Tuesday, March 8, 2016

PHP Point Of Sale 15.0 Released!

We are happy to announce that PHP POS version 15.0 is released. It is our biggest improvement in the history of the company with many new and improved features. Here are some of the improvements

  • New design that is easier to use!
  • Improved sales and receiving's interface for faster checkout
  • Added time clock for employee time tracking and simplified payroll
  • Customer Loyalty/Points system
  • Inventory counting/reconciliation feature for items
  • Added Stripe and Braintree as credit card gateway providers
  • Can now create purchase orders for receiving's
  • Now support EMV/Chip cards for Mercury credit card processing
  • Now can capture digital signature using Topaz 1x5 pads on windows and iPad/Android/iPhone devices on screen
  • Now tracking of a sale was a layaway or estimate and now added filters for suspended sale report
  • Now allowing the use UPC or Product ID as the value of a barcode for items
  • Now possible to print barcodes from a receiving order
  • Suspended receiving's report
  • Can now track expenses
  • Barcode sheet now prints onto Avery 8160 sheets (30 per sheet) via inkjet printer
  • Now can use an internal messaging system to alert employees or let them know important information
  • Can now set custom taxes for customers (sale) and suppliers (recv.)
  • Made many of the summary reports comparable on a date range
  • Improved Bulk edit for items. Now tied to a search AND you can do percent increase/decrease for selling price, cost price, and promo price
  • Added additional fields to employees (Hire date, birthday inactive..etc)
  • Now support any currency for Cash Tracking (Defaults To United States Currency)
  • Performance improvement for excel import for items
  • Now possible to view inventory reports for other locations even if employee doesn't have access to location via a permission
  • Can now track expiring inventory via items, receiving, and Inventory --> Expiring inventory report
  • Added summary tiers report
  • Can print mailing labels for customers, employees, and suppliers
  • Improved items excel import by allow for more fields to be imported (promo price, promo start, end date)
  • Added closeout report
  • Added summary + graphical time range report for sales
  • Can now create unlimited categories and sub-categories for items + item kits + expenses
  • Can now add multiple tags to items
  • Can now force password employee change after login
  • Item and item kit cost price can be dynamically determined based on the entire weight average of whole inventory (Checkbox "Always Use Global Average Cost Price For A Sale Item's Cost Price" in store config)
  • Inventory summary report now shows how many items are in stock + weighted average cost price
  • Commission can now also be based on profit
  • Can now sort reports by newest date or oldest date
  • Added store account activity report
  • Inventory low report now shows items that have 0 or less in stock
  • Don't replace saved credit card info when a card is on file and a charge without saved card is completed
  • Added sub permission for editing quantity for items
  • Can now run most reports across multiple locations
  • Can compare some reports to arbitrary date ranges
  • Can now force password reset upon login
  • Can now optionally charge tax on receving's
  • Allow for "Color" option for locations so it is easier to tell which location you are on
  • Cost price averaging new method -- Don't average; update cost price directly
  • Added configuration option to limit/expand how many recent customer sales show up on sales screen
  • Added option to hide suspended recv. in reports
  • Added ability to clone employee for fast employee creation
  • Can Now edit basic user info for self without having access to employees module
  • Added configuration option on when to calculate profit for gift cards
  • Closeout report to view summary of activity for 1 day
  • Made it possible to require employee login before each sale. Also made it possible to login without password.
  • Added store config preference to sort by newest or oldest for reports
  • Can now email store account statements to customers
  • Improved search for users running mysql 5.6 or newer
  • Added configuration option Speed up search queries that makes searches faster; but disables the ability to sort
  • Size now shows up for barcodes
  • Can now configure with item number shows on barcodes (item id, UPC/EAN/ISBN, or product id)
  • Gift card history report
  • Can now customize the number of decimals as well as the thousands separator
  • new receipt design
  • Added permission for inventory report to restrict the ability to view all commissions
  • Can now filter recv. report by supplier
  • Added database backup for mysqli and changed mysql --> mysqli for default
  • Now showing signature for store accounts
  • Added full screen mode for sales + receiving's pages
  • Detailed Gift card report can now be filtered by gift card number
  • Added option to hide customer information on receipt
  • Added quick complete option that combines add payment and complete  sale into one click
  • Added support for wireless barcode scanner for iPad (Socket Mobile 7Ci Barcode). Also works with CHS 7Ci, 7Mi, 7Pi, 7Di, 7Qi, 7Xi, CHS 8Ci and 8Qi
  • Discount percent for tier prices or sale + recv. can now be decimal
  • Discount option for flat amount or flat percent
  • Added tier pricing information to items + item kits popups
  • Have ability to use very little paper to pop open drawer via printer
  • Added preference Do NOT Group Items That Are The Same for sales in store config
  • Reorder level alert on manage items screen (red)
  • Improved date/time input for reports
  • Added filter to summary customers report to have an amount filter
  • Improved and Fixed profit and loss reports
  • Can now choose non taxable during excel import
  • Can now add non taxable tax certificate number for customer
  • Can now customize receipt title
  • Can now control how many items/categories are shown on item grid for sales + recv.
  • Fixed bug so payment times always preserved when editing a sale that was NOT a layaway.
  • Custom report can be filter tax exempt transactions
  • Can require a customer for a suspended sale (Store config/settings option)
  • Many minor enhancements/fixes
  • Added German and Khmer languages/translations
  • Added ability to NOT sell items below cost (Will not allow)
  • Minor Bug Fixes

