RMS integration with eCommerce


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Max

Hi,
I was wondering if someone could tell me if RMS could be accessed via
an eCommerce website. I have a need to setup a POS in my retail store
and am currently in the process of researching, but I would also like
the POS system to have an open database backend so I can update the
inventory from the eCommerce when purchases are made online. Does RMS
offer this capability?

As a side question, has anyone used other RMS systems that allow
accessing their database through either 3rd party software or your own
custom code?

I would apreciate any help I could get.
Thanks,
Max.
 
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Glenn Adams

RMS does not include eCommerce capability "out of the box", but there are
many third party products that enable this. RMS is based on a SQL Server
database and is generally quite extensible.
 
R

Rick

Try New West Technologies they have a nice package that is reasonable.
 
M

Max

Thank you all for your replies. I will check out the tools you
mentioned. However, I am myself a programmer and would like to write
my own application/eCom site. I am interested in knowing if there is
any documentation on how to manipulate the database that comes with
RMS. If there is, or if I can find out how it's setup just by browsing
the tables and stored procedures that ship with RMS, then I can place
my orders directly into the RMS database, adjust inventory, and run
reports from the website.
I suppose if there are third party tools that can interface with RMS,
then there must be some public interface/SDK that anyone can use to
access the RMS database. But I could be wrong too.

I appreciate all your feedback.
Thanks,
Max.
 
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Greg Williams

Max,

There is an SDK available for RMS. However, you must be an RMS partner and
have passed the certification exam in order to get your hands on it.

Check out the guys at New West Technologies. They sell a software add on
for RMS that allows you to connect it to a shopping cart system. You could
still write your own shopping cart system.

The other option is to just try and figure it out yourself by browsing the
tables and such.
 
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mlamriben

Thanks Greg.
When you say I gotta be a partner, do you mean the SDK is litterally
for just partners or could RMS license owners also get a hold of it?
I would like to reuse the SDK if one is available for developers (which
I am).
Thanks,
Max.
 
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Greg Williams

Hi Max,

Unfortunately the SDK is only available to Microsoft RMS Partners. They do
not release it to users. However, they will probably answer some of your
development questions through support incidents.

Hope this helps,

Greg
 

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