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Sneak peek at the latest Openbravo Commerce Suite Release

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The latest Openbravo Commerce Suite will be released as confirmed stable very soon, and that’s why we wanted to take the opportunity to share with you some of the upcoming features. To see them live, you can click here to watch the last webinar on-demand, where we showed how a Store Solution can empower store associates to deliver excellent customer service, efficiency and convenience to customers.

The complete list of latest functionalities can be found here, but keep reading for a little sneak peek…

In the latest release, we find an enhancement of the quotations functionality, being now possible to manage their rejection from the Web POS. With this improvement, we can now fully manage the whole quotations process from the store front office, thus experiencing enhancements in speed, usability and convenience. That is, we can create new quotations, search for previously created ones, and reactivate or reject them without having to change the user interface.

We will find a new entry in the Web POS menu called “Reject Quotation”:

Quotations-Menu
Once we have found the quotation we want to reject, and it is loaded, we will be asked to select a reason for rejection, from a previously configured list:

Quotations-Reject
And that’s it! In a matter of seconds we have been able to search and reject an old quotation without having to change the user interface, as it is all managed from the Web POS. Learn the full quotations functionality here.

 

The next functionality we want to present to you from this new release is called “Shared Payment Devices”. This is to respond to the need to manage several POS terminals with a single cash drawer or a single external device for credit card payments. For example, imagine the use case of several associates who handle orders in mobile POS to assist customers at any point of the store, with a tablet for example, where they also manage the payments but don’t keep the cash with themselves, so they need to store it in a shared cash drawer, placed in a fixed location, probably owned by another fixed terminal.

This functionality makes this possible by defining a hierarchical structure among terminals to allow the cash counting based on a single premise: every cash up needs to be done by slave terminals first and then by the master one. By doing this, the manager will be able to match the current cash with the total expected amount of all slave terminals. Here is the link to the Openbravo wiki to learn more.

Cashup

 

To finish this sneak peek, “Multi-pricelist” in Web POS will make it possible to set different pricelists depending on the customer selected in the point of sale. Imagine you have a general store pricelist for most customers, but for a certain group of customers you handle different pricelists in your stores, so they automatically get a different price for certain products when they are identified in the till. Learn more here.

Let’s look at the following example of a deli retailer that sell wines and gourmet products to customers and to chains of hotels and restaurants. They handle a general store pricelist for most customers, and they normally use the backoffice for sales orders to the hotels and restaurants. But perhaps the owner of a restaurant goes directly to the store one day so he wants his pricelist to be applied. Now this is possible after this last release.

Let’s see the example: there are two products added into the ticket, adhesive body warmers whose price is 3.60 and a backpack of 109.90.

Pricelists-1

The customer “Bryan Raymond” has a special pricelist, when he is identified in the till, the product prices change to the ones on his pricelist: the backpack to 95.00 and the body warmers to 4.00:

Pricelists-2

 

 

As I said, if you would like to see them on a live demo, watch the webinar recording here and let us know what you think!