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Data Communication Network

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 is a real-time computing business software solution offering a complete digital infrastructure to manage single or multi-store, and multi-channel retail businesses with 100% visibility to drive profitability and take the business to the next level.

 

 

 

 

 

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 department stores or multi-lane grocery operations), or single POS register and workstations in each location.

 

 

QUERY DATA ANYWHERE ANYTIME

 

The Back Office, POS, and Moblie system applications are engineered for real-time data communication to meet the needs of modern retailers so that their employees are able to query any real-time data, receive timely holistic reports or perform data processing in real time anywhere and anytime. Thus Aralco's real-time systems are critical to have for increasing productivity significantly and to optimize efficiency across the organization. 

 

 

Aralco POS Data Synchronization

 

ARALCO 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 every second in real-time with each POS via the secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) provided by IRMCS or your internal IT administrator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOS WORKSTATIONS - CLIENT/SERVER DATA COMMUNICATION

 

Aralco Back Office System (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.

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.

 

* 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.

 

 

 

 

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 Aralco Sync-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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FAIL-SAFE POS

ARALCO POS CONTINUES TO OPERATE DURING NETWORK & INTERNET OUTAGES

 

Each Aralco POS stores its own data on its hard drive to maximize its reliability and independence on the server or other devices. If the Back Office Server is inaccessible or the Internet connection is not functional, the POS terminals will continue to operate independently (off-line) without interruption until the communication is fully re-established where the program ensures that any missing data is synchronized immediately.

 

Aralco architecture for data communication is superior in its concept and design offering you high efficiency and reliability. Being fail-safe, Aralco gives you perpetual retail operations without interruption so that you can focus on maximizing sales and customer satisfaction.

 

DATA SECURITY

SECURE DATABASE & DATA TRANSMISSION

 

 

Data is further protected from public scrutiny via a separate and private local area network (non-Internet accessible) and firewalled to permit only authorized communications to the Aralco main database server, application, and storage servers.

 

 

 


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