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What’s Up with xTuple-and Open Source ERP?
You may be wondering how the open-source ERP vendor xTuple operating with a workforce of only 27 can compete on the same stage with the software giants. Find

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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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A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends


A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the open source door, however, with OpenMFG, its commercially licensed solution with an open source infrastructure.

pos guys  Linux operating system (OS), PostgreSQL database, and Qt , a C++ graphical user interface (GUI) development framework from Trolltech , a Norwegian software company. Before delving into xTuple's answers to our questions, some background on xTuple and OpenMFG is in order. The vendor is a relative newcomer in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) arena; it was founded in 2002 (as OpenMFG) by its current president and chief executive officer (CEO) Ned Lilly, a former executive at Landmark Communications . Read More

Understanding the PCI Data Security Standard


The payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) defines a comprehensive set of requirements to enhance and enforce payment account data security in a proactive rather than passive way. These include security management, policies, procedures, network architectures, software design, and other protective measures. Get a better understanding of the PCC DSS and learn the costs and benefits of compliance.

pos guys  kinds of PED and POS devices comply with the PCI DSS Addressing hardware security modules and unattended payment terminals that some retail operations deploy on their premises Such devices are subject to scrutiny from a variety of PCI Recognized Test and Certification laboratories, whose seal of approval is usually required to meet PCI requirements for their safe use. Because this subject matter is outside the scope of this paper, we mention it only in passing. Another important standard in the PCI Read More

A Well-designed Solution for Sourcing: Its Technological Foundation and How It Works


TradeStone has developed an application that can be quickly configured to shift data in and out of traditional enterprise planning systems. Organizations can thus more easily intertwine basic procurement information with crucial sourcing data such as specifications, schedules, and statuses.

pos guys  vendor offers what is possibly the first composite application to the retail global sourcing market that leverages an organization's information technology (IT) infrastructure. This application operates either on a stand-alone basis, or as a layer into an application mix to cover any global sourcing functional gaps. Built on modern technology and conveniently accessed through simply a web browser, TradeStone's offering, initially named SteppingStones (and recently renamed TradeStone Suit e), supports Read More

Development of an Internet Payment Processing System


This article describes the author's experience with the development of the first Yugoslav Internet payment processing system. The system's architecture is very similar to the Three Domain (3D) model that started to emerge later. This success story is worthwhile sharing with a wider audience.

pos guys  (Automatic Teller Machines) and POS (Point Of Sale) terminals. Developing an internet payment processing system in Yugoslavia under bizarre circumstances, during bombing raids, and power-cuts, was definitely an unforgettable experience. The system was deployed in September 1999 and has worked ever since without any problems. It has sustained numerous attacks by hackers and would-be intruders. The system architecture is very similar to the Three Dioxin (3D) model that started to emerge later. 3D model Read More

Openbravo ERP


Openbravo provides a fully functional, integrated, Web-based, open source ERP (enterprise management system) and open source point-of-sale (POS) application. Designed for small and mid-size enterprises in the retail industry, Openbravo provides functionality for procurement and warehouse management, project and service management, production management, and financial management.  

pos guys  and open source point-of-sale (POS) application. Designed for small and mid-size enterprises in the retail industry, Openbravo provides functionality for procurement and warehouse management, project and service management, production management, and financial management. Read More

Epicor Eagle’s Soaring Retail Excitement


It appears that Epicor Software Corp. now has two retail product lines, starting with the better known Epicor Retail product suite for soft-goods retailers (the former CRS and NSB offerings), which competes with SAP, Oracle, JDA Software, and other leading retail software providers. The other is Epicor Eagle, a product suite for hard-goods specialty retailers (a former Activant offering). Current

pos guys  to return to the POS screen to launch a warehouse inquiry. In a raft of other time-saving new capabilities, Epicor Eagle for the Aftermarket software now also includes the latest version of Epicor Compass Analytics , which offers faster page loads and queries, additional reporting fields, and an array of other enhanced capabilities. My colleague Bob Eastman recently attended Epicor’s annual Insights 2013 conference, and  his report can be read from here . Read More

Top ERP, CRM, Accounting, HR, POS, CMMS-EAM Software Comparisons


To find out, simply use. TEC's ERP comparison reports to compare any three ERP manufacturing solutions of your choice.

pos guys  Some of the leading POS solutions include Infor ERP Visual, Global Shop Solutions, FactoryMaster, Consona Made2Manage, Orion by 3i Infotech, Epicor ERP, IFS Applications, Lawson M3, Microsoft Dynamics AX, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne by Oracle, Jobscope Enterprise Edition, Sage ERP X3, TGI Enterprise 21, Jeeves Universal, and SAP Business ByDesign. Some of the leading CMMS-EAM solutions include Infor EAM Enterprise Edition, Lawson M3 Enterprise Asset Management, Ramco Enterprise Asset Management Series, Read More

