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PANJIM (Goa), March 4: You never know where you run into Linux.... the latest
device is a cash register created by the Goa-headquartered Phil Corporation
based, as the company says, on the "stable, error-free Linux".
Phil has announced that the "path-breaking" point-of-sale terminal is much
more than just a cash register. It not only does your billing, but also
manages your reports, collections and even doubles-up as an e-mail terminal
for online communication.
Phil Corp announced in its 'Khatak! Times' newsletter that this terminal
offers the ideal choice for a busy retail outlet. The new product is seen as
being particularly suited for meeting the needs of the photographic industry,
super markets, departmental stores, the garment industry, pharma outlets and
Besides, the unit is customizable to the specific requirements of "any given
outlet", says the company.
Photography major Phil Corp has already installed these small units in some
of their photo processing centres and franchisees, which process Konica and
other films, in states like Goa.
This unit consists of an imported monitor module, and its CPU is made
exclusively by Phil's research and development department. It promises
"sturdy construction, customized software, and connectivity to e-mail".
Phil's POS system is being marketed as the solution which can not only handle
the complete billing process, but also manages inventory management;
generating customized reports for collection, sales and inventory (on a
daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis).
In addition, communication through e-mail and network connectivity for
inter-linking of terminals is an added option.
Inventory module manages stocks consumed and stock on hand reports
simultaneously. Statements of account, cash flows and such details are
customizable and can be generated at any predetermined period.
"The system is versatile enough to take into account rate variations in
business transactions by incorporating new rates as and when they happen. It
can produce various other data like supplier profiles, dealer networks and
most importantly, data on outstanding and defaulters," said the company.
It argued that such a system "creates a multiplier effect on reducing
processing time, simplifying operations, increasing productivity and
improving the overall output quality and consistency of operations at the
retail level." (ENDS)