Point-of-Sale Software automate the process of ringing up sales for retail stores, service based businesses and the food service set ups. It goes beyond the functionalities of a regular cash register, including features like inventory management, employee management, customer management, reporting and sales tracking. A lot of POS come with eCommerce integration for a smooth online store functioning.
POS software has cloud, on premise, and hybrid deployment options. Retail and restaurants POS have separate features. Apart from the primary POS features like invoicing, inventory and reporting, a restaurant POS would also include industry specific tools like menu management, delivery management and kitchen displays. There are POS that cater to both.