VMS/VSaaS POS Integration Guide

By Sean Patton, Published Oct 04, 2021, 10:09am EDT

This guide explains the fundamentals and challenges of VMS/VSaaS integration with point-of-sale (POS) systems.

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*********** ***** ************ **** the *** ****** ******** video **** *** ********'* 'journal' ****** (*.*. ********* sales, ******** *****, ******** opened, ***). **** ***** it **** ** ******* the ******** ****** **** video ********.

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*******, ******* **** *** systems "*****" ************ ** on-premise ******* ****** ************ them ** * *********** server, *********** ***** ** connect ** ***** *** servers.

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  • ****** *********:** **** *****, *** POS ****** *** ******* a ****** *** ********** and ****** * ******* connection ******* *** *** register *** *** ***/*****. POS **** ** ******** parsed **** *** ***/***** database. **** ******** **** customization ** *** ***/***** manufacturer, ** *** *** framework ****** ****** *** each *** ******.
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******* **** *** **** has ********* ******** ********** and ******** *******, *** important **** ******, ** "metadata *********", **** **** even **** * ******* customers *** ***** ********* POS ******* (*.*. ***, Micros, ******).

***** *** ******* ******** (e.g. ****** **** ******, cash ********) ** *********, the *** **** **** (e.g. *** **** *** events *** ******** ******* upload "*******"), *** ********** or ***** **** *** important, ******* ********* *** integrations. **** *** *********** is ******** ******* *** beyond *** *********** ************ of ************ ***********/*******.

Verifying ************ *** *******

***** ****** *** ************* 'support' ***, *** ***** of ******* *** **** dramatically:

  • ****** ** *** ********* exist *** **** *** may **** ******* *********** with * *** ** them. **** **** ** verify ** *** *** system ** ********** *********.
  • *** ************* *** ******** means ** ********* **** POS *******, ********* ** the *** ********. * VMS *** **** ******* serial ******* *** *** type ** *** *** direct ****** *********** **** another. **** ** * VMS ******** *** *** in ***, ****** *** type ** *********** ** understand *** **** *** complexity ** **********.
  • *** ************ *** **** be ********* **** ******* OR *****-***** *** *******/*******, not ****.

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** ********, ** *** be **** **** *** video ******, ********** ** its ******* *** * particular *** ******. ** overlay *** **** *********** with ** **-***** ******, the ************ ****** ** POS ****** (* ****** to ******** **** *********) translates *** ********'* ******* data *** ********** ** into *** ******** ***** stream.

*******, **** ******* ****** part ** *** ****** field ** **** *** can ** *********** ** read, ********** **** **** activity ****** *** ****. Also, *********** **** ** only ****** ** * single ******, ***** ****** usability ** ********* ***** multiple ****** ****** *** used ** ******* ************.

PCI-DSS ************

*** *** ******** ******** for *********** *** **** Security *****-***. *** ******** ********* all ** *** ******* requirements *** **** ******** during *******, ** ****** to *** ********* ** decrease *************** *** ******* cardholder ****. ***-*** ********* focuses ** ************ *** access ******* ** ****-****** locations ** ******** ***** where ****** **** **** is ******.

***** *** *********** ******** transaction **** (*.*. **** of ***********, ****** *******, etc.), ** **** *** include ****** **** *********** or ********** *******, ** VMS/VSaaSes ****** *** **** PCI **********. *******, *** recommends ********** *** ********** POS ******* ********* *** skimming ******* *** ***** forms ** *********, *** does *** ************ ******* cameras.

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Online **** *******

* ****** *** ********* that **** ********** **** integrating **** ***** ******* is '****** ******, ****** In-Store' ** '*****'. ***** the ******* *** ********** through * ******* *** server, ******* *** ******** is **** ** * different **** *** ***** from **** *** **** is *********, *** ******** name ************ ** ******** required ** *********, *** VMS/VSaaS *********** *** ******* additional ******** ****** *** camera ***********.

POS *************/***** ****** ***

************, ****** *** *** terminals **** ******** ** 5 ** ***** ********* (e.g. ***, ******) ** the **** ****** **** mobile/cloud-hosted *** ******* **** emerged (*.*. ******, *****, Revel, *******, ***.) ***** some ** ***** ******* are ******** ********* ** cloud ******** **** *** Internet *** ** *** have ***** ******* *** transaction *********** ** *****, many **** *** * local **/****** ** ****** transaction **** ** **** of ******** *******. ***/******* integration ** *** ***** or ***** **** ******* will **** ***** ** the *** ********.

*****-****** ** ******* ******* are ********** **** ** integrate ****** *** ******* they *** ********* ** the ********. **** ***** integrations ** *****-****** ***, using *********** *** ***********, but ******* *** *********** is * ***** ******* they ******** **** ******* 1 ** * *********. For *******,********************* **** ******* * POS ******, ***** ********** many **** ******-****-**, ************, and ****** ******* ************.

ATM ************

*********** *** ******* ******* a ******* *********** *** integration, **** ******* *********** data ** * *** register *******. *** ******* differentiation ** **** *****/******* information ** ****** *********, and ********* ****** *** maintaining ****** ** **** for ************ *** **** more ********* **** ******. Moreover, ** **** ***** operate ********, ***** *** multiple ********/******* *********** *** practices **** *** **** to ** *********.

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**** ** * **** simplistic ******* ** *** integrations. ***** *** * handful ** *** ********* that ******** *** *********** and ***** ** **** that ** **** ****. Getting *** **** ** the **** ****, **** to ** **** *** data ** *** ***. If *** **** ****** data *** ********* *********, not **** *** *******, this *** ** * very ******** **** *** retailers.

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*********** *******, ********** ** creating * ******* ******** where *** *********** ** basically ***** ******** ***** and **** **** * security *** ******* ******.

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****** **** *** ******** industry ***** ** ***** out ** *** ******** industry *** **** ** with **** *** ***** standard *** *** **** sharing.

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