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Should I change my infrastructure when I implement new POS software?

There are many things to think about if you consider replacing your POS solution and most likely one of them is whether you need to change your infrastructure, including hardware. There’s no unequivocal answer to this because it depends on your current situation, your ambitions and wishes for the future, and the provider you choose.

March 24, 2021
By Søren Brammer Riis

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Here you’ll get insight into the options of the combination and some of the things you should consider.


1. Hardware

There are several options when it comes to hardware. If you recently replaced all your hardware it can feel like a waste of money to replace it again. But a new POS solution doesn’t necessarily mean that you must replace your hardware too. Make sure to find a provider that isn’t dependent on specific hardware. That’ll give you a good chance to keep what you already have.

If you would like to replace hardware you can usually buy, rent or lease it. Several things determine what the right solution is for you. Among other things it’s the number of stores and tills, your demands to the equipment, and how much of it you wish to replace.


2. Back office

Some call it back office, others ERP or financial management. No matter the name it’s a necessary part of your everyday life when you run a business.

It isn’t always worth changing to a new system just because you replace your POS software. It takes time to get to know new systems so if both you and your employees are satisfied with your back office it can be a good idea to keep it. Some providers are locked when it comes to which systems they integrate to. Therefore, it is important that you find a provider who’s independent when it comes to systems. It can save you both time and money.


The best solution for you

At Fiftytwo, we recommend that you divide the project into parts if you wish to replace more than your POS software. This way you’ll minimize the amount of start-up challenges which means that you and your employees will have a positive experience of the transition to the new system.

We are independent when it comes to hardware and we have different providers of hardware so if you decide to replace all of it or just some parts we’ll find the best solution for you depending on budget, needs and design.

You can use 52RETAIL’s appurtenant office system (back office) for registration and maintenance of data. You can also use your existing system if you’re satisfied with it. Only requirement is that it should be possible to collect and send data to the system.