Friday, August 2, 2013

Implementing RetailGraph

Every Business has its own needs and requirements.


" Businesses who know what is best suited for them flourishes "

OR IN OTHER WAY

" Businesses must know what is not suited for them and what they don't require flourishes  " 

It implies to all businesses irrespective of size, industry and domain of businesses. To an extent it even implies on human beings, they should know and differentiate between their needs and wants to take control of life and excel. 

Hello All,

In today blog, we will be sharing different ways to implement RetailGraph. As different business have different needs so different models are available in which RetailGraph can be implemented to suit business.

There are three ways in which RetailGraph can be implemented:

  1. Online Implementation
  2. Offline Implementation with Consolidated Data Base
  3. Offline
We will be exploring on 

  • Description related to the Mode of Implementation
  • Best Suited for Businesses and
  • Requirement

Online Implementation


Data Flow from all branches to a centralize server which has consolidated database & master data
Description:

Central Database on web server and connected with all the Retail Stores / Locations in real time basis. Continuous flow of information from the locations to the central repository and any changes done in central Master Data will be reflected in the Master of all the locations instantly. Internet connectivity is a must to operate. Any interruption in connectivity will interrupt the Business operations

Best Suited for : 

  • The Online model is being used by corporates, chain stores and businesses having multi- location operations.
  • Businesses who need real time updates and business is highly dependent on availability of information. 
  • Businesses / Corporate / enterprises  who perceive the value of  technology and who can visualize the benefits it brings to the business.
  • Business who have uninterrupted Internet connection at all locations.
  • For Stores generating a maximum of 10-20 invoices per hour. (for more internet bandwidth and performance need to be reviewed)
Requirements:

  • Minimum Hardware configuration for Centralized Server
o   RAM: 8GB
o   Processor: Pentium Dual Core or above
o   Free Disk Space:100 GB Free hard disk space
o   Operating System: Windows Server 2008 or Later versions on Server and Windows XP (SP2) or Windows 7 or Later versions on Node.
o   Screen Display: Best at  1024 X 768
o   Internet Connectivity: DSL/Broadband or higher speed connection to central server.
o   SQL Server: SQL Server Standard Edition 2008 R2 or later version can be installed.
  • Minimum Hardware Requirement for Systems at Sales Location.

o   RAM: 4GB
o   Processor: Pentium Dual Core or Quad Core 4 or above
o   Free Disk Space: 40 GB Free hard disk space
o   Operating System: Windows XP (SP2) or Windows 7 or Later versions on Node
o   Internet Connectivity: DSL/Broadband or higher speed connection.
o   Screen Display: Best at 1024 X 768
o   SQl Server: Connectivity of Sql Server required at Sales Location in case you wants to use Centralized data at your all Sales Locations.


  • Internet Connection is a must for Online Working and Online Support
  • Static IP at all locations for Data Hosting 

Offline Implementation with Consolidate Data Base and Master Data


Data Flow from Branches to Consolidated Data Base and From Master Data to Branches

Description: 

Central Database on web server connected with all the Retail Stores / Locations, however connection establishes on availability of Internet and Offline working is possible.
Master Data maintained Centrally and Changes in central Master Data will be reflected at other locations on availability of Internet.
Flow of information from the locations to the consolidated database and flow from Master Data to locations as and when required OR on desired frequency on availability of Internet.


Best Suited for:

  • The model is being used by corporate, chain stores and businesses having multi- location operations with lesser dependency on real time updates and information.
  • Businesses who need the updates on a certain time interval and set frequency from the locations OR When asked for.
  • Businesses who have graduated from decentralized business model to Centralized model, and the center / Head Office have started accessing the information from other locations
  • Businesses with Locations not so well connected with internet, can work Offline and update information on availability of internet.

Requirements:
  • Minimum Hardware configuration for Centralized Server.
o   RAM: 8GB
o   Processor: Pentium Dual Core or above
o   Free Disk Space:100 GB Free hard disk space
o   Operating System: Windows Server 2008 or Later versions on Server and Windows XP (SP2) or Windows 7 or Later versions on Node.
o   Screen Display: Best at  1024 X 768
o   Internet Connectivity: DSL/Broadband or higher speed connection to central server.
o   SQL Server: SQL Server Standard Edition 2008 R2 or later version can be installed.
  • Minimum Hardware Requirement for Systems at Sales Location.
o   RAM: 4GB
o   Processor: Pentium Dual Core or Quad Core 4 or above
o   Free Disk Space: 40 GB Free hard disk space
o   Operating System: Windows XP (SP2) or Windows 7 or Later versions on Node
o   Internet Connectivity: DSL/Broadband or higher speed connection.
o   Screen Display: Best at 1024 X 768
o   SQl Server: Connectivity of Sql Server required at Sales Location in case you wants to use Centralized data at your all Sales Locations.
  • Internet Connection is a required for Synchronization with Centralized data base and for Online Support
  • Static IP at all locations for Data transfer. 

Offline implementation

Data saved on local systems at branch level

Description: 

Database on Retail Stores / Locations local machine. Master Data maintained on Store/ location level in local machines

Best Suited for:

The model is being used by single stores businesses where data is stored locally.
Multi stores which work independently as different cost centers and Start ups
Business who can manage in offline environment.

Requirements:
  • Minimum Hardware Requirement for Systems at Sales Location.
o   RAM: 4GB
o   Processor: Pentium Dual Core or Quad Core 4 or above
o   Free Disk Space: 40 GB Free hard disk space
o   Operating System: Windows XP (SP2) or Windows 7 or Later versions on Node
o   Internet Connectivity: DSL/Broadband or higher speed connection.
o   Screen Display: Best at 1024 X 768
o   SQl Server: Connectivity of Sql Server required at Sales Location in case you wants to use Centralized data at your all Sales Locations.
  •  Internet Connection is a required for  Online Support only
Hope we have explained the different ways in which RetailGraph can be implemented, and you can decide which is best suited for you. In case you still have a question or query please feel free to comment below OR connect with us.


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