Odoo POS Solutions – powered by openfellas

openfellas has successfully implemented POS solutions in 10 different cities and four countries (Germany, Austria, Denmark and Switzerland). The main POS market segments we have worked with so far include high-end technical solutions, food retailing and fashion stores.

All implemented POS terminals are PC-based systems and meet the legal requirements according to GoBD. In Austria, our cash register systems also meet the legal requirements of the Austrian Cash Register Security Regulation (Registrierkassensicherheitsverordnung or RKSV) and are directly connected with the Federal Ministry of Finance (Bundesministerium für Finanzen or BMF).

Although the higher costs for the initial implementation and the periodic updates of PC cash registers may initially pose an obstacle from the customer’s point of view, the advantages are obvious. They add up to a clear Plus for the use of PC cash registers and their connection to the merchandise management system.

The POS systems implemented by openfellas are connected to the Odoo versions 8, 10 and 11 and are supported by barcode and handheld scanners, card readers and electronic scales, depending on customer requirements. Desktop PCs, laptops, tablets or industrial touch screens may be used as POS hardware.

The main advantage of our solutions is the seamless integration into the existing merchandise management system. This integration is complemented by an automatic transfer of cash registers and ERP data via standard interfaces, and their correct reconciliation as to time and date. The main Odoo modules linked to the POS solutions are Sales, Warehouse and Finance.

It goes without saying that customer-specific business processes or requests are also taken into account. For one of our customers we even included the transfer of on-site weather data and the control of discounts directly at the check-out via the ERP system. Key figures and statistics may be generated and analyzed either with the cash register software or in Odoo ERP.

The main challenges of a successful POS implementation are the exact definition of the data and the data record structure and the application of customer specific processes. These include CRM activities at the POS, complaint handling and stock movements that are not linked to financial processes, e.g. rejects, free product samples and decorative material. The exact and legally correct mapping of these processes is ensured by appropriate preparatory work in the design phase.