Sharp Electronics Corp. has introduced a new Point of Sale (POS) System for retail operations that is durable and easily tracks daily sales data.
Offering the flexibility to run the QSR/TSR/Retail Convenience/Gas Station software, the open-platform UP-V9900 provides owners with new operation capabilities as well as a durable, weather-resistant touchscreen LCD that can withstand the rigors of heavy daily usage.
The UP-V9900 Series features three unique models to better suit customer viewing needs. Each model is ready for multiple types of business while utilizing a common design that can be used in various locations.
The three models feature a 15â€™ Class LCD touchscreen with brilliant clarity, optimum readability and quick response time. Each model features a 2.8 GHz Intel processor, integrated magnetic card reader, 512 MB memory (expandable to 2 GB), USB and Serial connectors, the Microsoft Windows XP Professional operating system, and common control object drivers.
Perhaps the most versatile feature of these new terminals is the Open POS Platform. With the open architecture, operators can choose from Sharp-Certified Software Partners, or use their own applications, and build a system that fits their needs and can grow or change with their business.
Philly’s Best recently turned to Control Business Systems to install Sharp UP-700 POS terminals in 20 of their locations and worked with Sharp to program each terminal with the Sharp Intelligent Data Enterprise (SIDE) service to more efficiently track daily sales data.
Philly’s Best is southern California’s destination for Philadelphia-style cheesesteaks and hoagies. With 23 locations throughout southern California, keeping track of daily sales data was vital for the growing chain, yet also very time-consuming.
â€˜As their chain continued to grow, Philly’s Best needed a scalable solution to ensure that new stores come online quickly, and that there was minimum amount of downtime in having their information uploaded to the main database,â€™ said Steve Melvin, Control Business Systems.
The SIDE service automatically uploads sales data from each store at the end of every day to a secure, easy-to-access web portal where sales managers in the corporate office can access this information at their convenience. Prior to the SIDE integration, a sales manager in the corporate office would manually download sales information for each store daily via modem.
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