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Retail Technology Standards

Retail Technology Standards

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Trying to get your printer, scanner, computer and software to work together at point of sale? UnifiedPOS is the standard that allows retailers to mix and match to develop systems that meet their needs – saving money and improving functionality in the process.

Learn more or download UnifiedPOS.

Data Models

The Operational Data Model (ODM) incorporates transactional information used daily in retail stores – everything from inventory management and price management to sales reporting and workforce management.

The Data Warehouse Model (DWM) complements ODM and helps retailers identify and track the key performance indicators that inform better decision making and analysis.

Learn more or download ODM and DWM.

XML Schemas

XML Schemas

Looking to add new programs and services but need to make sure the applications will work with existing software? Check out ARTS Standard XML Schemas.

XML Schemas build on the operational data model and provide defined structure that helps different applications speak the same language. When software conforms to the schema, retailers can add new applications to existing infrastructure. That makes it easier to implement new services for customers – like loyalty programs, inventory searching, price checking – just to name a few.

Learn more about ARTS XML and download our schemas.

Business Process Model

Business Process Models

Business Process Models (BPM) help retailers figure out how to support their company’s goals with the most efficient processes. It’s not just for companies starting from scratch – growing businesses can find ways to pinpoint weaknesses and strengthen their operations.

Learn more about BPM and check out the ARTS Business Process Models.

Standard RFPs

Standard RFPs

Many companies spend a huge amount of effort researching new technology solutions to avoid overlooking a key requirement that can extend timelines and drive up costs. Our Standard RFPs help shorten the time retailers spend researching new applications.

Learn more or download Standard RFPs.

Charting the Value of ARTS
From business process models to XML schemas, the Association of Retail Technology Standards is dedicated to creating an international, barrier-free technology environment to help retailers improve and build their business.

ARTS is a community dedicated to helping retailers and solution providers identify, adopt and integrate current and emerging information technology. We set our priorities by listening to other NRF communities: CMOs, CIOs, Loss Prevention and  They are the "what," we are the "how."

Looking for color and size codes?

Standard Color and Size Codes are an EDI standard that give retailers, vendors and manufacturers a common language for product color and size, supplementing data conveyed by UPC codes.