Launched by NCR Corporation, NCR Silver is a cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) software platform that enables small business owners and entrepreneurs to take payments and manage their business with one POS solution. It operates on Apple devices like the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
According to the company, NCR Silver’s analytics allow small businesses owners to track inventory and transactions, see profit margins and manage other key business information. With its cloud-based interface, this information can be accessed from any computer with internet access.
Moreover, template and custom marketing capabilities give business owners the ability to seamlessly launch digital marketing campaigns aimed at welcoming new customers, informing customers of sales, new inventory and store events, and sending other messages that drive sales activity.
Meanwhile, tech company IBM has introduced a retail technology that allows consumers to scan items into a mobile phone as they shop the aisles, then check themselves out at an IBM self-checkout station. (Read: IBM Mobile Shopper for In-Store Digital Scanning)
“NCR Silver takes the best of big-business technology and brings it to small business in an affordable package that’s easy to use; enabling them to focus all of their attention on running their business, not their technology,” said Christian Nahas, NCR vice president of small business.
NCR Silver operates like a traditional POS system when combined with a credit card reader, iPad stand, wireless receipt printer and wireless cash drawer. The Apple device running NCR Silver can also be taken around the store to take payments or offer more intimate customer service or outside the store to sell at remote locations like farmers’ markets and street fairs.
When paired with the end-to-end encrypted card reader, NCR Silver is among the most secure ways to take mobile payments, says the company.
NCR Silver is available for download to Apple mobile devices from www.ncrsilver.com and from the Apple App Store for a monthly subscription price of $79. The core $79 a month subscription includes access to the POS software, access to back-office analytics and reporting from any internet connected device, on-going alerts, digital marketing tools, live customer care, and next day hardware replacement for any NCR Silver hardware purchases.
The available NCR Silver hardware bundle includes a wireless receipt printer, an iPad stand, a cash drawer and an encrypted credit card reader. This configuration is for businesses that need a central POS area but that also wish to use their POS device in their store aisles or outside.
For businesses that want to be entirely mobile, NCR Silver offers the encrypted card-reader-only solution. It will initially only be available in the United States.
Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a global technology company.