(Question) Free Epos Software

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(Question) Free Epos Software

Postby One_Jay on Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:12 am

Hello,
I was just wondering if someone could provide me with some thoughts regarding BoxyPos?
I know of many others such as Unicenta

I previously put a Uniwell Ax-3000 into one of our bars with advice from a fellow forum member who assisted with this install and i would never have been able to-do that without him,Thanks S1mon for your Help!

Reason i am asking for your input is due to i am currently looking into possibly installing two machines, running the above software to replace two uniwell SX-6600 machines within a function bar within a hotel. I would appreciate your thoughts and input. Obviously free software will have limitations compared to a UNIWELL SYSTEM.

Our current issue is simply due to cost and we kinda need these machines running soon due to the above uniwell tills are no longer working and the company who managed them are going to charge a small fortune to fix them and we have some spare equipment such as computers etc within our hotel which we could use to run the EPOS Software.

Thanks for your input regarding the above.
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Re: (Question) Free Epos Software

Postby S1mon on Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:35 pm

I'll be honest, you're not likely to get much support for 'free' EPoS software on here.

Those of us who actually provide the support most of the time all work (or worked) for EPoS dealers, so know about the big boys, but will never have touched the free stuff - unless we tested it so we could blow it out of the water in sales meetings with customers.

It is free for a reason - It's very basic, doesn't do any of the back-end stuff that most businesses need, and has no real support. The hardware requirements are more than most proper EPoS software (4Gig RAM minimum, Win 7 or above), and you will still need a proper EPoS printer and cash drawer, as it doesn't print receipts etc to normal printers. If you want any of the other functions you'll need to pay for it.

The data is stored in the cloud (I'm still waiting for one of these companies to go bankrupt and then watch all the businesses who used their EPoS software find that they can no longer access it and produce the reports that they must by law for tax returns etc).

If it looks like what you're after then download it and have a play - but you will get no support on here I'm afraid.
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Re: (Question) Free Epos Software

Postby Rob R on Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:51 pm

Pretty much what he ^^ said (Hi Simon :p)
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Re: (Question) Free Epos Software

Postby S1mon on Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:59 pm

Hi Robo !excited
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Re: (Question) Free Epos Software

Postby Rob R on Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:03 pm

No Idea who you mean :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: (Question) Free Epos Software

Postby One_Jay on Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:15 pm

Thanks for the opinion S1mon.

I would purchase another UNIWEL in a heartbeat, but sadly due to cost and basically we need two machines yesterday. I have been instructed to go down this route due to two other premises using similar software for the past few months without issues.
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Re: (Question) Free Epos Software

Postby S1mon on Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:55 am

You've just answered your own question mate.

I've given you my opinion, which is the reality of the EPoS world, but you have "been instructed..." so that's what you'll have to do.

It is possible that some of the normal users of this forum might have used this software before, but they only ever come here when they have a question to ask, they don't live on here to support others.

Good luck with it though, I fully understand. Proper EPoS kit can be expensive, but it can end up costing far more in the long run not to use it.
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Re: (Question) Free Epos Software

Postby S1mon on Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:06 am

As a side note: if you have existing PC hardware, why not find a local dealer in ICR software?

It isn't ideal running EPoS software on a non-touchscreen PC, but it's fully doable, and although you'd have to pay for the licence and setup you would end up with a real EPoS system.
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