NCC President Parasails in “Extreme Scholarship Fundraising” Challenge for RSPA

NCC Conference Attendees Raise More than $5,000 for RSPA Scholarship Fund Greenville, NCC–April 24, 2017– National Computer Corporation (NCC), a leading developer of retail and restaurant point of sale software, took raising money for the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) Scholarship Fund to new heights — literally. Chuck Prince, President of NCC, told dealers at…

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NCC Announces the New RHQ Mobile Application

View NCC’s Reflection POS® Reports in Real Time, Right from Your Pocket Greenville, NCC–April 13, 2017– National Computer Corporation (NCC), a leading developer of retail and restaurant point of sale software, is pleased to announce the RHQ Mobile App. The RHQ Mobile® application will allow users to view, in real time, Reflections POS summary reporting…

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NCC Delivers Another Successful Dealer Conference

Large NCC Dealer Turn Out for NCC’s Carefully Crafted Professional Development Experience Greenville, NCC–April 11, 2017– National Computer Corporation (NCC), a leading developer of retail and restaurant point of sale software, held its annual dealer conference at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Shores, Florida, from March 29 to April 1. More than 200…

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NCC Receives 2016 Hot in Greenville Award from Owler

Greenville, NC –January 12, 2017– National Computer Corporation (NCC), a leading developer of retail and restaurant point of sale software, announced it was the winner in the Owler 2016 HOT in Greenville Award by Owler. Owler is a crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform that allows businesses to determine how they stack up against the competition. Owler…

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NCC Named 2017 Best Channel Vendor

Greenville, NC – January 3, 2017– National Computer Corporation (NCC), a leading developer of retail and restaurant point of sale software, has been recognized by Business Solutions Magazine (BSM) as a Best Channel Vendor. An in-depth survey completed by verified BSM reseller subscribers revealed that NCC ranked at the top of the Point of Sale…

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Three Benefits Kiosk POS Provides Cafeterias

If you’ve been to an airport, movie theater, post office or hotel recently, chances are you used — or at the very least, saw — a kiosk. Kiosk POS technology has penetrated many areas of our lives because they’re user-friendly and provide the one thing we all need: convenience. Cafeterias also are recognizing the many…

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How Fast Casual Restaurants Are Changing How Customers Dine Out

In case you missed it, the rise of fast casual restaurants is creating a major shift in the industry. What exactly makes these eateries stand out from the crowd? Putting Fresh First The farm-to-table movement is elevating the game for many fast casual restaurants, trickling down from fine dining establishments to more wallet-friendly eateries. Over…

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5 Fine Dining Trends in 2017

The year ahead looks to be a colorful one, with a number of factors coming together to create exciting fine dining trends that will influence restaurants for the foreseeable future. From dishes that caters to the “bro” crowd to faux food and veganism going mainstream, menus across the country are poised to capitalize on evolving…

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3 Reasons Why Choosing a POS Dealer is Right for Your Business

Purchasing a point of sale (POS) system is an important investment that will have a direct impact on how efficiently your business operates. You likely spend a lot of time researching options that work best for your market or industry, looking for the features and functions your business needs, and matching prices to your budget.…

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How to Choose the Right Restaurant Online Ordering System for Your Business

With so many options on the market, choosing the right restaurant online ordering system can seem like a daunting challenge. Before you get started, however, consider the features and capabilities that your platform must have in order for you to grow your business. Does it Enable Pickup? “Click-and-collect” has been popular with restaurant customers for…

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Restaurant Management Tips for Business Owners

No matter how long you’ve been in the restaurant business, it’s helpful to pause every once in a while and reflect on where there’s room for improvement. These four restaurant management tips are a good starting place for owners aiming to advance their business. Banking on the Bottom Line A great restaurant is not only…

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How to Provide a Total Customer Experience to Boomers and Millennials

With all the chatter about millennials and their behavior these days, it’s easy to forget that all of your customers need the best possible care. As it turns out, the largest generation in U.S. history isn’t so different from predecessors. Find out how your business can provide a total customer experience to millennials — and…

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How Line Busting Can Help Increase Restaurant Revenue

