Improve employee scheduling
Fourth analyses the transaction data sent in to predict future labor needs, meaning customers can schedule employees only as needed.
Keep inventory up-to-date
The sales and voided items data sent to Fourth enables customers to accurately manage their inventory.
Integrate just once
Use this API for any POS transaction data sent to Fourth, regardless of what solution your customers want to use now or in the future.
What is it?
With the POS Gateway, you can send Fourth your daily transaction data, so that we can perform a range of data processing across our solutions.
We designed the gateway to work with many different POS systems, which means it is both comprehensive yet flexible to integrate with. This means the type of transaction data you can include is thorough, from the full remit of payment data you collect — such as discounts, void types or cost analysis; to workforce and productivity data — such as clock-ins, time to prep or time to customer; and much more.
The POS Gateway offers two integration options:
- The POS Transaction API is an HTTP REST API that accepts the transaction data as a CSV file.
- Alternatively, you can use FTP to deliver the file for processing.
Why use it?
Sending Fourth through your customer's daily transaction data means we can do a range of processes across all of Fourth’s solutions, including:
- Updating inventory
- Performing labor forecasting
- Providing business intelligence reporting in our Analytics
A key benefit of this interface is to ensure that, regardless of what Fourth modules your customers use now or in the future, you will only need to integrate once with our systems. This is in contrast to a siloed, custom integration that might be designed to update inventory, but would stop the data from being available elsewhere, such as in Fourth Analytics.
- Get in touch
Contact Fourth and talk to one of our experienced Implementation Consultants.
- Develop and test
We'll provide you with a set of credentials to access the API/FTP and a test environment against which you can develop your application.
- Go live!
Transition from the test environment to live!