The Point of Sale System supports the recording of sales of stock to third parties over the counter. It provides the necessary search facilities for users to quickly locate the required stock following an enquiry by a potential buyer, including the availability of such stock at any of the outlets operated by the firm. The necessary controls provide for the reconciliation of takings for the day. The POS system may be operated via touch screens or via conventional PCs. Support for bar-code readers, scanners, cash registers and other peripheral equipment is also supported.