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What Is The Best Point of Sale Software?

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What Is The Best Point of Sale Software?

XEntity
I am considering the use of Point of Sale Software for a project. I need general screens, support for touch screens, and support for terminal services. I would also like it integratable with MS SQL and acounting packages.

I am frustrated buy the shear number of these and the lack of general integration capability.

Does anyone have any guidance?
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    CG IT

    NCR has them including the server.
    MS has a POS solution starting at $2999.00 USD with intergration with their Dynamics package.

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    XEntity

    I have worked with an old NCR system that used the DLC protocall. It was flightly and crashed from time to time. I had to take the system offline from the UNIX server in order to run reports and update the system or else it would crash. Every night I lost sleep trying to keep the system going.

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    CG IT

    I've worked on plenty of NCR POS systems which includes the server and workstations, with large retailers. Never a problem.

    Microsoft has a POS solution as does IBM but the hardware is the same as you would get with NCR. embedded workstation O/S, touch screens, and an IBM server.

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    XEntity

    All I really need is a simple system that runs from terminal server and has touch screen monitors. The sales journals need to be 'mapped' into the Accounting software database for eventual posting to the ledger. I don't want to do a lot of coding modules to move data around.

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    DrastikDMedia

    We Sell and support Aloha POS. Great product

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    XEntity

    Checked out the site.

    http://www.alohapos.com/public_site/index_final.asp

    Can the software be integrated directly with accounting software? Are there accounting packages that are preferred?

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    tim

    You could try the POS systems at http://posnation.com

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    zacker05

    You should look at Volante Systems, it's Java based, won't crash, and runs on Windows/Unix/Linux.
    <a href="http://www.volantesystems.com">www.volantesystems.com</a>

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    dresbrown

    I have had great results from a system called AccuPOS (www.accupos.com)
    It works directly with my accounting software and is extremely user friendly.
    I refer this software to all my franchisee's
    and I have not recieved any complaints
    AccuPOS works with Quick Books and Peachtree
    and a few others that I am sure I dont know of. Check them out www.accupos.com and they have online demos that you can watch

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    spoon

    Some of our retail customers also have requirements of integration capability.

    Most POS software would have data export capability for you to transfer sales data to third party systems. This manual approach works well if you have only one store with a single lane. However, the manual effort snowballs quickly with increasing number of lanes and stores.

    To address the issue, we normally help our customers with our script enabled POS solution to automate the procedure.

    If you are interested, please contact us via http://www.bossmiles.net

    Good luck.

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    http://www.retailsoftware.com/

    Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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    xkoreanprdxdanny

    Sorry for replying to an old topic, but a customer of mine is currently looking for a pos solution as well. I've been searching around to find if there's a software that can outweigh the one I describe below.

    Due to the nature of my work (web/graphic designer), I've come across alot of retail stores/chains. There are alot of businesses in the new york area that I've visited that use a pos from a company named posmatic.

    Normally a pos program wouldn't catch my eye... but the design didn't look anything like a point of sale software. So I asked about it, and they told me what software it was.

    After seeing what it can do, I was pretty impressed. You should give them a look.

    <a href="http://www.posmatic.com">www.posmatic.com</a>

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    dreyfustc

    With more and more POS software packages out there, they are all very similar, especially front of the house. I always tell my clients to find out how quickly and good the service technicians are, along with their cost per year.

    If anyone wants any help finding a POS solution please e-mail me. I dislike hearing stories about large companies not getting to a non-chain restaraunt for a week or more! dreyfustc@gmail.com

    Good Luck!

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    edlevin

    it does inventory tracking, employee tracking, profit, purchase po's, id scanning and more. go to www.internationalpointofsale.com

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    cliffordsfleas

    We carry lots of different <a href="http://www.geminicomputersinc.com/">pos system</a> software where I work and Cash Register Express is pretty popular..

    However it's not a one size fits all deal that will work "best" for everyone.

