Answers To

Frequently Asked Questions

With clients around the world ranging from multi-national chains to single properties we get plenty of questions. We have summarized some of the most frequent ones here. If you have more questions, contact us and we'd be happy to answer.

If I am using a dedicated server and machine goes down what happens to my workstations

Infrasys  Cloud POS is versatile and provides different implementation options into only  to suit different scale of operations but also network security requirements  of our customers. For large  hotel  implementations a dedicated server is always preferred for a better control  on outgoing access to Infrasys Cloud HQ (rather than setting all POS client  to have internet access),  this also  provides failover capability on application level. During network downtime,  workstations can switch to standalone mode to resume operation and once the  network is available sales data automatically synchronises with Infrasys  Cloud. Recommended server requirements are not extensive and since we support  virtual machines, the cost of a small server footprint on site can be further  reduced. There is no limit to the number of POS Clients supported during a  standalone mode.

Is there a limitation on the number of workstations that can run in standalone mode

There  are no limit to the number of workstation running in standalone mode. All  terminals can be installed and setup as smartstation which have the  capability to run in standalone mode.

How does the workload increase for front of house staff during or after there is a network failure

Because  the system can run in standalone mode in case of network failure,  transactional data is locally available for the hotel to operate without any  impact on operations. The operation has access to property level reporting as  well and there is no additional or manual work needed. Once the network  connection to the cloud becomes available, all the transactional data get  uploaded to the cloud automatically. It is quite seamless.

How does the KDS  (Kitchen Display System) integrate with Infrasys and are there any additional  costs?

We  provide Kitchen Display System as a part of our core modules of Infrasys  Cloud. In addition, we integrate with a multitude of third party KDS  providers either via our API's or by integrating with their API's.

How many levels of hierarchy does infrasys cloud provide as a part of the Enterprise definitions?

Infrasys  Cloud provides robust enterprise set up capability which adapt very well in  chain hotels as well as chain restaurant operations.  There is no limitation to the number of  hierarchy levels that may be set up in Infrasys Cloud. Additionally, the  ability to combine grouping definitions extends the enterprise capability  offering the needed flexibility to large enterprise operation in managing  their global, regional as well as local configuration requirements.

Where and how is our data stored?

Infrasys Cloud uses Amazon's AWS servers and cloud computing technology. This means the data is stored closest to where it is being used respecting local and international security and privacy regulations.

What happens when an old version is sunset or reaches end-of-life?

The advantage of a cloud based system is that it doesn't have end-of-life issues. Because this is a software as a service we guarantee that you will always be running on the latest version without needing to disrupt operations in order to upgrade your software. For more information read our more in-depth description of how to avoid end-of-life issues here: 
https://infrasys.shijigroup.com/blog/solving-pos-end-of-life-issues-once-and-for-all

Are the Infrasys APIs open and how do they work?

Being part of the Shiji Group we have integrations and connectivity as part of our mission statement. We built Infrasys to be as open as possible towards third party systems, both hardware and software. Our APIs are accessible through our API portal and anyone who wants to build their own technology can do so once registered for access. Read more about our APIs and get access to our API portal here: https://infrasys.shijigroup.com/integrations

Does  Infrasys Cloud have a Table Management Solution?

Infrasys Cloud offers a robust Table Management Solution (TMS) that not only allows online bookings (with complete inventory control) but also provides your guests the  ability  pre-order via online menus. Guest preferences, spend history as well as transactional data  is recorded within the Table Management Solution. In addition, integration with third party online booking channels is also available.

Do you provide a payment platform

Shiji Payment Platform enables payment integration both for fixed device and Pay@Table payment processing including traditional card transactions and disruptive payment methods such as Alipay & WeChat Payment.A highly secure PCI-DSS 3.2 & PA-DSS 3.2 validated application, built with security in mind and reducing customer PCI scope by utilizing tokenization with Infrasys Cloud.

Can we re-use our workstations and printers

Yes, you  can preserve your HW investment should you wish to and re-use incumber HW  such as Micros WS5A, WS610 etc. Epson printers running on TCP/IP protocol may  also be re-used.

What type of support is available for Infrasys Cloud?

We offer  24x7 support globally for Infrasys Cloud. Shiji is heavily focussed on local  support and provides Level 1 support locally across large number of countries  globally.

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