Next-Gen POS Systems: Anytime, Anywhere Small Business Productivity Has Arrived

Running a small business has many rewards, but managing the day-to-day details can be all-consuming. Coupled with outdated technology, entrepreneurs are struggling to keep up with evolving customer preferences, the latest data security methods and even accessing their data remotely.

Next-gen technology is providing small business owners options for moving beyond complex, costly and disparate POS systems to user-friendly, customized solutions that add convenience and value to bottom-line business goals. Entrepreneurs agree—three out of four small business owners (77 percent) believe that increased technology use and investment will be the driving forces behind their economic growth, according to recent Dell research. 

Small business owners increasingly need next-gen POS solutions to manage day-to-day business needs and support growth objectives. However, while it’s undeniable that new technology is essential for merchants to move into the future and compete with larger businesses, and even their savvy peers, investment in technology can often be a challenge in and of itself. Entrepreneurs may shy away from upgrading their technology due to cost, the time it takes to educate employees on new systems, concerns about the size or look of new equipment and more.

First Data considered these challenges and, in response, launched Clover Station, a comprehensive point-of-sale (POS) and business management solution powered by cloud-hosted software for small to medium-size-business (SMB) operators.

Clover Station is an all-in-one platform that replaces a cash register, terminal and POS system, all for not much more than the cost of a cash register and terminal alone. Business owners can ring up sales, view inventory, track revenues, manage employees, read intelligent reports, view business analytics and take advantage of customized applications from Clover’s App Market, which offers the latest in business management solutions from top third-party developers. Clover even allows merchants to effectively and easily manage marketing campaigns and loyalty programs from one central system.

Clover Station is powered by intuitive, cloud-hosted software that comes with everything a business owner needs in one convenient package and is ready to work right out of the box. With its small footprint and state-of-the-art design, the hardware won’t take up a lot of space on merchants’ counters, but will have a big impact on how they service their customers.

With the security and reliability of a terminal coupled with the flexibility of a cloud-based POS, Clover Station is the first solution to meet the complete spectrum of small to medium-sized business owners’ needs now and in the future.