International commerce specialist Powa Technologies has teamed up with Sophitech, one of Latin America’s leading point of sale (POS) software providers, to offer the millions of businesses in Mexico a next generation, fully integrated tablet-based payment solution.
Sophitech recently launched its cloud-based POS application for iPad, SkyPOS, which is now available and fully integrated with the intuitive PowaPOS T25, creating a solution that delivers all the power and security of a traditional POS system, combined with the agility of using tablet technology.
This partnership taps into the growing demand from retailers to use tablets to run their businesses due to the mobility, sophistication and cost effectiveness the device offers, particularly for SMEs, which form the backbone of the Mexican economy.
“The advanced PowaPOS platform has allowed our development team to easily integrate SkyPOS in a very short time,” said Edgar Animas, CEO of Sophitech. “Derived from this integration effort, we can now bring to market a comprehensive POS solution which benefits all merchants.”
“The great features provided by the PowaPOS T25, coupled with the functionality available in SkyPOS, makes for a very powerful point of sale solution which is robust, intuitive, and affordable for all merchants,” continued Animas
According to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, there are more than four million businesses in Mexico, 99.8 per cent of which are SMEs. These businesses generate 52 per cent of the GDP. The flexibility of having a POS system on a tablet means they will be able to become more agile, in turn powering growth.
“Our partnership with SkyPOS gives more businesses across Mexico access to a next-generation solution that is scalable, flexible and affordable,” said Serafin Fuente, Head of Latin America and the Caribbean for PowaPOS. “The inherent adaptability of cloud-based POS also gives merchants speed to market, providing companies with a competitive advantage in the marketplace.”
PowaPOS is the first point of sale platform purpose built for tablet-based payments. Its fully integrated design rids merchants of the need for mismatched peripherals and provides industry-leading ease of set-up. Features include a built in thermal printer, 2D QR/barcode scanner, universal tablet mount, orientation sensor, as well as the optional PowaPOS Cash Drawer – all in a compact footprint and powered by a single cord. With its advanced SDK, PowaPOS is the only tablet-based platform to easily integrate with all POS software applications across all operating systems: iOS, Windows and Android, and provide merchants with the option to use their choice of payment processor. The PowaPOS SDK also supports third party payment devices, including NFC/Apple Pay devices, and enables instant integration with PowaTag.