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POS receipt vs Invoice - Why the division?

- 29/04/2017 11:19:57
Hi Community,

I've been recently working with the Point of Sale, and I'd like to know what caused the division and creation of two concepts: a receipt and an invoice.

My curiosity comes from the difficulties that this commonly causes in most non-EU countries, and even so I can't understand why for the EU countries this needs a segregation, as I have not seen a legislation prohibiting the creation of an invoice for every sale that has been done.

The most common difficulties I've seen in the community, caused by this segregation are:
  1. Anglo-saxon accounting can't be accomplished with the POS
  2. The invoice sequence can't be added to the POS receipt
  3. A paid invoice can't be printed through the posbox after payment has been received.
I don't know if this has been discussed before, but maybe a "common" solution can be found for the previous difficulties that most non-continental accounting countries have to deal with.

I'd like to know if a common solution has been thought, but from a functional view I see this as just having an option to use invoices globally (in the backend and in POS) or to have it segregate it (invoices and receipts); as receipts don't have much logic, this practically shouldn't be a problem in the future.

Hopefully we can keep up with the discussion. 



Gustavo A. Valverde
Managing Partner
Av. Bolívar 407, Gascue,
Santo Domingo, D.N.

 +1 (829) 686-8270
Skype: gvalverde02

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