    You really need to sit down and go over what your needs are. Sometimes even spending a week with another retailer or trying an Open Source solution will help you realize what you need vs. want and what to avoid?

    Anyone who just says "use this you'll love it" really isn't trying to help you at all since they will need to know a LOT about your needs before they can even come close to the right solution.

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    abhi_IT

    HI,
    You can use openbravo POS. It support all your need form software, can easily integrate with PostgreSQL in PG Admin and it is Opensource software too.

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    nirmala1021

    While looking for a web based point of sales software , I stumbled upon posterita. I viewed its demos, it seems really interesting. It has many cool features multi store management, inventory control, touch screen... Also it seems very intuitive and user friendly. You might want to check www.posterita.org

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    PoSSoF

    I think that WarehousePro ist the best point of sale software(www.warehouseprofessional.com)

    Why WarehousePro Inventory Management and Point of Sale?

    WarehousePro and its specialized point of sale modules and specialized barcode printing and backup extensions make an excellent business application for automation of your processes because it...

    1. Has robust, time-tested inventory and point of sale functionality!

    WarehousePro has been servicing the business back office, retail point of sale and restaurant POS software markets for over 12 years and our point of sale products have time tested functionality that works for more than 40,000 customers in over ten countries. Try our software for 30 days free to see yourself, or watch out training video tutorials to see the functions in the software demonstrated.

    2. Is very affordable!

    WarehousePro is a software solution at affordable prices for all kinds of businesses. For instance, the very basic price of $349 provides you with a fully operational inventory and cash flow system able to do everything for a small business from inventory control, to sales, purchases and cash flow management. You can add two specialized modules to the main application: [1] for restaurant POS and [2] for storefront point of sale. Our competition asks for thousands of dollars to provide and install the same functionality while we will offer you all you need upfront with all the support and documentation on this website.

    3. Allows you to test our POS system fully before you buy!

    You can test drive any of our point of sale software products for free before you buy. Click here to see what business-specific packages we offer, feel free to download the software bundle that fits your business best and follow the instructions in the installation guides provided to set up the applications. We are certain you will see how easy it is to use our products and how robust the functionality in our products is. We hope that you will decide to become our customer and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

    4. Has no hidden or annual maintenance fees!

    WarehousePro’s POS software licenses are perpetual, meaning that you will not owe any annual maintenance or service fees once you purchase the license. We offer actualization of the software for a small fee, which you choose when to do. You can check any time the changes that were made to the application since your last update within the application so that you can determine if actualization would be needed.

    5. Offers multiple ways to learn and get started for free!

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    Bapster

    I didn't see Quickbooks POS mentioned. May be limited in a large environment, but may be worth a look.

    http://quickbooks.intuit.com/product/accounting-software/retail-pos-solutions/point-of-sale-software.jsp

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    adolfotechrepub

    I found a link that might interest you in finding the right POS system for your business here: http://www.retailexpress.com.au/

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    oldbaritone

    Start from what accounting package you are using, and what data it needs for the import. Then look at the POS packages that can support the interface you need.

    That should reduce your options quite a bit.

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    snoble

    IBM Hardware has more market share out of any other point of sale equipment. Once you have found an IBM operating system, check out www.retailtechinc.com for hardware. Not only are we the only company to sell refurbished IBM equipment, we can also integrate your software into your purchased hardware. No hassle for you--just plug and go!

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    mabuhassan

    hello, Im looking for a POS software with the following criteria:
    - very well known software
    - MS SQL
    - Arabic/english interface
    - single installation (mini market)
    anybody can recommend any?

    thanks..

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    arisuthan

    Check out www.electripos.com

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    arisuthan

    check out www.electripos.com, they have all screenshots and demos. Very very good solution.

