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  1. 14 Tips For Speeding Up Your POS System
    2/15/2013

    In the Feb. 2013 issue of Business Solutions magazine, we worked with Greg Nelson, VP and CTO of GENESIS POS to test all-in-one POS terminals. During his speed tests, Nelson found that some units had performance issues not based on the hardware, but the settings in the operating system and drivers. After spending some time making tweaks to the systems, Nelson found the units performed on par with the speediest in the roundup.

    Manufacturers involved in the testing and readers have contacted us to learn exactly what changes Nelson made to improve the performance of the systems. Following are his notes.

    Warning
    If you are an end-user (store or restaurant owner, employee, manager, etc.) or someone not technologically adept, you should consult with your technology provider before making any of these changes. Additionally, you should speak with your software provider to ensure you’re not changing things that will adversely affect their software.

  2. The Emergence & Implications Of EMV
    1/14/2013

    This white paper by Marc Castrechini, Director of Software Development at Merchant Warehouse takes a look at EMV – an acronym for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa – a chip-based standard for consumer payment systems.

  3. Level 4 Merchant PCI Compliance Trends Report
    1/14/2013

    This Research Report from Merchant Warehouse provides the analysis and results of a yearly survey taken by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and security experts at ControlScan measuring Level 4 merchants’ engagement with the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS).

  4. Cloud-Based POS: Navigating The Sea Of Misinformation
    1/11/2013

    Cloud computing is a hot topic. In the retail and restaurant space, the term is often misused and misunderstood. Some resellers are resistant to cloud-based POS due to a lack of knowledge and experience. In an attempt to educate retail and restaurant POS dealers on what cloud really means to them, Business Solutions magazine recently spoke with Mike Burris, CEO of Aeris POS Systems/Essential Elements, a cloud-based POS software provider.

    In the following article, Burris explains why point of sale dealers should consider this "new" way of business. He also arms VARs with the information they need to compare cloud POS offerings and overcome potential customer objections. Finally, he goes over the sticky subject of compensating sales employees on cloud-based solutions.

  5. Retail Printing: Trends & Tips For VARs, ISVs
    1/11/2013

    So much is changing in the world of retail, creating new opportunities and threats for VARs and software developers who operate in this vertical. One of the biggest trends driving much innovation is mobility. In the following article, Business Solutions magazine's editor-in-chief Mike Monocello sits down with Dave Crist, Senior vice president sales and marketing for Brother Mobile Solutions. Crist provides both VARs and ISVs actionable information on the latest trends in retail.

  6. Choosing The Right Connectivity: Wireless Options That Can Save Money And Improve Productivity
    1/7/2013

    This white paper from Honeywell examines the strengths and weaknesses of the different connectivity options both inside and outside the four walls. It looks at 802.11, WWAN, and Satellite.

  7. When QuickBooks Inventory Control Is Not Enough
    1/2/2013

    If you are like many business owners or managers, your financial books are in good order, well organized and automated via QuickBooks™, but your inventory processes and recordkeeping lag.

  8. Coke Adds Printers To Its Warehouse To Automate Product Tracking
    1/2/2013

    Coca-Cola Enterprises performs the warehousing and delivery for Coca-Cola products, stocking and delivering pallets of products to grocery stores, restaurants, and other retail locations. They were experiencing problems with their inventory control for tools used to repair fleet truck and inventory control of product leaving the warehouse.

  9. Skiers Race Through The Rental Process With Printer & Label Solution
    1/2/2013

    This case study from CognitiveTPG takes a look at Copper Mountain Resort as it was searching for a system to effectively manage its rental equipment inventory between five store locations and expedite the rental process for its skiers and boarder.

  10. Planet Aid Automates Inventory Management With Handheld Computers
    12/29/2012

    Planet Aid is a non-profit organization headquartered in Massachusetts dedicated to improving the lives of people in developing countries through its clothing collection and recycling program across the United States.

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