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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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CitiXsys iVend Retail 5.0 for Point-of-sale Retail Certification Report


CitiXsys product iVend Retail is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of point-of-sale (POS) solutions in the Wholesale and Retail Trade Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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What’s Microsoft’s Retail Play?


The retail experience is no longer limited to the showroom due to mobile and Web sales, social media, and complex pricing, among other considerations. Read TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic’s article and see how Microsoft’s recently released end-to-end retail solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail, with new point of sale and multi-channel management capabilities can help retailers run their entire business.

pos control retail inventory  and India with their POS solutions—due to the challenges in localization and lack of adoption—Microsoft continues to expand its presence end-to-end. This gives multinational companies the chance to have consistency and drive more value from their existing IT investments when entering new markets. In fact, Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail is the only solution with a consistent data model and business rules allowing for complete control over the core foundation of a retailer business out of the box. Read More

Epicor Retail: Behind the Counter


The retailing paradigm is shifting from connecting, beyond engaging, to inspiring customers. Epicor Retail software solutions are responding to this market trend through mobility, enhancing customer engagement, and multichannel retailing. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down with Epicor’s director of product marketing, retail software, to discuss how Epicor Retail sets itself apart from the competition.

pos control retail inventory  allows retailers to share POS functions and logic with other channels and devices. Development and GA of Enterprise Store Central —a centrally based Epicor Retail Store module that offers a collection of capabilities for assisting in the management of the store estate. The product provides a central resource for a number of features that require a consolidated view and is integrated to the IBM Systems Director management product. Development and GA of Epicor Retail Assortment Planning . Addition of a Read More

Retail Systems: A Primer


The core components of a retail information system are inventory management, inventory optimization, revenue management, sales management, and reports and inquiries. Non-core components can include financial, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and warehouse management systems.

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Epicor Eagle’s Soaring Retail Excitement


It appears that Epicor Software Corp. now has two retail product lines, starting with the better known Epicor Retail product suite for soft-goods retailers (the former CRS and NSB offerings), which competes with SAP, Oracle, JDA Software, and other leading retail software providers. The other is Epicor Eagle, a product suite for hard-goods specialty retailers (a former Activant offering). Current

pos control retail inventory  to return to the POS screen to launch a warehouse inquiry. In a raft of other time-saving new capabilities, Epicor Eagle for the Aftermarket software now also includes the latest version of Epicor Compass Analytics , which offers faster page loads and queries, additional reporting fields, and an array of other enhanced capabilities. My colleague Bob Eastman recently attended Epicor’s annual Insights 2013 conference, and  his report can be read from here . Read More

The Power of Inventory Control: How Integrated, Serialized Inventory Tracking Delivers a Competitive Advantage


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Logility Acquires MID Retail


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Inventory Reduction: Effectively Turning Excess Into Cash


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