Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) systems are in use in almost every modern business throughout the developed world. Shops (large and small), bars, restaurants, clubs, gyms, superstores and just about everywhere else that sells a product or service to the public using any form of currency is utilising some form of EPOS.
Today's systems are highly advanced and not only used for taking money - they also have many wonderful and useful features and are completely adaptable to suit any type of business.
When it comes to all things financial, Sage is always at the forefront - and looking at the Sage 50 Point of Sale system, it's easy to see why. Perfect for companies employing any number of staff (from 1 to 250+) this system can be fully customised to suit your needs. Simple keywords that your staff are already familiar with can be keyed in for ease of learning and screens can be customised differently for different employees.
For a new, inexperienced employee, only what they are trained to use will be made available to them. Supervisors, on the other hand, will be able to access more detailed areas of the screen in order to correct errors and give refunds, etc. This provides a wonderful selling point - invaluable for cutting down on new starts making costly mistakes.
Additionally, an in-built stock and reordering system will automatically recognise which items are selling well and which are not, and which are running low and need re-ordered. All in all, this makes for a thoroughly efficient system.
IBMIBM have developed a wonderful new system entitled the SurePOS Series which is becoming increasingly popular amongst all sizes of business due to the fact it comes in variations suited to retail outlets, small, medium and large.
Simple to use, efficient and adaptable, the SurePOS Series advanced touch screens and internal workings are fully customisable for superior enhancement of an already highly advanced system. They are also more energy efficient than their competitors, making them a wonderful choice for saving on energy costs and reducing your carbon footprint.
DataScan have recently come up with the Retail Pro system which is receiving much praise for ingenuity and price. This is a highly professional system that is designed to grow with your company, hence negating the need to change systems should your business expand.
DataScan pride themselves on never allowing the customer to buy add-ons and features that are of no use to them, and will make the time and effort to understand your requirements completely before advising you on the perfect system for your business.
You will no doubt come across many review sites offering information and advice regarding EPOS systems, with various different opinions as to which one is best. However, don't be too quick to jump into something you are unsure of and before you are in possession of all the facts.
Accredited suppliers will be more than happy to give you a full demonstration on what their product can do, so it would be advisable to take full advantage of this as there will be no obligation to buy until you are fully satisfied.