular dedicated Software as a Service option, you can rent a SALOR Hospitality installation online and simply connect to it via a browser.

Many of our local installation restaurants started this way and after a few months of using SALOR Hospitality online they were eager to upgrade to a full local installation that doesn’t require a connection to the internet at all.

SALOR Hospitality works with any recent Web Capable Device, and the standard SALOR Hospitality installation comes with 2 or more iPods to use as waiter pads, though any Wifi capable smart phone or tablet will work. Gone are the days when a restaurant owner would have to pay upwards of 900-1,000 Euros for a clunky, ugly touch device for waiter pads.

If you install SALOR Hospitality on a computer (e.g. a mini PC), and connect receipt printers, touch screens and a WiFi Bridge, you will end up with much more than a regular Point of Sale system. Depending on your needs, you can build your own management system for your hospitality business which you can access conveniently from any computer or mobile device (e.g. smartphone or tablet) which is connected to your internal network.

Because you can extend the installation to your heart’s content, SALOR Hospitality helps you to improve the communication between staff in your business, and you will be able to serve your customers much quicker.

SALOR Hospitality sends tickets into your kitchen or bar and makes printing of professional business invoices and accounting reports very easy. This simplifies your accounting work to an extreme degree and you can dedicate more time for more important things: the personal contact with your customers.

You also can generate statistics to see during which business hours your store is most profitable and plan the work hours of your staff according to it.

SALOR Hospitality has many more useful features that are described in more detail in the Feature Summary List at the end of this page, as well as in the Feature Catalog.

SALOR Hospitality is a professional Open Source software which you can download for free. If you have enough technical expertise, you can install SALOR Hospitality all by yourself. If you do not like to install it yourself, and to save you some valuable time, we offer you an online subscription and the purchase of pre-configured hardware.

The following picture shows a local installation of SALOR Hospitality on a mini-PC with touchscreen monitor, printer and one mobile device to take orders directly at the table:

An example of a locally installed SALOR Hospitality system
An example of a locally installed SALOR Hospitality system

Background

In 2009, this Point of Sale (POS) software came into being under the name “Bill Gastro”, but after the addition of features for hotels and many new improvements in 2012, it was renamed to “SALOR Hospitality” to reflect its closeness to the hospitality industry as a whole. Both names refer to the same software and can be used interchangeably.

From launch of concept to full operation, SALOR Hospitality was developed with real-time input from waiters, kitchen personnel and hotel administrators in successful business environments.

Programmers may want to inspect our Open Source page.

Thanks to its unique mobile device support, SALOR Hospitality revolutionizes the day to day operation of the Hospitality Industry, bringing businesses large and small into the 21st century. We believe the time has come to combine the newest technology with customer service, taking both to a new level. SALOR Hospitality brings networking and efficiency to your business so that you have more time for what is most important for your business: personal contact with your guests.

Extraordinarily good mobile support

Due to its universal web technology (HTML5, CSS and Javascript), SALOR Hospitality is not an “App” in the classical sense, although it may look like it.

SALOR Hospitality is not an App
SALOR Hospitality is not an App

What is the difference between an “App” and SALOR Hospitality? An “App” is a piece of software that has to be made specifically for one type of hardware vendor (e.g. only one smartphone brand). That means that an “App” must be converted to other hardware brands if someone wants to use it there too. Also, one “App” cannot be run easily on a regular computer and a mobile device at the same time.

In contrast, SALOR Hospitality is nothing more than a regular (although quite complex) website that you can view from a regular browser. This has the important advantage that it does not matter which brand of your smartphone, tablet, computer or operating system you are using, as long as it has a regular browser installed. This means that you can use almost any mobile device existing on the current market instead of spendig lots of money for specialized waiter mobile devices.

The following picture shows SALOR Hospitality running on 3 different smartphones. Nothing has to be “installed”. All you have to do is to use the browser of the phone to “browse” to an internal link:

Here, it is important to note that the SALOR Hospitality installation can either be installed in the Internet (see our Subscription Service), or, in case you don’t trust the Internet, on a mini computer installed locally in your shop (see page about local installations).

Feature summary

For a detailed description of all features, please visit the Feature Catalog.

Cornerstones

Cutting edge design
Appealing design with clean lines and color schemes for table, room and staff differentiation, product categories, etc. SALOR Hospitality looks great on any screen, small or large.
Flexibility
Productive work relationships are the cornerstone of any successful business. SALOR Hospitality allows you to better coordinate work schedules and responsibilities between staff.
Efficiency
SALOR Hospitality helps you deliver prompt and friendly service to your customers. It is clear, easy and safe to use, optimizing work flow from the back office to the kitchen to the restaurant floor.
Extensibility
As your business grows, SALOR Hospitality will grow with you. Its unique system design facilitates seamless enhancements to existing functionality. The number of mobile terminals has no limit.
Versatility
Adapt SALOR Hospitality to your business by reorganizing the table plan, introducing new menus, adding new products and services.
Accessibility
Remote access gives you the freedom to run your business anytime from anywhere.
Virtual Restaurant or Hotel
SALOR Hospitality can extend your restaurant or hotel to your customers’ homes. They just take orders online or reserve tables, notifying staff who can prepare in advance.
Multi-Functionality
The software is multi functional, allowing you to monitor, export and print customized accounts, statistics and tax reports, update your wholesalers’ price lists, easily split receipts, generate professional invoices, and much more.
International
The user interface (UI) of SALOR Hospitality has been translated into 8 languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Chinese.
Compatibility
“SALOR Hospitality” will run in the browser of any computer and mobile device like Smartphones, so you needn’t buy any special devices. However, it is not an “App”, which has the advantage that there is no restriction to any hardware brands. However, our company Red (E) Tools Ltd. can suggest and source hardware optimized for SALOR Hospitality – touch-screens, thermal printers, handhelds or tablets.
Maturity
Many hospitality enterprises – usually high-stress and high-pressure environments – already enjoy the use of SALOR Hospitality. They have contributed invaluable feedback to forge SALOR Hospitality into the reliable product it is today.