Save your customers a little bit of time, and they’ll love you forever. Restaurants of all kinds are adding line busting capabilities to cater to busy customers and improve their daily operations. Incorporating line busting can also drive up revenue in your eatery. Line busting can take many forms: some restaurants are rolling out tablet…

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How Fast Casual Restaurants Are Upping Their Omnichannel Game

Everyone likes options, which goes a long way toward explaining the rise of omnichannel commerce in recent years. For fast casual restaurants, omnichannel technologies can be instrumental in elevating the brand experience and leaving customers satisfied. Mobile Devices Engage Customers Walk into progressive airports around the country and you’ll see many restaurants equipped with tabletop…

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The Science of Attracting Repeat Customers to Your Restaurant

As nice as it is to see fresh faces coming through your doors, your repeat customers are the lifeblood of your restaurant. Sources indicate that while repeat customers on average make up just 15 percent of your total patrons, they contribute 30 percent of revenues. If you haven’t yet given much thought to developing a…

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How POS Helps Prevent Restaurant Food Waste

Diners in the U.S. increasingly are concerned about issues surrounding food sourcing, sustainability, and usage — and that includes food waste. Just last month, New York City and Washington, D.C., hosted Feeding the 5000 events that enlisted the help of celebrity chefs and other volunteers to transform perfectly good produce diverted from the landfill into…

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4 Ways Restaurant Ordering Technology Boosts Productivity and Customer Satisfaction

Are you getting the most out of your restaurant ordering technology, or do you see it as just another among the many systems that make your business tick? Learn about four ways to maximize your ordering platform investment so that you’re both increasing your productivity and improving customer satisfaction. 1. Precision Order Routing Restaurant ordering…

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Restaurant Business Plan Basics: Get Your Business Off the Ground

Launching a new business: For the passionate entrepreneur, it’s like giving birth to a child. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of imagining your restaurant concept and the fabulous dishes that will make your menu unique, but sooner or later you have to come back down to earth and ground yourself in…

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Five Reasons Restaurant POS is Essential

As a restaurateur, your focus is on running an efficient kitchen and serving great food and drinks — and rightly so — but it’s also important to focus on your restaurant point of sale (POS) system, the nerve center of your business that keeps everything running smoothly. If you haven’t made this important technology a…

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Three Signs You Need an Embedded POS System

All point of sale systems were not created equal. You may encounter POS software that was developed to run on specific hardware and specific operating systems or POS platforms that can run on a multitude of hardware or devices. However, it might be time to consider an embedded POS system. Embedded POS systems are different…

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What to Look for in the Best Bar POS Software

When you make an investment in your bar or nightclub, you want to get the greatest possible ROI. So when you are researching Bar POS software, it’s important to look for features that will contribute most toward helping you reach your business goals. Here are four things you should consider when you are comparing Bar…

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3 Ways Retail POS Software Helps Manage Traffic

Are you using your retail POS software to the best of its ability? If your POS is only ringing up sales, you’re missing out on some of its greatest benefits. Read on to discover how your point of sale can be instrumental in helping you manage store traffic. Line busting Your retail POS software is…

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Why Innovative Mobile Point of Sale Applications Are Trending in 2016

Creative mobile point of sale applications are getting a lot of buzz this year. But what’s all the fuss about? Discover why hospitality businesses are rolling out the welcome mat for the latest trend in POS. Enhanced experiences Offer your patrons a better experience with mobile point of sale. Restaurant servers can use tablets or…

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Three Ways Concession POS Keeps Winter Warriors Toasty

Baby, it’s cold outside, and for skiers, snowboarders and other winter sports aficionados, there’s nothing better than freezing temperatures and snow-covered slopes at their favorite resorts. Is your concession point of sale ready to serve these faithful winter warriors with the après-ski snacks and hot beverages that keep them fueled? Discover three things you can…

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Four Must-Have Features for Corporate Cafeteria POS

You only hire top performers. However, hiring skilled employees is only a portion of the battle. Keeping your competition from plucking your best talent is the rest of the war.  Company culture has a direct correlation with your employees’ satisfaction and morale.  A good meal every day isn’t everything you need to do to ensure…

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Are You Ready for EMV?

