Feature-filled point of sale

Expect to spend some time getting acquainted with this unintuitive program.

POS 4 Business (Point of Sale) is a point-of-sale program that allows users to ring up customer transactions, manage inventory, and more. It's not the most intuitive program we've ever seen, but it does have plenty of useful features.

The program's interface is not particularly attractive, and many of the images it uses are pixelated and amateurish, giving it an unprofessional air. We found the program confusing at first, and we were relieved when we finally ran across the Initial Setup menu, which explained things to some extent. The program offers several options for ringing up purchases, including manually entering the product number, scanning a barcode, and selecting products from a touch screen. Entering new products is fairly easy, and the program can track inventory and give low-inventory alerts if desired. Users who appreciate customization will like the fact that they can configure the program to print their logo and greeting on receipts and invoices. Overall, the program seems to contain everything we'd want from a point-of-sale program; we just wish that it came in a more attractive and intuitive package. The program's built-in Help file is detailed, which helps, but users should definitely expect to spend plenty of time familiarizing themselves with the program.

POS 4 Business has a 30-day trial period. It installs a desktop icon without asking and leaves quite a bit behind upon removal, including a desktop icon, Start Menu item, and folder in the Program Files. We recommend this program with reservations; we like its features, but there are more intuitive options available.

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