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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 hardware  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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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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Lifting a Veil of Mystery Off Jesta I.S.


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point of sale hardware  product lifecycle management (PLM), point of sale (POS) hardware, and store task execution capabilities. In other words, Jesta I.S. Vision Suite is a well-rounded, reasonably priced, and high-touch customer care alternative offering to Epicor Retail , SAP Retail , Oracle Retail , JDA Software , Raymark Retail Systems , Microsoft Dynamics , etc., for retailers and their suppliers. Figure 1 Figure 2 Meeting Jesta I.S. at NRF 2013 Jesta I.S budgets for only a handful of events every year. But, the company ha Read More

A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3


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point of sale hardware  in 2002 for Java-based point-of-sale (POS) capabilities   Engage in 2003  for advertising, marketing and promotions (AMP) capabilities Vista in 2003 for data synchronization, Web-based collaborative commerce, and supplier trade promotion management Timera for workforce management in 2004 But for a long time, the acquisitive company remained obscure within the mid-market retail sector and was not forthcoming about its strategy with regards to tying together its diverse portfolio of solutions. Neither d Read More

The Lexicon of CRM - Part 2: From J to Q


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point of sale hardware  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 inventory Read More

The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions


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The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain


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point of sale hardware  at the last possible point (typically after receipt of the customer order) and doing so (from my perspective) in a location that minimizes non value- add freight costs - which means that postponement is typically implemented in the market where the product is going to be used. Let me be clear, postponement only applies to products that merit it. These are typically high value products, generally costing more that $1 per cubic inch. Also, the more configurable a product is, the more postponeable it is. Read More

Analysis of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Release of Menu Driven Wireless Web Capability For SMS


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point of sale hardware  menu as a redirection point to external information, such as currency exchange rates on the Internet. User Recommendations This is great news from an end user perspective, as long as your carrier supports SMS. Empowering users to customize their access to information will be critical, not only in attracting clients, but retaining them. It also takes some of the administrative overhead from the carrier and places it in the end users hands. Of course, this does not mean that help desks will become Read More

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