Sector-focused features with room for additional tools
Cloud-based EPOS is usually created for specific sectors such as restaurants or retail. The EPOS apps usually come with select features most relevant to those areas, and if you pay more, you can usually get additional features. Furthermore, many of the POS apps can integrate with various partner platforms like Xero and WooCommerce, creating much room for growth and flexibility.
Providers of locally hosted software can customise the POS features to your unique business needs, for instance the POS interface can show only what’s needed in that company. On the other hand, it often does not mix with internet-based software platforms, so integrating in-store sales with, say, ecommerce may not be possible. Any customisation should be done at setup, as it costs to adapt and change the system later.