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Summary of Realtime POS software from Realtime POS, Inc.

Brief Description (Provided by Vendor)
For retailers looking to alleviate the financial burden of software purchase and maintenance, Real Time POS provides a hosted, highly scalable point of sale and retail management system that delivers complex, mission-critical functions that are necessary in today's competitive retail market. Real Time POS serves a variety of retail segments, including apparel, sports, books, furniture, Gifts, sporting goods, jewelry and more.

Retailers in today's market need to be able to instantly access POS and Inventory Control data in order to make quick and decisive adjustments to inventory quantities and levels, fulfillment and purchasing decisions. Real Time POS provides all the tools necessary to effectively manage every aspect of your retail operation in real time. Every transaction, inventory movement or adjustment and employee action is streamed instantly to and from the Head Office.

Our favorite feature is the disconnected offline operation, which allows retailers to operate in offline mode if for any reason the store's internet connection is lost. All data collected during that time is saved and then streamed to the head office once connection is reestablished.

Real Time POS is built on the extremely scalable n-Tier Architecture, so it can handle one, one hundred or one thousand locations easily. Automatic software updates are included in the software and are applied in the background; no restarting required. The head office can also send out instant data Updates, which instantly update data to every location with the single click of a button, and all data is backed up and secure in the Real Time 24/7 data center.

Contact Information
Phone: 1-888-365-0026

Company founded

Software installs

Size of businesses targeted
Tier 3 - Mid Market: Retailers that choose software in this category usually range in size of 50 to 1000 employees with annual revenue of $25 million to $250 million. POS software packages will cost around $25,000 to $250,000 for 5 to 200 computer users. The implementation costs are usually .75 to 5 times the cost of the software.

Tier 4 - Lower Market: Retailers that choose software in this category usually range in size of 1 to 100 employees with annual revenue of $.5 to $50 million. These are smaller companies that have outgrown the Tier 5 solution. POS software packages will cost around $1500 to $75,000 for 1 to 40 computer users. The implementation costs are usually .5 to 2 times the cost of the software.

Geographic locations supported
United States
Latin America (Mexico, Central America, and South America)

Operating platforms supported

Training offered
On-site training
Classroom training
Telephone training

Database(s) supported
Microsoft SQL Server

Breakdown of the Key Features Supported for Realtime POS 1.0

* The information for this product was last updated on 6/25/2011.

Point of Sale (POS)
Bar code scanning at the POS
Integrated credit card processing/authorization from the POS
Ability to issue, track, and redeem gift certificates from the POS
Customer loyalty card support (ability to swipe and authorize loyalty cards at POS)
Frequent buyer program support (ability to track points for each customer)
Issue, track, and redeem gift cards at POS
Create, track, and view quotes from POS
Integrated gift registry system  
Create work orders (repair/service orders)
Create and track customers (name, address, email, etc)
Track and calculate commissions for each sales person
Marketing promotion & advertising campaign tracking (track promotions at the POS so you can tell which ads pull the best)
Integrated (built in) purchasing
Track inventory by category/classification
Track inventory by department
Track inventory by matrix or color/size tables (at least 250 tables)
Track inventory by serial number
Support kits (allows you to group products together and sell them all at once)
Handle gasoline pricing (to 3 decimal places)  
Consignment inventory tracking
Handle special order tracking
Automatic purchase order generation based on order levels
Interface to a 3rd party Open to Buy Planning application  
Integrated (built in) Open to Buy Planning module
Accounting & Bookkeeping
eCommerce / Shopping Cart Interface
Restaurant Industry Features

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