In a category by itself, is the ability of the system to be able to generate custom reports for you. Every system will have a set of predefined reports you can run, but since your retail store is unique, make sure you select one that has the ability for you to tailor your analysis. Look for a POS that will send you the reports weekly without you having to run them. Another great feature is alerts. Some POS systems will allow you to set alerts when certain things happen in the store – a large sale or large return or you hit the sales goal for the day. This gives you both the chance to celebrate with your employees and hold them accountable at the same time.