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Point of Sale: To Stand Alone or Not?
When selecting a point of sale (POS) solution, users have a choice between stand-alone solutions and integrated solutions. They should first evaluate core and

point of sale devices  Introduction When evaluating a point of sale (POS) solution, there are generally two approaches: best-of-breed solutions, and integrated solutions. Both have strengths and weaknesses, according to the information technology (IT) infrastructure. Retailers that have an existing back-office system should evaluate whether it is better to replace their legacy system or to choose a best-of breed solution. For retailers that have neither a back-office system nor a legacy POS system, the question is, should they

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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. TEC's model of POS systems facilitates the selection process with research on vendors that support inventory management, register management, price management, transaction management, and other capabilities.  

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point of sale devices  near future). POI - Point Of Interaction . An internal shorthand to indicate at what touchpoint a customer began his interaction with the company. Relevant to companies that want to know what channels of communication customers prefer and are most useful for the company to develop. Portal - A web site that combines elements of targeted information relevant to a given audience. For example, a company might set up a supplier portal, including information only relevant to their suppliers (such as Read More

The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions


It is becoming necessary to go beyond the direct sales force to sell complex products. With the advent of personal computers and the Internet, new possibilities for reaching manufacturing clients have opened up, and new sales opportunities have become available.

point of sale devices  and niche companies with point solutions may still have one or more of the following limitations. In general, many applications have not been engineered for the Internet platform and, as a result, are not easily deployed across a broad range of Internet-enabled channels or devices. Further, these applications might require significant custom programming for deployment and maintenance. These applications may also provide a limited interactive experience, or they may employ application architectures that Read More

Single Version of the Truth


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point of sale devices  Progressive retailers do provide point of sale (POS) information, but this is sales—not market demand—in the true sense of the word. And then, what will we operate from? This requires a common view, even a single system of record, where key data is captured and stored concurrently versus sequentially. (See figure 1 below.) ( click here for larger verison ) Information Nirvana—Linking the Chain through the SVoT A key enabler for a virtual digital enterprise is an open environment for real time Read More

The Lexicon of CRM - Part 1: From A to I


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point of sale devices  information without having to point at each other as today's devices equipped with IrDA technology do. BPR - Business Process Reengineering. Includes business process analysis, design, and/or re-design, in advance of technology purchase decisions. For an in-depth discussion, reference two TEC Articles: CPR on BPR: Long Live Business Process Reengineering. Part I: A Primer and CPR on BPR: Practical Guidelines for Successful Business Process Analysis . Business Intelligence (a.k.a. Analytics ) - A Read More

Analysis of Active Voice's Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc.


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point of sale devices  of Active Voice's Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc. Event Summary SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ - Active Voice Corporation (Nasdaq: ACVC), a global provider of unified messaging and computer telephony software solutions announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held PhoneSoft Inc., a leading provider of true unified messaging solutions for Lotus Notes/Domino. Market Impact PhoneSoft, Inc. is a privately held company that focuses on unified messaging solutions (UM), including email, Read More

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point of sale devices  user makes selections by pointing at icons and clicking the mouse. infinite loading : Calculation of the capacity required at work centers in the time periods required regardless of the capacity available to perform this work. Internet : A worldwide network of computers belonging to businesses, governments, and universities that enables users to share information in the form of files and to send electronic messages and have access to a tremendous store of information. Also referred to as Web, it is a Read More

5 Best Practices for Managing Security on Mobile Devices


As smartphones and tablet computing devices get their foot in the enterprise door, companies are finding themselves at a much higher risk of data breach and loss. In order to mitigate this risk, Focus Experts Amy Babinchak, Martyn Davies, Bob Egan, Rasib Hassan Khan, Josh Lipton, and Ken Wineberg offer their top 6 best practices for managing security on mobile devices.

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SYSPRO Point of Sale


SYSPRO Point of Sale is a fully-integrated retail software solution that facilitates over-the-counter sales transactions by accepting payments or deposits efficiently. It is used to sell stock directly to a customer and enables immediate stock allocation and payment as it is done at the point of transaction. The SYSPRO Point of Sale solution includes complete off-line trading functionality, which allows the Point of Sale system to keep working without interruption should the network or main server go down. Replication and synchronization ensure data consistency is maintained between main and branch servers. Comprehensive cash-up and end-of-day functionality provides secure and easy reconciliation between cash-in-till and reported cash balance, and integration with cash book. Control and management of store operations is also provided, including supervisor approval levels, inventory movement, and stock take.

point of sale devices  Point of Sale SYSPRO Point of Sale is a fully-integrated retail software solution that facilitates over-the-counter sales transactions by accepting payments or deposits efficiently. It is used to sell stock directly to a customer and enables immediate stock allocation and payment as it is done at the point of transaction. The SYSPRO Point of Sale solution includes complete off-line trading functionality, which allows the Point of Sale system to keep working without interruption should the network or Read More

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AKG of America


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point of sale devices  of America AKG of America needed an open system based on industry standards, and one that was packaged, not custom developed. AKG also needed a system with enough flexibility to sustain growth. Find out why AKG chose Infor Visual. Read More

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