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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Point of Sale (POS) Systems Software Evaluation Report

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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