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Positive Retail Manager 5.3.3

PRM 5.3.3 Gold has been released, and is available in the Download Section.

The Gold release of POSitive Retail Manager, version 5.3.3, has been release on 7/16/2008. A full install and an update install are available in the download section.

If you are evaluating PRM for your retail business, the full install is the installation you should download. There is no time limit, only a limit on the number of records you can add (50 invoices, 50 inventory items, 50 customers).

This release fixes several issues and adds several new features, including:

  • New Batch Conversion Options – “Place Balance Due On Customer Account”, “Convert In Stock Items Only”, “Auto-Print processed transactions”
  • New “Launch Invoice On Start” option in Employee Settings
  • Deleted Inventory Can Be Recovered – Deleted Items Manager under Inventory/Maintenance, Can Purge or Recover deleted items
  • Support for WA State Location Based Tax, Can Import WA State Taxes, PRM now supports thousands of tax rates (if necessary)
  • Simplified Purchasing Summary – When completing a PO, Summary Screen shows more information
  • “Change Due” screen appears quickly! – Now shows BEFORE printing begins
  • “Send To” button on Transaction Log – Handy for exporting to Excel
  • Speed-Up Of Inventory Browses – PRM Automatically creates optimized indexes
  • Image Dump/Image Import – Easily export all images from the SQL database, or import them
  • Additonal stability enhancements and bug fixes

POSitive Supports WA State Destination Sales Tax

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POSitive Software has updated versions of their popular point of sale software products to include improved support for Washington State’s new destination-based sales tax. This change in the tax law will affect all Washington retailers who make deliveries within the state.“Destination-based sales tax is major part of the national Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, which has been adopted by more than 20 states”, said Wayne Heaton, V.P. of sales for POSitive Software. “POSitive Software products have always supported destination-based sales tax, but now Washington state retailers that make deliveries have to contend with hundreds of possible taxing jurisdictions.”“Washington state retailers who use POSitive products can now import current tax information right into their software”, continued Heaton. “This is going to be a tremendous timesaver when new tax files are released every quarter.”

All current versions of POSitive Software products, POSitive Retail Manager, POSitive for Windows and AveraSell can now import the Washington state quarterly sales tax file. Other state tax files that use the same format may also be imported.

Free Product Demo Available
Current users of POSitive Software products and retailers who need a better solution for handling destination-based sales tax can download a free demo of our latest software at .

POSitive Software Company was founded in 1993 to develop and market point-of-sale software. The Company serves customers in North America, the Caribbean, United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia.

Positive for Windows is now offering  

Users of POSitive for


Upgrade to
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Here’s What You Get

  • Upgrade from Any version of PFW!

  • Set-up assistance

  • PFW to PRM data conversion

  • 6 months of technical support*

  • POSitive Commerce e-commerce web site

  • 6 months of POSitive Commerce service



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Elo New 17″ LCD Family of Integrated Touchmonitors

The 1729L offers more field-installable options for applications in POS markets

The new Elo TouchSystems 1729L 17″ LCD integrated multifunction touchmonitor from Tyco Electronics offers even more field-installable options than previous members of its family. The 1729L was developed to provide a versatile interface for applications in retail POS markets such as department stores, convenience stores, hospitality and fast food service.

Customer Configurable

Following on the success of the 1229L 12″ and 1529L 15″ LCD multifunction touchmonitors, the new 1729L 17″ can be configured by the customer in the field to include three options from a choice of: Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR); vacuum fluorescent, rear-facing LED customer display; biometric fingerprint recognition device; and speaker bar with/without a built-in single or omni-directional barcode scanner. The 1729L is available in beige or gray with a removable, adjustable height stand.

Bright and Attractive

The new Elo 1729L 17″ LCD integrated multifunction touchmonitor is an attractive solution for POS applications. Its 1280 x 1024 resolution with a 5 x 4 ratio displays clear, precise graphics and a contrast ration of 800:1, together with a typical LCD panel brightness of 300 nits, provides bright, high contrast for improved readability. Its optional peripherals are seamlessly integrated into the 1729L’s compact design and offer a choice of desktop, wall or VESA mounting. Fewer cables and power bricks make installation and configuration of the touchmonitor easy.

A Choice of Options

“Optional peripherals for the new 1729L touchmonitor offer a range of flexible choices for POS solutions,” explains Elo TouchSystems Product Manager, Jim Witkowski. “The three-track MSR is the perfect choice for applications that require the use of credit cards, ID cards and loyalty cards. The biometric recognition device supplies security for employee-log-in and all types of system access. The speaker bar contours seamlessly onto the bottom of the monitor. The rear-facing display allows customers to verify transactions. Transactions can be further sped up with the single or omni-directional barcode reader conveniently embedded in the speaker bar. In addition,” says Witkowski, “these same options can be configured for use in medical and light industrial applications.”