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    DrastikDMedia

    We Sell and support Aloha POS. Great product

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    tim

    You could try the POS systems at http://posnation.com

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    zacker05

    You should look at Volante Systems, it's Java based, won't crash, and runs on Windows/Unix/Linux.
    <a href="http://www.volantesystems.com">www.volantesystems.com</a>

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    dresbrown

    I have had great results from a system called AccuPOS (www.accupos.com)
    It works directly with my accounting software and is extremely user friendly.
    I refer this software to all my franchisee's
    and I have not recieved any complaints
    AccuPOS works with Quick Books and Peachtree
    and a few others that I am sure I dont know of. Check them out www.accupos.com and they have online demos that you can watch

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    spoon

    Some of our retail customers also have requirements of integration capability.

    Most POS software would have data export capability for you to transfer sales data to third party systems. This manual approach works well if you have only one store with a single lane. However, the manual effort snowballs quickly with increasing number of lanes and stores.

    To address the issue, we normally help our customers with our script enabled POS solution to automate the procedure.

    If you are interested, please contact us via http://www.bossmiles.net

    Good luck.

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    http://www.retailsoftware.com/

    Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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    xkoreanprdxdanny

    Sorry for replying to an old topic, but a customer of mine is currently looking for a pos solution as well. I've been searching around to find if there's a software that can outweigh the one I describe below.

    Due to the nature of my work (web/graphic designer), I've come across alot of retail stores/chains. There are alot of businesses in the new york area that I've visited that use a pos from a company named posmatic.

    Normally a pos program wouldn't catch my eye... but the design didn't look anything like a point of sale software. So I asked about it, and they told me what software it was.

    After seeing what it can do, I was pretty impressed. You should give them a look.

    <a href="http://www.posmatic.com">www.posmatic.com</a>

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    dreyfustc

    With more and more POS software packages out there, they are all very similar, especially front of the house. I always tell my clients to find out how quickly and good the service technicians are, along with their cost per year.

    If anyone wants any help finding a POS solution please e-mail me. I dislike hearing stories about large companies not getting to a non-chain restaraunt for a week or more! dreyfustc@gmail.com

    Good Luck!

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    edlevin

    it does inventory tracking, employee tracking, profit, purchase po's, id scanning and more. go to www.internationalpointofsale.com

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    CG IT

    NCR has them including the server.
    MS has a POS solution starting at $2999.00 USD with intergration with their Dynamics package.

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    XEntity

    I have worked with an old NCR system that used the DLC protocall. It was flightly and crashed from time to time. I had to take the system offline from the UNIX server in order to run reports and update the system or else it would crash. Every night I lost sleep trying to keep the system going.

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    CG IT

    I've worked on plenty of NCR POS systems which includes the server and workstations, with large retailers. Never a problem.

    Microsoft has a POS solution as does IBM but the hardware is the same as you would get with NCR. embedded workstation O/S, touch screens, and an IBM server.

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    XEntity

    All I really need is a simple system that runs from terminal server and has touch screen monitors. The sales journals need to be 'mapped' into the Accounting software database for eventual posting to the ledger. I don't want to do a lot of coding modules to move data around.

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    DrastikDMedia

    We Sell and support Aloha POS. Great product

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    XEntity

    Checked out the site.

    http://www.alohapos.com/public_site/index_final.asp

    Can the software be integrated directly with accounting software? Are there accounting packages that are preferred?

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    tim

    You could try the POS systems at http://posnation.com

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    zacker05

    You should look at Volante Systems, it's Java based, won't crash, and runs on Windows/Unix/Linux.
    <a href="http://www.volantesystems.com">www.volantesystems.com</a>

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    dresbrown

    I have had great results from a system called AccuPOS (www.accupos.com)
    It works directly with my accounting software and is extremely user friendly.
    I refer this software to all my franchisee's
    and I have not recieved any complaints
    AccuPOS works with Quick Books and Peachtree
    and a few others that I am sure I dont know of. Check them out www.accupos.com and they have online demos that you can watch

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    spoon

    Some of our retail customers also have requirements of integration capability.

