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pos pda  for the end customer POS data (exactly what the end customer bought and when) Retailer Supplier Brand owner Sales/marketing Forecasting Procurement Returns, service, and repair Service events and records (from many angles— how often does part X fail, what is the service history for this customer, how much inventory is in the repair depot, etc.) Design department Suppliers Service personnel Warehouse Carriers Customers This article is from Parallax View, ChainLink Research's on-line magazine, read by

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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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pos pda  developed by AGS. The POS application reportedly offers extensive storefront automation, an intuitive web-based interface and support for multi-site operations. An addition to ACCPAC's suite of business management applications, the product is also reportedly fully integrated with the flagship ACCPAC Advantage Series accounting software, and will be marketed as ACCPAC ePOS . AGS Software President Marc Cashman is joining ACCPAC as Director, ePOS Strategic Sales, and all former AGS employees have been Read More

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