Computer System in the Context of Retail Business

Essay by Ruy HoCollege, UndergraduateA-, January 1996

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w Today, retailing businesses have to had up to date technology in order to be successful. Accurate, efficient communication sending and receiving can affect the business. So it is very important that to have the latest technology such as computers and networks. Retailing on a local and global scale can also affect how successful is the business. Locally, efficient networking that retailing businesses had allow customers purchase goods more faster such as the new bar-code scanners in supermarkets helps customers reduce time waiting in order to purchase goods. Globally, such as trading, eg: a computer retailing store may like to purchase some stock from over seas, they can make contracts by using the Internet.

w Computer systems in retail trading on a local and global scale played an important role in today's society. Computer systems such as :

the supermarket POS system, provides efficient and accurate calculations when customers purchasing goods.

Absolut Software, provides a host of state-of-the-art capabilities vital for

increasing sales and productivity. Absolut Software will easily reduce the number of operators and supporting hardware by 15 percent. Absolut Software provides a training mode for novices and a high-speed mode for the experienced.


* Complete mailing list management

* Promotion tracking

* Catalog and telemarketing

* Importing sub-system

* On-line order entry

* Inventory control (multi-site, serialized, lot number, decimal quantities, and style-color-size)

* Credit card billing

* Computer-driven in-store POS with 'Suspend and Hold;' availability displayed

* Wildcard search

* User-definable extended search

* Unlimited text and binary (graphics) storage for key fields

* A complete financial (A/R, A/P, G/L) sub-system

* E.D.I.

And the international network system which brought customers information, e-mail address, and contract forms of customers are interested.

w A retail computer system can do tasks such as:

Stock control is the control...