Small business owners evaluating point of sale software need to ensure they fully understand the terms of of any transaction. What may seem like a good deal today could be a disaster tomorrow.

I was talking with a small business owner yesterday who is facing mandatory support fees in order to maintain access to his business data. If he does not pay, he cannot access his historical data or run his business. I have blogged about this before but it angers me every time I hear of such a lockout.

Tower Systems software has no such mandatory fees. We would never place a barrier between you and your business data.

Caveat emptor.