- posted 10 years ago
I have been tasked to set up a New General/Retail/Grocery type store with
about 5 lanes, and 1 Mobile Flower/Plants Lane. I have looked at other
options while looking at Microsoft RMS 2.0 and POS 2009. Here are the few
questions that I have, and was wondering if an expert here can help me with
1. The store will have General Items (with Barcode Labels), Produce (with No
Barcode Labels), Meat and Fish (w/ or w/out Barcode Labels) and Plants
(Barcode Labels). Some of these items will have weight as well, and some of
these items will use price embedded in Barcodes (Meat etc). Which option will
serve me best in this scenario and let me do all that needs to be done
without any issues, Microsoft RMS 2.0 or POS 2009?
2. Which ever solution is suggested, which is the best compatible hardware
for it to use in the scenario above. Please also note that the owners want to
use the combo SCALE/SCANNER units, the big ones like Magelan or Datalogic,
will they work as well, if yes, how do I find out which are the compatible
3. Instead of using Pole Display, can a second Monitor/Screen be attached
facing the customer, and if it will just show the items being ringed up, plus
related advertisments on one side of the screen. Is this even possible with
either Microsoft RMS or POS 2009?
4. Since this is a Brand New implementation, which would be the best
Software solution to use, which does not run into upgradation, end of life
kind of issues in the next 5 years. Which version of Windows Operating System
to use, Which version and flavor of Microsoft SQL to use which does not run
into any kind of space issues.
5. Is it possible to archive say previous years data to a back office or a
different kind of system or even a dummy or duplicate system to offload
unnecessary data from the servers.
6. Any/All other issues that I might need to keep in mind once I start on
this project if I were to use either Microsoft RMS 2.0 or POS 2009. I am sure
I could use expert help from people here who have implemented already and ran
Thanks a lot.