Designed for Public Use

The 1729L has specific features for public use. These features include controls placed on the side of the monitor and not on the front; a lockout function; an adjustable tilt base; an internal USB hub for minimal connections; diagnostic LEDs for touch; multilingual on-screen display (OSD); and the guarantee of a long-lasting product life cycle and a single point of contact for service and support.

Designed for Touch

“The new 1729L provides a convenient, space-saving design that makes deploying touch solutions to market easier, more flexible and more reliable,” says Witkowski. “And like all our touchmonitors,” he adds, “the Elo 1729L is designed for touch from the ground up and not added on as a second thought.”

Flexible Options and Technologies

The 1729L is currently available with a choice of Elo touch technologies: AccuTouch five-wire resistive technology can be activated with fingernails, gloves, credit cards or any stylus; IntelliTouch surface wave technology is a pure glass touchscreen to provide the ultimate in optics and can be activated with fingers or gloves. “In the near future we will, of course, be adding CarrollTouch infrared technology, that provides clear and precise optics and can also be activated with fingers, gloves and credit cards and Acoustic Pulse Recognition (APR), our latest breakthrough technology that offers both palm rejection and a pure glass touchscreen that supplies the ultimate in optics. All of our technologies are fast, stable and drift-free,” Witkowski confirms, “and the touchscreens are sealed against dirt and spills.”

POSitive Software Improves Handling of Trade-ins

Advanced Trade-in uses pre-defined rules to automate the process of handling trade-ins.

POSitive Software Company announces a new feature in POSitive Retail Manager that makes the handling of used merchandise or trade-ins much faster and easier. Advanced Trade-in uses pre-defined rules to automate the process of handling trade-ins.

“We’ve eliminated any guesswork on the part of sales clerks”, said Mike Goodmansen, director of training for POSitive Software Company. “Training is simplified because the POS system determines whether or not an item can be accepted and what the trade-in price will be.”

“The whole trade-in process is more efficient”, added Mr. Goodmansen. “Items are immediately processed into inventory and ready for sale.”

POSitive Retail Manager Advanced Trade-in features include:
•    New enhanced trade-in feature uses predefined rules to eliminate guesswork by clerks.
•    Monitors number of items in stock.
•    Price is automatically adjusted based on the number of items already in stock.
•    Will refuse to accept trade-in if too many are in stock.
•    Trade-in automatically processed and ready for sale.
•    Payout can include surcharges.
•    Automatically controls payout by cash or store credit.
•    Manual override by manager.
POSitive Retail Manager is the cornerstone of a suite of products and services designed to automate the point of sale, credit card processing and e-commerce needs of small to medium size retail stores.

Poistive Retail Manager – Multi-Site

Positive Software Company has  decided to change the name of Multi-store to Multi-site in Positive Retail manager to better reflect how the product is actually used. Many customers have warehouses, or mobile sales operations that aren’t really “store” sites, so Multi-site is a better descriptive name. We’ve already made the change to the dealer price list and should have our web site and marketing materials updated by the end of this month.

Our programming department has also made a number of enhancements to Multi-site and changed the installation proceedure. Starting with the next official release, there will be a specific registration for the Master Site, which must be completed first before any other site can be activated. Setup of Remote Sites will also be handled by the Master Site. 

Pos Software

A point of sale (POS) is basically a computerized terminal that replaces a cash register. has many successful implementations of POS, it may be necessary to consult reseller who has both expertise pos software and hardware. Today's pos software can be found in many organizations, which may be a service desk like you find in restaurants, entertainment outlets, lodgings, and museums. IBM was the first to introduce pos software, with its IBM 3650 and 3660 Store Systems, in the year 1973. It was used in Pathmark Stores of New Jersey and Dillard’s department stores. However, today there are hundreds of types of pos software to suit individual needs of a business. The most popular and sought after pos software are those catering to restaurants and retail stores.  The basic necessities for installation of pos software are computers, scanners, keyboards, printers, and cash registers. It is also necessary to have barcode printing software, inventory software and cash register software for the smooth running of a business with pos software.  With pos software, you will be able to integrate all the physical devices that are found in the pos system. This is because the pos software is in computer language and facilitates automated data processing. There are different types of pos software that are created to suit the needs of different organizations and businesses. With the help of pos software, it is possible to monitor day to day activities of a business and the systematic running of the businesses. The software helps business to keep track of all incomes and expenditures that the business incurs in its running. All this is made possible through touch screen information kiosks and vending machines. The reason you need to have pos software to speed up your business transactions and for accurate budgeting, is so that you can have the maximum increase in the profits of your business.