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Enterprises Reap Rewards of Modernizing Their ERP Systems
With increased mergers and acquisitions at the global level, organizations have started recognizing the benefits of upgrading to a modern enterprise resource

abstraction of point of sales  for software design, data abstraction, and distributed business services. While unstructured data such as email and instant messaging has found its way into mainstream business use, Web services standards such as XML for tagging, XBRL for business reporting, and different master data management techniques for data cleansing, aggregation, and syndication have seen growing adoption by companies of all sizes. Coupled with composite application techniques like mashups and location- based services, companies

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Point of Sale (POS) Systems

A point-of-sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds, layaways, transfers, etc. POS systems typically consist of some form of electronic cash register and may include credit or debit card processing. Such systems are generally used wherever goods or services are exchanged for monetary value, including the hotel and restaurant industry and in retail environments.  

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