The Green Sheet Online Edition
October 24, 2011 • Issue 11:10:02
Cloud-based POS comes in three flavors
Moneris Solutions Inc. recently launched Morris, a web-based POS software system in three modules designed for utmost convenience. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) program is being deployed in Canada initially; the U.S. market release is slated for 2012.
"Moneris is committed to delivering innovative solutions that meet the needs of retailers," said John Florinis, Director, Product Marketing & Business Development at Moneris. "By offering three distinctive modules, Morris will offer the right feature set for businesses of all sizes."
Developed as a cloud-based, SaaS model, Morris enables merchants to process payments, manage inventory and maintain real-time reporting.
In addition, two of the modules offer comprehensive tools for customer relationship management. According to Moneris, Morris is Payment Application Data Security Standard compliant, offering merchants a secure platform for processing payments.
Morris is available in the following modules:
- Morris Register: This is a conventional cash register replacement with advanced POS functionality for up to five users that offers real-time reporting and information backup secured by Moneris.
- Morris Pro: For expansion-minded retailers, this version offers advanced inventory features for up to 15 users, as well as purchase order and customer relationship management tools.
- Morris Enterprise: Developed to provide the most advanced reporting features, this version allows an unlimited number of users in various departments within an organization (corporate, information technology, store operations) to manage franchise or multilocation retailers.
Functions for each module were chosen carefully, Moneris said. For example, in the cash register module, merchants can process sales, refunds, exchanges, apply discounts and assign customers to sales without double entry of data into a separate terminal.
In the customer management section, merchants can set up customer profiles, track purchase histories and assign customers to pricing groups so discounts can be applied automatically.
Inventory management can be configured to generate purchase orders, produce invoicing, manage layaway programs and sort data by category, brand, attributes and pricing groups, Moneris noted.
The reporting features included with Morris offer a spectrum of financial, inventory, customer, employee and miscellaneous reports, which can be imported to other systems for further analysis and recordkeeping.
To operate Morris, merchants can plug the Moneris PIN pad into an existing PC and add peripherals, which include a printer, scanner and cash drawer.
Other options for integrating Morris include Bundle A (a total POS solution featuring a 15-inch touch screen monitor, PC, printer, scanner and cash drawer) or Bundle B (essentially the same package as Bundle A, but with a 19-inch LCD monitor).
Moneris Solutions Inc.
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