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SimbaPOS includes two main components, the SimbaPOS Front End and Back Office.
Back office is used for program setup, configuration and management. All regular, retail, and bar menu items are managed in back office. Back office requires a keyboard and mouse to be used effectively. When running back office on pos stations, many users elect to use wireless keyboards and pointing devices, storing the devices in a drawer when back office is not in use. Back office is installed by default during SimbaPOS installation and can be opened or run by pressing the Back Office icon on the SimbaPOS Front End after logging in with appropriate back office permissions.
The front end is used for most POS functions including order entry and recall, time clock, transactions, credit card processing and cash drawer management. All features that require text or numeric entry provide an on-screen keypad or keyboard, eliminating the necessity for an external keyboard. The use of a touchscreen display eliminates the need for a mouse. Most buttons contain customizable text and are designed specifically for touchscreen use. Although the front end will run on any monitor capable of 800x 600 pixels screen resolution, 1024×768 pixels or higher is recommended for the best user experience.