IS4C or Integrated Systems for Co-ops is a free web-based point of sale software for retail stores initially developed by Tak Tang for the Wedge Community Co-op in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[1] The software utilizes an SQL database and enables tracking of customer purchase totals that cooperatives use in calculating patronage refunds for their members. IS4C and Fannie, its backend management system were written almost exclusively in PHP. IS4C software is used primarily by food cooperatives and has been released under the GNU General Public License. Versions of IS4C have been adopted by Whole Foods Co-op,[2] People's Food Co-op,[3] Alberta Cooperative Grocery,[4] River Valley Co-op,[5] and the Clintonville Community Market Co-op in Columbus, Ohio.

Written inPHP
TypePoint of sale
LicenseGNU General Public License


  1. ^ Anderson, Barth. Building the Cooperative Software Revolution. Archived 2010-08-29 at the Wayback Machine Cooperative Grocer. May–June 2003.
  2. ^ Von Rabenau, Chris. IS4C: Integrated System for Co-ops. Archived 2010-06-24 at the Wayback Machine Cooperative Grocer. May–June 2005.
  3. ^ World's First Open-source Point Of Sale System Tested. International PHP Magazine.
  4. ^ Our Hot & Happenin' Register System. Archived 2009-01-22 at the Wayback Machine Alberta Cooperative Grocery.
  5. ^ River Valley Co-op. River Valley Co-op

External linksEdit