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Re: Odoo to manage a supermarket.

Daniel Blanco
- 11/07/2016 15:07:51
I've been using POS (v8) in several small  customers, where they use just one instance to do it all. This is what i have to say:

0) this is the advantage: the interface is beautiful, and appears at first sight very easy to operate, but there are several caveats behind:

1) when invoicing directly from POS, payments are not reconcilied, leaving lots of invoices apparently unpaid, You must run a reconciliation later, after closing the day, or the cash session.
2) there is no official way of generating payment in account payable... you pay or not pay... or you can create a fake payment method, that makes a dummy account registration on "customers payable" account for example. This screw automatic reconciliation up later.
3) pos cannot raise a warning properly. Sometimes there is a fake "internet unavailable" message, when, truly, there is a subjacent error/warning trying to show, but pos cannot manage it.
4) pos itself is very difficult to program. There is no good documentation to do this. Even if you want just one more field is a pain in the asz. Some customers are not in disposition to pay the cost of customizing this, because requires deep knowledge to do this (not "cheap").

El lun., 11 jul. 2016 a las 12:37, Andreas Becker (<>) escribió:
+!0 Carlos

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On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 9:11 PM, Carlos Paz <> wrote:
ODOO POS, is a joke, I think people already gave you enough reasons not to use it for a supermarket.

Rely on Chrome cache 5-10 mb, its absurd.

If you need a REAL Pos interface, you are looking in the wrong place.
On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 1:22 AM, Nils Hamerlinck <> wrote:
Hello Karim,

We ended up scraping the odoo POS module and building a brand new standalone POS client, that is integrated with odoo and has native hardware support ( Barcode reader communicating via serial/usb interface instead of keyboard mode ) and is highly reactive/efficient with instant session starting/closing.

What is the technology behind this new client?

Looks like well polished web components in an Electron wrapper. Very interesting! :)

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