Some POS vendors are remarkably candid about their software, System3 POS says the following on their website (www.system3pos.com) "It might be a bit much for a first timer without some type of aid. You can't fly this baby solo." We tried running their demo and have to agree with the above statement! Creating your menu with System3 POS could be somewhat daunting. Try reading their manual about menu creation at: System 3 POS Menu Manual. We printed the System3 POS Menu manual (14 pages), and, to be sure, learning how to create the menu is definitely not easy. See for yourself by clicking the above link. System3 POS provides a total of SEVENTEEN PDF manuals to learn how to use their software. SEVENTEEN!!! Like to read manuals? Get System3. (Incidentally, System3 also has a 5-page manual dealing with getting ready to do your menu.) Remarkably, Foodman does not have ANY printed manuals! They are not necessary since Foodman is SELF-EXPLANATORY.
Point of Success is another example of difficult menu setup. On their website, www.pointofsuccess.com they offer a $49.00 Training CD - this is what they have to say: "Menu Builder Training CD This CD plays on your computer, showing Point of Success' menu builder screens with instructor narration. Almost an hour of instruction will explain all aspects of menu design in Point of Success. A sample of the Menu Builder Training CD is available on the Download page." (May 30th, 2004) Quite frankly, Foodman would be embarrassed if it was necessary to charge an extra $49.00 for an HOUR-LONG(!) CD explaining how to create and maintain your menu. If Point of Success is so wonderful, why do they find it necessary to sell a separate CD to teach you how to use just one part of it? Must be complicated, if you ask us! Without belaboring the point, let it suffice to say that most people can learn how to create their menu using Foodman in about ten minutes, without resorting to an hour-long training course which costs extra or reading a 14-page manual! The primary reason for this is that Foodman is completely SELF-EXPLANATORY and, therefore, does not require extra training CDs or 14-page manuals. If you would like us to prove this to you, at no cost whatsoever, click on the following banner to request a free evaluation copy of Foodman. When you get it, call 800-971-3663 and we will show you how to create your own menu using our evaluation copy.