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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NCR Counterpoint

NCR CP is well suited for high volume retailers of any kind. It's also suited for retail chains with multiple brick and mortar stores. With the latest SQL server technology, database synchronization works very well, and this allows a multi-store operation to have all their data available from a hub or from all stores if they choose. That's a great feature for big retailers. The tight Magento platform integration - though expensive to develop - is a huge sell point for anyone looking for a proper online presence that ties in neatly with your backend POS system. One area where NCR CP is not good is for the smaller retailers. I would say anything less than 6 registers and this software/hardware solution would be too expensive to justify and/or recover the investment.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square for Retail

The Square app is always on my phone, so it is easy for me to take donations on the spot or process donations easily after an event where donor info is provided. I will be upgrading our readers this year to the "chip" version to make it easier at our November fundraiser. Sometimes I have donors call me to give a donation over the phone. Square makes the process so easy. It doesn't capture donor info, so I am prepared to do that separately. The emails from each transaction arrive quickly. Pulling reports is easy within their dashboard.
Terri Betts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

NCR Counterpoint

  • Offline mode -- your POS server can go down - you can still ring sales. Your internet can go down, and you can still ring sales and accept chip-based credit cards. Wow.
  • Mobile and wireless. Mobile -- you can take your POS on the road and ring sales out in the field, at trade shows or at a flea market booth. Wireless inventory, and order picking - you can walk around the store and ring sales, perform inventory, pick orders, intake items, edit pricing, print labels, etc. Again - Wow.
  • Magento integration -- with the help of a 3rd party connector, we're integrating our CP system tightly with our Magento based website. This keeps us working out of one system with multiple channels.
  • E-Plum scale software integration -- we can update prices and information within our scales with this integration, right out of CP
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square for Retail

  • Easy to use.
  • The app can be downloaded to any phone.
  • Can do some customization.
  • Can be used with or without the reader.
Terri Betts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NCR Counterpoint

  • Their wireless solution only works on Android, so they need to get this working better on iOS too.
  • Their mobile solution only works on iOS, so they need to get this working on Android.
  • I'd like to see a built-in scale integration. E-Plum works well, but it's 3rd party.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square for Retail

  • This may just be me, but I want some additional customizations for our biggest annual fundraiser, so that we can differentiate between donations, chance drawings, etc.
Terri Betts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NCR Counterpoint

We interviewed quite a few systems while researching a POS replacement for our current retail store. We had things like a second store, a fully integrated website, accounting system integrations, inventory management, restaurant-style ordering integrations, etc. in mind as we made our way through that process. We also made our way around the area to see what other retailers - similar to us - were using as a POS system. After much deliberation, many demos and conference sales calls, we settled on NCR CP because this system did everything we wanted and so much more. But perhaps the biggest reason why we went with NCR was the local support availability. There's more than one player in that field available in the greater NYC area, and we are very happy with the current support team but we also know that should we want or need to, we can switch support to another team, and have no issues going forward. That was a big part of this decision for sure.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square for Retail

I have looked at some other options, but Square continually won out for ease of use, cost, and functionality. I'm so glad that it is basically with me wherever I go.
Terri Betts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NCR Counterpoint

  • We upgraded from an older POS system - one that really had no place in a busy retail atmosphere - so right there, every dollar spent on a proper system was what you can say - well spent.
  • The feature set of the software solution is very robust, and you get it all - no modular buys here. Whether you use it all is another story, and training can get quite expensive! But out of the box - with install and rollout help form you partner - you get a full on system that gives quite a lot of bang for the buck.
  • The only negative ROI I can see is with the NCR hardware. We went all in through an official partner, and we also went all in on the hardware side of the solution. That said - the NCR name brand hardware is expensive, and therefor will take the longest to recoup. However - being on the full hardware replacement plan means that we'll always have the newest - and guaranteed working - hardware. We'll have to see over time is this proves to be negative or not. So far, after about 2 years solid use - no issues to report on the stations or virtually any of the peripherals.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square for Retail

  • It made taking credit card donations at our events so much easier -- donors like that.
  • Over the phone donations are easier -- our donors like that too.
  • It was a step we needed to take to make on the spot mobile giving easier for us.
Terri Betts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NCR Counterpoint

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Square for Retail

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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