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General Questions

What is the difference between Web POS and Java Client POS?

Web POS and Java Client POS are different deployments of Openbravo for Retail. Web POS is a web based GUI that uses a centralized real-time server that it shares with the Openbravo back office. Find detailed documentation on Web POS in Openbravo for Retail.

Java Client POS is an application written in Java that has its own database. Sales and master data can be synchronized with the Openbravo back end using Web Services. For specific Java Client POS Frequently Asked Questions, go to the Java Client POS FAQs page.

Web POS has clear advantages over Java POS for most deployments and is recommended for most. It uses a centralized, real time database and can be easily accessed by web UIs from a choice of traditional PCs / POS terminals or mobile devices. Java Client POS is the better choice for smaller, single-terminal, individual stores with limited connectivity.

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