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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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. POS systems typically consist of some form of electronic cash register and may include credit or debit card processing. Such systems are generally used wherever goods or services are exchanged for monetary value, including the hotel and restaurant industry and in retail environments.  

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tec selection model  you to use the TEC Adviser tool to evaluate small business software solutions and simplify your selection process. Please do not hesitate to leave your comments or questions about TEC’s new SBS model below. Read More

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