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Staging and Configuration – Ready, set, go!

Have your equipment staged, configured, and delivered just the way you want.

Let us take care of the technical stuff

When it comes to setting up and managing hospitality systems, no task can be more daunting than staging and configuring them. It’s a process that requires careful planning and precise execution in order to ensure all settings are correctly configured so the system operates smoothly.  

Fortunately, CBS has designed a specific process for this purpose: staging & configuration services. These solutions allow us to easily set up and configure hardware with precision and accuracy, so you can sit back and relax.

Your hardware configured just the way you want

At CBS NorthStar, we create custom configurations for each piece of hardware, depending upon the specific needs of its purpose. Additionally, we regularly use staging & configuration services to keep settings up-to-date and running smoothly.

Enjoy hands-free. headache-free, hiccup-free implementation

Rather than having to manually manage your system’s settings, CBS provides you with a hands-off approach that allows us to complete the tasks quickly and accurately. This means little downtime and maximum performance from start to finish – perfect for hospitality businesses looking to get up and running quickly without any unnecessary hiccups getting in their way!  

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a staging and configuration service?

Staging is the process of preparing a piece of software for production – this means setting up the environment, configuring resources, and making sure all components are working as expected. Think of it like a dress rehearsal before opening night – you want to make sure everything looks great before the audience shows up!

What is the difference between staging and production?

Staging is the process of preparing a piece of software for production, while production is the actual live environment where users are able to access and use the software. In other words, staging is practice and production is performance – so make sure your software is ready for its close-up!

What should I consider when staging and configuring my system?

When configuring staging, you should make sure that the environment replicates the production environment as closely as possible. This means setting up resources such as databases, networks, and environments that reflect those of the production system. Additionally, it’s important to test your software in a staging environment before it goes live – this way you can catch any potential issues ahead of time and save yourself (and your users) from any nasty surprises down the line.

Alternatively, you can let a POS provider like CBS NorthStar take care of these steps for you.

What are the benefits of staging?

Staging gives developers and IT professionals an opportunity to test software in a safe, isolated environment before making it available to users. This way, any issues can be caught and addressed beforehand, avoiding potential downtime or other problems for production systems. Additionally, since resources used for staging are often separate from those used for production, there’s no risk of accidentally disrupting live services. Ultimately, having a well-configured staging environment helps ensure that your software runs smoothly and securely when released into the wild!

How do I know when my staging is complete?

When you’re satisfied with the setup and configuration of your staging environment – meaning everything looks good and works as expected – you’re ready to move on to production. If you encounter any issues or discrepancies during testing, be sure to address them before proceeding – after all, the goal is making sure everything looks perfect when your software finally takes the stage!

Speedy Order Processing

Experience seamless transactions with an interface crafted for speed. With NorthStar POS, minimal taps translate to quicker turnarounds.

Mobile POS Capabilities

Equip staff with mobile devices to take orders directly from customers in line or even before they reach the counter, speeding up the entire process.

Integrated Online Ordering

Allows customers to see the order being inputted, which can reduce errors and increase transparency.

Customization and Modifiers

Embrace the essence of fast-casual with our intuitive customization feature. From salads to sandwiches, NorthStar POS accommodates detailed modifiers with ease, ensuring the kitchen gets the right message every time.

Digital Menu Boards Integration

Easily update and synchronize your digital menu displays directly from NorthStar. This allows for dynamic pricing, highlighting specials, or featuring limited-time offers without the need for separate systems.

Integrated Upselling Suggestions

Based on the items selected by the guests, NorthStar can provide servers with real-time suggestions for upselling complementary dishes, drinks, or desserts. This not only boosts sales but can also enhance the overall dining experience for guests.

Allergy and Dietary Restrictions

Accommodate allergy and dietary preference by enabling servers to assign orders by seat numbers.

Contactless Payment Options

In the evolving landscape of dining, offering contactless payments — such as tap-and-go cards, digital wallets, or QR code payments — can enhance the checkout experience by offering speed and safety.

Drive-Thru Management

For QSRs with drive-thru service, specialized features can streamline the ordering process, enhance communication between NorthStar and kitchen, and track drive-thru-specific metrics.