Microsoft Point of Sale and Microsoft Retail Management System provide a complete point of purchase solution suite for small and midsize specialty retail businesses. Released in 2005, Microsoft Point of Sale has enabled Microsoft to further penetrate the retail market.
inquiries and reports for inventory transactions by location
(CRM), and report and inquiries modules. Non-core functionalities include modules for price changes and purchase orders. Despite Microsoft's late entry into the mature retail software market, it will likely compete against known, established, and leading retail software vendors such as Intuit , Raymark , Synchronics (a division of Radiant Systems ), Fujitsu , and Retail Anywhere . By offering a stand-alone POS system and using Best Buy for Business as its only retail sales channel to date, Microsoft