Released: A New Standards Document
The National Grocers Association Foundation (NGAF) has released guidance for Point-of-Sale (POS) providers to be used in the creation of solutions for automated nutrition incentive transactions – often known as SNAP Incentives, “Double Up” or “Double Dollar” programs.
Prior to release of this document, POS providers faced differing transaction requirements across the country thus creating confusion and inefficiencies that has limited solution development.
The NGAF convened a workgroup of 23 organizations who fund nutrition incentive projects to develop “standards” for how these transactions are processed at retailer checkouts.
This document is the workgroup product and intended to provide POS providers the ability to create solutions for their respective platforms that can be efficiently deployed and configured at store level across the country. The document satisfies required nutrition incentive functionalities while also providing parameterized flexibility for funding organizations and food retailers across the country.
Download the document HERE and contact the NGAF with questions at email@example.com
Retail technology providers, POS dealers and developers are welcome to have their name added in support of this document. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your support of and intent to incorporate use of the document where possible. Listed below are the companies and representatives who have signed on to support this document thus far.
|DUMAC Business Systems/RORC||Steve Methvin|
|ECRS (ECR Software Corporation)||Peter Catoe|
|Interstate POS||Scott Doody|
|IT Retail||Luke Henry|
|LOC Software||Francois Labelle|
|National Retail Solutions (NRS Plus)||Michael From|
|POS-Plus, LLC||Bob Satterfield|
|Retail Data Systems (RDS)||Bryan Buckner|
|Software 4 Retail Solutions (S4)||Rick Goertzen|
|Shift4 / POSTECH||Dan Henkel|
|STCR, Inc.||Farrell McKenna|
|TotilPay POS Apps||Josh Wiles|
|Truno Retail Technology Solutions||Greg Moody|