Company: Link Technologies
Case No: L12530
Logged By: Sanjay (Link Technologies) on 06 Jun 2019 11:41AM
Priority: Not Applicable
Product: Other
Group: To be assigned
Time Taken: 4.00 (Weight: 4.00)
Assigned To: Sanjay (Link Technologies)
Circulation: Sanjay, Sitla Sharma, Vineshwar Prasad
Resolve By: Thursday, 06 June 2019 11:41 AM [1782 days since logged date]
Status: Closed
Subject: LinkSOFT POS Stations and Backend Server Sizing Recommendations

LinkSOFT POS Stations and Backend Server Sizing Recommendations guide is available at this link.

Below are the recommended hardware requirements for LinkSOFT Applications. Select the scenario that best suits your needs and seek advice from an authorized representative before making your purchase.

1. Prerequisite

Select the overall class of server required for your environment. The table below is based on transaction volume and concurrent user requirements. In summary, here are the classes:

  • The entry-Level - minimum specification for running LinkSOFT - typically 1 or 2 stations per site

  • Mid-Range - mid-size customer needs - typically 10 POS stations per site with 1 or 2 sites

  • Enterprise 1 - high user counts, high volume situations - Typically 15 + stations per site with up to 10 sites in total

  • Enterprise 2 - higher user count, higher volumes - Typically 15+ stations per site with up to 100 sites in total

2. Transaction Volume

The transaction volume used for this calculation is the total monthly transaction volume estimate for all LinkSOFT applications. For this table, a transaction is a single line item on a business document. Thus, 100 invoices each with 5 line items is a total of 500 transactions, as is a single invoice with 500 line items.

3. Number of Users

The number of users parameter refers to the maximum number of users likely to be active at any one time. This number can be difficult to calculate since users can vary significantly in their demands on the system. A user running a report will use more server processing power and more disk activity than a user who enters an occasional purchase order. The figure that should be used for this table is an equivalent number of reasonably active users. If most users are highly intermittent, the equivalent number will be slightly lower; if most users will be running large, complex reports, the user count should increase slightly.

4. POS Stations Recommendations

Since POS stations will always be based on a single user, there are two categories, Entry level (< 15,000 transactions per month) and Mid Range (> 15,000 transactions per month). POS Stations can set up as a "Stand Alone" system, where the database resides on the POS station instead of a Backend Server

5. BackEnd Server Specifications

Each of the four server classes identified above is specified in more detail below. Within each class, a lower and higher specification is provided (except Entry-Level). The exact configuration can be chosen according to whether the user count and transaction volume are at the lower or higher end of table 1.