Accession Number : ADA018308

Title :   An Approach to Point of Sale System Acquisition Cost-Benefit Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Fleming,James Alexander , Jr

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : Point of Sale (POS) Systems introduced into the retail and supermarket industries exemplify a change which is occurring in all data collection. Initial Department of Defense utilization of POS Systems is occurring in commissaries and exchanges, military counterparts of the supermarket and retail industries respectively. The purpose of a POS System is to automate point of sale by replacing the electro-mechanical cash register with an electronic cash register (ECR) capable of some degree of interaction with the computer. This thesis summarizes the diffuse literature on POS Systems through discussion of POS System development, components and configurations, and proposes a general cost-benefit model to assist in the POS System acquisition decision. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMMERCE, *COST ANALYSIS, *DIGITAL COMPUTERS, *COST BENEFITS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, AUTOMATION, RETAIL, DATA ACQUISITION, INTERACTIONS, ECONOMIC MODELS, PROCUREMENT, THESES

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE