NCR Software Defined Store


Faster innovation. Less hardware and cost. That’s what happens when you virtualize your store with NCR’s next-gen retail store architecture.



When your store is agile, you can do anything.


Imagine if you could offer the modern shopping experiences your customers crave—using the store systems you already have. If you could stay ahead by bringing innovative digital services to market faster. If you could extend the life of your hardware and drastically reduce maintenance requirements—and your overall total cost of ownership. And achieve it all without a huge equipment overhaul. With NCR Software Defined Store, now you can.

Get the only virtualization system purpose-built for retail.


NCR’s solution is specifically designed to make your stores run better. It moves the workload of each endpoint, such as your POS terminals, onto a virtualized server, giving your stores a modern, scalable and flexible infrastructure, without replacing existing hardware.  Best of all, IT management is much easier: instead of updating one lane at a time, you can update an entire store. And that’s just the beginning.

How your stores can benefit from NCR Software Defined Store

Security and Control


Centrally maintains store applications, reducing maintenance costs and yielding greater control

Total Cost of Ownership


Extends the life of hardware and consolidates in-store IT equipment, driving enormous cost savings

Customer Service


Allows mobile devices to be multi-purpose to empower associations to deliver a higher level of customer service

Speed of Innovation


Creates an open and scalable IT ecosystem that makes it easier for retailers to test and deploy innovations.

Choose how you want to deploy your new store architecture with 3 options:

Line Busting (mPOS): Bring the checkout to the customer. Turn any mobile device into a PCI-compliant POS to eliminate lines and offer great service

Virtualized POS (vPOS): Manage all POS terminals on a single store server. Eliminate bulky hardware and computing power from each terminal, reducing TCO and offering faster innovation for your customers

Virtualized Store (vStore): Manage all store systems virtually. Even kitchen production, fuel controllers and back office systems can be virtualized for maximum savings and flexibility

NCR has been working with Zynstra, a leading software provider focused at the retail edge, to bring proven virtualization technology with centralized management to the retail industry. It’s all part of our blueprint for next-gen store architecture that helps retailers reduce costs and speed innovation. To find out how we can accelerate your digital transformation, contact NCR today.