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COMCASH Retail ERP logo
 
Comcash is a strong fit for small and medium grocers. In addition to point of sale, inventory management and customer management functionality, the system supports the use of touch screen registers and barcode tag printing.
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Comcash is a strong fit for small and medium grocers. In addition to point of sale, inventory management and customer management functionality, the system supports the use of touch screen registers and barcode tag printing.
 
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Revel Systems offers grocers of all size a comprehensive, cloud-based point of sale solution. It offers extensive security features, user management and a data analytics application to chart sales, ordering, inventory and more.
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Revel Systems offers grocers of all size a comprehensive, cloud-based point of sale solution. It offers extensive security features, user management and a data analytics application to chart sales, ordering, inventory and more.
 
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One of the strongest features of NetSuite Multi-Channel Retail Management Suite is its inventory management. Grocers can integrate their retail and supply chain operations to discover how to best manage inventory levels.
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One of the strongest features of NetSuite Multi-Channel Retail Management Suite is its inventory management. Grocers can integrate their retail and supply chain operations to discover how to best manage inventory levels.
 
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ONsight is a cloud-based point of sale (POS) solution suitable for grocery stores of all sizes. It offers a variety of features including warehouse management, merchandising, and allocation. The solution allows users to customize all... Read More
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ONsight is a cloud-based point of sale (POS) solution suitable for grocery stores of all sizes. It offers a variety of features including warehouse management, merchandising, and allocation. The solution allows users to customize all... Read More
 
Cash Register Express by pcAmerica logo
 
Cash Register Express (CRE) by pcAmerica is an integrated point of sale solution for retail stores and quick-service restaurants. CRE offers inventory management, customer loyalty, time cards, permission levels, advanced reporting,... Read More
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Cash Register Express (CRE) by pcAmerica is an integrated point of sale solution for retail stores and quick-service restaurants. CRE offers inventory management, customer loyalty, time cards, permission levels, advanced reporting,... Read More

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Acme Point of Sale logo
 
AcmePOS by Total BusinessWare is a scalable POS solution for grocery stores and supermarkets of any size. It includes modules for customer history, accounting and inventory, as well as credit card and touchscreen support.
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AcmePOS by Total BusinessWare is a scalable POS solution for grocery stores and supermarkets of any size. It includes modules for customer history, accounting and inventory, as well as credit card and touchscreen support.
 
HighJump Warehouse Advantage logo
 
HighJump’s Warehouse Advantage is a WMS that specializes in warehouse management for CPG, manufacturing, technology, automotive, food, and retail operations. Also includes inventory management functionality.
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HighJump’s Warehouse Advantage is a WMS that specializes in warehouse management for CPG, manufacturing, technology, automotive, food, and retail operations. Also includes inventory management functionality.
 
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SAP Anywhere integrates sales, marketing, e-commerce, and inventory activities into one complete front-office system. With SAP Anywhere users can manage and track inventory, manage orders, manage the procurement process, and more.... Read More
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SAP Anywhere integrates sales, marketing, e-commerce, and inventory activities into one complete front-office system. With SAP Anywhere users can manage and track inventory, manage orders, manage the procurement process, and more.... Read More
 
GoldTech Retail Manager logo
 
In a grocery environment, retail software is the heartbeat of operations. GoldTech Retail Manager connects critical POS and inventory functions. Real-time updating. Supports work orders, purchasing and receiving, and CRM.
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JDA Software is an ideal inventory management option for large grocery store chains and supermarkets. The system has touchscreen support and offers automated ordering, inventory reports, purchase orders and more.
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JDA Software is an ideal inventory management option for large grocery store chains and supermarkets. The system has touchscreen support and offers automated ordering, inventory reports, purchase orders and more.

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The integrated POS, CRM, and inventory management applications make RDT a powerful system for both independent and chain grocers. Strong accounting features round-out this complete on-premise retail solution.
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The integrated POS, CRM, and inventory management applications make RDT a powerful system for both independent and chain grocers. Strong accounting features round-out this complete on-premise retail solution.
 
