I had the pleasure of being in New York for the last 3 days attending NRF. The Microsoft booth has a mobility station that showcased the Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail Point of Sale in a tablet format. I thought this was interesting as it represents the future of retail where a POS will no longer be tethered to a cashier station but instead any sales associate walking the floor will be able to provide product information, look up inventory and do a check out on a tablet device where they are. I’ve included screen shots below of the solution
The screen below shows the Microsoft Surface device with the red cover and an inbuilt keyboard on the cover (pretty) showing the product categories.
In the next screen shot, I’ve drilled down into the Printers category and it shows the product listing. Each product has a number below it which is the inventory on hand thus making it easy for the sales person on the floor to know how much is in stock.
Going into the product screen, I have the ability to see multiple images, content on the product, pricing, reviews and related items in a very easy to use and intuitive fashion
I’ve added two of the printer in my cart and I’m ready to check out. You’ll notice it shows the sales person Jeremy Nelson and the customer Adriana here. I can also go into Adriana’s profile and see information such as – last store visit, which store she frequents, her average ticket size, past products purchased, any recommended products etc.
I believe this is the future of the retail store and I’m excited to see Microsoft leading the foray with Tablet- based POS solutions. IF you need help with a POS solution or need more information on point of sale software, please email us at [email protected]
Sandeep Walia is the Chief Executive Officer of Ignif
by Ignify, Northern California Microsoft Partner