External Systems can be anything. They can be other Oracle Retail applications like REIM, RPM, POS etc. or third part applications like Financials etc. Generally:
REIM : Invoice records created in RMS are sent to REIM so that they can be matched.
GL/AP/AR and other financial systems : RMS will send accounting data
RDW/RA : RMS data can be sent to RDW/RA for Reporting purposes.
These are only some of the examples there are many possibilities, please let me know if there is any specific information you are looking at. Thanks.
I can't agree with suggestion of REIM as an external system.
Every retailer may or may not have systems other that Oracle Retail for their Business operations. According to my understanding from Oracle retail perspective all systems which are not integerated using Oracle Retail Integeration Suite (Out of the Box) are referred as External systems. These systems are sometimes referred as Legacy systems.A common misconception exists that Legacy systems = Old system ,but I beleive they are legendary systems or proven systems.
Please let me know if you have any further suggestions.
REIM -- Integarted using Data Layer
Oracle AP/GL - BPEL PIPs provided by Oracle.
Yes, but the question raised was specifically for the RMS Batch Schedule. When you talk about the RMS Batch schedule specifically, REIM, POS, RPM are all external systems or rather downstream systems to be more precise. Thanks.
For your knowledge, please refer Page 9 of RMS 13.1 Batch Schedule. It says:
"Upload programs bring data from external systems into the Oracle Retail database.For example, the posupld program uploads daily transactions that occur at the point of sale (POS) for processing by the Oracle Retail Management System (RMS)."
"Download programs extract data from RMS and format it so it can be used by external systems. For example, the posdnld program extracts new and changed information about an item/location for downloading to the point of sale."
(Here POS can be Retail Point of Sale as well)
Similarly, I dont see anything wrong in saying that REIM or RPM or RPAS is an external system (external to RMS). Thanks.
Edited by: Preeti (Oracle) on Nov 29, 2012 1:09 AM