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SEP 2018

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10 SEPTEMBER 2018 ■ REVIEW: POINT-OF-SALE SYSTEMS Keystroke Advanced POS Keystroke Advanced is just one of the point of sale applications available from Specialized Business Solutions (SBS). SBS also offers Keystroke Express, ideal for small retail businesses, and Keystroke Point of Sale, a mid-level application well-suited for growing retail businesses. Keystroke Advanced is best suited for mid-sized or larger retail businesses and contains multiple databases and e-commerce integration. All Keystroke applications are designed to be installed on a local computer, workstation, or network. The latest version of Keystroke also includes support for eWallet transactions including Apple Pay and Android Pay. Keystroke Point of Sale is offering three versions of the application. Keystroke Advanced currently costs $1,895 per year, with Keystroke Express priced at $495 and Keystroke POS at $1,295. Read the full review for this product online at: 12424833 4.75 2018 OVERALL RATING QuickBooks Point of Sale 18.0 QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale 18.0 is best suited for small to mid-sized retail operations that desire integration with other QuickBooks Desktop financial applications. Available in three editions, QuickBooks Multi-Store can support up to 20 locations. Designed for desktop installation, QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale now works with Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which provides a measure of flexibility for users. QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale is currently priced 40 percent below retail, with the Basic edition $720 per year, the Pro edition $1,020, and the Multi-Store edition now $1,140. Read the full review for this product online at: 12424812 4.75 2018 OVERALL RATING RetailSTAR Point-of-Sale RetailSTAR is a comprehensive application designed for niche retail businesses with multiple locations. The integrated e-commerce module makes RetailSTAR particularly well-suited to those with a robust online store. For small retail businesses with a single location, RetailSTAR Lite is available, which offers the same features but is designed for a single location. Specialty editions of RetailSTAR are available for apparel, footwear, sporting goods, pharmacy, food and beverage, and a variety of other industries. Pricing for RetailSTAR and RetailSTAR Lite are both available on request from CAM Commerce. Read the full review for this product online at: 12424805 5 2018 OVERALL RATING Vend POS Vend is a scalable point of sale application well suited for retail businesses of any size. Vend is designed to work online and works with iPad, Mac, or PC products, so users can use any or all platforms simultaneously. The product will also work offline as well, with transactions syncing with the product when online capability is restored. Versions include Lite, which is a good fit for small retailers, and costs $99 per month; Pro, which is good for both single and multi-store retailers with up to five locations and costs $129 per month; and Enterprise, which supports six or more locations, with pricing available upon request. All versions include automatic backup, integrated payments, unlimited products and unlimited users, and 24/7 phone and online support. Both the Pro and the Enterprise versions include all product add-ons and e-commerce channels. Read the full review for this product online at: 12424816 4.75 2018 OVERALL RATING Wasp QuickStore Professional Along with barcode scanning and inventory control applications, WASP Barcode Technologies also offers a point of sale application well-suited for small to mid-sized retail businesses. Wasp QuickStore Point of Sale is available in three versions: Standard, Professional, and Enterprise. A complete software/hardware bundle is also available for each version of QuickStore Point of Sale. The bundled version of QuickStore Professional is $1,995 per year and includes one Checkout Lane License, Point of Sale Shoe, Cash Drawer, Pole Display with Cable, Barcode Scanner with USB Cable, Autosense Stand, Thermal Receipt Printer with USB Cable, Power Supply, POS Keyboard with Magstripe Reader, and a USB Hub. A one-year product maintenance subscription which includes unlimited technical support is also included. A multi-store version is available with the same features for $2,995. Custom solutions are also available from Wasp. Read the full review for this product online at: 12424801 4.5 2018 OVERALL RATING Read all reviews for POINT-OF-SALE SYSTEMS online at:

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