    Most POS software would have data export capability for you to transfer sales data to third party systems. This manual approach works well if you have only one store with a single lane. However, the manual effort snowballs quickly with increasing number of lanes and stores.

    To address the issue, we normally help our customers with our script enabled POS solution to automate the procedure.

    If you are interested, please contact us via http://www.bossmiles.net

    Good luck.

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    http://www.retailsoftware.com/

    Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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    xkoreanprdxdanny

    Sorry for replying to an old topic, but a customer of mine is currently looking for a pos solution as well. I've been searching around to find if there's a software that can outweigh the one I describe below.

    Due to the nature of my work (web/graphic designer), I've come across alot of retail stores/chains. There are alot of businesses in the new york area that I've visited that use a pos from a company named posmatic.

    Normally a pos program wouldn't catch my eye... but the design didn't look anything like a point of sale software. So I asked about it, and they told me what software it was.

    After seeing what it can do, I was pretty impressed. You should give them a look.

    <a href="http://www.posmatic.com">www.posmatic.com</a>

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    dreyfustc

    With more and more POS software packages out there, they are all very similar, especially front of the house. I always tell my clients to find out how quickly and good the service technicians are, along with their cost per year.

    If anyone wants any help finding a POS solution please e-mail me. I dislike hearing stories about large companies not getting to a non-chain restaraunt for a week or more! dreyfustc@gmail.com

    Good Luck!

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    edlevin

    it does inventory tracking, employee tracking, profit, purchase po's, id scanning and more. go to www.internationalpointofsale.com

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    cliffordsfleas

    We carry lots of different <a href="http://www.geminicomputersinc.com/">pos system</a> software where I work and Cash Register Express is pretty popular..

    However it's not a one size fits all deal that will work "best" for everyone.

    You really need to sit down and go over what your needs are. Sometimes even spending a week with another retailer or trying an Open Source solution will help you realize what you need vs. want and what to avoid?

    Anyone who just says "use this you'll love it" really isn't trying to help you at all since they will need to know a LOT about your needs before they can even come close to the right solution.

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    abhi_IT

    HI,
    You can use openbravo POS. It support all your need form software, can easily integrate with PostgreSQL in PG Admin and it is Opensource software too.

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    nirmala1021

    While looking for a web based point of sales software , I stumbled upon posterita. I viewed its demos, it seems really interesting. It has many cool features multi store management, inventory control, touch screen... Also it seems very intuitive and user friendly. You might want to check www.posterita.org

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    PoSSoF

    I think that WarehousePro ist the best point of sale software(www.warehouseprofessional.com)

    Why WarehousePro Inventory Management and Point of Sale?

    WarehousePro and its specialized point of sale modules and specialized barcode printing and backup extensions make an excellent business application for automation of your processes because it...

    1. Has robust, time-tested inventory and point of sale functionality!

    WarehousePro has been servicing the business back office, retail point of sale and restaurant POS software markets for over 12 years and our point of sale products have time tested functionality that works for more than 40,000 customers in over ten countries. Try our software for 30 days free to see yourself, or watch out training video tutorials to see the functions in the software demonstrated.

    2. Is very affordable!

    WarehousePro is a software solution at affordable prices for all kinds of businesses. For instance, the very basic price of $349 provides you with a fully operational inventory and cash flow system able to do everything for a small business from inventory control, to sales, purchases and cash flow management. You can add two specialized modules to the main application: [1] for restaurant POS and [2] for storefront point of sale. Our competition asks for thousands of dollars to provide and install the same functionality while we will offer you all you need upfront with all the support and documentation on this website.