Credit cards all across the United States are now being issued with a small computer chip embedded in the card. This is called the EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) chip, and it is the new standard for card payment. Business owners are unsure about adopting this technology as they weigh the advantages and disadvantages of…

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Four Must-Have Features for Your Specialty Grocery POS

A specialty grocery store carries products that are marketed to specific dietary niches. What you carry in your store is not like the groceries carried in your everyday grocery stores, and you need a POS system to fit this. Here are four features your specialty grocery POS should have in order for your business to…

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EMV Acceptance: Table Service vs. Quick Service Restaurants

Many factors are responsible for the major changes taking place in the U.S. payments landscape, but one of the biggest comes down to three little letters: EMV. If you’re at all responsible for EMV acceptance for your restaurant, you’ve no doubt been hearing and reading about the October 2015 liability shift that has already given…

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Must-Have Features for Your Liquor Store POS

While liquor stores offer big opportunities to achieve solid profit margins, these operations also pose specific challenges. In addition to the requirements that all retailers face, liquor store operators also must pay close attention to inventory control, age verification, and security/loss prevention precautions. Fortunately, today’s point of sale (POS) solutions combine many of the most…

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Bar and Nightclub POS: Protect Your Business and Your Profit

Customers are attracted to your bar for the killer atmosphere, great drinks, and friendly service. But you know that running a successful bar takes a lot more than that. You must also ensure your bar takes care of customers, manages inventory, efficiently serves tables, and protects its profit. Balancing all of those tasks while still…

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Five Things Table Service POS Can Do for Your Restaurant

Customer service is the lifeblood of the table service industry. In order to provide the best experience for your customers, you need to have table management under control, be able to automate kitchen functions, easily manage inventory, and optimize your labor. With a high quality table service POS system, you’ll be able to manage all…

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3 Ways Quick Service POS Increases Customer Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction is the heartbeat of any restaurant. This is no less true for quick service restaurants. Customers stopping at a quick service drive-thru or popping into the dining room are looking for good food, fast service, and affordable meal prices. To succeed in the quick service business, your restaurant has to offer all three…

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The EMV Potential: What it May Mean for Your Business

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), the number of data breaches in the U.S. reached a high of 783 in 2014. The ITRC also found that since 2005, there have been 5,029 reported data breach incidents, which involved more than 675 million estimated records. There’s a lot of confusion about what exactly the…

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Four Essential Restaurant Technologies

With fast paced environments, restaurants run at a high risk of errors. Unfortunately, errors are bound to happen to some extent. It is when they become so prominent that they being eating up profits, you have a problem. However, with the right restaurant technologies in place, error and food waste can be minimized, your average…

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Three Reasons Why a Cloud-Based POS Might be Right for Your Business

Retail and hospitality businesses increasingly depend on their point-of-sale (POS) systems for much more than simply handling and recording transactions. As POS technologies have grown more sophisticated, they have taken on additional “jobs,” ranging from tracking inventory to timekeeping to managing prices and promotions. And even with all these additional responsibilities, businesses still rely on…

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How Mobile POS Enhances Restaurant POS

Mobile POS is a hot topic right now among retailers and restaurateurs. In fact, if you’re a restaurant owner and haven’t considered the ways that mobile POS could benefit your restaurant, you might be missing out. Mobile POS won’t replace your existing POS system, but it will enhance it by improving customer service and boosting…

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Exploring Four Advantages of Embedded POS

A great POS system is necessary for any business to run profitably. POS systems speed up check out, manage inventory, and monitor sales. However, many merchants fail to realize the benefits of an embedded POS system. But, what is an embedded POS system? Embedded POS systems are designed for a sole purpose and that purpose…

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4 Signs You Need a Back Office Software Solution

Too often, business owners try to run critical operations through POS systems on the sales or service floor. This can be problematic for a multitude of reasons. Operational and managerial tasks, such as inventory and bookkeeping, take up time and POS system work space that is vital for business. But, how can you tell if…

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Tablet POS: A Solution for Small Business

