Faster innovation. Lighter hardware with less maintenance. 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 touchpoint, such as your POS terminals, onto an in-store virtualized server, giving your stores a modern, scalable and flexible infrastructure, without replacing existing hardware. This means you can now upgrade software without changing hardware, change hardware without new software, and add new innovations to your store faster. Best of all, with every new IT project, the value to your business multiples. And that’s just the beginning.

How your stores can benefit from NCR Software Defined Store

  • Security and control – unlike data center focused virtualization solutions, this solution is purpose-built for retail, designed from scratch with the security features most important to your business
  • Total Cost of Ownership – with store system software centralized, you can run your stores with lighter hardware, which saves time and money
  • Customer Service – you can make store touchpoints multi-purpose so your associates can better serve your customers with less hardware
  • Speed of innovation – when you break the reliance between hardware and software you can more easily test and deploy new innovations across the estate
  • Supports Growth – if you're planning on growing your store count, we help roll out new stores faster, whether it's organic growth or through acquisition

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.