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NCR Silver is a comprehensive POS system that supports inventory tracking, sales reporting, product scanning and more. This cloud-based system runs on the iPad and iPhone and is ideal for small grocery store owners.
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NCR Silver is a comprehensive POS system that supports inventory tracking, sales reporting, product scanning and more. This cloud-based system runs on the iPad and iPhone and is ideal for small grocery store owners.
 
RT7 V2POS logo
 
RT7 V2POS is EMV-certified point-of-sale software that's fully compatible with touchscreen interfaces. It lets employees ring up purchases by scanning them directly or finding them in the intuitive grocery-store tailored menus.
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RT7 V2POS is EMV-certified point-of-sale software that's fully compatible with touchscreen interfaces. It lets employees ring up purchases by scanning them directly or finding them in the intuitive grocery-store tailored menus.
 
Aralco Inventory Management & POS Systems logo
 
Since 1982, Canada-based Aralco has developed and offered customizable ecommerce, Point of Sale and Retail Inventory Management systems that help retailers of all sizes gain complete control over their sales operations and inventory,... Read More
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Since 1982, Canada-based Aralco has developed and offered customizable ecommerce, Point of Sale and Retail Inventory Management systems that help retailers of all sizes gain complete control over their sales operations and inventory,... Read More
 
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Great for grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, and stores selling clothing and shoes, ACR Systems is a total Retail solution. Available for on-premise deployment, ACR offers POS, Inventory Management, CRM, and more.
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Great for grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, and stores selling clothing and shoes, ACR Systems is a total Retail solution. Available for on-premise deployment, ACR offers POS, Inventory Management, CRM, and more.

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utouchPOS offers retailers in a wide variety of industries powerful, customizable hardware and software combinations to meet their unique requirements. The system can be fully configured to support retail types that include restaurants... Read More
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utouchPOS offers retailers in a wide variety of industries powerful, customizable hardware and software combinations to meet their unique requirements. The system can be fully configured to support retail types that include restaurants... Read More
 
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Sellsy is a cloud-based sales management solution for small to midsize businesses. Features include time tracking, sales automation and a help desk. It is suitable for industries such as advertising, construction, non-profit and retail. The... Read More
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AccuPOS is a point of sale (POS) application that integrates with multiple accounting systems and is designed to serve retail, full service or counter-service restaurants as well as unique hybrids of both. AccuPOS application is capable... Read More
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AccuPOS is a point of sale (POS) application that integrates with multiple accounting systems and is designed to serve retail, full service or counter-service restaurants as well as unique hybrids of both. AccuPOS application is capable... Read More
 
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VisitBasis Retail Execution is a cloud-based mobile data collection solution. It's used to manage merchandising and sales data that field reps can reference while they’re moving between stores and checking on products. This system... Read More
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Odoo Point of Sale logo
 
Odoo Point of Sale (POS) is part of Odoo’s integrated suite of business applications. The module is available both on and offline. It provides unified data across stores, and has an integrated inventory management function. Odoo’s... Read More
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Buyer's Guide

by Justin Guinn,
Market Research Associate
Last Updated: June 21, 2017


Grocery stores have a difficult combination of high-volume sales and an inventory that largely consists of perishable goods. Almost all grocery stores are automated to some degree, although the smallest stores may be limited to point of sales (POS). The three biggest issues for most grocery stores are inventory management, POS and payroll. More sophisticated stores have began to focus on customer relationship management (CRM).

Grocery stores may receive multiple deliveries from multiple vendors every day. An efficient and accurate receiving system lets grocers verify new stock and enter it for immediate sale. Grocery stores and supermarkets typically have multiple checkout locations. While most items have UPC barcodes, some items, such as produce, are often keyed in by the cashier.

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Stores often employ minors after school, on weekends and during school vacations. Work schedules and breaks are regulated for minors; the payroll systems should track minors’ hours, notify a manager if a minor is close to a violation, and complete all compliance reports. Recently, some supermarkets and grocery stores have started using email, text messaging and social media to promote customer loyalty.

Accounts payable and general ledger are standard. For most stores, accounts receivable are also standard but some stores have running accounts for frequent customers. Most grocer point of sale software are installed on-premise. While software as a service (SaaS) options are available, there is generally little benefit for cloud-based POS software for grocers due to the investment required in POS terminals.

