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Concur Aims To Be Single Point Of (Purchasing) Access
Concur began as a vendor of shrink-wrapped travel and expense tracking software, but is now making a play to be a major provider of self-service Internet

point of sale review  Aims To Be Single Point Of (Purchasing) Access Vendor Genesis Concur Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 1993 as Portable Software, and soon offered as its first product a shrink-wrapped retail application to automate travel and expense (T&E) reporting for individuals. It expanded its product line in 1996 by offering a client-server travel and expense package called Xpense Management Solution (XMS), and again in 1998 by bringing XMS to the Intranet. The Intranet version of XMS - recently renamed

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Point of Sale (POS) Systems

A point of sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds, layaways, transfers, etc. TEC's model of POS systems facilitates the selection process with research on vendors that support inventory management, register management, price management, transaction management, and other capabilities.  

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