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Microsoft Retail Systems
Microsoft Point of Sale and Microsoft Retail Management System provide a complete point of purchase solution suite for small and midsize specialty retail

microsoft retail point of sale  offers two retail packages: Microsoft Retail Management System (RMS) and Microsoft Point of Sale (POS). Microsoft Retail Management System provides small and midsize business retailers with an integrated point of sale solution to manage operations within one store or across a chain of stores. Microsoft Point of Sale provides single-store retailers with an application that helps with daily business tasks. To promote its offerings, in March 2006 Microsoft expanded its business relationship with Best Buy for

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Point of Sale (POS) Systems

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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