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rebeltaz 12-13-2016 05:45 PM

POS sort-of software with barcode lookup?
 
What I am looking for is a database program with the following features:
  • ability to scan item barcode in and store looked item description
  • keep track of number of items in stock as they are bought/sold
  • scan item to add or subtract from database quantities

Is there anything around that fits this? The few POS packages I have found are WAY overkill!

Ztcoracat 12-13-2016 07:37 PM

Hi & Welcome to Linux Questions-;)

There is Open Source POS software that you can choose from.
It sounds like uniCenta might be the best one but don't take my word for it.

http://blog.capterra.com/the-top-6-f...pos-solutions/
https://sourceforge.net/directory/bu...le/os%3Alinux/

Good Luck-:)

rebeltaz 12-13-2016 09:00 PM

I must have looked at a dozen web sites before I posted this, but somehow I missed these two! lol

I actually thought uniCenta sounded like just the ticket myself, but when I went to their site, even though the software is claimed to be free and open-source, you can't access the software unless you pay them a "subscriber fee":

Quote:

As a Subscriber you are not buying software (uniCenta oPOS is still free and open source per GNU GPL3 license) you are buying time.
Unless I am missing something there, what a load. But anyway... I will look at those other packages. Thanks.

Ztcoracat 12-13-2016 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rebeltaz (Post 5641904)
I must have looked at a dozen web sites before I posted this, but somehow I missed these two! lol

I actually thought uniCenta sounded like just the ticket myself, but when I went to their site, even though the software is claimed to be free and open-source, you can't access the software unless you pay them a "subscriber fee":



Unless I am missing something there, what a load. But anyway... I will look at those other packages. Thanks.

You're Welcome.

The 'fee thing' seems to be in a lot of things these days.

TB0ne 12-14-2016 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rebeltaz (Post 5641904)
I must have looked at a dozen web sites before I posted this, but somehow I missed these two! lol

I actually thought uniCenta sounded like just the ticket myself, but when I went to their site, even though the software is claimed to be free and open-source, you can't access the software unless you pay them a "subscriber fee":
Code:

As a Subscriber you are not buying software (uniCenta oPOS is still free and open source per GNU GPL3 license) you are buying time.
Unless I am missing something there, what a load. But anyway... I will look at those other packages. Thanks.

Yes, it does appear you're missing something. From the FAQ page on their website:
Quote:

Originally Posted by uniCenta FAQ
The two versions of uniCenta oPOS are still Free & Open Source and based on the GNU GPL3 license (here for wikipedia interpretation) and when we do charge something it is only for our time and a contribution to the cost of providing a service.

uniCenta oPOS 3.9.x versions (and earlier) are freely available on our Sourceforge project site. It’s free to download, free to own and free to use.
uniCenta oPOS series 4 is our enhanced, commercially focussed app’. It has more modules and functionality and is only available from this site. We charge a fee for providing it – as permitted under GNU GPL3 license – and it comes with various levels of support included, such as:
  • Timely bug-fixes
  • Additional feature and functionality upgrades
  • Access to our private Members forum
  • Priority forum responses

So...if you want the latest-and-greatest, with full tech support, you pay for it, and not much. If you want the DIY support, and bug fixes whenever they happen to roll out, then you get that 100% free. Easy.
https://unicenta.com/pages/faqs/

rebeltaz 12-14-2016 11:30 AM

Yep... I do tend to miss stuff :) And I called myself looking at the FAQ page, too... Thank you for that!


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