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How the iPad Is Changing Retail POS Systems
The face of retail point-of-sale (POS) systems has changed dramatically over the last couple years. iPad technologies, for example, have become integrated into

retail companies san francisco  Systems is changing the retail game and taking on the old-school traditional POS players on the market today. Founders Lisa Falzone and Chris Ciabarra developed an intuitive and secure iOS-based POS system by combining cloud-based technology and the mobility of the iPad. Revel Systems software offers a POS solution for restaurant, retail, and grocery establishments with integrated payroll, inventory tracking, customer relationship management (CRM), and more features (see figures 1 and 2).    Figure 1.

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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