The editors at Solutions Review have compiled the following list to help companies of all sizes find a point-of-sale software solution for their needs.
Point-of-sale (POS) solutions are designed to streamline business operations by facilitating sales transactions at the point of purchase. These tools are commonly used in retail stores, restaurants, e-commerce sites, and other businesses that involve direct customer interactions. A POS solution usually includes features for inventory management, sales tracking, payment processing, and customer relationship management. By automating various tasks, POS software can help businesses enhance efficiency, improve accuracy, and provide a smoother customer experience.
However, as valuable as point-of-sale software solutions are, finding the right one for your business is easier said than done. That’s why the Solutions Review editors have compiled the following list, which spotlights some of the leading point-of-sale solutions for companies across industries. The list is organized alphabetically.
The Best Point-of-Sale Software Solutions
Description: Acumatica provides cloud and browser-based business management software solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. The Acumatica ERP solution offers clients a suite of integrated applications for financials, manufacturing, project accounting, retail, distribution, construction, and CRM that are all based around and powered by a single cloud-based platform. With Acumatica’s POS software, powered by IIG, businesses can improve how they manage point-of-sale transactions by using a mobile-friendly, touch-screen-compatible application designed to connect with barcode scanners, cash registers, and credit card terminals.
Description: Clover, a Fiserv company, is the developer and provider of an open-architecture POS solution designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Clover’s customizable “all-in-one” system can help restaurants, e-commerce stores, brick-and-mortar retailers, and service businesses accept payments, organize inventory, manage teams, and more. Its POS includes features like integrated sales reporting, mobile functionalities, order management, customer data collection, custom employee access permissions, shift management features, and integrations with other leading software providers.
Description: Deacom, an ECI Software Solution, is an ERP platform for growing distribution and process manufacturing businesses. With its point-of-sale software, Deacom users can ensure that their retail operations are tied directly to their ERP system. This will make it easier to maintain pricing consistency, simplify sales and accounting operations, and remove batch-processing transactions. Deacom’s POS also enables users to view real-time updates of customer records, leverage the same security restrictions as the client software, accept split payments, apply promotions, reconcile accounts, view corresponding reports, process returns, and more.
Description: Epicor Software Corporation provides flexible, cloud-based enterprise solutions for global companies in the manufacturing, distribution, building supply (LBM), retail, and automotive industries. Its POS solution, Epicor Eagle, can be tailored to multiple retail markets, including hardware stores, pharmacies, sporting goods, garden centers, pet stores, auto parts retailers, and more. Epicor Eagle’s POS capabilities include support for all major credit cards, electronic check conversion, EBT processing, check verifications, loyalty programs, mobile POS functionality, product photos to improve accuracy, and personalized product recommendations based on customer data.
Description: Heartland, part of Global Payments Inc., is one of the largest payment processors in the country. Alongside its point-of-sale solution, it offers mobile commerce, payroll, e-commerce, marketing, and other business services to businesses and educational locations across the country. Its POS platform comes in three versions: Heartland Retail for retail businesses, Heartland Register for small businesses, and Heartland Restaurant. Features include mobile POS terminals, mobile ordering, fast payment processing, compact credit card readers, integrations with leading e-commerce stores, and more.
Description: Lightspeed is a “one-stop” commerce platform designed to help merchants simplify their processes, scale, provide memorable customer experiences, transform their multi-channel sales efforts, expand to new locations, connect to supplier networks, and unify online and physical operations. It primarily works with retail, e-commerce, restaurant, and golf businesses. Its cloud-based POS platform comes equipped with a fully featured iPad POS system, built-in fraud detection, inventory management, sales data tracking, basic marketing functionalities, and support for popular payment methods, including credit, debit, cash, and contactless mobile payments like Apple Pay and Google Pay.
Description: Oracle Netsuite is a global provider of cloud-based services and ERP solutions for small, medium, and large organizations in over 20 industries. The company’s solution suite is designed to help organizations grow, scale, and adapt to changes in their industry. NetSuite’s POS solution is its SuiteCommerce InStore platform, which provides users with a collection of sales transaction capabilities for returns, exchanges, up-to-date inventory management, and customer information to help users engage customers, drive sales, and curate satisfying shopping experiences.
Description: Oracle is a leading cloud technology company providing organizations worldwide with various computing infrastructure and software products designed to help them innovate their business, unlock new efficiencies, and improve efficiency. Included in its solution suite is a retail point-of-sale platform designed to help users maximize employee productivity, optimize customer experiences, boost sales, innovate their daily operations, and more. Specific offerings include a cloud-based POS solution and a compact, portable POS workstation for smaller businesses, pop-ups, and events.
Description: PayPal is a financial technology company that provides companies worldwide with an online payment system. One of the solutions it offers is a POS system designed to help brands streamline checkouts, manage inventory, track business metrics, get detailed sales reports, schedule staffing, manage products from a single location, process refunds, receive payments from mobile devices, and more. PayPal’s POS can also integrate with sales, customer data, inventory, and other leading technology platforms, including BigCommerce, QuickBooks, SalesVu, and WooCommerce.
Description: SAP, the German software giant, provides businesses with its SAP S/4HANA next-generation ERP software, offering robust functionality across some industries, including manufacturing, services, retail, wholesale distribution, and more. Additionally, SAP has a CRM and Customer Experience suite, which includes an intelligent POS software titled SAP Customer Checkout. Customer Checkout can be integrated with SAP S/4HANA and other ERP systems and comes equipped with features for custom user interfaces, real-time reports, stock availability tracking, and more.
Description: Shopify is a global commerce company that provides tools for starting, growing, marketing, and managing a retail business. The company also offers an omnichannel point-of-sale system that provides users with smart inventory management, reporting, analytics, omnichannel selling, staff management, multi-location inventory tracking, checkouts, cash flow management, and more. Shopify also supports popular payment methods and can be personalized with additional applications or by creating custom solutions with Shopify Experts.
Description: Square is an ecosystem of commerce solutions to help sellers across markets sell online, manage inventory, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, hire and pay staff, and more. For example, its point-of-sale solution can be configured for retail businesses and restaurants and includes features for contactless payments, online ordering, built-in payment processing, a virtual terminal, invoices, and a suite of integrated tools designed to help companies of all sizes.
Description: SYSPRO is a global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for companies of all sizes in the manufacturing and distribution markets. The company’s point-of-sale software is tailored toward manufacturing and distribution companies and can help them accelerate their decision-making, gain control over their inventory, and fully integrate the POS system with the ERP platform they use. The scalable, web-based POS software provides users with the functionalities they need to sell directly to customers, nurture relationships with valued customers, and view, manage, and automate ERP data, business info, store operations, inventory optimization, and merchandising.