Introduction

Floreant (pronounced FLO-ree-ent, “to flourish, prosper or grow” in Latin) is an open source POS solution for the Small and Medium-sized restaurants, quick service and retails. Floreant POS is founded, contributed and maintained by OROCUBE LLC, and funded by the founder and little contribution from donors.

In 2009 the POS started its first instance in Denny’s restaurant chain. After its success, the software was released free of cost with source code. In 2014 it ranked top 3 opensource POS project in google reaching 166,000 downloads and 25,000 active stores in 2016. In 2017 it was reviewed as one of the ten open source POS systems by Capterra.

In 2014, OROCUBE LLC set up its office in Lexington, South Carolina with the goal of transforming the successful open source POS project into a growing and sustainable commercial open source business. In 2015, the company added Managing Directors, revamped engineering, and support processes, and expanded its sales and service channels.

The application and source code is provided by the MRPL 1.2 a variant of Mozilla Public License version 1.1; Floreant POS is also available as supported product and available under separate commercial license.

The Purpose

  1. To benefit Restaurants with the quality Information management system
  2. Make it free forever and let anyone access source code to improve the overall quality
  3. Develop application incrementally and add new features based on community input.

How our organization will gain

  1. To learn from the community.
  2. Share technical and logistic knowledge
  3. Make it sustainable through commercial customization.

Objectives

Through RIGHT technology and freedom of source code, we will render hassle-free service that requires minimal maintenance and maximum performance

Measurable Goals

  1. The right technology demonstrated by usability and user-friendliness
  2. Quality of code understood by naming convention, optimized logic and a minimum number of bugs.
  3. Freedom of source code ensured by releasing the source code in a Publicly accessible server.

Deliverable

  1. Source code hosted in sourceforge.net Subversion
  2. Standard Java Executable
  3. Live System (Live CD, Live DVD or USB Bootable) with support charge.

Project Constraints

Open source projects may slow down due to lack of monetization and a sustainable business model.

Minimum Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7+, Mac 10.4+, Linux Kernel 2.6+
  • Database: Apache Derby 10.x+, MySQL/MariaDB
  • Java Runtime Environment 7.0+ (latest recommended)
  • Disk space: 2 GB
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Network: Ethernet / Wifi

Supported POS hardware

  • Cash Drawers using Drawer Kicker.
  • Any Touch screens terminal
  • Any POS Receipt Printer.
  • PC Printer for Backend reports ( Any standard printer)
  • Barcode scanner (any barcode scanner as keyboard emulation mode)
  • Magtek Magnetic reader
  • Data collectors. Metrologic Scanpal 2 connected to a serial port.
  • Any other input device that can emulate Keyboard (like barcode scanner or magnetic scanner).

Technologies used

  • Hibernate OO Database mapper
  • XML.
  • Apache Derby
  • Apache Maven
  • JDK
  • Javapos
  • Jasper Report
Roadmap will refer to tentative development schedule  and it does not imply a commitment to deliver. The proposed dates may change due to the workload of the development team and the content of each release could vary depending on market changes. Floreant POS holds right to change it as needed.
2018 Q4 Redesign the system for better performance Need to support tax groups, multiple currencies and reorganize code for better performance. In Progress
2017 Q2 Improvement of Kitchen Printing Performance Tuning of Kitchen
2016 Q3 Bi-lingual system Using two language in receipts & UI Added
2015 Q2 Printer routing and KDS A friendly wizard for setting up printer & cash drawers
As per users’ feedback we decided to release it in Zip file
2015 Q1 Cashier mode One shot sales like Grocery where casher continuously create ticket & take payment Done
2015 Q1 Holel booking Hotel booking In Proress
2014 Q4 Plugin manager Plugins for connecting other application with Floreant POS. Different accounting packages could be integrated with Floreant POS easily with Plugin manager
Yes. It has been done
2014 Q3 Integration with online order system Restaurant site may add snippet so that orders submitted by guest is forwared to Floreant POS.
This is made possible with our MySQL database.
2014 Q3 Itegration of Security Camera POS will record video clip or capture images while doing drawer pull and drawer bleed Not done
2014 Q2 Home delivery system Track guests by their phone no and optionally their address. Keep track of phone-based orders.
Free plugins available and packaged.
2014 Q2 Handheld and Mobile POS Customer will be able to select from the handheld based menu. Expected to support iPhone and another mobile phone with a browser.
It has been tested in Dell Venue Pro 11″ Handheld. Button size change has been added
2014 Q2 Live POS DVD / USB system Release Image such a way system can boot with Linux and automatically configure and stat POS server and terminal. Not done