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NolaPro: The Right Tool for the Job?

Figure 1: Initial setup

By Jack Wallen

For many small- to medium-size businesses, point-of-sale software is often out of reach cost-wise. There are many solutions out there, but most are either unaffordable or too complex to use. Fortunately, companies like NolaPro are creating original and affordable open-source tools to meet the needs of small to medium business POS. Is NolaPro the Right Tool for the Job? Let's find out.

Read a concise summary of NolaPro's strengths and weaknesses.

The first step is to unpack the tar ball file. The unpacked tarball will create a new folder called nolapro_XXX (Where XXX is the release number.) Inside of that folder will be two files and another folder named nolapro. Move the nolapro folder into your Apache document root and point your browser to http://ADDRESS_OF_SERVER/nolapro (where ADDRESS_OF_SERVER is the actual IP address or domain of the hosting server. Once there you will see the window shown in Figure 1.

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Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for TechRepublic and Linux.com. He’s an avid promoter of open source and the voice of The Android Expert. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website getjackd.net.

7 comments
aharper
aharper

Please note that while NolaPRO is free, and Noguska embraces an open business model (free software, pay for hosting, extras, and support), it is NOT Open Source. This in no way lessens the value of the software, but it is a point should you wish to repack it into a industry specific virtual application. They have done so, but the print industry module for example is $500.00. Compared to similar apps, it's a pittance. Also, for the DIY types, the module that adds custom code hooks is $100.00 and branding is $50.00. NolaPRO is an awesome tool for any business. I call it low cost, since to actively use it requires a module or two (set me back about $50.00 including hardcopy manuals). Well worth the install, as well as the time to learn for an IT Pro who supports small biz.

magic1949
magic1949

google treated the name NolaPro as spyware

ramesh_kkr
ramesh_kkr

ya it's an nice tool and i need the full version of this tool, for that what i want to do?

ramesh_kkr
ramesh_kkr

ya it's an nice tool and i need the full version of this tool, for that what i want to do?

php_jerry
php_jerry

Hi to all, Product looks fine. When i have time to check with Screenshot. I want to know is Open Source & free of cost to install it.

seanferd
seanferd

http://www.nolapro.com/index-5.html There was a link to the company website, which I found by going to Jack's other article through the link in this one. I bet you can find it through an internet search, also. I didn't read enough to see if source code is available. Download and enjoy, Jerry. :)