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!

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