From: onedbguru <>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 18:18:46 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mar 31, 8:37 pm, BillPedersen <> wrote:
> On Mar 31, 1:20 pm, John Hurley <> wrote:

> With an ERP for an SMB with a POS interface as well as an interface to
> the WEB then this issue goes away.  Many small retailers who are

I would not say that it "goes away"... but it may reduce the frequency of it occurring.

Playing Devil's advocate:
Sally goes into the store, sees the last item and places it in her cart. Simultaneously Jane places the same item in her online cart. Jane completes her transaction while at nearly the same time the clerk scans the item from Sally's cart - item errors because there are no more in stock. Now, what does the proprietor do? Tell Sally she can't have what she has had in her cart for the last 30 minutes? Will the system be able to handle the situation (over-rides etc...) And will they be able to order another widget and back-order the online transaction? etc. etc...

No need to respond, just food for thought... Received on Thu Mar 31 2011 - 20:18:46 CDT

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