An approach to point of sale system acquisition cost-benefit analysis
Fleming, James Alexander, Jr.
Richards, F. Russell
Brown, Gerald G.
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Point of Sale (POS) Systems introduced into the retail and supermarket industries exemplify a change which is occurring in all data collection. Initial Department of Defense utilization of POS Systems in occurring in commissaries and exchanges, military counterparts of the supermarket and retail industries respectively. The purpose of a POS System is to automate the point of sale by replacing the electro0mechanical cash register with an electronic cash register (ECR) capable of some degree of interaction with the computer. This thesis summarizes the diffuse literature on POS Systems through discussion of POS System development, components, and configurations, and proposes a general cost-benefit model to assist in the POS System acquisition decision.
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