Conexxus offers a broad depth of standards and specifications for the convenience store and retail fuels industry. These standards improve profitability by reducing the cost of IT ownership as well as improve competitiveness. Conexxus members at the Silver or Gold levels enjoy access to the full documentation and schemas for each standard. This page provides information about the POS/Back Office Committee Standards. Click here to view available standards for other Conexxus Committees.
Point-of-Sale (POS) systems (forecourt and in-store systems used for controlling and reporting sales) are responsible for enabling transactions between customers and retailers. Back Office Systems (systems that maintain configuration data and provide reporting services) are often responsible for configuring the POS. The POS/Back Office Specification is intended to facilitate the transfer of configuration and reporting data between the POS and Back Office systems. The Specification is comprised primarily of a collection of XML Schema documents describing various document structures for configuration and reporting of data. Configuration documents permit the exchange of configuration data between the Back Office and POS systems, while reporting documents permit the transmission of reports regarding sales and other activities. Documents are broadly categorized as follows:
The POS-to-Back Office System topology focuses on the interface between the two systems. In general, the interface consists of defining various kinds of sales data (both real-time and summary), as well as necessary configuration data that can keep the systems coordinated.
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