Small business owners are often unaware of the types of resources they have at their disposal. Many are wondering what the rage is surrounding tablet POS. Digging a little deeper indicates that tablet POS could be an ideal solution for small businesses due to several reasons. Improve Customer Service and Engagement Customer demands, in regards…

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Discovering the Benefits of a Tablet POS System

For a hospitality or retail business, the necessity of having customers queue up to pay their bill has traditionally fallen into the category of a “necessary evil.” But today’s tablet technology, which brings the point of sale (POS) to the customer, does much more than speed up service and create convenience. Using a tablet POS…

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Four Ways to Ensure the Longevity of Your POS System

No matter what sort of business you operate, retail and restaurant alike, a POS system is one of the largest investments you will make. Choosing the correct system for your establishment is only half the battle. The other half is system upkeep and ensuring that your ROI is realized. The best way to do that…

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Five Things a POS System Can Do for Retailers

Did you know that POS systems can increase productivity, improve efficiency and deliver a great return on investment? POS systems can make retailers lives much easier in general. Tasks that are usually headaches can be reduced to pain-free processes. With POS systems, retailers can do things like track sales by customer, update an individual salesperson’s…

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Why Your Restaurant Should Replace Its Cash Register

Restaurant owners need to take many factors into account when they consider trading in their cash registers for a computerized point of sale (POS) system. It’s not a simple dollars-and-cents decision: while it’s true that POS systems represent a larger initial investment than a traditional restaurant cash register, they also provide far more than restaurant…

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How Retail POS Systems Help Manage Holiday Traffic

Indications are strong that holiday 2014 will be a merry season for retailers and food service establishments. The National Retail Federation projects the season’s sales will total $616.9 billion, a 4.1% increase over 2013. If the association’s predictions are correct, this would be the first time since 2011 that sales increased more than 4 percent…

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Why Use a Point of Sale System?

Today’s point of sale (POS) systems do far more than simply ring up and record transactions. For businesses large and small they are a primary system of record for sales, inventory, merchandising and marketing. POS systems provide valuable reporting on how your business is performing each day as well as revealing long-term tr ends that…

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3 Tips for Avoiding Credit Card Data Security Breaches

In a world where cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, it has never been more important to ensure that you are doing everything in your power to protect your customers’ information. Credit and debit card fraud amounted to over $11 billion in losses in 2012. In the beginning of 2014, one cyber attack exposed over…

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Cloud vs. On Premise Back-Office Systems: Comparing the Pros and Cons

Why do you need a back office POS system? Back-office systems are vital for enhancing features that your POS system already offers. A back-office system makes the invaluable connection between what happens on the front lines of the sales floor to what happens behind the scenes in management offices.  Accessing and pulling inventory, performance, and…

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The 3 Most Common Applications for Tablet POS

With technology advancing faster than the speed of light, tech savvy business owners are constantly looking for new ways to use technology to increase profits. With the introduction of tablets into our everyday personal lives, it only makes sense for businesses to use them to their benefit as well. The use of tablets for POS…

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How Data Redundancy Can Save Your Point of Sale

The fact that technology isn’t always reliable isn’t a surprise to anybody. Networks, servers, and the internet can fail, without warning, at any time. Just like any technology, your point of sale system is vulnerable to failed connectivity situations. Even if your POS system isn’t dependent upon the internet, hard drives can still fail –…

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4 Advantages of Having a Dedicated Back Office System

Many businesses are implementing productivity-boosting POS systems that increase efficiency and help manage tasks like inventory and bookkeeping more effectively.  However, these tasks can take up time and POS system work space that is vital for a business. Additionally, the required privacy that is needed for running reports is not available. You can easily enhance…

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How to Select a POS System for Your Small Business

It is difficult to get by in the market today without a decent POS system. An old fashioned cash register just doesn’t cut it anymore and hasn’t for a very long time. However, selecting a POS system for your small business can feel overwhelming because the number of options available to small business owners is…

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What is an Embedded POS System?

There are a myriad of options available to business owners who are considering a point of sale purchase. But with so many options on the market, it’s almost impossible to know where to start. Though you can buy your POS software separately from your hardware, doing so can be problematic. What happens when you purchase…

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