Common Features of Grocery Store POS Software

Grocery stores and supermarkets should evaluate the following functions, in addition to general business operations, to meet their unique requirements:

Sales on account Increasingly uncommon, some grocery stores and supermarkets still maintain open accounts for frequent customers. The POS should update the accounts and the systems should prepare bills as required.
Check processing The system should track the customers that have valid check-cashing privileges. It should frank checks at the POS station. Advanced POS software for supermarkets will image and remotely deposit the checks.
Code look up Bulk items items such as produce are often not labeled. Cashiers need a look-up function to find the correct code. Advanced systems will have a picture as well as a description and will enter the code into the POS directly.
Coupon redemption The application needs to process coupons at check out. Advance systems will verify the coupon against purchased items and will calculate percentage-off amounts.
Coupon printing Many grocers provide coupons at check out. Advanced POS systems produce coupons based on the items purchased.
Self checkout Some stores allow customers to scan and pay for their own purchases. Self checkout must provide an oversight station and should be fully integrated with the security system.
Sell per unit weight The program should integrate with scales at check out. The cashier enters the code for the item and weighs it. The system calculates the final price and prints the weight, unit cost and final price on the receipt.
Delicatessen system Stores with full service delicatessens benefit from a deli POS software system with integrated scales and barcode printing systems. The server places the product on the scale, weighs it and the system generates a label with the weight, price and a barcode.
Suspend transaction The solution should be able to suspend a transaction and move to another transaction. Later, the original transaction can be amended, edited or cancelled.
Minor-aged employee management The system must track the schedules of minor-aged employees and check the hours worked and breaks against regulations. The system should notify managers if scheduled hours would result in a violation. The system should produce any required compliance reports.
Inventory receiving The system should produce inventory receiving reports by vendor throughout the day as required. It should be able to process advance shipment notifications (ASN) to speed the receiving process.
Spoilage reporting Grocery stores and supermarkets sell perishable goods; the “sell by” dates must be tracked, expired inventory must be collected and disposed of and the process properly documented.
UPC code catalog Building an inventory from scratch could take weeks. The inventory system must include a UPC code catalog with descriptions for common items to save time in building the inventory.
Bottle deposit tracking Eleven states have beverage bottle restrictions; twenty-two have plans under consideration. The supermarket store software needs to track deposits and bottle sales, and produce compliance reports.
Cash drawer management The solution should support two-person cash drawer counting. It should be able to assign cash drawers to POS terminals so each cashier can bring a counted drawer at the beginning of a shift.
Security system integration The system should integrate the POS system and security systems, linking security recordings with transaction records.
ID scanning If the store sells restricted items, generally alcohol, tobacco or pharmaceuticals, the application should scan and retain ID information for buyers and verify that the format of the ID is correct. However, it is often impractical to validate the IDs against government databases.
Employee Auditing One of the key reports is the employee audit, which looks at profitability and transactions by employee. This helps protect the bottom line and helps prevent inventory shrinkage by holding employees accountable.
CRM Supermarkets are evolving from having check-cashing cards to full-featured. In particular, they are adopting social networking by establishing Facebook pages and tweeting coupons to registered customers.
Customer loyalty programs As part of CRM and to further solidify customer relations, many stores have customer loyalty programs. The store system should track sales history and monitor loyalty program points awarded and redeemed.
Promotional pricing The solution should allow sale and promotional pricing. The pricing should change in the POS and inventory automatically at a specified time and date, if desired.

Expected Benefits

Grocery store software will help you to better organize your business and meet customer expectations. You should expect the following benefits when implementing and using a system properly:

  • Efficiency: Software will not only help you streamline your ordering and stocking processes, but also make scheduling much quicker and easier. In addition, the CRM and POS aspects of the software will help you become more efficient when dealing with customers, while accounts payable/receivable functions can help make your financials easier to manage.
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  • Freshness: By tracking when your stock is going to spoil, grocery store software can help you keep track of when you need to refresh your goods, discount certain items and discover which products from what suppliers have a history of going bad prematurely.
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  • Organization: Software will help your store stay organized in numerous ways, especially through inventory building and tracking. You can also take advantage of the important functionalities that are crucial for any business: employee management and scheduling, accounts payable/receivable, point of service, customer relationship management and so on.

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