Thursday Feb 07, 2013

Announcing Key Technical Papers for the POS Suite

Oracle Retail has published new documents on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com) that provide partners and retailers with deeper technical information about the Oracle Retail POS Suite, which includes the following products Oracle Retail Back Office, Oracle Retail Central Office, Oracle Retail Labels and Tags, Oracle Retail Point-of-Service, and Oracle Retail Returns Management.

Oracle Retail Point-of-Service ACI PINComm Configuration

  •  Doc ID: 1517336.1
    This document describes how to configure Oracle Retail Point-of-Service (ORPOS) clients (register software) to connect to PINComm, an ACI payment application.

Oracle Retail Point-of-Service Remote Store Server Configuration 

  • Doc ID: 1516246.1
    In a typical Oracle Retail Point-of-Service deployment, the store server is located with the registers within the store’s wall. A Remote Store Server (RSS) configuration means that the Point-of-Service application can be deployed such that the store server is located outside the store in a remote location. As an optimization, the register software can be configured to perform local reads for some information instead of relying on a remote database. This document describes the configuration changes necessary to accomplish this optimization for releases 13.3.x and 13.4.x.

Oracle Retail Point-of-Service 13.4 Configuring the Transaction ID Format 

  • Doc ID: 1514540.1
    This document describes how to configure the transaction ID for the Oracle Retail POS Suite applications. By default, Oracle Retail Point-of-Service (ORPOS) formats the transaction ID as 12 alphanumeric characters. This document provides the configuration changes needed to modify the format of the transaction ID.

Oracle Retail Point of Service Setting Mobile Device Language and Locale

  • Doc ID: 1490336.1
    This document describes how to set the language and locale on the mobile device.

Oracle Retail POS Suite Web Applications Security Options

  • Doc ID: 1468243.1
    This document identifies security access points available in the Oracle Retail POS Suite.

Oracle Retail Central Office Adding a New Store on the Oracle Stack

  • Doc ID: 1522272.1
    This document describes how add a new store to the store hierarchy for Oracle Retail Central Office on the Oracle Stack.


Friday Sep 14, 2012

Oracle Retail Point-of-Service with Mobile Point-of-Service, Release 13.4.1

Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service was previously released as a standalone product. Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service is now a supported extension of Oracle Retail Point-of-Service, Release 13.4.1. Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service provides support for using a mobile device to perform tasks such as scanning items, applying price adjustments, tendering, and looking up item information.

Integration with Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM)

If Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service is implemented with Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM), the following Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management functionality is supported:

  • Inventory lookup at the current store
  • Inventory lookup at buddy stores
  • Validation of serial numbers

Technical Overview

The Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service server application runs in a domain on Oracle WebLogic. The server supports the mobile devices in the store. On each mobile device, the Mobile POS application is downloaded and then installed.

Highlighted End User Documentation Updates and List of Documents 

  • Oracle Retail Point-of-Service with Mobile Point-of-Service Release Notes
    A high-level overview is included about the release's functional, technical, and documentation enhancements. In addition, a section has been written that addresses Product Support considerations.  
  • Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service Java API Reference
    Java API documentation for Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service is included as part of the Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service Release 13.4.1 documentation set.
  • Oracle Retail Point-of-Service with Mobile Point-of-Service Installation Guide - Volume 1, Oracle Stack
    A new chapter is included with information on installing the Mobile Point-of-Service server and setting up the Mobile POS application. The installer screens for installing the server are included in a new appendix.
  • Oracle Retail Point-of-Service with Mobile Point-of-Service User Guide
    A new chapter describes the functionality available on a mobile device and how to use Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service on a mobile device.
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite with Mobile Point-of-Service Configuration Guide
    The Configuration Guide is updated to indicate which parameters are used for Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service.
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite with Mobile Point-of-Service Implementation Guide - Volume 5, Mobile Point-of-Service
    This new Implementation Guide volume contains information for extending and customizing both the Mobile POS application for the mobile device and the Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service server.
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite with Mobile Point-of-Service Licensing Information
    The Licensing Information document is updated with the list of third-party open-source software used by Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service.
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite with Mobile Point-of-Service Security Guide
    The Security Guide is updated with information on security for mobile devices.
  • Oracle Retail Enhancements Summary (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1088183.1)
    This enterprise level document captures the major changes for all the products that are part of releases 13.2, 13.3, and 13.4. The functional, integration, and technical enhancements in the Release Notes for each product are listed in this document.
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