Point of Sale (POS) Log

Point of Sale (POS) Log

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Course Description:

A point-of-sale system (POS) executes the customer check out cycle for goods or services. These systems are vital in managing the sales transaction process. POSlog outputs the granular details of the sales transaction that occurs within a POS system. It contains detailed information, regardless of where the transaction occurred (i.e. store, website, phone, etc.).

This course explores eight different sales transaction types that a POSlog can support. It enables learners to identify and review the fundamental concepts a POSlog framework can support, and helps manage the day-to-day sales transactions of a business.


Course Benefits:

  • Review the relationship between POS & POSlog.
  • Identify 8 different transaction types a POSlog supports.
  • Review key concepts and fundamentals of the 8 types and the granular details.
  • Discuss real world examples to solidify fundamentals and skill.


Target Audience:

  • Engineers, architects and developers new to retail.
  • CIO’s, CTO’s interested in understanding that which they manage.
  • Enterprise retail technology architects looking understand the POSlog in more details.
  • Technology students looking to get into retail technology.
  • Business IT architects who wish to understand the data side of retailing.

Course Contents


Module Objectives

Module 1

Retail Logic; The Lifeblood of Retail - This module will review POS transactions, POSLog, general concepts, and explain batch transactions within the process.

Module 2

PosLog Sales Transactions – This module will review the sales transactions lifecycle, component of transactions, transaction levels, concepts, and the shopping basket sales process.

Module 3

Retail Transaction – This module will review retain transaction overview and states, linking transactions, void and cancel transactions.

Module 4

Common Item Information – This module will review item, pricing, quantity, promotions, discounts, gift registry, etc.

Module 5

Line Item Choice – This module will illustrate the difference between line items and subset of line items in a transaction. 

Module 6

Tax Reporting – This module will examine different types of taxes and tax transactions.

Module 7

Tendering – This module will identify the payment ecosystem, the tendering process and various tendering types supported within a POSLog system.

Module 8

Other PosLog Transactions – This module will review control transactions and transaction events.


Instructor: Richard Halter

1995 - created 1st integrated internet credit card authorization application

1999 - joined ARTS (Association for Retail Technology Standards)

1999 - present - involved in creating all ARTS standards; Retail technology reports, data model, XML schemas, UnifiedPOS Devices, RFP/ITT's, Business Process Model, best practices papers and a variety of architecture drawings. 2016 - taught ARTS standards in 5 continents to companies representing over 100,000 stores. Microsoft Certified Developer in MFC.

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