point of sale Point of sale, or POS as it is more commonly abbreviated, refers to the capturing of data and customer payment information at a physical location when goods or services are bought and sold. The POS transaction is captured using a variety of devices which include computers, cash registers, optical and bar code scanners, magnetic card readers, or any combination of these devices.
Open source point of sale Another term for a POS (point of sale) application is "cash register." Although a cash register may seem to have a finite set of functional requirements, from an enterprise standpoint this category involves a surprising number of variables, including hardware compatibility, customized data gathering for verticals, and back-end data mining.
Fortunately, you have some options. A solid example of a mature open source POS application is PHP Point of Sale. Based on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPL (General Public License), it has an excellent feature set for basic POS scenarios.
PHP Point Of Sale PHP Point Of Sale (POS) is designed to help small businesses with keeping track of customers, items and inventory, and generate reports based on sales. This program works great for businesses that use cash, check, or account numbers for their sales.
Mercator, Java Point of Sale Mercator is a Point of Sale (POS) application written in Java. It is a OO, multi-purpose transaction engine that supports general retail and quick-order restaurant environments using standard POS peripherals (JavaPOS) and/or menu interface.
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Linux on Point of Sale Linux-POS is attempted to support and promote use of Linux in retail environment.
The main goals of our project are: 1. Promote use of Linux in Retail Industry
2. Support retail IT manager in making their decisions for linux 3. Inform about solution and technologies on Linux base in Retail environment.
4.Support implementation of retails standards on Linux.
Business POSitively Business is an add-on point of sale module for use with our Business! accounting products. Visual display and hundreds of setup options lets you control the way you do point of sale business. Source code is included.
Three types of licenses are available for POSitively Business. These are a single user, multi user license and developer license.
Open source stirs up systems management market The notion of open source management, compounded by a consortium of open source management partners is mind-bogglingly good," she said. "It gives one hope that IT managers will be able to take their farms of heterogeneous servers and make them better managed with open source as an option.
The rise of open source alternatives in the systems management space is a timely one, as Microsoft has announced that it too will soon deliver several new management tools under its System Center brand.
BlueCat Linux POS BlueCat Linux POS offers the smallest memory footprint of any modern POS operating system. Use BlueCat Linux POS to program the latest POS terminals, or to give new life to older terminals that you thought were too memory-constrained to run a modern POS application.
Get the flexibility and cost benefits of open-source Linux. Applications built on BlueCat Linux POS preserve your software investment and can be ported to other Linux platforms later.
HP Bundles, Brands its Turnkey Point-of-Sale System Small-scale retailers looking to gain more control over their point-of-sales transactions or who want to simplify the transaction process for their customers might appreciate the latest news coming out of HP today.
The company announced its first integrated point-of-sale (POS) system featuring HP-branded peripherals that run on an open-standards hardware and software platform. Based on HP's rp500 POS transaction management system, the new solution (which goes by the exact same product name) includes a receipt printer, scanner, cash drawer, magnetic stripe reader, keyboard and touch screen display.
Novell Makes Time For Open Source Linux has apparently been very good to Novell. Novell's Partner Linux Driver Process allows vendors to supply drivers directly to users. Typically if third-party drivers weren't available in the Linux kernel, users had to compile and install them manually or wait until the next kernel update.
Novell released its Novell Open Workgroup Suite, an open source and low-cost alternative to Microsoft Office. Novell claims customers can save up to 70 percent by using the Novell suite product instead of Office.
Regal Entertainment Group Adopts IBM and Linux for Point-of-Sale Application Regal Entertainment Group, operator of the nation's largest chain of movie theaters, has begun using new IBM point-of-sale systems and open-source Linux technology to serve millions of customers at its high-volume Regal Cinemas concession stands in one of the first and largest rollouts of Linux in the retail point-of-sale environment.
Regal is also testing a new, in-theater, Linux-based kiosk that will enable movie patrons to purchase tickets or retrieve tickets purchased from an online service.
The New Business of Open Source using the Internet to distribute open-source software for free and selling proprietary (closed-source) pieces that enhance the free stuff?is emerging as the most popular new business model in the software industry, according to venture capitalists. Call it the mixed-source model. On the surface, it would seem to offer the best of both worlds: CIOs get free software, and the companies developing the code get e-mail addresses from downloaders, so they can try to sell them proprietary add-ons. Venture capitalists love this model because they can invest their money in software that can be sold rather than in big sales staffs or expensive marketing and branding campaigns.
New SUSE LINUX-based Retail Offering for Point of Sale The underlying SUSE LINUX technology fits perfectly with the technical needs of this retail solution -- giving customers the stability, security and cost effectiveness of Linux," said Juergen Geck, CTO, SUSE LINUX. "During the design and the piloting stages of this offering, IBM and SUSE cooperated closely, combining IBM's 30 years of experience as the industry leader in retail technology with SUSE's more than 10 years of Linux
Adoption of Linux for retail point-of-sale apps slows Linux's share of the US retail POS market is nearing 10 percent, according to Greg Buzek, president of IHL Consulting Group. But he said the rate of the open-source operating system's gains is slowing, largely because of Microsoft's introduction in May of a scaled-down version of Windows that is tailored for retailers and has a cut-rate price.
But other analysts and some IT managers said that Linux is hitting a natural plateau. After attracting some early adopters, it now has to win over retailers that have invested heavily in Windows technology and Microsoft training for their IT staffers. Those companies may need strong reasons to make a complicated and potentially expensive switch to a different system.
Brewing Java at the Point of Sale This article examines an open-source POS application written in Java and its use of certain Java functionalities to reduce complexity in order to implement a broadly applicable POS transaction engine. To many Java-literate readers, the features described may be old news, but it may be of interest to see some of the more arcane Java features used in a non-web application. Also, since this article describes an open-source project for enterprise retailers, it goes into considerable architectural detail regarding POS functionality as it applies to enterprise retail environments.
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January 19, 2012
Regarding IBM pos API
I just want to integrate with IBM pos.. i.e i want to get some basic information like transaction date, name etc..
Can u please suggest me where i need to start. what is the API i need to download. Thanks for your help
July 8, 2012
Open Source POS with Source Code
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