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From what i can see, i think i need an add on to sage - sage "retail" to get a decent retail POS. Whereas quickbooks on the surface seems to offer this inbuilt. Any ideas?
If for no other reason I'd say don't buy Sage because you can't trust what their sales people tell you about features and what the program supports. I wouldn't say they are deceptive but they are certainly at least misinformed. Very disappointing. And, their talk about listening to customers and improving from feedback is, I feel, largely BS. They've released two new versions since and neither of those has that basic issue corrected.
It has a sales order entry bit, but it's hopeless for retail and quick entry sales.
I use a bespoke SOP system then use Quickbooks ODBC driver to interface the sales receipts into Quickbooks which works well.
My accountant reckons QB is much easier to use than Sage.
having said that, I do believe that it is amongst the easiest to use. though, that isn't saying very much, accounts packages range from the impossibly cryptic to merely very hard to use. i can always tell when my co-founder is tusling with the accounts. he's not normally a swearer.
In terms of using it as a back end for retail - someone mentioned OBDC, or something =0) Can anyone recommend a good "front end" piece of software/system to take sales in store? I won't have time to enter everyones info into a QB sales receipt i wouldn't have thought. =0).