The new version of Point of Sale is out. Usually, I’m like a kid in a candy store, excited to test it out and show it to clients. I can’t say that about this version. This year, rather than focus on adding new features, Intuit gave it a much simplified screen based on input from retailers. And, when visiting retail stores, they noticed that frequently there were post-its on the computers, so you can now leave sticky notes in your POS for staff. While those are nice features, they certainly do no warrant upgrading. And, when they worked on this facelift, they inadvertently got rid of or hid features many consultants and retailers use (like List Edit On/Off, adding columns to the sales receipt to use custom or other fields). The good news is that Intuit has listened to us Intuit Solution Providers and has agreed to continue to make version 9 available (which I really do like). Intuit has listened to our feedback on features we believe are important, and is working on making those features available again. They are hoping to have a revised version after the holidays. I’ll let you know.
Just an aside – Those who are new to POS (i.e. not upgrading from an earlier version) like the new version. I suspect they will like it much more when the “fixed” version is out.