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Linking to your 4POS system remotely.
« on: November 27, 2016, 07:05:00 PM »

Been searching for this & seems we have not discussed this on the forum....

There are 3 ways to connect to your 4POS system from a remote location.

Eg. You might want to work from home...

1. A remote support program like Teamviewer allows you to "take over" the pc over the internet. You would need Teamviewer on both locations. This is a free solution & would allow you to do all functions from your remote pc. The disadvantage is that as stated, you "take Over" the pc which you are connected to. That means that if that is the selling POS, you will interfere with their tasks. (better to do after closing time)

Ps. You could also use Remote Desktop - built into your Windows system)

2. Teamviewer VPN - This is a "Virtual Private Network" meaning that you can connect your 4POS system to your POS system & access the database as if you are sitting in the office next door. You become part of your own private network.

You would need a FAST ADSL or better (LTE or Fibre) to connect. a 3G connect is simply not good enough! To open the 4POS Connection will take more than 15 minutes!)

3. 4POSEnterprise

A cost effective way of modifying prices from your own PC (or HQ). These prices can then be uploaded to the 4POS Cloud & downloaded at branch level.

Costs will change but in 2016 we charge only R100 per branch. Yes, you would need a registered version of 4POS at your home / HQ.
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Re: Linking to your 4POS system remotely.
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2020, 06:36:11 AM »

4POS is currently evaluating the need to create the following feature :

Ability to store the 4POS database on our cloud..

This implies :

1. The ability to the POS at the store to sell without interruption (As it currently does)
2. Ability to load 4POS on your remote office of home pc / laptop (With a seperate licence)
3. Ability therefore to have your FULL backoffice options running from your remote pc. This includes GRV's, Reports, Dayends, Customer reports. (Like having your backoffice remotely)

The cloud service will cost you a monthly fee as we would need to pay for the database storage.... Costs will be determined based on # of users that would be interested in this.

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Re: Linking to your 4POS system remotely.
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2020, 07:12:52 PM »

Tested & works well...

We need 100 users to confirm so we we can allocate the appropriate server space on a FAST server...
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Re: Linking to your 4POS system remotely.
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2020, 08:01:45 AM »

Hi there. This sounds very interesting and safer for shop owners to have their database stored offsite. Please keep me posted with regards to this.
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Kekkel & Kraai Eersteriver

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Re: Linking to your 4POS system remotely.
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2020, 07:50:03 PM »

i would definitely be interested in this option. Please keep us updated on the progress.
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Re: Linking to your 4POS system remotely.
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2020, 08:39:02 AM »

Morning 4Pos

i am interested in this option. Great work! Keep me posted!
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