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XML Schemas

XML Schemas

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Standard XML Schemas

ARTS Schemas are standard message sets built on the ARTS Operational Data Model to allow integration of applications in a retail setting. This allows retailers to add new applications to their existing infrastructure. By extension, this can allow them to offer new or better services to their customers in the form of loyalty programs, inventory searching and price look ups, to name just a few.

There are three different items in the zip file for each standard: The Charter (scope document), XML Schema and Technical Documentation.

XML Schemas available for download

The ARTS XML Schemas are in the public domain, and both members and non-members may download these files at no charge.

ARTS NAFEM Data Protocol Converter: turns data from foodservice kitchen equipment into actionable information for use by applications within the foodservice environment
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Change for Charity: connects selling systems with donation processors
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Comparison Shopping: allows retailers and advertisers to send detailed product-level information to search engines more efficiently
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Compliance Audit Interchange: defines a data interchange mechanism that can help organizations share compliance audit results securely with others who source from the same supplier location
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Customer: simplifies integration of new applications such as Loyalty Programs into existing IT infrastructure
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Digital Receipt: produces an electronic receipt that can be emailed to customers for their records and/or to vendors for warranty and post-sale marketing purposes
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Fresh Item Management: insure traceability through production to within the retail location for fresh items 
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Inventory: allows retailers to track inventory data for products in inventory systems regardless of where transactions take place
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Item Maintenance: creates, updates, or deletes item information held within store systems such as Point of Sale, Inventory Management, Layaway Management, or Returns Processing
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Location Services: connects Mobile Apps with item, price, inventory, planogram, and mapping applications
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Notification Event Architecture: defines a common XML envelope for small event-based messages that help retailers connect applications 
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POSlog 6.0: captures all the data from the Point of Service regardless of where transactions occur - stores, websites, phones to reduce integration costs
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POSLog for Foodservice: reduced-scope version of the ARTS XML POSLog Schema for use by the foodservice industry
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Price: links different pricing systems, like Price Optimization and Price Management. so pricing can be changed centrally
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Price Service Interface: an omni-channel approach to managing and executing pricing and promotions rules
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Product Content Management (PCM): defines XML standards to enable retailers and their suppliers to author, locate, acquire, manage, share and publish product content
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Remote Equipment Monitoring and Control: permits equipment monitoring and control in stores or other remote sites from a regional or corporate site to detect failure and make corrections
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Retail Transaction Interface: enables retailers to leverage POS business logic for multiple user touch points such as kiosks, fuel pumps, self-checkout, and handhelds
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Self Service Order Interface: defines an external interface through which ordering solutions (e.g. online, mobile, call-center, kiosk, etc.) can send orders to order management applications such as a POS systems
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Stored Value: links gift certificate and loyalty systems to POS, reducing integration costs and increasing flexibility for sale and redemption of gift certificates and return credits across multiple sales channels
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TimePunch: allows retailers to track attendance and task assignments for their employees, as well as enable a retailer to manage the complex communication between other worker management applications such as Task Management, Human Resources and Payroll
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Transaction Tax: makes the definition and transmission of taxing rules and distributed tax calculations easier for retailers, and helps tax publishers and tax calculation systems with sourcing, exemptions application and other key areas of interface with POS systems and POSLog
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Video Analytics: helps retailers and their vendors easily integrate events detected by multiple video analytic products, and access the analytic results that describe the different behaviors
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Worker Management: allows retailers to pull together information necessary to set up, schedule, pay and track attendance for their employees; also manage the complex communication between other WM applications such as Task Management, HR and Payroll
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