Electronic point of sale processing systems, hardware and software used for processing
Retail epos systems are commonly used within departmental stores, warehouses, restaurants, multiplexes and shopping malls. These systems are installed with the help of qualified and able developers who excel in installing system software and hardware to offer solutions to the user. The facilities are offered to the user at a cost and the costs vary according to the client and according to the needs of the hour.
Retail epos systems and Epos systems entail various key characteristics and features, some of these features are mentioned in the following lines;
Hardware resources used in an epos system are usually state of the art and very powerful, this is so because the system requires speed and efficiency to work for the greatest common advantage of the commercial entity and the client. Latest technologies are used to install the system and some of the hardware resources used to install the system and the package at the point of sale terminal are mentioned below;
1. The scanners are the key to it all. Usually both hand held scanning devices and stationery more powerful scanning devices are used at the point of sale terminal. These devices are very efficient and they tend to read the bar code and the commodity codes efficiently and effectively. 2. The touch screen monitors are also used at the point of sale terminal. Such monitors are commonly used in restaurants, fast food joints, cinema houses and at other places. These monitors ensure credibility of the commercial user and intend to be very safe and reliable.
3. Dual display screens are also used at the point of sale terminals. These screens are very effective as they display results to the customer in real time. They provide ample opportunity for the customer to review the prices when they are being processed for bill generation.
4. CPU and the main computer console and allied components used are generally state of the art and new. They process data within real time and offer peace of mind to the user and the client for a long period of time. The memory chip and the processor speeds are extremely high to improve the processing experience and offer real time results.
5. The printer used by the departmental stores and the commercial users are very efficient. They are made to print large bills within seconds.
The software resources are commonly used for processing and for generating reports and inventory status. The inventory status is sent to the warehouse manager in real time and this makes him or her to order in due time. The management reports are used for strategic decision making.
The complete point of sale system with hardware and software resources is priced in between GBP 1,100 to GBP 1,700.
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