Thursday, January 12, 2012
I Love (HATE) Technology...
Okay... I began entering items into the new POS system last night. At the rate I'm going, I'll be done sometime in mid-February. Let this be a lesson to everyone in business-land... if you decide to upgrade a major system like a point-of-sale system, make certain at least ONE of the POS-systems involved (old or new) can speak to the outside world in an easily transferable language.
We've got the old POS system that's proprietary and won't talk to our current printer any longer. The new one is SQL-based, but doesn't make transferring things easy because it won't tell us which info needs to be in which columns of the CSV file to make everything fall into place.
So, we're reduced to entering items into the new system by hand. We have over 4000 different items in stock at any given time. Yeah, time-consuming doesn't even cover it...
Well, off to the (data-entry) salt mines... =P