Bold Retail Industry Predictions for 2014 by Revel Systems


Revel Systems, an innovative provider of iPad-based point-of-sale (POS) solutions, recently announced predictions that will shape the retail and technology industries in 2014. It predicts that the technology and retail industries will begin to adopt innovations that will redefine how the two worlds collide.

pos guys  take shape in 2014: POS will integrate with personal data trackers such as Fuelband, Fitbit, and Up . As consumers burn calories during their day, these devices will communicate with POS systems during order times to calculate how many calories will be consumed, and recommend meal and menu items based on daily caloric intake goals. Smartphones will check calendars and geocentric data to offer consumers the best eating experience based on their schedule and preferences. Mobile and digital currency will go Read More

Microsoft Retail Systems


Microsoft Point of Sale and Microsoft Retail Management System provide a complete point of purchase solution suite for small and midsize specialty retail businesses. Released in 2005, Microsoft Point of Sale has enabled Microsoft to further penetrate the retail market.

pos guys  channel for the Microsoft POS solution (Microsoft RMS is available through Microsoft's certified sales partners). The following article will highlight the main difference between Microsoft POS and Microsoft RMS, and examine the strengths and challenges of the products, as well as competitors. The article will then provide user recommendations. Retail Management System versus Point of Sale Although Microsoft POS is targeted to one-store retailers, it includes the main core functionalities and some of the Read More

Epicor Retail: Behind the Counter


The retailing paradigm is shifting from connecting, beyond engaging, to inspiring customers. Epicor Retail software solutions are responding to this market trend through mobility, enhancing customer engagement, and multichannel retailing. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down with Epicor’s director of product marketing, retail software, to discuss how Epicor Retail sets itself apart from the competition.

pos guys  Transaction Adapter (which allows POS functions and logic to be shared across channels). CRM should be big for Epicor at the 2013 event. The vendor has a new release coming out this year, and we should see more on the evolution of mobility solutions with additional functionality in applications like CRM Clienteling.  Epicor Solutions to Current Retail Trends The espoused product mission for Epicor Retail software solutions is to enable its retail clients to inspire their customers. The paradigm is Read More

Alaric Systems Ltd


Alaric, an NCR company, provides fraud prevention and intelligent transaction handling solutions globally. From ATM and POS transactions to internet banking and mobile payments, Alaric's products enable customers to achieve unmatched fraud detection rates and efficiently manage the complexity of transaction processing and authorisation.

pos guys  globally. From ATM and POS transactions to internet banking and mobile payments, Alaric's products enable customers to achieve unmatched fraud detection rates and efficiently manage the complexity of transaction processing and authorisation. Read More

Road Map for Delivering BI Publisher Documents from Oracle EBS


Communication between companies is critical for smooth and effective commerce. Delays in information delivery may seriously affect a company’s profitability. But many companies don’t see that automating business communications can improve document delivery, and still rely on slow methods. Find out how you can improve the efficiency of your document delivery process by using common applications to simplify forms and more.

pos guys  to create and print POs on a pre-printed form, POs are distributed with a diagram and terms and conditions attached, and agents spend an average of seven minutes faxing each PO (approximately six hours a day). Business Case: Vision Operations wants to increase resource efficiency and save money on business operations by implementing an enterprise solution for the automated delivery of BIP documents from Oracle EBS via email and fax Road Map:   Use Oracle's native functionality to create and deliver Read More

Is Epicor Poised to Rule the Mid-Market Retail Sector? (Part II)


Part I of this blog topic  introduced Epicor Software and its traditional vertical solutions. It also analyzed Epicor's forays into the attractive retail sector via the CRS acquisition two years ago. Designed for integration and scalability, the  Epicor/CRS Retail Suite can support a wide variety of retail enterprises' requirements. These environments range from the rapidly expanding regional

pos guys  a Microsoft.NET Framework -based POS store system designed to assist store personnel to provide a better customer experience, and more effectively manage store operations. A more complete store system includes store management, operations and reporting applications, in addition to POS. Store operations are in that case managed through Epicor/CRS RetailStore Office , which provides the store manager the flexibility to work on inventory, employee maintenance, or other tasks while still monitoring the sales Read More

Road Map for Delivering BI Publisher Documents from Oracle EBS


Communication between companies is critical for smooth and effective commerce. Delays in information delivery may seriously affect a company’s profitability. But many companies don’t see that automating business communications can improve document delivery, and still rely on slow methods. Find out how you can improve the efficiency of your document delivery process by using common applications to simplify forms and more.

pos guys  to create and print POs on a pre-printed form, POs are distributed with a diagram and terms and conditions attached, and agents spend an average of seven minutes faxing each PO (approximately six hours a day). Business Case: Vision Operations wants to increase resource efficiency and save money on business operations by implementing an enterprise solution for the automated delivery of BIP documents from Oracle EBS via email and fax Road Map:   Use Oracle's native functionality to create and deliver Read More