Logistics Retail Management Reporting


The University of Waterloo Point of Sale System (WATPOS) was originally developed by the University's Information Systems Development Group and is now supported and exclusively marketed by Waterloo Information Systems Limited. WATPOS provides both Point of Sale and Backroom functions for a store environment. The Point of Sale portion runs on virtually any platform that affords browser based access with a touch screen display integrated with scanner, keyboard, card reader and receipt printer that provides sale transactions, returns, voids, payments on account, and etc. The Backroom portion runs on virtually any platform that affords browser based access, and provides reporting, data-transfer, and support functions for the Point of Sale devices.


Server: Open Systems

WISL Software Modules

bullet WISL Register Software

Third Party Software

WATPOS Backroom

There are a number of backroom procedures including the setting of various register parameters, maintenance of plu, department and other files, system interfaces and reporting that are grouped together in the WATPOS Backroom.

Summary of Features


Available Optional Software Modules

bullet WISL Transaction Based Lottery

WISL Transaction Based Lottery(TBL) consists of embellishments to existing register functions and interactive facilities that provide the capability to conduct transaction based lotteries. The ability to offer entry into a lottery based upon transaction attributes presents promotional opportunities and encourages return visits to the store.

WISL Price Checker consists of inquiry software running on specialized inquiry devices and accessing the retail management data base and advertising material.

Specialized inquiry devices provide the platform for offering price checking and other targeted inquiry features directly to store customers. The benefits are more responsive customer service and a reduction in store staff requirements for handling such inquiries.

WISL has developed the infrastructure to integrate on account processing into WATPOS.

Initiated by specifying a specific tender type, the customer ID is prompted and an invoice record is generated. Upon completion of the transaction the invoice is sent to a printer or if WISL eREP is installed the invoice may be directly e-mailed. Payment may also be processed through WATPOS, initiated upon receipt of a cheque the invoice number(s) are prompted and the total reconciled as part of generating a payment transaction.

WISL has developed the infrastructure to integrate internet based content into WATPOS. Electronic content may be initiated at the register with payment handled through the facilities of WATPOS. Currently the following services have been integrated:

  • Follett eBook
  • Cafe Scribe
  • CourseSmart
  • Vendor Supplied PINs
  • Campus ebookstore

WISL has developed the infrastructure to interface with a third party e-Store. Transactional update of WISL supported data bases is handled together with a capability to generate and transmit transaction related e-mails.

WISL has developed the infrastructure to manage a customer loyalty program within the framework of WATPOS. The salient features are: