Today Casio announced an Android-based Point of Sale terminal. The Casio VX-100 EPOS terminal will run an custom version of Android 2.2 and Casio has built a software development kit that is compatible with the unit allowing not only their applications to be run on it, but other developers to develop applications as well. Some of the features of this device are:
- Sales Management -Conduct a multitude of sales calculations including calculations by product (items, departments and groups), time and clerk. An optional cash drawer can be added to operate the VX-100 as a cash register.
- Customer Relationship Management - Build a customer database associated with sales management data. Analyze the purchase frequency and monetary amounts for each customer, in order to identify create a list of preferred customers. Operators can send emails to a list of preferred customers who have agreed to receive them, or they can specify automatic discounts when ringing up bills for preferred customers, all associated with the sales management application.
- Reservation Management - Take various kinds of orders and reservations from customers, including reservations for meals. Use the customer relationship management and sales management applications to manage databases’ of customer names and reservation details including names, number of persons and time, all from the VX-100.
- Remote Control By E-mail - Receive e-mail messages from a cellular phone or computer, and automatically execute instructions contained in the messages. Even check sales data from a separate location, an ideal feature for busy business managers.
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