Olympia, Wash. Retail Management Solutions, the leading provider of point-of-sale technology for independent and institutional pharmacies, today introduced EvolutionPOS for Pharmacy, the first portable cash register replacement designed for use in retail and hospital pharmacies. The system is being demonstrated simultaneously at the AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal pharmacy trade shows this week in Las Vegas.
In a single, handheld, wireless terminal, the company has bundled all core point-of-sale functions. The transaction terminal, 8.5 inches long and weighing less than a pound, accomplishes the functions of a standalone cash register, barcode scanner, payment card terminal, receipt printer, signature-capture pad and more.
“We created this next generation of POS system as the logical step beyond conventional POS registers,” explained Brad Jones, president and chief executive officer of Retail Management Solutions. “EvolutionPOS will provide unprecedented efficiency, flexibility, convenience and cost savings for pharmacy owners and operators.”
“In retail pharmacies, this will add efficiency and enhance the customer experience,” said Jones. “In hospitals, it serves a specific purpose, enabling pharmacies to deliver discharge prescriptions to patients’ rooms before departure. This has a tremendous potential to reverse the trend of hospitalized patients leaving without the medications they need at home.”
Jones notes that retailers in many categories are adding portable data and check-out terminals, but many rely on consumer-level technologies, such as smart phones and tablet computers. “We built EvolutionPOS on enterprise-grade hardware and application technologies, to ensure that we meet and exceed the rigorous security, recordkeeping and regulatory requirements under which pharmacists operate.”
The specialized requirements of pharmacy operations include many functions that are built into EvolutionPOS, including:
• Barcode scanning of prescriptions and over-the-counter products
• Tracking of pseudoephedrine and controlled substances
• Real-time use and authorization of credit/debit and health program cards
• Immediate clearance of FSA-eligible items
• Electronic signature capture
EvolutionPOS sells for less than conventional POS registers and their associated check stand components. The terminal is offered in combination with the company’s proven back-office management systems, Star-Lite and Star-Plus, which provide real-time transaction reporting and trends, as well as inventory management and ordering efficiencies. EvolutionPOS can also be added to existing systems.
For further information, call 1-877-767-1060 or visit www.rm-solutions.com.
About Retail Management Solutions
RMS is the leading provider of point-of-sale systems for a full range of pharmacy environments. It serves more than 1,000 independent retailers and hospital pharmacies. The company’s products include the EvolutionPOS, Star-Lite, Star-Plus and Star-Link systems. The privately held, 12-year-old company is based in Olympia, Wash., and provides installation, training and 24-7 service nationwide.
Evolution POS for Pharmacy and EvolutionPOS are trademarks of Retail Management Solutions. Other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners.