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Apr 13

2017

Transitioning to a cloud-based POS system can revolutionize your business. Read blog.

How Moving to a Cloud-Based POS System Can Revolutionize SMBs

Modern Solutions Can Help Businesses Grow and Scale

An increasing number of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are migrating their processes to the Cloud. Some studies predict as many as 90% of all small businesses in the U.S. will be using a tablet point-of-sale by the end of next year.

There’s a reason for this mass adoption—the right cloud-based POS system can offer a variety of advantages to small business owners. Here are just a few:

Processing Transactions Without Internet

In modern business, there are always technical issues that can get in the way of completing a transaction, whether it’s because the WiFi goes down or a gateway or third-party processor has a momentary glitch. Though these may be temporary problems, downtime isn’t acceptable for a small business owner whose lifeblood is selling.

When these issues happen, business owners can feel safe relying on the Cloud. A cloud-based POS safely and securely saves a customer’s credit card information until the connection is reestablished and the transaction can be completed. There’s no lost sale and no lost time attempting to reconnect while customers become frustrated with the wait.

Staying Up To Date

With any cloud service, business owners get the benefit of access to the latest features as soon as they become available. Frequent updates (available at your fingertips!) provide instant access to enhanced security and better functionality for the life of the product.

But the Cloud doesn’t just allow a POS system to stay up to date. It also gives business owners access to sales and profitability analytics from wherever they can access the Internet. Yes—even sales detail as it happens in real-time.

That means less time processing the data they’ve been waiting for, and more time using it to make better business decisions based on results.

A Lifetime of Data Protection

Legacy point-of-sale systems are replaced on an average of every five to seven years. With a cloud-based point-of-sale system that runs on a tablet, business owners never have to worry about losing data if their hardware is compromised.

That’s because if a tablet is lost or broken, all businesses have to do is replace it with a new one and load the app. Just like that, the data is transferred, and businesses have a brand new system for the cost of an Apple iPad or Android tablet.

Cloud-based POS systems can change the way SMBs do business, making it easier to manage, grow, and make a profit. And with a cloud provider they can trust, business owners can rest assured that their data is forever protected from the unexpected.

NCR Corporation has been providing business solutions for more than 130 years, including the NCR Silver point-of-sale system. With NCR Silver, you’ll know your data is safe in the Cloud and always protected.

Click here to learn more about NCR’s suite of cloud-based small business solutions and to offer them to your clients through Ingram Micro’s Cloud Marketplace.