[kwlug-disc] Pizza shop software
txwikinger at ubuntu.com
Fri Mar 4 15:02:16 EST 2011
Since I have no specific knowledge of POS software, I cannot
say anything about quality, maturity etc of the referenced
projects, but in this link
are already 10 projects that could be at least a starting point.
Eric, any comments about those?
On 03/01/2011 02:52 PM, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> I can't read "POS" without thinking of something else.
> It seems to me that this is an ideal open source business model
> opportunity. Build a free software POS framework, then sell
> consulting services for customizations. Sure, you're not going to get
> a monopoly, but I'm fairly certain there's enough business out there
> for a few smart and ambitious folks to make a go of it.
> Not that armchair entrepreneurship does anyone any good...
> On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 11:56 AM, William Park<opengeometry at yahoo.ca> wrote:
>> Hmm... being in the retail/pos, I disagree. :-) Lack of available "tools" (and
>> hence opportunity) does interest me a lot, in fact. It's just that POS is very
>> customized (both per industry and per merchant), and that leads to proprietary
>> solutions. Also, POS is very conservative and very difficult to break into. No
>> merchant is going to throw away a working POS for a new one, or switch vendor
>> they already have relationship with.
>> If you're talking about standalone POS, then you might as well go with cash
>> registers from Staples, Grand& Toy, etc. If you're talking about integrated
>> POS/backed, then you need talk to 2 vendors or buy integrated solution from one
>> You just can't ask this kind of questions and expect an answer, because there is
>> no right/wrong answer and there is no one answer.
>> "taking order" -- online, telephone, fax? how do you pay?
>> "running website" -- you know the issues involved, ie. "my website is not
>> your website." I'm not talking about fonts.
>> "managing inventory" -- which database, what structure? who's going to
>> maintain, update this?
>> My advice is and has always been... computer can automate what you already do
>> (and that may solve some efficiency problem), but it cannot run your business
>> which you don't know how to run in the first place.
>> ----- Original Message ----
>>> From: Eric Gerlach<eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca>
>>> To: KWLUG discussion<kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
>>> Sent: Tue, March 1, 2011 10:28:53 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Pizza shop software
>>> I've looked several times, and there really isn't anything in the POS
>>> space that's FLOSS.... it's a sad state of affairs, but point-of-sale
>>> is a weird industry to begin with, and I just don't think there are
>>> enough people who care enough to do something about it. i.e. it's not
>>> an itch for anyone that has the ability to scratch it.
>>> On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 11:25 PM, Chris Frey<cdfrey at foursquare.net> wrote:
>>>> Hi list,
>>>> Is anyone aware of Open Source software projects that are geared toward
>>>> running a pizza place? Such as taking orders, running the website, and
>>>> perhaps managing inventory?
>>>> Generic stuff, I guess, but I'm sure that such software could be tuned
>>>> for Pizza specific needs, and I'm a little surprised that nothing FLOSS
>>>> shows up in Google.
>>>> - Chris
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