Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 06:02 AM EST Contributed by: sde
Point-of sale (POS) is the location where a transaction takes place. It also refers to the immediate capture of transactions and customer payment information when goods and services are purchased. This data can be obtained using many different devices such as a computer, cash register, barcode scanner, PIN pads, and magnetic card readers.
A POS system consists of a number of different components, including computer hardware, a computer operating system, checkout hardware, and checkout software. A key part is the POS software. The purpose of this article is to identify Linux software that forms part of the checkout system. With the current economic climate, open source POS software has the obvious advantage of helping a business to lower costs.
To provide an insight into the open source software that is available, we have compiled a list of 6 of our favorite Point-of-Sale software. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who needs to track sales and inventory as they occur.