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Re: [seul-edu] Cafeteria Software?
The systems we've seen use bar code, but because we don't have a large
amount of students, I was just going to go with student numbers by class
(since most of them come through in classes).
No connection to a register, but keeping track of sales would be a
must. Some students charge, some pay on spot, some pay ahead. Then
there's different costs for elementary and high school, free or reduced,
the list goes on.
Thanks for the thoughts. any more out there?
Elbert Kamp wrote:
> Methinks the database would be straight forward, just
> tedious. Point of sale could be interesting. Are you
> looking to interface to a cash register? Do the
> students have bar-coded IDs? Or is it just a
> Do you want to do meal planning, too? I've seen at
> freshmeat.org gpl-ed software to provide the food
> exchanges for meals.
> --- Ryan Booz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hey gang,
> > This may be a little obscure right now, but I
> > thought I'd ask. Many of
> > you have probably figured out (if I haven't said)
> > that I work for a
> > small private school of about 340 students, VERY
> > rural PA. Although
> > I've been getting many things set up this summer and
> > all my Linux boxes
> > are working very well, a new question was proposed
> > to me this week.
> > We've been looking to get some software for doing
> > the cafeteria stuff.
> > And there's plenty of it out there (for Windows or
> > Mac). However, it
> > obviously costs a bundle. The cheapest we can get
> > someone is $3000 for
> > the software, but that's because the also HAVE to
> > come and do the
> > training for two-three days. The software (if there
> > are
> > building/district computer people out there, you
> > probably know more than
> > I about this) will track each student, what they
> > owe, what the costs
> > are, blah, blah, blah. Point of sale stuff - in
> > other words - a
> > glorified database.
> > So, my question is, anything like this out there in
> > open source? I'm
> > guessing not for this particular situation, but
> > anything that could be
> > adapted easily? Man, talk about selling a school on
> > open source... if
> > my principle saw we could do this with open source,
> > he wouldn't know
> > what to do with himself!! Any other suggestions
> > from people that have
> > experience with this type of software?
> > Thanks a bunch!
> > Ryan Booz
> > Tech Coordinator
> > Belleville Mennonite School
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