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Data Communication

The Aralco Retail Systems is designed to work in a large multi-store network or in a simple single store operation - Aralco is capable of multiple registers and workstations within one location using local area networking (ideal for department stores or multi-lane grocery operations), or single POS register in each location.

 

All POS and workstations communicate with Aralco's central server every second in real-time.

 

CENTRAL SERVER

 

The Windows-based central server can be hosted on-premises or at a data center of your choice to maximize security and to ensure 99% uptime.

It hosts the main Microsoft SQL database server and the Aralco Sync-server that communicates 2-way data in real-time with every POS:

 

  • INCOMING DATA 

Sales and payments from each transaction synced from each POS are updated in chronological order in the central SQL database including adjustment of stock on hand, customers' purchases, reward points, gift cards and etc.
 

  • OUTGOING DATA 

Upon saving of any new or changed data at any BOS station, the information is auto-synced instantly to each POS station.

 

 

 

BOS WORKSTATIONS - CLIENT/SERVER DATA COMMUNICATION

 

Aralco Back Office System (BOS) workstations* connect concurrently to the central server within a Virtual Private Network (VPN) enabling real-time and secured data processing that writes directly to the central SQL database.

 

* BOS workstations refer to computers used by employees to process back-office functions such as add new or change information on products or customers, purchase orders or stock receiving, running (BOS) reports and etc.

 

In the event of any crisis and unplanned business disruption to the back office, BOS users have options on hand to access the central database server from any computers outside of your head office. This helps prepare and build resilience in any crisis situation for employees to work remotely from home and anywhere.

 

 

POS STATIONS - DATA SYNCHRONIZATION

 

Each Aralco POS terminal carries its own application and database stored in the local hard drive so that it is always fail-safe should there be any disconnection to the central server. 

 

The 2-way data synchronization between the server and POS terminals take place every few seconds, and securely within the VPN via the Internet:

 

 

  • OUTGOING DATA

 Each completed sales transaction at each POS is auto-synced instantly to the central server for updating sales, inventory sold or returned, customers' purchases, and etc.
 

  • INCOMING DATA

Any latest or changed data on products, prices, promotions, customers and etc. are auto-synced from and by the central server continuously to each POS station.

 

 

 

 
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Data Communication Network

Aralco Retail Systems connects to back-office workstations and POS stations with real-time data communication to the central SQL server, offering a complete digital infrastructure to manage single or multi-store, and multi-channel retail businesses with 100% visibility

 

 

Aralco Retail Management & POS Systems

 

Aralco Retail Systems is designed to work in a large multi-store network or in a simple single-store operation. Aralco is capable of multiple registers and workstations within one location (ideal for big-box stores or multi-lane grocery operations), or a single POS register in each location.

 

 

QUERY YOUR DATA ANYWHERE ANYTIME

 

The Back Office System (BOS), POS, and Mobile system applications are engineered for real-time data communication to meet the needs of modern retailers enabling real-time queries by employees, reporting, and data processing anywhere and anytime. 

 

Aralco's real-time data gives you the key to faster decision-making, increased business agility, and better customer service.

 

CENTRAL SERVER

 

The Windows-based central server hosting the Aralco SQL database can be on-premises or at a data center of your choice to maximize security and ensure 99% uptime.

 

 

secure gateway and VPN

 

Aralco central SQL databases are not internet-facing and use a secure gateway for data communication between computers. In addition, VPN services provide Secure Socket Tunnelling Protocol (SSTP) and thus permitting simplified, secured connections for BOS and POS stations at every location.

 

BOS/POS communication with the server:

 
BOS WORKSTATIONS
CLIENT/SERVER DATA COMMUNICATION:
BOS workstations connect concurrently to the central server within the VPN enabling real-time and secured data processing that writes directly to the central SQL database.

 

POS STATIONS
DATA SYNCHRONIZATION:

OUTGOING DATA FROM EACH POS TO SERVER

Each completed sales transaction at the POS is auto-synced instantly to the central server for updating sales, inventory sold or returned, customers' purchases, etc.

 INCOMING DATA FROM SERVER TO EACH POS

Any latest or changed data on products, prices, promotions, customers and etc. are auto-synced from and by the central server continuously to each POS station.

 


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