This software developer’s open design is intended to make its POS software fit the unique needs of customers.
Anyone who sells POS systems knows that the past few years have been fairly volatile. The sale of POS systems used to be the job of POS resellers. Today, payment companies have gotten involved — whether buying POS software companies or developing their own software. The end goal is to earn the payment processing business of merchants, with the actual POS hardware and software being a secondary goal, if one at all. The results have been a groundswell of competition for POS VARs, the entry of hundreds of new POS apps to market, and in some markets, a drop in price of the POS solutions themselves. Some VARs are still struggling to figure out how to be profitable in this new market. Software developers looking to stand out from the crowd of other available apps have their work cut out for themselves as well. One developer, Nomadic Systems, creator of Rpoint cloud POS software, thinks it has a winning formula. We can examine a recent installation at a coffee shop in the Philadelphia area to see details of how the company operates.