POS Cloud Connect VS DLL

There are a number of options available for finding a semi-integrated POS solution. In addition to POS Cloud Connect, you might have considered a DLL-based approach. While this is possible, there are a number of things to consider before you decide on DLL. PrismPay‘s POS Cloud Connect is able to avoid many of these potential problems. POS Cloud Connect eliminates the need for DLL and its accompanying issues. ISVs and merchants can simply use the POS Cloud Connect API SDK. You can be up and running in a matter of hours as opposed to days. POS Cloud Connect supports a number of processing platforms and industries. For a complete list, click here. Discover how PrismPay and POS Cloud Connect can take your transaction process to the next level. Contact PrismPay to find out the security differences between POS Cloud Connect vs DLL by signing up below.

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DLL Semi-Integrated Solutions

A less attractive semi-integrated solution can be accomplished by using the Windows DLL communication protocol. A DLL also provides a mechanism for the credit card data to avoid flowing through the POS system. The DLL communicates with the POS system and the payment terminal to handle payment transactions by:

  1. DLL receives sales payment data from the POS system
  2. DLL sends the sales payment data to the payment terminal
  3. Payment terminal sends payment data to the payment gateway or processor
  4. Payment terminal receives response back
  5. Payment terminal sends response to DLL
  6. DLL sends response to POS system

Disadvantages of DLL

While the DLL solution does keep the ISV and merchant out of scope, it has a significant drawback. The DLL must be installed on the same computer that is running the POS system. For each PC that runs the POS system, a DLL is installed. The result is that the ISV and merchant will feature the following problems:

  • Another point of failure
  • Method to track the DLL version and each PC
  • DLL maintenance and update process
  • Additional installation steps
  • Another testing step
  • Complicated troubleshooting procedures

A Better Replacement for DLL

POS Cloud Connect eliminates the need for DLL and its accompanying issues. ISVs and merchants can simply use the POS Cloud Connect API SDK. You can be up and running in a matter of hours as opposed to days. POS Cloud Connect supports a number of processing platforms and industries. For a complete list, click here. Discover how PrismPay and POS Cloud Connect can take your transaction process to the next level.

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