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Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail POS on Tablet showcased at the National Retail Federation (NRF) show

January 15th, 2013 Sandeep Walia No comments

I had the pleasure of being in New York for the last 3 days attending NRF. The Microsoft booth has a mobility station that showcased the Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail Point of Sale in a tablet format. I thought this was interesting as it represents the future of retail where a POS will no longer be tethered to a cashier station but instead any sales associate walking the floor will be able to provide product information, look up inventory and do a check out on a tablet device where they are. I’ve included screen shots below of the solution

The screen below shows the Microsoft Surface device with the red cover and an inbuilt keyboard on the cover (pretty) showing the product categories.

Microsoft Surface device with the red cover and an inbuilt keyboard on the cover

In the next screen shot, I’ve drilled down into the Printers category and it shows the product listing. Each product has a number below it which is the inventory on hand thus making it easy for the sales person on the floor to know how much is in stock.

Printers category shows the product listing

Going into the product screen, I have the ability to see multiple images, content on the product, pricing, reviews and related items in a very easy to use and intuitive fashion

Multiple images, content on the product, pricing, reviews and related items in a very easy to use and intuitive fashion

I’ve added two of the printer in my cart and I’m ready to check out. You’ll notice it shows the sales person Jeremy Nelson and the customer Adriana here. I can also go into Adriana’s profile and see information such as – last store visit, which store she frequents, her average ticket size, past products purchased, any recommended products etc.

Shows sales person and customer

I believe this is the future of the retail store and I’m excited to see Microsoft leading the foray with Tablet- based POS solutions. IF you need help with a POS solution or need more information on point of sale software, please email us at dynamics@ignify.com

Sandeep Walia is the Chief Executive Officer of Ignify. Ignify is a technology provider of ERP, POS, CRM, and eCommerce software solutions to mid-market and enterprise businesses and public sector organizations. Ignify is winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year award in 2012 and 2011. Ignify offers Microsoft Dynamics AX, Dynamics AX for Retail POS and the Dynamics CRM Loyalty Management solution for retailers and to several other businesses. Ignify has been included as the fastest growing business in North America for 5 years in a row by Deloitte, Inc Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine and ranked as one of 100 most innovative companies in the world in the Red Herring Global 100 in 2011 and 2010. Sandeep was ranked in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in the Microsoft Dynamics Top 100 Most Influential People List by DynamicsWorld. Ignify has offices and team members in Southern California, Northern California, Arizona, Tennessee, Illinois, Washington, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Philippines, and Indonesia.