POINT OF SALE
sale provides fully integrated cash register functions
on a computer workstation.
CounterPoint SQL Enterprise give you a full complement of
management controls and reports to help you operate your
business profitably and securely.
of Sale works well in a variety of retail, wholesale,
and mail-order environments.
choose from Regular Ticket Entry or Touchscreen Ticket
provides valuable benefits to any business that desires to:
Provide clerks with up-to-date inventory and customer
Keep up-to-the-minute inventory quantities
Keep track of what is selling and what is not
Update customer balances automatically
Reduce costly checkout errors and shrinkage
Improve audit controls and accounting efficiency
Improve timeliness/accuracy of sales analysis reports
Electronically authorize credit cards
Automatically calculate commissions due
Track sales and employee performance by time of day
Operate profitably and securely
instantaneous summary of store-level or register activity is
available on the manager's inquiry screen. This inquiry
displays the day's sales activity, and shows the exact
amounts of cash, checks, and other tender expected to be
found in the cash drawer.
ensure that access to CounterPoint is restricted to the
proper users. Through passwords, you may authorize a user
for certain menu selections or for specific functions such
as price overrides or the ability to void a ticket. You may
also restrict a user to a specific store or location.
Grids and Apparel
support is provided for soft goods, and one- or
two-dimensional color/size (or width/length) grids.
commissions, if used, are calculated for each item on the
sales ticket based on either sale amount or gross profit.
Commissions may be tracked by ticket or by line item, and
may be split across multiple salespeople on one ticket.
Commissions can be paid on sales or on paid invoices only.
Commissions due are reported daily in Point of Sale
and historically in the Commissions Due Report in Sales
Up to 18
payment types can be defined. Each may be individually set
to open the cash drawer, allow change to be given, and
require validation entries such as a credit card or driver's
Up to three different types of payment can be accepted on a
ticket. End-of-day reports provide reconciliation
information for each type of payment. Historical data can be
retained and reported on for each payment type. You can also
print a deposit slip (with as many pay codes as you require
on each deposit slip).
More info on Payment Types
Multi-Currency allows the setup of foreign
currencies with associated exchange rates, and the
tendering of foreign currencies for Point of Sale
and Order Entry transactions. Change may be issued
using domestic currency or foreign currency.
calculated automatically based on the taxable status of the
merchandise and the customer. Tax figures are printed on
end-of-day reports and can be retained for historical
purposes. Tax calculations can be overridden by authorized
users on a per-ticket basis, or individual line items can be
set to no-tax. An entire ticket can be set to
no-tax by entry of a tax registration number. Tax can be
a percentage of the sale amount, amount per piece, or a
combination. For multi-location systems, an item's tax can
be different for each location.
Canadian PST/GST calculation is supported, and eligible
items purchased with food stamps are tax-exempt.
CounterPoint allows you to define and tender coupons and
other discount items.
Coupons can be for a dollar amount (e.g., $5 off), a
discount percentage (e.g., 10% off), or a user-specified
value. CounterPoint can optionally "validate" your coupons
so that they can only be tendered if certain conditions are
met (e.g., "buy a tree" or "any purchase over $100").
Coupons can be applied to the same item or to different
items (e.g., "$1 off any widget" or "buy a burger, get a
free drink"), and you can specify whether coupons can be
used more than once or combined with other coupons.
three printing devices can be defined per register,
including a 40-column receipt printer, full-width invoice
printer, warehouse picking printer, or check validation
printer. Invoices may be printed at time of sale or from
Forms may be printed at the completion of the sale, or one
line at a time while the sale is being recorded. Crossline
category totals (e.g., Parts, Labor, etc.) may
be printed on tickets, invoices, and other forms.
CounterPoint allows user-defined print formats. A number of
receipt layouts, picking tickets, and preprinted invoice
forms are defined for Point of Sale. Users may design
forms to meet their requirements.
of Sale cash register is actually a computer
workstation: a personal computer or a terminal depending on
the system configuration. Each checkout station can support
optional peripherals such as:
Electronic cash drawers
Barcode readers and scanners
Combination invoice/receipt printers
Customer displays (for change due)
Magnetic stripe readers (for credit cards or ID cards)
Check (MICR) readers
PIN pads (for debit cards)
Handheld data-collection terminals
Modems (for credit card and check authorizations)
Peripherals are defined using file maintenance and are not
limited to a single manufacturer. CounterPoint gives you the
flexibility to connect your hardware to serial or parallel
Regular Ticket Entry
The heart of Point of Sale is Ticket Entry. A
checkout person only needs to learn one simple
screen. Because the screen is designed to look like
a sales ticket, training your clerks is quick and
Windows environment, CounterPoint provides a simplified user
interface for Ticket Entry that is based on large buttons
and is suitable for touchscreen, mouse, keyboard, and
Touchscreen Ticket Entry is user-configurable, so you may
control button placement, the number of button rows and
columns, the button text, and even the graphic that appears
on each button. You can set up one touchscreen layout to be
shared by all registers, or create unique layouts for
Touchscreen Ticket Entry also allows you to associate image,
audio, or video files with each item and/or customer that
may be optionally or automatically displayed each time the
item is sold or returned or the customer is referenced.
numbers are normally assigned sequentially by the system.
Alternatively, user-assigned ticket numbers may be entered.
Each register can have an independent series of ticket
numbers, or all registers can issue tickets from a single
series of numbers.
addition to sales, returns, orders, and layaways, Ticket
Entry also handles:
Pay-ins and pay-outs to/from the register
Payments on orders and layaways
Payments on customer accounts
Quote printing and retention
Voiding of tickets
Adding and changing customer information
Adding new inventory items
Locking (and unlocking) of registers
Bad check tracking
Validated returns from Ticket History
tailoring of the Ticket Entry process is available. The
following represents a few of your options:
Reason codes for returns and price overrides
Fractional quantities (e.g., 1.625 feet)
Fractional prices (e.g., $1.375 per LB)
Entry of free-form comments
Entry of predefined ship-to addresses
Entry of purchase order numbers
Entry of user-defined miscellaneous charges
Changes in the taxable status of an item
Display item or entire ticket cost
Open cash drawer with a no-sale
Line-at-a-time printing of receipts
appropriate tailoring, Point of Sale works well for a
wide variety of retail operations. Each user is equipped
with a system that perfectly fits his or her business