Friday, December 23, 2011

OpenERP Touchscreen Point of Sale


OpenERP Version 6.1 comes with all new Touch Screen PoS.

In market, if you see the current POS available, they all are POS are:
  • Ugly
  • Not cool: Ipad, Web Based
  • Linked to specific hardware
  • Interfaced and not integrated with ERP
  • Not modular for specific features
Few Examples as:






Features of New OpenERP POS

1. 100% web based
  • Works on any hardware (laptop, IPAD,...)
  • Mobile (dresser in restaurants using IPAD/IPOD)
2. Packaged as a normal OpenERP module

     • No installation, easy deployment
     • Allows to inherit and adapt for different needs

3. Integrated with OpenERP
     • No synchronisation, real integration
     • All features of OpenERP available, use OpenERP for backend
     • Consolidate shops in semi-real time

4. Work in offline mode, without connection to the server

     • Sales should continue to use it even if the connection is down
     • If you close and reopen a browser, you don't loose data

5. Sexy and easy to use

     • Fully web based with a clean design
     • Smart useability

Concepts & Technical Challenges
  • How to remain fully web based but continue to work without web connection?


      Single Javascript Page:
          • Load data from OpenERP at the first connection
          • Synchronize when connection is available
          • Save this data with HTML5's localStorage.
        → You only need a connection to web/openerp server at the first
            time you run the POS + when you want to sync orders

  • How to interface with payment terminal & cashier if we are in javascript ?
         - Barcode scanners: simulate keyboards → no problems
         - Payment Terminal, Cashier, etc:
             • Use a “HTTP ↔ Serial port” Proxy


Detailed Features

1. Adding products:
       • Barcode scanner (super market)
       • Search on product name (small shops)
       • Browse hierarchical categories (restaurants)
            
2. Strong Useability:
       • Clean CSS design
       • Touchscreen or Laptop mode: keyboard shortcuts, touch slider
         
3. Extra Features:
       • Several tickets in parallel
       • Table management & group management
       • Multiple payment, split of tickets, etc.
            
4. Smart:
      • Auto-Sync based on connection availability
       

And here is the new OpenERP POS:


You can see the demo Here.
 Courtesy: OpenERP

7 comments:

weboceanbiz said...

OpenERP New POS really just good look only..

else very bad quality product....

Very bad work for POS since begin.

FP is doing political development for openerp.

Only partial development from FP. Else force users for customization.

silicon said...

OpenERP New POS really just good look only..

else very bad quality product....

Very bad work for POS since begin.

FP is doing political development for openerp.

Only partial development from FP. Else force users for customization.

Er. Jay -Think Different- Vora said...

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Cheryll Cruz said...

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