Automation levels and their data
R_keeper 7 software package includes two levels of automation:
- Operational level (work stations: cash registers, cash servers, waiter and bar stations, WEB-monitors);
- Management package (restaurant office).
A group of stations (waiter, cashier, bartender stations) is connected to the station server. It is possible to install several station groups, each connected to its own server.
Operational level data is the information accumulated during the common shift about receipts, orders, and operations of the station. This data is stored and provided by the station server, stored in the work.udb database.
A management station (stations) is connected to the reference server.
Management level data comprises references of trading facilities, the interface of stations, access rights, parameters, report settings. This data is stored in the rk7.udb and check.udb databases. The reference data is stored in the random-access memory of all applications integrated with each other.
Block diagram of module connections
When the common shift is closed, a file with information about receipts and orders closed during the shift is generated in the ForSend folder on the station server. This file is transmitted to the reference server.
If the reference server is enabled, the references are synchronized with it for stations according to the selected synchronization mode.
The following synchronization modes are possible:
- Enable synchronization for all station groups;
- Disable synchronization for all station groups
- Enable synchronization for selected station groups.
If the server synchronization with a certain station group is enabled, a change of data at the manager station is immediately transferred to the stations connected to this server. Changes of the data in some management-level server references (Forms, Keyboards, changes in the station drivers of the Station and Devices reference) are updated for stations only after the station is restarted. Information about changes in the Taxes, Currencies references is updated on the station after the common shift is closed.
If the reference server is turned off or synchronization is disabled, the station server uses the reference data as of the time of the last synchronization session.
The restaurant office or management package includes:
- reference editors
- report system (using OLAP technology (Cubes))
- discount and payment card management system (optional)
- storehouse accounting system StoreHouse v.4 (optional)
The system may include interfaces for communication with other systems. The most common are credit card authorization, hotel systems (automatic closing of a room), external payment, discount and bonus systems (including phone account replenishment).