A new point-of-sale keyboard, developed by Unique Micro Design, has been hailed as the critical interface between Mobil franchise operators and a new business management system. The UMD 264 Key Cap Keyboard was designed to marry the familiar aspects of the traditional pump console with a new Retail Business System. The keyboard was seen as a critical element in ensuring the ease of migration from the old system to the new.
Harry Ramadan, director of development at Unique Micro Design, said: "The Keyboard layout, wording of key capping and colour coding have all been designed to match as closely as possible the previous point-of-sale console. The difference is that the new keyboard provides access to Mobil's Retail Business System, which is a whole new way of doing business."
The Retail Business System, designed, tested and integrated by Breeze Software, provides Mobil with an integrated solution between a central office and several remote sites in which point of sale, accounting and administrative functions are electronically linked.