Big news: The QuickBooks POS system will be officially discontinued on October 3rd, 2023. The popular accounting software company started ceasing sales of its software to new customers back in February 2023. As a result, millions of QuickBooks customers must now make a choice: Which POS system should they transition to next?
One top choice is NCR Counterpoint, which provides much of the same solutions as QuickBooks along with additional elevated features. Even better, former QuickBooks customers can integrate their QuickBooks accounting software directly into the Counterpoint POS platform to avoid making any changes. Learn more about what awaits you with NCR Counterpoint below.
What QuickBooks Users Need to Know
With the QuickBooks sunset, the following services will be turned off in October:
- Technical support
- Software updates
- Security updates
- Payment processing
- Gift cards
- eCommerce via Webgility
Organizations that wait to seek out a new POS solution risk experiencing a disruption in their operations – as well as a hit to their reputation. It’s imperative to take a proactive approach so customers and internal teams alike can continue to have a seamless experience.
What to Look for in a POS System
You know you have to make the POS switch – but where do you start? There are a few different factors to consider when shopping for the perfect fit for your company.
1. Inventory Management
Proper inventory management is essential for any kind of retail business. However, the right POS system does much more than track your inventory. The best POS systems allow you to perform such tasks as transferring stock across stores, grouping products by customizable tags and receiving purchase orders.
2. Targeted Marketing
POS systems should connect you with your customers and build more engaging relationships with them. Cutting-edge POS software allows you to collect customer data and contact information, which you can leverage to send out targeted marketing campaigns that are relevant to them.
3. Reporting and Analytics
Receiving reports and analytics on your business’s performance helps you make more informed decisions that relate directly to your revenue and growth. Look for a POS system that creates custom reports on your top-selling products, lowest-selling products, most popular brands and online vs. in-store sales.
4. Integration Options
Lastly, getting a new POS system doesn’t mean you have to lose programs you already use and love. For instance, NCR Counterpoint allows you to integrate with your eCommerce store, whether that’s on Shopify, WooCommerce or Big Commerce. Centralize your sales the way you like.
Make the Transition to NCR Counterpoint
NCR Counterpoint from C&K Systems is a complete retail solution for your business, able to take on the above capabilities and replace the services that will no longer be available with the discontinuation of QuickBooks POS, including:
- Built-in gift cards
- Payment processing via NCR Payment Solutions
- PCI-DSS Compliance for secure credit card processing
- US-based technical support, and additional services
- Ability to import your QuickBooks POS inventory items, vendor records, and customer data into NCR Counterpoint
Sound good? Our retail solution experts can help you make the transition from QuickBooks to NCR Counterpoint and build a better business strategy.