    3. Allows you to test our POS system fully before you buy!

    You can test drive any of our point of sale software products for free before you buy. Click here to see what business-specific packages we offer, feel free to download the software bundle that fits your business best and follow the instructions in the installation guides provided to set up the applications. We are certain you will see how easy it is to use our products and how robust the functionality in our products is. We hope that you will decide to become our customer and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

    4. Has no hidden or annual maintenance fees!

    WarehousePro’s POS software licenses are perpetual, meaning that you will not owe any annual maintenance or service fees once you purchase the license. We offer actualization of the software for a small fee, which you choose when to do. You can check any time the changes that were made to the application since your last update within the application so that you can determine if actualization would be needed.

    5. Offers multiple ways to learn and get started for free!

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    Bapster

    I didn't see Quickbooks POS mentioned. May be limited in a large environment, but may be worth a look.

    http://quickbooks.intuit.com/product/accounting-software/retail-pos-solutions/point-of-sale-software.jsp

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    adolfotechrepub

    I found a link that might interest you in finding the right POS system for your business here: http://www.retailexpress.com.au/

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    oldbaritone

    Start from what accounting package you are using, and what data it needs for the import. Then look at the POS packages that can support the interface you need.

    That should reduce your options quite a bit.

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    snoble

    IBM Hardware has more market share out of any other point of sale equipment. Once you have found an IBM operating system, check out www.retailtechinc.com for hardware. Not only are we the only company to sell refurbished IBM equipment, we can also integrate your software into your purchased hardware. No hassle for you--just plug and go!

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    mabuhassan

    hello, Im looking for a POS software with the following criteria:
    - very well known software
    - MS SQL
    - Arabic/english interface
    - single installation (mini market)
    anybody can recommend any?

    thanks..

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    arisuthan

    Check out www.electripos.com

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    arisuthan

    check out www.electripos.com, they have all screenshots and demos. Very very good solution.

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    DrastikDMedia

    We Sell and support Aloha POS. Great product

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    tim

    You could try the POS systems at http://posnation.com

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    zacker05

    You should look at Volante Systems, it's Java based, won't crash, and runs on Windows/Unix/Linux.
    <a href="http://www.volantesystems.com">www.volantesystems.com</a>

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    dresbrown

    I have had great results from a system called AccuPOS (www.accupos.com)
    It works directly with my accounting software and is extremely user friendly.
    I refer this software to all my franchisee's
    and I have not recieved any complaints
    AccuPOS works with Quick Books and Peachtree
    and a few others that I am sure I dont know of. Check them out www.accupos.com and they have online demos that you can watch

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    spoon

    Some of our retail customers also have requirements of integration capability.

    Most POS software would have data export capability for you to transfer sales data to third party systems. This manual approach works well if you have only one store with a single lane. However, the manual effort snowballs quickly with increasing number of lanes and stores.

    To address the issue, we normally help our customers with our script enabled POS solution to automate the procedure.

    If you are interested, please contact us via http://www.bossmiles.net

    Good luck.

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    http://www.retailsoftware.com/

    Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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    xkoreanprdxdanny

    Sorry for replying to an old topic, but a customer of mine is currently looking for a pos solution as well. I've been searching around to find if there's a software that can outweigh the one I describe below.

    Due to the nature of my work (web/graphic designer), I've come across alot of retail stores/chains. There are alot of businesses in the new york area that I've visited that use a pos from a company named posmatic.

    Normally a pos program wouldn't catch my eye... but the design didn't look anything like a point of sale software. So I asked about it, and they told me what software it was.

    After seeing what it can do, I was pretty impressed. You should give them a look.

    <a href="http://www.posmatic.com">www.posmatic.com</a>

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    dreyfustc

    With more and more POS software packages out there, they are all very similar, especially front of the house. I always tell my clients to find out how quickly and good the service technicians are, along with their cost per year.

    If anyone wants any help finding a POS solution please e-mail me. I dislike hearing stories about large companies not getting to a non-chain restaraunt for a week or more! dreyfustc@gmail.com

    Good Luck!

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    edlevin

    it does inventory tracking, employee tracking, profit, purchase po's, id scanning and more. go to www.internationalpointofsale.com