We will be slowly upgrading all our clients over the next few weeks in case we find any bugs or issues. Thank you for your continued support!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Finishing Up PHP Point Of Sale 15.0!

We have stopped new feature development and are putting on the finishing touches for version 15.0. We hope to have this ready by end of the year! This will be a great release with many new features that have been requested!

Some of the new feature highlights are:

  • Customer Loyalty systems (Simple and Advanced systems)
  • Inventory Counting: Count your inventory to reconcile what you should have
  • Improved UI for faster and easier throughout the system
  • Internal messaging system to alert employees of important information
  • Expense tracking
  • Improved cash tracking (Remove/add cash from drawer)
  • Many new reports including a closeout report that summarize's a days activities
  • Report Improvements: Compare date ranges, run reports across multiple locations
  • Time clock in/clock out for employees
  • EMV credit card processing/chip cards
  • Digital Signature Capture
  • Sub categories + tags for items
  • Many small improvements and bug fixes
A lot of work has gone into this development and we are sure you will love it! You can try it out at http://demo.phppointofsalestaging.com. We would love your feedback as we put on the finishing touches!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

PHP Point Of Sale 15.0 Update

We are getting closer to a release for 15.0. It will be the biggest change in the history of PHP Point Of Sale. We are adding a lot of new features such as inventory counting, clock in / clock out, closeout report, better and faster sales interface and a bunch of other new reports.

We know this release has taken longer than expected; but we promise it will be worth the wait. Keep checking this blog or https://phppointofsale.zendesk.com for the latest info

Friday, November 7, 2014

PHP Point Of Sale 14.4 getting close + 15.0 release

We plan to release our next version within 2-3 weeks! The major features will be Commissions, batch sale + Receiving along with new reports and bug fixes.

Our next major release (15.0) will come out mid to late 2015. The major features will be a slick new design for faster sale processing, time tracking, inventory counting as well as many new reports. Stay tuned for more information on 15.0!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

PHP Point Of Sale 14.0 Released!

PHP Point Of Sale 14.0 has been released! This is our largest release ever with over 30 new features and many bug fixes and performance improvements.

With such a big release we know we can't be perfect, so we are planning to have a smaller release in 1 week to fix any bugs the arise or tweaks that are needed.
If you need something changed and it makes sense for everyone, please reply to this message with your concern. (We already have got the feedback that editing items, customers,..etc needs to be easier...This will be fixed in 1 week)

It is recommended that all users upgrade.

