NCR POS Solutions Cited as Leaders by Independent Research Firm
September 22, 2006 - ATLANTA – NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) announced today that Forrester Research has positioned two NCR retail point-of-sale (POS) solutions – NCR Advanced Store and NCR Advanced Checkout Solution (ACS) – as leaders in “The Forrester Wave™: POS Software, Q3 2006.”
The evaluation criteria in the Forrester report are “current offering,” “strategy” and “market presence.” For store operations platforms, out of a possible 5.0, ACS received scores of 4.57 for current offering and 4.44 for strategy, while Advanced Store received scores of 4.36 for current offering and 4.43 for strategy. The report states, “ACS is strong in what matters to its target market: best-in-class loyalty, tender flexibility, and support for payment technologies.”
“We consider the positioning of Advanced Store and ACS as leaders in the Forrester Wave to directly reflect the real-world strength of these comprehensive POS software solutions,” said Greg Egan, NCR vice president for Assisted-Service Solutions. “Retailers depend on a wide range of IT solutions to effectively operate their businesses, but POS software is truly ‘where the action is’ – managing the ever-critical customer transaction and providing input to virtually every key back-office or enterprise application. NCR’s portfolio of POS solutions can meet virtually any retailer’s needs, with Advanced Store and ACS leading the pack.”
Advanced Store is a flexible software platform that uses open Web-based technologies to deliver a variety of in-store services to shoppers and associates. Its proven architecture protects past and future hardware and software investments while accommodating a retailer’s unique operational and strategic needs.
ACS helps retailers with high-volume front-end checkout operations to improve efficiency and shopper retention. With the intuitive NCR DynaKey user interface, ACS is designed to reduce training time and increases cashier productivity. NCR’s market-leading consumer marketing application provides customizable customer loyalty and retention programs. Modular design and a full range of configurable parameters enable retailers to readily customize ACS to their current and future needs.
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