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RE: POS PC Software compatible with IBM i



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Can you afford to purchase one of the 5250 screen scraping applications that adds the web GUI for you?

I have a similar situation. A 5250 POS system that has worked perfect with very few changes for many years. Using mostly WASP POS hardware attached to a standard PC. Boots, autologon the network, auto starts Client Access, autologon to the iSeries and asks for the cashier number. Very tightly integrated to our backend student and employee (customers) systems. The only thing lacking is a touch screen GUI like most POS systems will have these days. I was thinking of just adding a touch screen monitor and convert to a web app with just big HTML buttons to initiate actions. Most of the data enter is via mag stripe or bar code scanning.

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Wills
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 11:10 PM
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Subject: Re: POS PC Software compatible with IBM i

Time and lack thereof. Although we are getting an intern....

Otherwise yes, I would love to make a web-based or Windows form app to work with the existing system.

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On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 9:50 PM, Richard Schoen <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Why not put a web based front end on your current POS so it can be used with Desktops or Tablets ?

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date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:10:14 -0500
from: Mike Wills <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: POS PC Software compatible with IBM i

We are thinking of moving from a 5250 homegrown POS to something PC based. What is out there that you have used? We aren't opposed (at this time) to iPad based POS either. How does it interface with the IBM i? Is the entry fields customizable?

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Mike Wills
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