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What Is The Best Point of Sale Software?

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What Is The Best Point of Sale Software?

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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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    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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    0 Votes
    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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    0 Votes
    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.