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How the iPad Is Changing Retail POS Systems
The face of retail point-of-sale (POS) systems has changed dramatically over the last couple years. iPad technologies, for example, have become integrated into

cx4 240  the iPad Is Changing Retail POS Systems Many corner mom-and-pop retail stores may still use those clunky cash registers, but the face of retail point-of-sale (POS) systems has changed dramatically over the last couple years. Even before the advent of the iPad and other tablets, Apple Store employees have had mobile POS systems. Urban Outfitters provides a great example of a “mobile first” policy in retail—the retailer’s associates use mobile devices for sales, product search, inventory

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Does it really make sense to spend money to save money? The answer may surprise you when it comes to maintenance of large capital assets including Facilities, Fleet, Plant Equipment and yes, even computers. It makes even more sense when you consider that today more and more companies are adding a new line item in their financial statements called "Deferred Maintenance Revenue Write Down". A lack of preventive maintenance affects the shareholders of all companies due to aging assets and reactive maintenance practices. A complete preventive maintenance program consisting of better business practices and a simple tool such as a Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) or Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) package can streamline the process and result in immediate savings in both time and money. So how do you justify the initial investment and where can the cost savings be seen across the enterprise?

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Progress Software Corp.


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