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  1. #1
    PDiana Guest

    APPLICATION SOLUTION


    I am currently employed via a large company with a POS (Point of Sale) application
    in each and every one of it's (125) stores. We are considering a POS rewrite
    and also considering to use the INTERNET. Our current makeup is a stand-alone
    app in each store and nightly uploads to the home office, absolutely no store
    to store interfacing. By going to the INTERNET, we understand all of the
    BENEFITS but the cost of communications can be very very big. Anyone experience
    this and what if any other options are there. I hate to continue to see
    us maintaining a seperate DB in each of these (125) store and growing..........

    Please advise
    Thanks
    Patrick


  2. #2
    Constance J. Petersen Guest

    Re: APPLICATION SOLUTION

    Hi Patrick,

    "PDiana" <Pdiana1@aol.com> wrote in message news:3d62609b$1@10.1.10.29...
    > I am currently employed via a large company with a POS (Point of Sale)

    application
    > in each and every one of it's (125) stores. We are considering a POS rewrite
    > and also considering to use the INTERNET. Our current makeup is a stand-alone
    > app in each store and nightly uploads to the home office, absolutely no store
    > to store interfacing. By going to the INTERNET, we understand all of the
    > BENEFITS but the cost of communications can be very very big. Anyone

    experience
    > this and what if any other options are there. I hate to continue to see
    > us maintaining a seperate DB in each of these (125) store and

    growing..........

    How exactly do you want to use the Internet to communicate between stores?

    Also, can you explain more about why you would expect the cost of communications
    to be very expensive?

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  3. #3
    Q*bert Guest

    Re: APPLICATION SOLUTION


    Ever consider terminal services or a Citrix Solution?

    It would enable you to provide one central repository for all 125 stores.
    Your risk is your internet connection stability. If you loose connection
    a store could be down. So you would have to have some redundancy setup if
    you take any internet approach; or you could consider a replication database
    with failover. In essance they have a local copy of everything and transactions
    applied to both the central repository and their local copy. When connectivity
    fails, the store still operates locally; when connection is reestablsihed,
    all transactions that were missed in the central repository are uploaded.
    All the ideas have merit, but not witout thier costs.

    "PDiana" <Pdiana1@aol.com> wrote:
    >
    >I am currently employed via a large company with a POS (Point of Sale) application
    >in each and every one of it's (125) stores. We are considering a POS rewrite
    >and also considering to use the INTERNET. Our current makeup is a stand-alone
    >app in each store and nightly uploads to the home office, absolutely no

    store
    >to store interfacing. By going to the INTERNET, we understand all of the
    >BENEFITS but the cost of communications can be very very big. Anyone experience
    >this and what if any other options are there. I hate to continue to see
    >us maintaining a seperate DB in each of these (125) store and growing..........
    >
    >Please advise
    >Thanks
    >Patrick
    >



  4. #4
    Miki Kribus Guest

    Re: APPLICATION SOLUTION


    Their are lot's of consideration when designing an application with such scale,
    More information is required such as
    1. Do you need 24/7/365 data sync. Between the stores
    2. What is the database size today (records, MG's), what is the database
    engine you are using today?
    3. Number of transaction each stores perform each day
    4. What machines do you have on each store? PII/PIII
    5. Budget for the project
    More question may come when answers to the above is given.

    "Q*bert" <luke_Davis_76@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >Ever consider terminal services or a Citrix Solution?
    >
    >It would enable you to provide one central repository for all 125 stores.
    >Your risk is your internet connection stability. If you loose connection
    >a store could be down. So you would have to have some redundancy setup

    if
    >you take any internet approach; or you could consider a replication database
    >with failover. In essance they have a local copy of everything and transactions
    >applied to both the central repository and their local copy. When connectivity
    >fails, the store still operates locally; when connection is reestablsihed,
    >all transactions that were missed in the central repository are uploaded.
    > All the ideas have merit, but not witout thier costs.
    >
    >"PDiana" <Pdiana1@aol.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>I am currently employed via a large company with a POS (Point of Sale)

    application
    >>in each and every one of it's (125) stores. We are considering a POS rewrite
    >>and also considering to use the INTERNET. Our current makeup is a stand-alone
    >>app in each store and nightly uploads to the home office, absolutely no

    >store
    >>to store interfacing. By going to the INTERNET, we understand all of the
    >>BENEFITS but the cost of communications can be very very big. Anyone experience
    >>this and what if any other options are there. I hate to continue to see
    >>us maintaining a seperate DB in each of these (125) store and growing..........
    >>
    >>Please advise
    >>Thanks
    >>Patrick
    >>

    >



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