SoftAMIS understands the importance of data captured at Point of Sale (POS) systems and has expertise in Integration of POS data with other forms of data from other IT systems. SoftAMIS has helped its customers to analyze the critical POS information and turn it into Business Intelligence (BI), resulting in timely data analysis that enhances sales performance and maximize turnover per liner foot of shelf space.
Of course, SoftAMIS has experience in all areas that are related to POS
What makes SoftAMIS POS solutions different from other tons of POS software is their Java nature. Our POS solutions are based on Java Platform that allow them operate under any operation system for which Java exists. Moreover, they are based on JavaPOS standards and this allows us to offer POS solutions that support virtually any POS hardware.
Due to flexible architecture of generic POS framework, we may offer wide range of POS applications, starting from standalone POS terminals (for small shops) and finishing by networks of POS stations and management software that cover business needs of large enterprises.
Nowadays just about any technology adoption trend has cost savings as part of its reason of existence. Most of the time, users have to deploy a technology for up to three years before they can experience the breakeven point. But, for retailers that are rolling out Java-based POS solutions in new stores, it's not uncommon to realize 30% savings right away compared to rolling out non-Java-based POS solutions. After you consider all the fringe benefits that come with Java, you'll see why many retailers - from small to large - are going with this new technology.
The first factor behind Java POS' cost saving capabilities is that Java can be run on the server as well as the client, giving it thin client and thick client flexibility. Behind this feature is the J2EE (Java 2 enterprise edition) platform. The J2EE platform works well as a Web-based, thin client solution, enabling retailers to migrate data to a central location, thereby reducing the amount of hardware and support required at the individual store level. But, less hardware and less IT support are not the only two factors driving the adoption of Java POS.
Java was designed with the Web in mind. Java's object-oriented, open architecture lend it to being deployed over the Internet. Meta languages such as XML are being used with Java systems to enable near real-time sales audits, inventory checks, and price updates from ERP or merchandising applications. Another complementary standard to Java is Web services. Retailers are using Web services to complete managed service offerings in POS. This trend enables smaller retailers to have more functional POS systems by enabling them to outsource specific parts of their POS solutions to third party service providers. Using Web services, retailers can rent the needed Java code for a fraction of the cost of hiring programmers to write it for them. By having Web services providers bid for the additional POS functions they seek, costs are driven down and functionality goes up.
Software ads abound that claim to deliver the future now. A world is pictured where multiple technologies work together seamlessly in real time. While that world is years away for many businesses, the Web-enabled world of Java is several steps in the right direction. And, with many retailers discovering the flexibility and cost savings that Java-based POS solutions can offer, that goal may be closer than many skeptics are willing to admit.