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The POS system can be installed in the following configurations:-
|In all of the above configurations, the AcePos System can be set to online or offline update. Online update is where each issue of a sale is immediately updated to the Stock System and other systems integrated to it if necessary whereas offline update does not do an immediate update but rather wait for user to initiate an update sequence given in the system.|
In an outlet with more than one terminal, you can either have
all the terminals linked up via a standard networking link, one hardware system will have
to be set as the master system and the other as the slave system. The master system shall
be used to control the stock balances whereas the function of the slave system is purely
to capture the daily sales transactions. At the end of the day or whatever time period
required, the POS data can be copied over the master system and updated there in order to
obtain the latest stock balances.
In the situation where there is a network link, the user may still set the following options :-
|All terminals are online update where each sales transaction is immediately updated to the stock and other systems. This method of updates gives the user the most up-to-date information on all sales activities but this has disadvantage of making the system very critical should one terminal fails and cause a hang-up in the entire network system which can make every terminal inoperable depending on the situation.|
All terminals are offline update where each terminal merely
captures all daily sales information and the end of the day, the individual terminals
daily sales are exported via the network to the server system where an update can be done
to obtain the latest sales and stock information.
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