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Top 10 Retail POS Solution Providers 2015

The current retail marketplace is witnessing an interesting intersection between technology and commerce with the onset of Point of Sale (POS) solutions. Retailers today are under pressure to differentiate their customer service experience from their competitors and POS solutions comes across as a key component. While these systems have traditionally been used to serve customers, POS solutions have evolved to become important store management tools as well. Either through out of the box features or additional modules, POS solutions can be used for a variety of tasks including inventory tracking, order processing, marketing and promotions, and workforce management. That said the challenge here lies in picking a right POS solution that best serves the purpose of an organization.

However the primary requirements for all the businesses comprise basic features– how the system works, how easy is it to implement, what it provides and whether or not if it comes with good support. Since retailing becomes more and more personal, customer data and relationships will become a key asset for retailers. Mobile POS platform is an emerging trend among retailers to empower stores to engage directly with the customers. Demand-based management can succeed only with real-time data information delivered through increasingly newer forms of technology delivery systems. Addressing these demands, technology is greatly contributing to improved operational efficiency for retailers.

In order to simplify and assist CIOs identify the right POS solutions; Retail CIO Outlook presents “10 Most Promising POS Solution Providers 2015.”

A Distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts, and the Retail CIO Outlook editorial board has selected the top POS Solution Providers. In our selection process, we looked at the vendor’s capability to fulfill the need for cost-effective and flexible solutions that add value to the POS landscape.

Company Logo Company Name Company Description
Celerant Technology Provides high quality, advanced retail management software systems to retail organizations.
Heartland Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY) delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing and security technology through Heartland Secure™ and its comprehensive Heartland breach warranty
Lightspeed A provider of end-to-end solutions that unify inventory, customer management, sales, and analytics across all retail channels, in-store and online
NCR Corporation NCR Corporation is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences
Oracle Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center–from servers and storage, to database and middleware, through applications
Retailcloud A provider of cloud-based POS solutions that enable SMB retailers to increase sales, better manage inventory, and collect valuable data on customers’ shopping habits
Soft Intelligence A firm that offers complete POS and inventory solutions that streamline customer checkout and inventory operations
Springboard Springboard Retail is a powerful, cloud POS software and retail management platform designed to help you sell more, smarter
STORIS Provider of Omni-channel furniture retail software to home furnishing industry
Toast Toast provides a cloud based POS system built specifically for restaurants