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How to make POS scalable ?

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Marc Cassuto

In my test, I just load 10000 products without any picture or ean13 code. I am running openERP & POS browser on the same computer (4-core i7-3520M @2.90GHz - 8Go RAM); it takes the POS 1 minute and 11 seconds to load...

This is very long for non-technical persons whom usually expect computers to work immediately.

The system is simply not scalable :

  • imagine a bookstore with 300 000 products;
  • imagine different remote stores...
  • imagine a big store with tens of cashier

How to make POS scalable ?

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Grover Menacho
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I know that it's really slow when you are trying to load tons of products, but it's because the POS it's made to work offline too. So it takes a lot of time trying to load everything on the client browser.

Maybe if you have more images and products it's not going to load, but it's because the client browser and the size of LocalStorage.

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Mohammad Alhashash
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As of v7, POS does not store product data in LocalStorage, it reads it on each start from server. Only transaction data is stored offline.

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Thierry Godin
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If that was my case, I 'd go with making several POS with distinct categories of products.

This way, each POS loads only their products. But you have to load each POS in its own browser's tab (if it's possible)

I haven't tried it for now, but maybe it's a valuable way.

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Mohammad Alhashash
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I do not think this is a valid solution. Most stores have centralized POS where you can checkout all purchases in one receipt, not a dedicated POS for each section.