Whats New?
* Completely new UI that is completely responsive that works on desktop and mobile devices
* Multi location/store support. You can now manage more than one physical location easily!
* Ability to set multiple prices per item (Tiers) and assign a customer to a tier to receive tier price
* Ability to sell items on store account (In-store customer account), which can be paid later
* Ability to price items including tax (Tax inclusive pricing)
* Now have the option to calculate average cost price when receiving items
* Ability to track items that do NOT have inventory. (Service items)
* Added a more touch friendly sales/receivings UI feature (Item Grid)
* Sale date now has option of changing when re-suspending sale and completing a suspended sale (Payment dates still retain value)
* Added Italian translation
* Added profit and loss reports
* Support up to 5 taxes
* Granular permissions for reports. Can now give access to only certain reports per employee
* Improved excel item import/update (Can do both at once if desired)
* Can now import/update suppliers via excel csv
* Can now use more than one credit card to pay for sale and suspend a sale after paying with credit card (Mercury only)
* Added option to change sale date when suspending sale
* Added option to change sale date when completing suspended sale
* New way of handling taxes -- No longer need to assign takes to each item (unless you want to). Defaults to store configuration taxes
* Customer account number now appears on receipt
* Receipt now has more information about payments when processing credit cards using Mercury
* Receipt now has credit card signature line regardless if using Merucury or not
* Can now use up to 10 decimals for quantity for sales and receivings
* When deleting a sale the employee is now reported
* Quick dashboard when logging in
* Global sale percent discount
* Fixed bug in cash tracking where suspended sale payments would NOT be added to cash tracking
* Program Language can be different for each employee
* Improved backup for large databases (Uses mysqldump)
* Fixed bug in inventory tracking where the wrong amount would be reported when manually editing an g
* Giftcards can now be swiped using track 1 cards
* Bulk update now simplified
* Can now filter items by category
* Barcodes now have number below
* Performance improvement for items manage page
* Excel imports are now ALL or NOTHING (transactions). If there is an error during import it will NOT work at all
* Employees can now only assign permissions that they have themself (unless they are the default user; then they can assign all)
* Now it is NOT possible to delete the first user for php point of sale
* Employee email is now a required field
* When deleting giftcard the number becomes re-usable
* Sale prefix customization (Defaults to POS)
* Can now sort by person id for customers + employees
* Improved performance for detailed reports
* Fixed bug where in some cases tax and total were over-reported by a .01
* Fixed bug where user was unable to complete a sale with round to nearest .05 is enabled
* Removed Speed up search queries as it caused in some cases the queries to be slower; also improved performance for large databases
* Added pagination to reports to speed up results and improve performance
* Many minor bug fixes

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sneak peak at 14.0

PHP Point Of Sale 14.0 will be the biggest and largest change in php pos's history. We are creating a brand new responsive interface and will be adding multi-store and many other feature requests. I just wanted to share a first look at an alpha version of 14.0

Please provide feedback and we hope you like the new look.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

PHP Point Of Sale 13.0 Released

PHP Point Of Sale 13.0 has been released
Whats New:
* Credit Card processing for US customers with Mercury (mercurypay.com)
* New Report builder, which allows you to filter reports on many fields at once
* Mass update for items and customers
* E-mail alerts for inventory
* Inventory reports now include supplier
* Show comments on receipt
* You can now bulk edit promo price
* Fixed bug where e-mailed receipt didn't have comment
* Summary customer report shows No Customer
* Stock e-mail alert is shown for item kit, if an item in the kit is out of stock
* Fixed bug in promo price where next year couldn't be selected
* improvements for Bulk edit for items (Ability to select all items)
* Fixed tax bug where if an item had 2 taxes for the same amount, they were combined on the tax report
* Added ability to close feedback bar
* Brought back time range sale search by popular demand
* Removal of permissions for logged in employee is NOT possible
* Updated installer to have e-mail setup using gmail or custom provider
* Fixed bug when using iOS 6 and ajax requests that caused problems in sales interface
* Out of stock alert for item kits
* Print Receipt + Edit sale buttons
* Better validation of language selection
* Added Default payment type which selects the default payment type during sale and receiving
* Add option to hide signature on receipt
* Store URL now shows up on receipt (if it exists)
* Can now print a receipt for a sale right from the sales report
* It is now NOT possible to remove permissions from yourself when logged in
* Fixed bug in iOS 6 where it caches ajax requests
* Promo price now allows for next year
* CodeIgniter 2.1.3