QuickBooks Point of Sale

Alexis Information Systems

QuickBooks is fast becoming the industry standard for retail financial organization. Early on in the evolution of financial programming, Intuit recognized needs went far beyond personal checkbook balancing. Retailers needed a complete and integrated point of sales software system to meet all of their financial record-keeping needs. Intuit, therefore, went about creating and gathering what was needed to make that happen.

Because the needs are diverse, the software system must necessarily be so as well. The Point of Sale system is complex and meticulously integrated, most often beyond retailer technical skills to install and maintain. While the Intuit User Guide is clearly laid out and visually simple, it assumes sophisticated and well integrated prior knowledge only highly conversant and detail-oriented technicians can successfully follow.

Examples of complexity are installing the correct sales tax rate(s), networking data files and integrating firewalls. Further, necessarily compatible hardware including the required number and correct type of computer ports and printer are necessary. However, once correctly installed and then systematically maintained, the system is complete, accurate and easy to use. Multitasking, working on different parts of the program at the same time and switching between them, is easily manageable.

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